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Available remotely

The International Programs staff is working remotely during normal business hours. Please reach out to us at

If you have an Urgent Matter please call us at (831) 582-7656

CSUMB International Programs serves the university and international community by providing support services to international students, facilitating meaningful outbound Education Abroad experiences, and engaging global partners to accomplish CSUMB's institutional objectives and realize its global potential.

Through these initiatives and others, CSUMB International Programs helps to achieve the institutional vision and mission "to build a multicultural learning community founded on academic excellence from which all partners in the educational process emerge prepared to contribute productively, responsibly, and ethically to California and the global community."

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For International F-1 & J-1 Students

Do you need help with your course schedule, academic program, immigration paperwork, or other issues related to being an international student on CSUMB's campus? Schedule an appointment with your Academic Advisor or your Coordinator of International Student Services today!

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Schedule an Appointment

Appointments are available over the phone, in-person or via Zoom. Please indicate your preferred option in the description box when making an appointment.

Academic Appointments

  • Course selection
  • Registration
  • Academic advising
Schedule Appointment – Academics

Immigration Appointments

  • Work authorization
  • Program extension
  • I-20/ DS 2019 issues
  • Health Insurance
Schedule Appointment – Immigration

Student Services Appointments

  • Housing and Meal plan
  • Finances
  • Student support
  • ALCP
Schedule Appointment – Student Services

Become an Otter Buddy!

CSUMB’s Otter Buddy Program matches California CSUMB students with international CSUMB students in order to promote intercultural friendship and awareness. This Buddy Program includes a mutual agreement to share personal reflection (e.g. culture shock, political issues) as well as participate in activities together.

Sign Up to be an Otter Buddy
CSUMB International Otter Buddy Program

This video was produced by exchange student and Cinematic Arts & Technology Major, Tomoaki Yui of Dokkyo University (Sōka, Japan) with help from Ali Hamza of Østfold University College (Halden, Norway) and Alba Uruñuela of the Universidad de Deusto (Bilbao, Spain).

International Programs

(831) 582-4778
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