Study Abroad

Upcoming Spring 2022 California Study Abroad Town Hall


Part 1: In Person on April 21 and 22, 2022 at the University of California, Irvine, in cooperation with OSAC, US Department of State, College and University Health and Safety Workshop

Part 2: Online on Friday, May 6th, 2022

For more information, go to: CalAbroad Town Hall website.

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. Recent research shows a positive correlation between study abroad and academic success (shorter time to graduation) as well as enhancing career and professional development opportunities.

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 140%. In academic year 2016/17,U.S. students studied abroad. More students from California studied abroad in the 2016/17 school year than in any other state according to the IIE Open Doors 2018 Report.


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

A. Solzhenitsyn