Study Abroad

Opportunities on Campus

In addition to being involved with the Study Abroad Office, there are many other international opportunities on campus.  Here are a few of the most popular:

UNITE: Universal Networks In Travel and Education

This student organization works closely with the Study Abroad Office and many of its members are American students who have recently studied abroad. The club is geared toward bringing together American and international students currently studying at Chico State. If you love all things international and want to meet new people from around the world who share your interests, this club is for you!

This is a secular organization (not affiliated with any religious group).

If you are interested in joining or getting more involved please visit the Office of International Education(opens in new window) or send an e-mail to:

International Neighbors

International Neighbors is a student group devoted to building an international community on the Chico State campus. It was founded more than 25 years ago to help new international students find a place to belong while helping them connect to the community in Chico. We have various meetings and social events throughout the year that help promote diversity and unity among international and American students.

While IN is sponsored by a Christian organization called InterVarsity, it places a strong emphasis on treating all religions equally.

If you are interested in joining or getting more involved please visit Office of International Education(opens in new window)

Conversation Hours

For current information on times and locations of conversation hours please contact the International Languages, Literatures & Cultures Department at 898-5388. The following languages are offered:

  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Campus Internationalization

The Office of International Education is coordinating the university-wide process of campus internationalization.

Campus Internationalization is defined as the process of further integrating an international and intercultural dimension into the teaching, research, and service functions of the institution.*

There are many task forces that students can join and get involved with on campus. For more information visit the Office of International Education, SSC 440.