Study. Travel. Learn. Lead.
Be a Global Mustang! The Cal Poly International Center connects students with opportunities to study, intern and research abroad, supports international students and scholars, facilitates international travel for faculty and staff, and more.
View a list of events from the International Center and Cal Poly Campus.
International Education Month
This year, the Cal Poly International Center will be hosting virtual events in celebration of International Education Week throughout the month of November. We have so many activities and workshops, we couldn’t limit it to one week! Everyone is encouraged to participate in these free events, which will take place November 2-20, 2020.
Virtual Study Abroad Programs & Internships
The International Center is excited to announce an opportunity for Cal Poly students to participate in virtual international internships and study abroad programs. A list of these new programs can be found on the Virtual Programs web page. This list will be updated as new programs are launched so be sure to check back regularly!
The primary mission of the Cal Poly International Center is to provide leadership and coordination for international activities and to serve as the principal catalyst for internationalization efforts at Cal Poly.
The primary mission of the Cal Poly International Center is to provide leadership and coordination for international activities and to serve as the principal catalyst for internationalization efforts at Cal Poly. The IC maintains administrative authority and university-wide oversight of international engagement, including international initiatives, programs, and activities supported by the campus.
Cal Poly’s vision for internationalization is to provide foundational experiential learning, teaching, service and scholarship opportunities at home and abroad…
Cal Poly’s vision for internationalization is to provide foundational experiential learning, teaching, service and scholarship opportunities at home and abroad that will best equip graduates and the campus community at large to solve complex global challenges sustainably, ethically and inclusively.
Learn by Doing in a global context drives students, faculty and staff to critically evaluate themselves, their own cultures, their values and place in the world. It promotes growth in character, ability to handle ambiguity, reflexive and relative thinking, and ultimately, greater personal fulfillment. It fuels informed global systems thinkers and doers, and activates Cal Poly students to be positive forces in the world.
Cal Poly will become internationally recognized as a premier comprehensive polytechnic university that:
Makes evident its commitment to internationalization in its mission and vision statements.
Brings the world to Cal Poly and Cal Poly to the world through hiring internationally recognized faculty, maintaining standards of excellence in international programming, and empowering Cal Poly international students and students studying abroad to succeed.
Provides educational opportunities to develop global literacy through promoting proficiency in non-native languages at home and abroad and fostering world views that embrace openness, cre-ativity and respect.
Develops strategic international partnerships and new program-ming that meet the needs of diverse campus constituencies and that support destinations and disciplines underrepresented in study abroad.
Infuses the curriculum with globally relevant content and facilitates classroom dialogue that encourages cross-cultural understanding.
International Center Front Desk
Out of an abundance of caution and care, the Cal Poly International Center offices are currently operating virtually, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Closed on campus holidays, and are happy to serve you in the following ways:
- International Students and Scholars - email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Study Abroad - email email@example.com
- Faculty & Staff international travel requests - email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a Cal Poly student, employee or visiting scholar experiencing an emergency, please seek immediate assistance by calling 911 (or the equivalent in your country). Then contact the Cal Poly University Police Department at 805-756-2281 for further assistance.
International Center Front Desk
Out of an abundance of caution and care, the Cal Poly International Center offices are currently operating virtually, closed on campus holidays.
International Center Virtual Office Hours
Available Virtual Office Hours via Zoom
Monday, Wednesday, Friday (10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon) PST
Tuesday, Thursday (2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.) PST
Ongoing virtual support
Monday-Friday (9am-5pm) through: email@example.com
Cal Poly International Center Priorities and Annual Data Overview
We want to bring the world to Cal Poly and Cal Poly to the World
- President Armstrong, Cal Poly
We are committed to access and eliminating barriers to international study. Join us in supporting students in international exchange as well as international initiatives at Cal Poly!Giving
The primary purpose of the International Programs Committee is to review and recommend for approval of the Cal Poly International, for-credit study programs.International Committees
Cal Poly has partnered with multiple universities around the world to provide unique study abroad opportunities through our International Exchange programs.International Partnerships