CSU International Programs

International Programs

Developing intercultural 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 5000 international students have come to study at the CSU campuses.

International Programs participants earn resident academic credit at their CSU campuses 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 (This exchange is currently inactive.)


Aix-Marseille Université CY Cergy Paris Université
École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay (ENS)
ESSCA, Aix-en-Provence Campus (effective Spring 2024) Institut Catholique de Paris
Institut Polytechniques des Sciences Avancées (IPSA) Institut Supérieur d’Electronique de Paris (ISEP) Science Politiques Saint-Germain-En-Laye
Sorbonne Université
Université d’Evry Val-d'Essonne (UEVE)
Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ) Université Paris Cité
Université Gustave Eiffel
Université Panthéon-Assas
Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne Université Paris 8 - Vincennes-Saint-Denis Université Paris Nanterre
Université Paris-Est Créteil Val-de-Marne (UPEC) Université Paris-Saclay
Université Sorbonne Nouvelle (formerly Paris 3)
Université Sorbonne Paris Nord


Hochschule Biberach
Hochschule der Medien Stuttgart
Hochschule für Forstwirtschaft Rottenburg
Hochschule Furtwangen
Hochschule Konstanz
Hochschule Mannheim
Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Umwelt Nürtingen-Geislingen
Hochschule Reutlingen
Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten
Hochschule Ulm
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
Pädagogische Hochschule Freiburg
Pädagogische Hochschule Ludwigsburg
Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Trossingen
Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart
Universität Freiburg
Universität Heidelberg
Universität Hohenheim
Universität Konstanz
Universität Mannheim
Universität Stuttgart
Universität Tübingen
Universität Ulm


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
Korea University


Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Universidad de Granada


Uppsala University


National Taiwan University

United Kingdom

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

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.