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 Appointment – Academics
  • Course selection
  • Registration
  • Academic advising
Schedule Appointment – Immigration
  • Work authorization
  • Program extension
  • I-20 issues
Schedule Appointment – Student Services
  • Housing
  • Insurance
  • Finances
  • Student support

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.

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CSUMB International Otter Buddy Program

English & academic tutoring

The Cooperative Learning Center (CLC) welcomes our International Students with special academic and social groups, designed to help you with your specific language needs. Come and practice English Conversation, speaking and presentation skills, and social interaction in a relaxed and fun environment.

You can even bring your class reading to the CLC and learn new strategies for understanding English texts, improving your vocabulary, and remembering important details.

Join the ESL Conversation Groups Mondays & Thursdays at 4PM, or make an appointment at csumb.edu/clc

ALL groups meet in the CLC Office on the second floor of the Library.

All English Learning Support Services
ESL Tutoring

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Student spotlights

Curious about life as an international student? Check out our student spotlights, where we asked current and former students your burning questions.

Student spotlights

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).

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