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On behalf of Cal Poly Humboldt, International Programs would like to welcome students from all over the world. Some of our international students are here seeking their bachelors, masters, or are participating in many of the exciting programs we have to offer! In addition, Humboldt also welcomes students on exchange from our partner programs and exchange partners.
If a student identifies themselves as an international student, please join us in welcoming them to our friendly, safe, and beautiful community!
To see why our international students choose Humboldt as their “home away from home”, please browse our eBrochure. You can also view the latest updates, pictures, and connect with us by following us on Facebook!
Programs Offered by Humboldt
Humboldt Study California
Students seeking to gain the “American College Experience” can participate in the Humboldt Study California program. Non-degree seeking students from around the world can choose to study at Humboldt for one semester or one year without going through the formal admissions process.
International students currently studying at a college or university that has an approved bilateral exchange agreement with Cal Poly Humboldt (Humboldt) and who are interested in attending Humboldt can participate in the Bilateral Exchange Program (BEP). Humboldt students can enjoy a year or semester at these partner institutions while only paying Humboldt fees.
Semester at Humboldt
If there is not an equal number of students participating in exchange, the students from out of balance exchange partners can apply to the Semester at Humboldt program.
Global UGRAD Pakistan
The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Pakistan (Global UGRAD-Pakistan) is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. State Department. Students/fellows sent by the Global UGRAD Program Pakistan are here for a one-semester non-degree study. Fellows are required to attend classes full-time, registered in a American Institutions course, engage in 20 hours of community service, participate in cultural and skills building activities and live in the dorms with an American roommate. For more information, visit the IREX website.
NESA Center for Strategic Studies
The Near East South Asia (NESA) is a one-year non-degree program for students in regions that extends from North Africa, across the Arabian Peninsula and into South Asia. NESA is overseen by the Department of Defense and Department of State. Cal Poly Humboldt must apply and follow specific program criteria to host these students. Program criteria include placement in the dorms, academic advising, availability of American Institutions courses and exposure to the American culture. For more information, visit NESA Center for Strategic Studies website to learn about the NESA program.
Global UGRAD Program managed by World Learning
World Learning is an international nonprofit organization with focuses on international development, education, and exchange programs. Students on the Global UGRAD program are sponsored by the U.S. State Department to study at Cal Poly Humboldt for one-year, non-degree study. Students on the Global UGRAD program sometimes enroll in the IELI program during the summer to strengthen their English before continuing onto Open University in the fall semester. Previous World Learning students have come from countries such as Costa Rica, Honduras, Cambodia, and Myanmar. For more information, visit the World Learning website.
Aston Educational Group
Aston Educational Group has schools in the U.S., Vietnam, and China. Humboldt partners with Aston to provide a pathway to university study after students complete high school and English language training.
J.F. Oberlin University managed by the Obirin Gakuen Foundation of America (OGFA)
J.F. Oberlin University located in Tokyo Japan, sent 2 cohorts during the fall semester (August-December) and spring/summer (mid-March to mid-July) for study in our IELI program. While here, students were required to attend class full time and participate in community service activities. Students were also placed locally with host families during their stay to encourage cultural sharing and language immersion. To see the most recent press coverage regarding J.F. Oberlin, please visit the Humboldt Now website.
Jiangxi Institute of International Education
Jiangxi Institute of International Education is part of Nanchang University, one of the top 100 universities in China. Humboldt welcomed students studying at Nanchang University for short-term summer English programs in 2014 and 2015.