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Coronavirus Update and Resources

Out of an abundance of caution and care, the Cal Poly International Center offices are currently operating virtually and are happy to serve you in the following ways:

Current information for students, faculty and staff.

Email the International Center
international@calpoly.edu

More information and updates from Cal Poly.

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

DACA Ruling Statement

DACA Ruling Statement

DACA Ruling Statement On Friday, July 16th, a federal judge in Texas issued a ruling which categorized the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program as unlawful. This ruling came as a result of a 2018 lawsuit filed by the Texas Attorney General which was...

Spring 2021 International Center Updates

Spring 2021 International Center Updates

We are excited to share updates with you about the International Center and have some featured stories to keep you all engaged in our internationalization efforts! Please see our highlights and reminders about: Study Abroad and our timeline for decisions about fall...

What’s Happening in Myanmar

What’s Happening in Myanmar

Student-Faculty Panel Presentation Raises Awareness about Civil Disobedience Movement in Myanmar On April 15, the International Center hosted a panel presentation in cooperation with the Burmese Student Association (BurSA). The presentation, titled “What’s Happening...

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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 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…

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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, creativity and respect.
  • Develops strategic international partnerships and new programming 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.
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We want to bring the world to Cal Poly and Cal Poly to the world.

– President Armstrong, Cal Poly

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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!

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.

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Partnerships

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

Cal Poly 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

Summer (June 14 – September 10) Virtual Office Hours via Zoom

Monday & Wednesday (1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.) PDT

Tuesday & Thursday (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon) PDT

Ongoing Virtual Support

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