About the International Center

Understanding other cultures and languages is more important today than ever before in our nation's history, and the well-trained and deeply committed staff of the Cal Poly International Center are eager to help you pursue these opportunities through Cal Poly.

International Center Foundation Principles


Cal Poly’s vision is to be the premier institution of its type. The International Center is essential to that vision through our outstanding international educational initiatives.


The International Center maintains administrative authority and university-wide oversight of international education at Cal Poly and functions as the clearinghouse for all international education initiatives, programs, and activities supported by the campus.


The International Center serves as the principal resource for students and faculty participating in international academic activities, and provides leadership, coordination and support for their success.