Education Abroad

Take your first steps to study abroad!

Education Abroad at CSUMB offers an extraordinary opportunity to expand your horizons, gain fresh perspectives, learn in new academic contexts, boost your resume, pick up or improve a foreign language, meet fascinating people, and challenge yourself in a completely unique way.

The Education Abroad Team believes every student deserves this transformative experience, and we offer a wide range of programs to suit the needs of all our diverse students. So take a look around. Explore the 100+ programs in more than 30 countries worldwide to find the opportunity that's right for you.

How to Apply Programs by subject area Scholarships

Program Offering

Semester/year-long programs

Semester/year-long programs offer CSUMB students the change to study abroad at one of our many partner universities for one semester or one academic year. Students going on a semester/year-long exchange pay their regular tuition to CSUMB and pay accommodation and meals to their host university. In a few circumstances, students must pay tuition, accommodation and meals to the host university

Semester/year-long programs

Short-term programs

Short-term programs offer CSUMB students the opportunity to spend a brief period abroad (1-8 weeks) while earning CSUMB credit. They typically take place in the Summer, Winter or during standard semester breaks. You'll get a "taste" for Education Abroad that will leave you wanting more!

Short-term programs

CSU International Programs

CSU International Programs (CSUIP) offers students the chance to study away for a full academic year at any global partner of the California State University

CSU International Programs

National Student Exchange (NSE)

National Student Exchange (NSE) is perfect if you'd like to spend some of your college experience beyond the bay, experiencing life in another part of the country. A CSUMB can study anywhere in the USA and its territories (Hawaii, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands) and in some Canadian cities for up to two semesters.

National Student Exchange (NSE)

Need to meet with your Education Abroad Advisor?

Schedule an appointment at or stop by Gavilan Hall Suite 207 for walk-in hours: MWF, 10:30am-12:00pm or TTh, 2:00pm-4:00pm.

Upcoming Events

  • November 27
    Nov 27

    U.S. Department of State's Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program

    8:00am to 8:00pm

    Applications are now being accepted for the U.S. Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program. Applications are due Tuesday, November 27, 2018 by 8:00pm EST.

  • January 28
    Jan 28

    Education Abroad 101

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Education Abroad 101 is a critical beginning step to studying abroad. Understand your options, meet alums, and speak with a coordinator to learn about dozens of programs around the world!


Welcome to CSUMB

Welcome to CSUMB... now GO AWAY!

Genesis Peña, Psychology Major

Genesis Peña, Psychology Major

Alma Perez

Alma Perez, Kinesiology Major

Justin Rocha, Business Administration Major

Justin Rocha, Business Administration Major

Fady Ellham

Fady Ellaham, Environmental Studies Major

Herminia Cervantes, Social Work Major

Herminia Cervantes, Social Work Major

Contact Education Abroad

(831) 582-4778


Gavilan Hall

Suite 207 Second floor