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Status of Inbound Exchange at the CSU: Fall 2021

Dear Exchange Partners and Applicants,

Fall 2021 Courses, CSU campuses plan to offer courses with face-to-face instruction, virtual instruction and a combination of both. Exchange students who participate in on-campus exchange will be required to enroll in some courses which have face-to-face instruction in order to comply with visa regulations. Therefore, students should be prepared to have many back-up electives approved by their home university advisors. 

Housing. Exchange applicants should also be made aware that housing may be very limited at some campuses due to COVID-19 protocols. For this reason, applicants are urged to apply for on-campus housing as early as possible and/or seek off-campus housing options.

Visas. In several countries, it still remains uncertain when visa services will resume. Please check with the nearest US Consulate or Embassy to get the latest update on the status of visa services and travel restrictions to the US. Here is a link to the US Department of State Visa Wait Times

COVID-19 Vaccination. The CSU made the decision to implement COVID-19 vaccination requirements (conditional on vaccines receiving approval) effective Fall 2021. Please read the article for details. Each CSU campus will provide information to J-1 students on how and where non-vaccinated students can be vaccinated after arriving to their host CSU campus, if there are exceptions to the vaccination policy, and quarantine protocols. If your students have not been given any information about immunization and COVID-19 vaccination requirements from their host CSU campuses yet, advise students to contact their host CSU campus for information.

Please check this webpage periodically for updates.

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

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 5/19/21)