The Office of International Programs administers the California State University (CSU) Systemwide Student Exchange Program and has student exchange agreements with over 60 institutions worldwide. Our office is located at the CSU Office of the Chancellor in Long Beach, California which is the headquarters office for the CSU system, the largest university system in the United States which has 23 campuses and over 474,000 enrolled students throughout the State of California. This program gives qualified degree-seeking students from our exchange partners the opportunity to attend one of our 23 CSU campuses as an exchange student.
The Incoming Exchange pages of this site are specifically designed for our exchange partners and their students who are interested in attending one of our CSU campuses in California for up to one academic year as exchange students. Typically, exchanges begin in our fall term which starts in August or September.
Participation in this exchange program depends on various factors, including the number of exchange places available at the 23 CSU campuses. Most places available are at the undergraduate level. If places are available, then the exchange coordinator at the partner institution facilitates the selection process and nominates students for this program. Exchange places at the graduate level are extremely limited, and, if available, may be very competitive. If exchange places are available at the undergraduate level, graduate students may consider applying for an undergraduate placement if permitted by their institution.
If you are a student pursuing a degree at one of our partner institutions, please contact the exchange coordinator at your home university for details about this program. If your home university is not on the list of exchange partners, then you are not eligible for this exchange program. California State University nonetheless welcomes your application as an international student.