Exchange Programs

DACA Student Advisory

If you are a DACA student, Cal State LA strongly advises against studying abroad or leaving the United States, including visits to U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico. Regardless of whether or not you have been granted advanced parole, there is no guarantee that you will be allowed to re-enter the U.S. If you are currently abroad, you should seek legal counsel immediately and return to the U.S. as soon as possible. A list of non-profit organizations that provide free legal services to immigrants residing in California can be found here.


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
  • Application deadlines:
            -- September 20 for Spring Semester or January/Winter Session
            -- March 1 for Fall Semester
            -- April 1 for Summer Session

Exchange Partners Include:

Chile

China

Colombia

  • Universidad EAN
    • Good for Spanish-speaking Engineering and Business Administration majors at Cal State LA; some graduate programs available.
    • Classes only in Spanish. List of undergraduate programs here.
    • Fall Semester (July-December) or Spring Semester (January-June); no summer programs. 
    • Off-campus housing in Bogota available; rent is about $200-$300 USD/month. 
    • Colombia student visas are required for U.S. citizens.

Netherlands

Norway

France

Germany

Hong Kong

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

Application Process

Please complete the Outbound Exchange Student Application Form here.

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.