Study Abroad

Upcoming Spring 2024 California Study Abroad Town Hall Meeting

The Spring 2024 California Study Abroad Town Hall Meeting will take place on Friday, May 3, 2024 at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena. Through support from sponsors, there will be no cost to attend. This is an opportunity to receive updates on study abroad from representatives from the University of California system, the California State University system, the California Community College system, representatives from Private Colleges and Universities in California, Non-University Study Abroad Organizations, NAFSA: Association of International Educators, Diversity Abroad and representatives of other organizations. It is also an important opportunity to discuss critical issues in the field and network with colleagues.

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