Study Abroad & Exchange


Course Substitution Forms

Preapproved GE Course Substitution Forms

Spring 2022   

Summer 2023

Fall 2023

Spring 2024

Brazil; Florianopolis Spring 2023 (suspended)Brazil; Florianopolis Summer 2023 (suspended)Brazil; Florianopolis Fall 2023 (suspended)Brazil; Florianopolis Spring 2024 (suspended)
Chile; Santiago Spring 2023Chile; Santiago Summer 2023Chile; Santiago Fall 2023Chile; Santiago Spring 2024
China; Chengdu Spring 2023China; Chengdu Summer 2023China; Chengdu Fall 2023 (suspended)China; Chengdu Spring 2024 (suspended)
China; Shanghai Spring 2023China; Shanghai Summer 2023China; Shanghai Fall 2023 (suspended)China; Shanghai Spring 2024 (suspended)
Costa Rica; Heredia Spring 2023Costa Rica; Heredia Summer 2023Costa Rica; Heredia Fall 2023Costa Rica; Heredia Spring 2024
Costa Rica; San Ramon Spring 2023Costa Rica; San Ramon Summer 2023Costa Rica; San Ramon Fall 2023Costa Rica; San Ramon Spring 2024
Czech Republic; Prague Spring 2023Cuba; La Habana Summer 2023Czech Republic; Prague Fall 2023Czech Republic; Prague Spring 2024
France, Lyon Spring 2023Czech Republic; Prague Summer 2023France; Lyon Fall 2023France, Lyon Spring 2024
France; Pau Spring 2023England; London (Imperial) Summer 2023France; Pau Fall 2023France; Pau Spring 2024
Germany; Luneburg Spring 2023France; Lyon summer 2023Germany; Luneburg Fall 2023Germany; Luneburg Spring 2024
India; Bengaluru Spring 2023France; Pau Summer 2023Ghana, Accra Fall 2023 (suspended)Ghana, Accra Spring 2024 (suspended)
Italy; Reggio Emilia Spring 2023Germany, Luneburg Summer 2023India; Bengaluru Fall 2023India; Bengaluru Spring 2024
Italy; Torino Spring 2023Ghana; Accra Summer 2023 (suspended)Italy; Reggio Emilia Fall 2023Italy; Reggio Emilia Spring 2024
Italy; Verona Spring 2023India; Bangalore Summer 2023Italy; Torino Fall 2023Italy; Torino Spring 2024
Italy, Viterbo Spring 2023Ireland; Galway Summer 2023Italy; Verona Fall 2023Italy; Verona Spring 2024
Poland; Krakow Spring 2023 (suspended)Italy; Reggio Emilia Summer 2023Italy; Viterbo Fall 2023Italy, Viterbo Spring 2024
Spain; Alicante Spring 2023Italy; Torino Summer 2023Poland; Krakow Fall 2023 (suspended)Poland; Krakow Spring 2024 (suspended)
Spain; Bilbao Spring 2023Italy; Verona Summer 2023Spain; Alicante Fall 2023Spain; Alicante Spring 2024
Spain; Madrid Spring 2023Italy; Viterbo Summer 2023Spain; Bilbao Fall 2023Spain; Bilbao Spring 2024
Spain, San Sebastian Spring 2023Spain; Madrid Fall 2023Spain; Madrid Spring 2024
Spain; Valencia Spring 2023Spain; Alicante Summer 2023Spain; San Sebastian Fall 2023Spain, San Sebastian Spring 2024
Thailand; Chiang Mai Spring 2023Spain; Bilbao Summer 2023Spain; Valencia Fall 2023Spain; Valencia Spring 2024
Uruguay; Montevideo Spring 2023Spain; Madrid Summer 2023Thailand; Chiang Mai Fall 2023Thailand; Chiang Mai Spring 2024
Spain; San Sebastian Summer 2023Uruguay; Montevideo Fall 2023

Uruguay; Montevideo Spring 2024

Spain; Valencia Summer 2023
 Thailand; Chiang Mai Summer 2023
Uruguay; Montevideo Summer 2023

Specialty vs. Partnership Programs

There are two types of USAC Programs, Specialty and Partnership. Specialty programs are USAC created programs, where all courses are designed by USAC to match the US credit systems. Partnership Programs are often similar to direct enrollment programs, where a student is enrolled in courses offered by the university they are attending. 

If you did not see your program listed above, then it is a partnership program, and you should use the following form to get courses taken abroad authorized as substitutions for your Upper Division orLower Division GE Area requirements:

Course Substitution Form (PDF)

Students on Partnership programs should use this  Grade Conversions for USAC Partnership Programs Form(opens in new window) when working with academic advisors. When searching for courses, please refer to your Host University's website which is located on the USAC website. Seek assistance from a Study Abroad Peer Advisor or Alumni if you are experiencing difficulty locating course descriptions.

Grades & Transcripts from Abroad

The USAC central office will send your transcripts to the Chico Study Abroad & Exchange Office upon completion of your program. While most transcripts will arrive approximately one month after your return to the U.S. it may take up to a full semester before your transcript arrives from the host university. Once your transcript arrives, we immediately upload a scanned copy to your TREK account where you will be automatically notified. We then send it to Records, who will post it a few months later. Sometimes there is a backlog at Records and your transcript will be posted quite late. Please do not be alarmed if your transcript doesn't get posted immediately.

Refer all questions regarding transcripts to our office:

Please,  DO NOT contact Records with a question regarding transcripts, as there is only one person who posts all International transcripts, and all others who work in that office are not familiar with the process.

This will NOT be a problem for financial aid or spring registration. All holds should be postponed automatically. If you find that you have a hold on your FA pending transcripts from abroad, please contact Casey Dinsmore at Financial Aid:

If you plan to graduate soon and need your transcripts expedited, please e-mail the Study Abroad Office alerting us to your situation

Extending Your Program

1. Inform your Resident Director at your overseas center that you plan to extend.

2. Contact the USAC Central Office to find out what additional paperwork you will need to submit.

3. Submit the Intent to Extend (PDF) and an updated Financial Planning (PDF) form to the Study Abroad Office:

  • Please scan and send the completed documents to your Study Abroad Advisor, Katie Daywalker:

4. To ensure that you are able to complete courses during your second term abroad for your degree program at CSU, Chico, please see the  Getting Courses Authorized Abroad(opens in new window) section of this site for more information.

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