The California State University International Programs

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In addition to the opportunity to participate in the CSU International Programs, there is also the opportunity to study abroad through the 53 universities located in twenty two countries with whom SF State has signed special agreements. These agreements call for an equal exchange of students going both ways with students wishing to study at San Francisco State University from a participating university overseas and students from San Francisco State who wish to study abroad in the host university at which the other student is enrolled. Some of these programs are also college or department specific.

Some of the SF State Bilateral Exchange Partner Institutions include:

Argentina - Belgrano University (BECA, Business, Economics, Engineering, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Journalism, Psychology, and others).

Australia - Deakin University (Health and Nutrition Sciences, Psychology, and others), International College of Management, Sydney (Hospitality and Tourism Management), Swinburne University (BECA, Cinema, and Design and Industry), University of Technology, Sydney (Apparel Design and Merchandising, BECA, Cinema, Journalism, Holistic Health, Interior Design, and others).

Austria - MODUL University (Hospitality and Tourism Management).

Canada - Concordia University (most academic areas).

China - City University of Hong Kong (Business, Social Sciences and Humanities), Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hospitality and Tourism Management), and Shanghai Normal University (Cinema).

Czech Republic - University of Economics, Prague (MBA, Business, Economics and International Relations).

Denmark - Aarhus School of Business (MBA, Business and Communication Studies), Danish School of Media and Journalism (BECA and Journalism), and the University of Aarhus (Humanities and Social Sciences).

Finland - Lappeenranta University of Technology (MBA and Business).

France - SKEMA Business School (MBA), ESCEM School of Business and Management (Business), American Business School, Paris (Business), and MBA Institute Paris (Undergraduate Business).

Germany - the European Business School (Business), Fachhochschule Aachen (Business), Fachhochschule Furtwangen (BECA), Fachhochschule Fulda (Computer Science and Social Work), and Fachhochschule Würzburg (Business).

Ireland - Dublin Institute of Technology (Design and Industry).

Italy - University of Pavia (most academic areas) and Nuova Academic di Belli Arti (Apparel Design and Merchandising, Industrial Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design).

Japan - Akita International University (Business, Humanities, and Social Sciences), Aoyama Gakuin (Business and Japanese), Kyoto University of Foreign Studies (Japanese), Oita University (Japanese), Mejiro University (Japanese), and Oberlin University (International Relations and Japanese).

Korea - Chung Ang University (Business, Child and Adolescent Development, Economics, Engineering, English Education, Liberal Studies, and other areas) and the University of Seoul (International Relations, Pacific Asian Studies, Political Science, Urban Studies, and other areas).

The Netherlands - Arnhem Business School (Business), Rotterdam Business School (Business), University of Amsterdam (most Humanities and Social Sciences including Anthropology, History, Humanities, Human Sexuality Studies, International Relations, Political Science, Urban Studies, and Women and Gender Studies), and Utrecht School of Journalism (Journalism).

Spain - University of Zaragoza, Huesca Campus (Dietetics and Kinesiology).

Sweden - Linnaeus University, Kalmar and Vaxjo Campuses (Business, Education, Health Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Mathematics).

Taiwan - Chung Yuan Christian University (Chinese Teacher Training and Design and Industry), National Chengchi University (MBA and Business), National Taiwan Normal University (Chinese Translation and Interpretation).

Thailand - Chulalongkorn University (MBA and Business), Mahidol University International College (Asian-American Studies, Environmental Studies, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Pacific Asian Studies).

Turkey - Koç University (Business, Humanities, Science and Engineering and Social Sciences).

United Kingdom - Brunel University (Design and Industry and Kinesiology), Cardiff University (Criminal Justice, English Literature, International Relations, and Political Science), London Metropolitan University (Apparel Design and Merchandising, and Psychology), Regent’s College/European Business School, London (MBA, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Psychology, and other areas), University of East Anglia (BECA, Cinema, Creative Writing, Environmental Studies, English Literature, Laboratory Sciences, Theatre Arts, and more), and University of Wales, Swansea (Business and Economics).

As with the CSU International Programs, the student pays tuition and fees at San Francisco State but takes classes at the host university and earns regular SF State resident credit. Financial aid, with the exception of Federal Work-Study, is available to qualified students.

Additional information and application materials may be obtained from

Office of International Programs
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132