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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.
07/10/2020 - Office of the President email
Message regarding June 22nd Presidential Proclamation
On June 22nd, a Presidential Proclamation was issued which suspends entry of certain H-1B and H-2B nonimmigrants, J-1 nonimmigrants in the intern, trainee, teacher, camp counselor, au pair, or summer work travel program categories, and L-1 nonimmigrants & L nonimmigrants through December 31, 2020. We encourage students to read the full text of the proclamation.
F-1 and J-1 students and scholars should note that the restrictions do not apply to individuals seeking entry on a visa type not listed in the proclamation. For example, it does not apply to entry on an F-1 student visa, or a B-2 visitor visa, or to entry on a J-1 visa to participate in exchange categories other than those listed. Nor does it apply to participants seeking entry in the J-1 professor, research scholar, short-term scholar, college or university student, categories.
In addition, the proclamation should not apply to immigration benefits available to individuals inside the United States, such as OPT, STEM OPT, Academic Training, or change of status to H-1B.
The International Center continues to monitor the news and will provide updates on any future changes should they occur.
Black Lives Matter
Cal Poly International Center update regarding DACA
June 18, 2020
View a list of events from the International Center and Cal Poly Campus.
New Virtual Study Abroad Programs & Internships for Fall 2020
The International Center is excited to announce an opportunity for Cal Poly students to participate in virtual international internships and study abroad programs for Fall 2020. 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 Drop-In Advising for Study Abroad
Mon / Tues / Weds / Thurs
10:00-11:00 AM & 2:00-4:00 PM
April 13 - June 05
Drop-in advising will be conducted via Zoom. More information on how to access our drop-in advising sessions virtually.
Internationalization Symposium May 27-29
Virtual Exchange Webinar for Students
On May 27, 2020 Mr. Mohamed Abdel-Kader, Executive Director of the Stevens Initiative at the Aspen Institute presented a webinar to students on 'What Students Need to Know about International Virtual Exchange: The Experience and Skills Gained'.
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
Effective Tuesday, March 17Closed
Our staff is working remotely
We are still available to assist you and will respond during normal business hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
*Closed on campus holidays
- 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.
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