Study Abroad

About Us

The International Center offers nearly 500 approved programs in over 75 different countries (including multi-country programs).

Approved program types include faculty-led Cal Poly Global Programs, bilateral Cal Poly International Exchanges, Cal Poly International Trips, systemwide exchanges through CSU International Programs, approved Partner Programs, and National Student Exchange. Students may also opt to study abroad independently on non-Cal Poly approved programs through our Non-Affiliated process.


Cal Poly Study Abroad values inclusivity and diversity, and aims to give all students access to study abroad opportunities in a variety of traditional and non-traditional locations.

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Domestic & International

Study Abroad is available in varying lengths, and a wide variety of destinations, with programs offered internationally as well as throughout the United States and US territories.

Learn more about Domestic & international programs

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First Year GO (Global Opportunities)

Kickstart your Cal Poly career in the heart of Andalusia in Seville, Spain. Launching spring 2025, this exclusive program is designed for first year students.

Learn more about First Year GO



International internships offer you a unique experiential learning opportunity where you will explore an international work culture, gain professional experience, and develop valuable insights on potential career fields.

Learn more about internships

Fall 2022 – Summer 2023 Away Numbers

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International Travel (Internship for Academic Credit)

Cal Poly Global Programs

National Student Exchange


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Top Majors Abroad

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Participation by College

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Getting Started

Where do you want to Study Abroad?

It’s never too early to start planning for study abroad! Start by browsing Cal Poly Approved Study Abroad Programs using the Advanced Search. Then, complete the self-guided Study Abroad 101 Module and connect with our team of Peer Advisors. After that, you are ready to select a program and apply for admission online!
Cal Poly Study Abroad

Contact Information

(805) 756-1477

Building 52, Room E-32