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International & Exchange Programs Advisor

Hope Ortiz
Location: CIE, International Hall 107
Meetings by Appointment
Phone: 707-664-2582
Fax: 707-664-2613

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California State University International Programs (CSU IP)

CSU IP is the system-wide study abroad program for California State University students. Operating from within the CSU Chancellor’s Office and serving the 23 CSU campuses, CSU IP offers a wide variety of yearlong study abroad programs for undergraduate and, in some cases, for graduate students. CSU IP is not only open to currently enrolled CSU students, but also to students eligible to transfer from a California community college.

Studying abroad benefits students in numerous ways that carry beyond the time at their home university. If you are a student considering studying abroad, think about the many ways the international experience can contribute to your personal, professional and academic development:

Study Abroad enhances your education.
Study abroad adds a new perspective to your studies. You will see things from another point of view, which will help you to develop your analytical and critical thinking skills.

Study Abroad builds your résumé.
In an age of global economies and information super-highways, the unique, international experience acquired while living abroad provides students with a competitive edge that sets them apart in the job market.

Study Abroad leads to developing your self-awareness.
We sometimes impose limitations on ourselves, curbing our progress toward our goals. By leaving the familiar behind to encounter different people and places we gain a better understanding of ourselves and the world around us.

Study Abroad teaches understanding of another culture.
Living and learning in another culture in the midst of the unfamiliar adds to our understanding of the variety of cultures in our world and gives us a maturity and perspective that can be gained in no other way.