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Status of Winter/Spring 2021 at the CSU

Dear Exchange Partners and Applicants,

Out of concern for the health, safety and welfare of students, staff and faculty, California State University (CSU) campuses will continue with coursework primarily delivered virtually in the upcoming academic term that begins in January 2021, and will also continue with reduced populations in campus housing. This was announced by CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White on September 10, 2020. To view the announcement, click here

On Monday, October 5, 2020, CSU International Programs announced to our global exchange partners that due to several factors related to the spread of COVID-19 in our communities and the continued uncertainty of the status of the pandemic in the months ahead, we have made the difficult decision to suspend our inbound exchange program both in person and virtual for Winter/Spring 2021.

We realize that this is very disappointing news for applicants who were planning to come to California to participate in exchange. This is especially true for applicants who deferred from Fall 2020. We hope that applicants will be able to participate in exchange in the future. 

For more information about COVID-19 in California, please click on the links below.
COVID-19 in California
California Department of Public Health
California Travel Alerts

The CSU is optimistic that we will once again be able to host exchange students in 2021-22. In the meanwhile, prospective students may discover California virtually by going to the "Visit California" website. 
  • Click here to watch Visit California's "Dream with Us" video. 

(Updated 10/6/20)