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Fall 2019 Quarterly Newsletter

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.

International Students and Scholars

The International Students and Scholars team provides visa advising, programming, pre-arrival assistance and support to help international students and scholars have successful experiences at Cal Poly.

Cal Poly Welcomed


International Degree and Non-Degree Students in 2018-2019

The Cal Poly International Center hosts cross-cultural events such as international coffee & tea time, a yearly festival, field trips, and farewell events.

International and domestic students can apply to be welcome ambassadors to assist new international students with adjusting to life at Cal Poly.

International Poly Host

Faculty and staff can get involved by volunteering their time to host international students for short, cross-cultural day visits that include activities such as informal dinners, visiting local sites, grabbing coffee, or celebrating holidays/family occasions. To get involved in helping international students experience the community outside of the traditional academic setting, contact for more informaiton.

Study Abroad


Global Mustangs






In Nation*

*Among Master's Institutions in OPEN DOORS in November 2018

Cal Poly Faculty-Led Global Programs

Cal Poly Global Programs provide faculty with opportunities to share their international expertise with students while teaching Cal Poly courses abroad.

For more information on the application process and upcoming deadlines, please go to Cal Poly Global Programs.

International Agreements | Memoranda of Understanding

The Cal Poly International Center manages the approval and execution of new and renewing international agreements.

There are two types of agreements utilized for international cooperation:

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

A general document that provides a framework for future collaborative activity

Memorandum of Agreement

An agreement outlining specific activities that typically includes the commitment of university resources. For more information on the proposal process, visit Cal Poly International Exchange & MOUs.

International Travel Updates

All international travel conducted as Cal Poly business (including travel to Canada) must go through the Cal Poly International Center. Be sure to submit complete international travel packets electronically through International Travel by the posted deadlines in order to have travel approved. Students are assessed a fee for Cal Poly student travel abroad. For more information or to request a workshop on the travel registration process, please contact the International Center at


Cal Poly was named a Fulbright Top-Producing Institution (among Master’s Institutions) for 2018-19!

Want to apply for Fulbright?

There are several potential sources of funding for faculty members interested in international research, teaching, consulting, or other activities. Please visit Faculty Fellowship Programs for deadlines and to learn more about the application process.