INTERNATIONAL CENTER

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.

News


Cal Poly Once Again Ranks Nationally in Study Abroad as Students Continue to Highlight Desire for Learn By Doing in a Global Context

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Black Lives Matter

Letter to Students


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Cal Poly International Center Supports Our Undocumented Students and Employees

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DACA Updates

Events

Featured

View a list of events from the International Center and Cal Poly Campus.


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!

Virtual Programs

Virtual Exchange & Your Skills

Our Mission

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.

Our Vision

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, closed on campus holidays.

Winter Quarter Virtual Office Hours begin January 4, 2021

International Center Virtual Office Hours

Available beginning 01/04/2021 Virtual Office Hours via Zoom
Monday - Thursday (2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.) PST
Friday (10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon) PST

Closed on 11/26 & 27 for Fall Break

Ongoing virtual support

Monday - Friday (9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) through: international@calpoly.edu

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

Giving

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

Committees

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

Partnerships

Cal Poly has partnered with multiple universities around the world to provide unique study abroad opportunities through our International Exchange programs.

International Partnerships