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

Bi-Weekly International Center Newsletter

View current news from the International Center and Cal Poly Campus, including featured events.

bi-weekly international newsletter Current International Newsletter

Events

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.

An Equal World is an Enabled World, #EachforEqual

POSTPONED until Spring Quarter

Join us to hear panelists discuss their own experiences and learn more about what you can do to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, and improve situations for all.

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women - while also marking a call to action for accelerating gender equality. The day is a powerful reminder that despite ongoing initiatives designed to target major issues like education inequality, access to health care, job creation and equal pay - structural and social obstacles still persist.


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

Effective Tuesday, March 17

Closed

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

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.

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