Extended Education and International Programs

Education Abroad

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.

Interested in staying in the loop?

Join the Education Abroad group in MyRaft to receive Education Abroad 101 dates and registration links. 

Application deadlines

  • Summer 2022, Fall 2022 and Academic Year 2022-2023 applications are closed
  • Spring 2023 and Calendar Year 2023 (Spring and Fall) CSUMB exchange applications open in July
  • National Student Exchange and CSU International Programs applications are currently open for Spring 2023
  • Summer 2023, Fall 2023 and Academic Year 2023-2024 applications will open in January

Program offering

  • 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 must pay tuition, accommodation and meals to the host university

  • 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!

  • 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

  • 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 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.

  • The Education Abroad Virtual International Passport (VIP) Program is an online experience that connects you with international opportunities and infuses your educational experience with a global foundation. Just as in a traditional Education Abroad program, you’ll take courses from instructors who are experts in the field and often are on the ground in the location you are learning about.

Meet with your Education Abroad advisor

All Education Abroad advising is conducted virtually and will begin after June 11, 2022. Please email the education abroad advisor, requesting a virtual advising appointment and include the dates and times that you are available to meet. A google calendar invitation containing a meeting link will be sent to you. Please browse the application steps prior to the meeting. 


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

Contact Education Abroad

Phone: (831) 582-4778

Email: Send an email

Building: Gavilan Hall, Building 201, Suite 207

Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.