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Study Abroad Available Programs

Bilateral Exchange Programs

CSUB students can participate in balanced one-to-one exchanges with students from Université d'Orléans, The University of Southern Denmark, and University of Incheon. It is also possible for CSUB students to participate in numerous international study programs sponsored by other universities and organizations. Students can go for a semester or academic year (all universities operate in the semester system). Applications due by March 15 for fall, October 15 for spring. For specific information contact the Director for International Students & Programs at 661-654-6113.

The California State University International Programs (CSU-IP)

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 has contributed to this effort by providing qualified students an affordable opportunity to continue their studies abroad for a full academic year. More than 15,000 CSU students have taken advantage of this unique study option.

The CSU International Programs can accommodate students in over 100 academic majors and operates study centers in 19 countries. We are affiliated with over 70 universities and other institutions of higher education around the world.

International Programs pays all tuition and administrative costs for participating California resident students to the same extent that such funds would be expended to support similar costs in California. Participants are responsible for all state university fee and program fees, personal costs, such as transportation, room and board, and living expenses. Financial aid, with the exception of Federal Work-Study, is available to qualified students.

To qualify for admission to the International Programs, students must have upper division or graduate standing at a CSU campus by the time of departure. Students at the sophomore level may, however, participate in the intensive language acquisition programs in France, Korea, Germany, and Mexico. Students must also possess a current cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or 3.0, depending on the program for which they apply. Some programs also have language study and/or other coursework prerequisites.

Deadline for applications: December 15th (most of countries) May 1st (South Africa, Australia, New Zeland)

For detailed information on the programs that are available to you and advice on how to choose a program that best meets your needs, please visit IP's Campus Coordinator .You can call at 661-654-6113, email, or visit the ISP office in the Students Services/EOP, Room 137. You may also visit the Study Abroad IP homepage at


CSUB is a member institution with the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP), a network of 275 institutions of higher education located throughout the United States and in more than 39 other countries. The ISEP program offers CSUB students the opportunity to study at a diverse range of sites and programs that combine opportunities for intellectual and personal growth with immersion in another culture. Through the innovative and cost-effective approaches, students have access to affordable, high quality study abroad programs as an integral part of their education. For CSUB students most forms of financial aid can be applied toward participation. Currently, CSUB offers students the ISEP-Direct option.

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Eligibility and Requirements: All undergraduate and graduate students at CSUB, who have completed at least one year of university coursework. The GPA requirement for most programs is a 2.75, and some programs may require foreign language skills. However, there are many institutions office courses taught in English. Students must also demonstrate the personal maturity needed to study abroad, which is evaluated by your essays and professor recommendations.

Deadline for application. April 1st for Fall entry and October 1st for Spring entry.

Independent Programs

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  • Widest variety of program offerings, but more expensive than CSUB programs
  • Advising and application process through non-CSUB program provider
  • Pay fees directly to program provider/ financial aid not applicable
  • Transfer credit, but still may be applicable toward CSUB graduation with major advisor approval
  • Students MUST be enrolled at CSUB the semester prior to program start dates
  • Wide range of GPA requirements starting at 2.0
  • Deadlines vary by program
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