Study Abroad

Opportunities for California College and University Students

International study enables students to prepare for careers in a global, knowledge-based economy. It provides learning in languages, cultures, pedagogies, and skills for citizens of a State whose economy is highly dependent on international trade and commerce.

California ’s two- and four-year colleges and universities, both public and independent, offer outstanding opportunities for study abroad.

Explore this site to find out more about these opportunities.

Data On Study Abroad by Students From California

Over the past decade, the number of U.S. students studying abroad has increased by over 150%. In academic year 2006/2007, 241,791 U.S. students studied abroad, an increase of 8.5 % from the previous year. More students from California studied abroad in the 2006/2007 school year than in any other state (24,000 in 2006/2007 according to the IIE Open Doors Report 2008).


"Own what you can always carry with you; know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your bag."

A. Solzhenitsyn