Exchange Programs

Cal State LA has recently decided to suspend all exchange programs for Spring 2021 as a result of the worldwide pandemic. Student safety is our priority. We hope that the situation will improve by Summer or Fall 2021 and exchange programs around the world will open up again. Please check back regularly for updates and information. In the meantime, please follow these study abroad tips: 

  1. Work to raise your GPA. We strongly recommend working to obtain a 3.0 and above.
  2. Keep researching the universities you are interested in attending and learn what you can about them. Look into housing options as well. 
  3. Stay in touch with our office staff.  If you have any questions, please contact Jimmy Solis.

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Cal State LA Exchange Programs

These programs are bi-lateral exchanges between Cal State LA and the host institution. Students can pay Cal State LA fees or fees at the host institution, depending on the program. Program costs and eligibility criteria vary. For program details, please schedule an appointment with the Education Abroad Advisor.

  • International exchange opportunities for summer, semester, or academic year
  • Transfer credit available
  • Required GPA of 2.5 or higher; financial aid and scholarships available

General Eligibility Criteria:

  • Good academic standing.
  • Cal State LA student at the time of participation.
  • Cumulative GPA at least 2.5; some programs have higher requirements.
  • Study abroad plans must align with your intended major/degree.
  • Study abroad plans should not unnecessarily delay your intended graduation date.

Exchange Partners Include:

Chile

China

Colombia

Netherlands

Norway

France

Germany

Hong Kong

  • Lingnan University
  • Application Deadline: Fall Semester – March 1; Summer Semester – February 1

Japan

Mexico

South Korea

  • Chungnam University
  • Application Deadline: Spring Semester – September 1
  • Chungnam National University Global Scholarship Program.
    • Free on-campus accommodation.
    • Special Scholarship: 1,000,000KW.
       
  • Chung-Ang University
  • ​Application Deadline: Fall Semester – February 1; Spring Semester – September 1
  • Korea University 
  • Application Deadline: Fall Semester – February 1; Spring Semester – September 1
     
  • Namseoul University
  • Application Deadline: Fall Semester - February 1; Spring Semester - September 1
     
  • Application Deadline: Fall Semester – February 1; Spring Semester – September 1
  • University of Seoul Student Exchange Support Scholarship 
    • Monthly stipend for fall and spring semester
    • Global Korea Scholarship
      • 200,000KW one-time disbursement
      • 800,000KW monthly stipend
      • Health insurance
      • Airfare

Spain

Note: Teacher Education, Business, Nursing, and Physiotherapy Courses are not available.

Switzerland

Taiwan

  • Feng Chia University
  • Application Deadline: Fall Semester  - February 1; Spring Semester – September 1

United Kingdom

           - Good for most degree programs at Cal State LA; graduate degrees available.
              Subject list here.
           - Fall Semester (October-February) or Spring Semester (February-June); no summer programs.
           - Campus housing is available; costs are about $400-$600 USD/month (excludes meal plan).

*No visa required if you do not plan to work and study in the UK for less than 6 months; visa required if you stay for more than 6 months and/or plan to work.