Study Abroad

The California State University, Northridge’s (CSUN) International & Exchange Student Center (IESC) provides students with the possibility to participate in one of CSUN’s university-affiliated exchange programs, namely the California State University International Programs and the Campus Based Exchange Programs. The IESC also provides support to students who are interested in studying abroad through the China Scholarship Program and the Fulbright Program. Below are brief descriptions of the programs, and links to learn more about the programs may also be found on the left side banner.


The California State University International Programs offer eligible students the opportunity to study in one of 18 countries for one academic year. The countries are Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Ghana, Israel, Italy, Japan Korea, Mexico, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. The advisor for this program is Juliet Aylmer

The Campus Based Exchange Program offers semester-long or year-long international exchange programs in China, England, France, Ireland, Japan, and South Korea. These programs provide additional diverse study abroad opportunities for CSUN students to explore and consider. The advisor for this program is Besnike Saitoski

The China Scholarship Program is a scholarship sponsored by the China Scholarship Council (CSC) that enables alumni, current undergraduate students and graduate students of all disciplines to study one academic year in China for free, with the possibility for renewal. The awards, funded by the Chinese government cover all tuition and living expenses. The advisor for this program is Besnike Saitoski

The Fulbright program is a prestigious fellowship sponsored by the U.S. government for U.S. graduating seniors, graduate students, young professionals and artists. It is designed to provide students and professionals with the opportunity to study, teach or conduct research worldwide. The advisor for this program is Besnike Saitoski