International Students & Scholars

About Us

The International Students & Scholars unit of the International Center provides services and programs aimed at meeting the unique needs of international students and scholars throughout their academic careers at Cal Poly.

Helpful Resources


Entering the U.S.

Prepare for your arrival to the United Stated as either a student or a scholar.

Learn about entering the U.S.

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Campus Life

Explore student clubs and organizations, request or become a Welcome Ambassador, sign up for the Poly Hosts program, and find out about events on campus.

Learn more about life on campus

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There are a variety of employment options for international students both on and off-campus as well as information related to social security and taxes.

Learn more about employment

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Health Insurance

Review the health insurance plans for students and scholars as well as immunizations, emergencies and after-hours care.

Learn about health and well-being

Fall 2023 International Students and Scholars by the Numbers

Matriculated International Students Enrolled at Cal Poly

New Matriculating Students




J-1 Scholars

Top 13 of 61 Total Countries Represented

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Enrollment by College

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Scholars with Countries Represented

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International students & Scholars

contact information


Building 52, Room E-32