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

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Study Abroad
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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

  • February 26
    Feb 26

    Student Webinar: Study Abroad Scholarships – Meet Gilman Award Alumni

    9:00am to 10:00am

    Meet Gilman Scholarship alumni and learn how the program contributed to their academic, professional, and personal success. This is an exciting opportunity to hear about the various ways that Gilman can help you succeed!

  • February 26
    Feb 26

    Education Abroad 101

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    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!

  • March 14
    Mar 14

    Information Session: Study in Germany

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Come learn everything you’ve ever wanted to know about studying in Germany! With 14 exchange partners, you can study nearly anywhere in Germany for CSUMB tuition! Study for a few weeks in the summer, a semester, or a year. Free German snacks!

CSUMB Education Abroad Options

Education Abroad offers literally boundless opportunities for students to learn new languages, have unforgettable travel adventures, kickstart careers, experience exciting new cultures and form lifelong friendships.

At CSUMB, we think every student deserves this transformative experience, and we offer a wide range of programs to suit the needs of all of our diverse students.

So take a look around. Explore the 200+ programs in more than 30 countries worldwide to find the opportunity that's right for you.

Semester/year-long exchange programs

Semester/Year-Long Programs offer CSUMB students the chance 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 may pay tuition, accommodation and meals to the host university.

Short Term Programs

Short term programs offer CSUMB students the opportunity to spend a brief period abroad (think 2-6 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!

CSU International Programs (CSU IP)

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

National Student Exchange (NSE)

National Student Exchange (NSE) is perfect if you’d still like to spend some of your college experience beyond the bay, experiencing life in another part of the country. A CSUMB student 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.

Affiliate programs

Affiliate Programs are delivered through third party providers. A CSUMB student can study abroad through one of the affiliate programs for a summer, semester or academic year. These programs are typically more expensive, but cater to more exclusive areas of the world.

Contact Education Abroad

(831) 582-4778


Gavilan Hall

Suite 207 Second floor