Extended Education and International Programs

Summer at CSUMB

Summer programs

As a comprehensive university, Cal State Monterey Bay is active and open year-round. During the summer, the campus is buzzing with academic programs and courses, college prep, K-12 camps, English language programs, research opportunities, conferences, events, and more.

Science Illustration

Open to all types of students at all skill levels, these Science Illustration courses offer an extraordinary opportunity to try out the exciting field of Science Illustration. Learn Field Sketching, Botanical Illustration, or Digital Science Illustration.

Moss Landing Marine Labs

CSUMB and the Moss Landing Marine Laboratories have joined forces to offer an exciting course designed to introduce students to the field of animal/marine mammal training, handling, research, and rehabilitation.

Bilingual Authorization Courses

Bilingual Authorization Course is for Tri-County Area Teachers. This summer session is offered only in Spanish to aim and prepare teachers to meet the needs of the region's and state's English Language Learners population.

Other CSUMB summer programs & events

  • Upward Bound provides fundamental support and motivation to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in pre-college performance and ultimately in higher education pursuits. Upward Bound serves high school students from low-income families and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree.

  • The EOP Summer Bridge program is a transition program for invited EOP first-time freshmen. The program is designed to help students acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to build a bridge from high school to a successful college experience. While at Summer Bridge, the freshmen meet with mentors, experience university lectures, and attend a variety of workshops and presentations. Summer Bridge also is an opportunity for EOP participants to meet each other and the faculty and staff who will be assisting students in the fall.

  • Early Start is a CSU initiative that requires incoming freshmen students who do not demonstrate readiness for college-level math and/or English to begin taking English and/or math courses during the summer before coming to any CSU.

  • CSUMB is committed to providing the best experience for all of our campers. Otter Athletics offers a wide variety of sports camps to all ages and skill levels. We have a history of helping campers improve athletic skills, develop friendships, and learn lessons in leadership, teamwork, and responsibility.

  • As a nonpartisan center for the study or public policy, the Panetta Institute helps our communities and our country meet the challenges of the 21st century. The Institute works in particular to attract thoughtful young men and women to lives of public service, helping them to expand their knowledge of the policy process and develop their skills as future leaders. The Institute has several offerings during the summer, including the Annual Leadership Seminar.

  • Camp SEA Lab fosters lifelong excitement, scientific understanding, and stewardship of our coasts and ocean by providing quality marine oriented programs that promote Science, Education and Adventure for youth, families and teachers.

  • The American Language and Culture Program (ALCP) provides an opportunity to learn and/or enhance English from knowledgeable, friendly (ESL) experts. The program is for students who wish to improve their English skills for professional development or academic preparation.

  • The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center (UROC) offers many exciting programs and events over the summer, including the Transfer Student Summer Research Program , workshops, and events.