First Year Experience

International Students

Welcome to California State University, Monterey Bay! We're thrilled that you will soon join the Otter community and become a part of the CSUMB family. Orientation is your first step in discovering all that CSUMB has to offer.

International orientation sessions take place in two parts online before your arrival and in person once you land on campus. Orientation is designed to provide new international students in F-1/J-1 status, including transfer students from other U.S. schools and National Exchange students, with valuable information to ensure a smooth transition to campus and life in the USA.

Explore the options below to learn more about Orientation and your exciting journey at CSUMB!