CSU International Programs

International Programs

Developing inter-cultural communication skills and international understanding among its students is a vital mission of the California State University (CSU). Since its inception in 1963, the CSU International Programs (CSU IP) has contributed to this effort by providing qualified students an affordable opportunity to continue their studies abroad for a full academic year in all programs and a semester option in some countries and programs.

More than 20,000 CSU students have taken advantage of this unique study option. Also, through the CSU IP exchange partnerships, more than 5,000 international students have come to study at the CSU.

International Programs participants earn resident academic credit at their home university while they pursue full-time study at a host university or study center abroad. CSU IP serves the needs of students in more than 100 designated academic majors. Affiliated with nearly 60 recognized universities and institutions of higher education in 18 countries, CSU IP also offers a wide selection of study abroad destinations and learning environments.


Griffith University
Macquarie University
Queensland University of Technology
University of Queensland
Western Sydney University


Concordia University


Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile


Peking University (Beijing)

Language & Culture at Peking University


Danish Institute for Study Abroad, Copenhagen


Institut Catholique de Paris
Institut Supérieur d’Electronique de Paris
Université d’Aix-Marseille (Aix-en-Provence)
Université de Cergy-Pontoise
Universités de Paris I, III, IV, VI, VII, VIII, X, XI, XII, XIII
Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée
Université d' Evry Val d'Essonne
Université de Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines


University of Tübingen and a number of institutions of higher education in the Federal state of Baden-Württemberg


Univeristy of Ghana


University of Haifa


CSU Florence Study Center
Accademia di Belle Arti Firenze


Waseda University
University of Tsukuba


Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
Campus Querétaro

South Africa

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

South Korea

Yonsei University


Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Universidad de Granada
Universidad de Jaén


Uppsala University


National Taiwan University

United Kingdom

University of Bradford
University of Bristol
University of Hull
Kingston University
Swansea University

Students participating in CSU IP pay CSU tuition and program fees, and are responsible for airfare, accommodations, meals and other personal expenses. Financial aid, with the exception of Federal Work-Study, is available to qualified students and limited scholarship opportunities are also available. All programs require students to maintain good academic and disciplinary standing, many programs are open to sophomores or graduate students. California Community College transfer students are eligible to apply (to select programs) directly from their community colleges. Students must possess a current cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or 3.0, depending on the program, and must fulfill all coursework prerequisites. Additional program information and application instructions can be found on the International Programs Website.