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.

Working in the USA

Thursday, January 23, 2020 5:10 - 6:30 p.m.

Building 21, Room 133

Join us for a free seminar with: Adam Green, Immigration Attorney

H-1B Work Visas and Permanent Residency

No RSVP required.

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Taste of the World

Taste of the World

February 5, 2020 2 - 4 p.m.

The Cal Poly International Center is putting on a free festival to give Cal Poly a "taste of the world!" FSN 344 Institutional Foodservice II students will prepare international cuisine from around the world! Activities will likely include henna, Russian calligraphy, music, and more!

The event is from 2-4 p.m. on February 5, 2019, outside Campus Market!


View the Taste of the World Event on Facebook  

CIEE Passport Caravan

The CIEE Passport Caravan is coming to Cal Poly on March 5, 2020 and you may be eligible to receive a free passport!

If you meet the criteria below, you are encouraged to apply for this opportunity!

  1. A U.S citizen
  2. In need of a new passport (and NOT A PASSPORT RENEWAL)
  3. Available March 5, 2020 for a short appointment on campus
  4. Current Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior enrolled at Cal Poly

Visit CIEE Passport Caravan on Abroad for eligibility and apply by January 31. We will notify applicants of their status no later than February 14.

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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 Winter Break Hours

Dec 16 - Jan 3, 2019-2020

Dec. 16-20 (10 a.m. - noon; 1 - 3 p.m.)

Dec. 23-27 (Campus Closed)

Dec. 30-31 (By Appointment Only)

Jan. 1 (Campus Closed)

Jan. 2-3 (10 a.m. - noon; 1 - 3 p.m.)

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

Winter Quarter Hours 2020

January 6 - March 13

Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - 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