Extended Education and International Programs

Education Abroad

CSU International Programs

From all over California, thousands of CSU students just like you study abroad. Add an international dimension to your education and your outlook by studying in Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe, Canada, Mexico or South America.

CSU IP is the system-wide study abroad program for California State University students. Operating from within the CSU Chancellor’s Office and serving the 23 CSU campuses, CSU IP offers a wide variety of year-long study abroad programs for undergraduate and, in some cases, for graduate students.

Brittany Glassman - Germany
Emily Kalantar - South Africa
    1. Set up an appointment for CSUIP Virtual Advising or attend a drop-in advising hour.

    2. Complete a CSUIP application, You will need a "campus coordinator" recommendation, this can only be done by the CSUMB education abroad advisor after a virtual meeting.

    3. After submitting a CSUIP application complete a CSUMB Education Abroad application. Complete the application steps for Semester/Year-long programs.

    4. You may or may not be required to complete additional application documents to your host university.

  • Students who study abroad acquire international skills and global understanding. Live abroad and see the world in a whole new way. Employers want real world experience.Your employer will value your ability to look at things from different points of view. You will get a real education by living in the community and learning a new language and culture.

    Studying abroad benefits students in numerous ways that carry beyond the time at their home university. If you are a student considering studying abroad, think about the many ways the international experience can contribute to your personal, professional and academic development:

    Study Abroad enhances your education. It adds a new perspective to your studies. You will see things from another point of view, which will help you to develop your analytical and critical thinking skills.

    Study abroad builds your résumé. We sometimes impose limitations on ourselves, curbing our progress toward our goals. By leaving the familiar behind to encounter different people and places we gain a better understanding of ourselves and the world around us.

    Study Abroad teaches understanding of another culture. Living and learning in another culture in the midst of the unfamiliar adds to our understanding of the variety of cultures in our world and gives us a maturity and perspective that can be gained in no other way.