Study Abroad & Exchange

Incoming Exchange Students

Getting Started

IMPORTANT: This page is for international students planning on studying abroad at Chico State on exchange from one of our 24 Partner Institutions abroad (please see the list of our Partner Institutions). You must first be selected by the International Programs Office at your host university if you wish to apply to Chico State on exchange.

We are happy that you are considering studying at Chico State!

We do everything we can to guarantee that our international students will have a wonderful experience in Chico. While you are here, we arrange various activities through the academic school year through the International Wildcat Program. These activities are designed to help you meet domestic and international students, experience the U.S. and northern California, and learn more about U.S. culture.

Chico is located north of Sacramento and is only a few hours away from Lake Tahoe, San Francisco and the Oregon border. A three hour drive will bring you to the mountains, the city or the beach.

California State University, Chico offers a quality education in a gorgeous setting. Whether you enjoy sports, shopping, hiking, mountain biking, eating different types of cuisine or sitting at local cafés, Chico has it all.

We look forward to welcoming you to Chico, soon!

See the links below for more details on attending Chico State as an international exchange student.