International Students
and Scholars


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.

Prospective Students

Many international students have come to call Cal Poly their home. Discover what Cal Poly can do for you and your career and get a taste of life in San Luis Obispo.

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New Students

Welcome to Cal Poly! We are excited you have chosen to join us and value your contributions to internationalizing the campus and community. Review the Welcome Guide to make the transition to life at Cal Poly a smooth one.

Enrolled Students

We are here to help you every step of the way! Find student resources and information about your visa requirements and employment options.

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Research scholars

Cal Poly welcomes international research scholars, professors, and student interns to come learn, teach, and connect with Cal Poly faculty and students. The International Center is here to assist you with the visa process and help you to connect with the campus and San Luis Obispo community.

Fall 2021 by the Numbers

Matriculated International Students Enrolled at Cal Poly

New Students




Top 10 of 66 Total Countries Represented

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Enrollment by College

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International students & Scholars

contact information


Building 52, Room E-32