CSU International Programs

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The California State University International Programs

Developing intercultural communication skills and international understanding among its students is a vital mission of The California State University. 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. More than 20,000 CSU students have taken advantage of this unique study option.

International Programs participants earn resident academic credit at their CSU campuses while they pursue full-time study at a host university or special study center abroad. The CSU IP serves the needs of students in over 100 designated academic majors. Affiliated with more than 50 recognized universities and institutions of higher education in 18 countries, the 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
Victoria University


Concordia University


Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile


Peking University (Beijing)


Danish Institute for Study Abroad


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

Bradford University
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. Most programs require students to have upper-division standing at a CSU campus by the time of departure; several programs are open to sophomores or Graduate students. California Community College transfer students admitted to a CSU campus 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 our website at www.calstate.edu/ip.