Picture collage of international students who have studied at CSUMB

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."

Read a letter from our director, learn about our students studying abroad, and more in our newsletter!

International Programs Newsletter

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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
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!

English & Academic Tutoring

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.

Join the ESL Conversation Groups Tuesdays at 4PM

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

ELL Support Services

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CLC Services

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.

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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