• As a guest student to CSUF in the University Semester Abroad Program, COVID-19 vaccination is required if you are enrolled in course sections through Open University. For those eligible, an approved booster dose is also required. There are no options to request a religious or medical exemption if enrolled through Open University.
  • Once enrolled in a course section, when you log into the CSUF Portal to access your course, you will receive a Portal Message requesting you document your vaccine information. You will not be able to bypass this message and access your course, until you have completed the information requested.
  • Visit Titans Return for additional university information and CSUF guidelines regarding the current status of the campus.

University Semester Abroad is a unique academic and cultural experience for international students looking to study in Southern California, United States for one or two semesters.

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Study at an American University

Through University Semester Abroad, students learn from experienced professors, study with American students and enjoy other program benefits.

USA Program

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Dates & Fees

University Semester Abroad offers opportunities to study for one or two semesters over spring, summer or fall at Cal State Fullerton.

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Liane Rudolf

An international student from Germany, reflects on her transformative semester abroad at Cal State Fullerton. Click to read more about her memorable journey, from embracing a new academic structure to forming lasting friendships.

– Liane Rudolf, Germany

Read Liane's Interview

Want to make research
part of your CSUF experience?

California State University, Fullerton’s International Research & Study Program
provides research opportunities to international students.

International Research & Study Program

Why Cal State Fullerton?

Cal State Fullerton is a nationally ranked public university
that offers a wide array of opportunities for international students:

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100+ majors offered from 8 different colleges

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3,200 university classes with transfer credit

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1,000+ international students from 70 countries

More information on life at Cal State Fullerton is available on our Family Page.

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Search CSUF Courses

Get a head start on your Cal State Fullerton experience with the University Catalog, which allows you to search courses by keyword, college or program.

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Note: we cannot guarantee enrollment or that classes will be offered during a specific semester


We know studying in America is a big decision and you probably have questions. Our staff is happy to help. Send us a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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