Study Abroad & Exchange

Information for Accepted Exchange Students

Students coming to California State University, Chico on exchange are slightly different from other International Students (see below). Most of the information on the International Student & Scholar Services web site will be useful to you. HOWEVER, some of the information (e.g. University Fees and Course Registration) may not apply to you. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Team Study Abroad & Exchange: 

Exchange students must apply to CSU, Chico through their home campus. Once we receive your nomination and application from your home campus, you will receive support and regular updates from Team Study Abroad. 

How exchange students differ from other international students:

  • Only attend CSU, Chico for one semester or academic year (not degree-seeking)
  • Do not pay fees or tuition at CSU, Chico.
  • Receive one-on-one pre-departure advising from Study Abroad advisers
  • Enrolled in courses by Study Abroad advisers (don't have to do it on your own)
  • Invited to participate in the International Wildcat Program(opens in new window)

Estimated Costs per semester*:

Bachelors Degree (undergraduate level)

Estimated Costs
Personal (includes insurance)$952**

*Estimate above is for 1 semester (5 months) of living expenses. This number should be doubled for yearlong students.

**Students are must purchase a health and travel insurance policy through CSU, Chico.  This expense is included in the living expenses budget. 


While preparing to come to Chico, students often have many questions. We are very happy to assist you! 

In addition to one-on-one advising from your International Exchange Adviser, the following information can be found by visiting the International Student & Scholar Services website: