Info for Students


Attend a Study Abroad Information Meeting

Learn about SF State Abroad and how to get started.

Meetings are held year-round in the Office of International Programs, VCS-Building C. If you still have questions, meet with a Study Abroad Advisor.

Make an academic plan for study abroad.

Review language options.



   Weekly Meetings:

    Mondays at 10 am 
    Tuesdays at 11 am 
    Wednesdays at 2 pm 
    Thursdays at 2 pm

Hear from Other Students

Study Abroad Alumni and International Students studying here are your best resources for learning about the programs and countries available.

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Consider Studying Abroad as a...

SF State Abroad supports all interested students who meet program requirements to participate and encourages Diversity Abroad. Additional information can be found for the following students here:

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Plan Financially

SF State Abroad offers two types of programs: SF State Exchange and California State University International Programs (CSU IP). On both, students:

  • Pay the same tuition
  • Have access to their SF State Financial Aid
  • Apply for scholarships

Attend a Funding Workshop: Fridays at 2 pm

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Research Living Abroad

External Resources:


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Apply Online by the Deadline

Fall & Academic Year

December 15th - CSU IP Waseda (Japan) & Music in Germany

February 1st – Priority deadline for all other CSU IP and SF State Exchange programs
March 1st – Final deadline for programs with capacity

Spring & Calendar Year

September 15th – CSU International Programs
September 15th – SF State Exchange Programs


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Stay Connected While Abroad

While overseas you have the support of the SF State Abroad Team and the Office International Programs along with the International Offices abroad. Here are some resources for staying connected with SF State.


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Networking as a Study Abroad Alumni

Not only do we really enjoy hearing from our alumni on their amazing experiences overseas, we are here to support your re-entry back into the US and California, connect you with other alumni, and offer advice on how you can market your learning abroad for your future career. Here are a few resources to get started.

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