Travel. Study. Learn. Lead.

The Cal Poly International Center connects students and faculty/staff with opportunities to travel, Study Abroad, become international Students and Scholars, and more.

Our Mission

The primary mission of the Cal Poly International Center is to provide leadership and coordination for international activities and to serve as the principal catalyst for internationalization efforts at Cal Poly.

The primary mission of the Cal Poly International Center is to provide leadership and coordination for international activities and to serve as the principal catalyst for internationalization efforts at Cal Poly. The IC maintains administrative authority and university-wide oversight of international engagement, including international initiatives, programs, and activities supported by the campus.

Our Vision

Cal Poly’s vision for internationalization is to provide foundational experiential learning, teaching, service and scholarship opportunities at home and abroad…

Cal Poly’s vision for internationalization is to provide foundational experiential learning, teaching, service and scholarship opportunities at home and abroad that will best equip graduates and the campus community at large to solve complex global challenges sustainably, ethically and inclusively.

Learn by Doing in a global context drives students, faculty and staff to critically evaluate themselves, their own cultures, their values and place in the world. It promotes growth in character, ability to handle ambiguity, reflexive and relative thinking, and ultimately, greater personal fulfillment. It fuels informed global systems thinkers and doers, and activates Cal Poly students to be positive forces in the world.


Cal Poly will become internationally recognized as a premier comprehensive polytechnic university that:

  • Makes evident its commitment to internationalization in its mission and vision statements.

  • Brings the world to Cal Poly and Cal Poly to the world through hiring internationally recognized faculty, maintaining standards of excellence in international programming, and empowering Cal Poly international students and students studying abroad to succeed.

  • Provides educational opportunities to develop global literacy through promoting proficiency in non-native languages at home and abroad and fostering world views that embrace openness, cre-ativity and respect.

  • Develops strategic international partnerships and new program-ming that meet the needs of diverse campus constituencies and that support destinations and disciplines underrepresented in study abroad.

  • Infuses the curriculum with globally relevant content and facilitates classroom dialogue that encourages cross-cultural understanding.

nov 25-19, 2019

International Center Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

November 25-26 (10 a.m. - noon; 1 - 3 p.m.)

November 27 (by appointment only)

November 28-29 (Closed for Campus Holiday)

If you are a Cal Poly student, employee or visiting scholar experiencing an emergency, please seek immediate assistance by calling 911 (or the equivalent in your country). Then contact the Cal Poly University Police Department at 805-756-2281 for further assistance.

Events

National Geographic Live! with Jodi Cobb

Tuesday Nov. 12, 7:30 - 9 p.m.

Performing Arts Center

National Geographic Live! Info

Arab Music Ensemble

Saturday Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m.

Spanos Theatre

Arab Music Ensemble Info

International Campus Dining

Nov. 18 - 22

805 Kitchen

International Coffee and Tea Time

Tuesday Nov. 18, 11 a.m. - Noon

Bldg 52, Room E11

Mini Language Workshops

Wednesday Nov. 20, 2 - 5 p.m.

Bldg 52, Room E28

Mochi Making Workshop

Thursday Nov. 21, 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Bldg 26, Room 123

30 Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall—a panel discussion

Wednesday Nov. 20, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Bldg 52, Room E46

Join us to hear reflections on 30 years after the fall of the Wall and the transitions in Eastern Europe. Light refreshments provided.

We want to bring the world to Cal Poly and Cal Poly to the World

- President Armstrong, Cal Poly

Giving

We are committed to access and eliminating barriers to international study. Join us in supporting students in international exchange as well as international initiatives at Cal Poly!

Giving

Committees

The primary purpose of the International Programs Committee is to review and recommend for approval of the Cal Poly International, for-credit study programs.

International Committees

Partnerships

Cal Poly has partnered with multiple universities around the world to provide unique study abroad opportunities through our International Exchange programs.

International Partnerships