The Office of International Programs (OIP) at California State University Monterey Bay offers CSUMB students a variety of programs available to those who wish to study overseas or participate in an exchange program elsewhere in the US. Some study abroad programs require a full year commitment, while other international and study-away experiences last from just a few weeks to a semester. Whatever your academic program or personal interests are, there is a program that is right for you.
CSU Monterey Bay invites scholars from across the globe to come to California's central coast to study in our fascinating and inspiring learning environment. We’re here to help you as you transition into our small university. We have prepared a student orientation guide that contains important information to help you make your transition to life as a CSUMB student easier.
Semester@CSUMB is a unique program designed for students who qualify for an F-1 visa and who wish to come to CSU Monterey Bay to study for one or two semesters. This program is ideal for international students who wish to become more proficient in English by living and studying with American students and/or who wish to apply for a degree program at CSUMB but need more time to complete the admissions process.
Everything is familiar, but you have changed, so you will probably experience even the most familiar things differently. Plus there are always the unexpected bureaucratic difficulties that need ironing out. Here are resources to smooth your re-entry.