Excursions & Cultural Events

Each semester, the CSUMB International Programs office organizes cultural events and excursions for students to have a chance to explore California more easily and less expensively than planning a trip on your own. This is a great way to meet new people, see the sights on your bucket list, and enjoy an adventure with minimal planning!

To sign up, select the event you are interested in and hit the green "sign up" button. This will take you to an event page where you can provide payment online.

Events can fill up quickly, so be sure to sign up as soon as possible to make sure you don't miss out!

IP Cultural events

Fall 2018 Events

8/30: Movie Night


Join IP and other International and NSE students to watch American Textures. American Textures is a feature documentary that follows six creative individuals of Black, White and Latino origin on a journey through diverse communities in the southern United States. The journey pushes them to risk sharing their own stories, struggles and dreams. The honest confrontations, powerful discoveries, and growing empathy between them create vibrant doorways through which these true heroes forge deeper understandings of themselves, each other and the world they live in.

Doors open at 7:00 PM and snacks are provided

Sign up - FREE
American Textures

9/8: A day in Santa Cruz


Mystery Spot: The Mystery Spot is a gravitational anomaly located in the redwood forests just outside of Santa Cruz, California. It is a circular area of effect around 150 feet or 46 meters in diameter. Within the Mystery Spot you will be stunned as your perceptions of the laws of physics and gravity are questioned.

Then Spend the day in downtown Santa Cruz, enjoy the beach, and explore the Boardwalk (Boardwalk ride tickets optional).

Sign up – $20
Santa Cruz

9/15: American Football: Stanford vs UC Davis


Come enjoy an American football game as Stanford University takes on UC Davis.

Sign up – $35
Stanford football

9/16: Point Lobos Hike


Enjoy the beautiful nature of Point Lobos State Natural Reserve in Carmel-by-the-Sea.

Sign up - FREE
Point Lobos

9/21-23: Yosemite Camping

Friday 10am - Sunday 6pm

Come join CSUMB Outdoor Recreation as we venture into the beloved Yosemite National Park. Here we will dwarf ourselves under the towering cliffs in the valley, and climb to the tops of waterfalls.

$150, Food, Transportation and Some Gear Included!

Sign up - $150

9/27: Movie Night


Join IP for a movie night to watch The Promise (La Promesse). Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, The Promise follows a love triangle between Michael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and Chris - a renowned American journalist based in Paris.

Doors open at 7:00 PM and snacks are provided

Sign up - FREE
The Promise

9/29: Kayaking


Have some fun out on the bay. Enjoy seeing the otters, sea lions, and other aquatic life. Join your other international students on a fun day kayaking.

Sign up - $35

10/6: Carmel-by-the-Sea


Enjoy a beautiful day in the famous Carmel-by-the-Sea. Enjoy the local 5-star restaurants and wine tastings along with a beautiful day at the beach.

Sign up – FREE

10/19-21: Yosemite

Come explore that really big National Park in Central California with all those flowing waterfalls, green trees and high clifftops with amazing views! Here's your chance to see it all for yourself. Join IP for a 3-day & 2-night trip to Yosemite National Park and experience the adventure. No camping equipment required; we will be sleeping in tent cabins on real beds!

Sign up - $215

11/3 - San Francisco

8:30am - 7:00pm

Take a trip with the International Programs staff and some of your fellow Otters to The City! Go shopping in Union Square, walk the famous hills, snap images of the Golden Gate Bridge. It will be a day filled with great adventures and good company.

Sign up - $65
San Francisco

Important information

  • The number of people who can go on each excursion is limited. Spots are available on a first-come-first-served basis, so sign up as soon as possible!
  • Sign ups usually close 24 hours to 7 days before each excursion, so do not wait until the last minute to register.
  • All payments must be made in full at the time of purchase.
  • You can change your mind and get your money back up UNTIL seven days before the excursion. After that, you will not be refunded, although you can trade with another interested student (you will be responsible for communicating the change to International Programs staff and for exchanging money directly with the other student).
  • You will pay for meals unless otherwise noted.
  • All participants must sign a liability form before departure and all participants must abide by the rules and behavior code established. Excessive or illegal drinking will not be tolerated and we reserve the right to exclude students who do not abide by the rules from future excursions.
Yosemite Excursion

Yosemite Excursion

End of the Year Party

End of the Semester Party

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