The university is a member of the San Francisco Consortium; other member institutions are California College of Podiatric Medicine, City College of San Francisco, Cogswell College of Engineering, Golden Gate University, Hastings College of the Law, The University of San Francisco, and the University of California, San Francisco.

The Consortium program is only available during the regular sessions of the academic year and specifically excludes summer session, winter session, and extension. In addition, any regularly enrolled, full-time, matriculated student of a San Francisco Consortium member institution, in good standing, may register for credit in courses offered by other member institutions with the consent of both the home and host institution's faculty adviser and registrar, on a space available basis.

Through the functions of the Consortium a variety of increased and enhanced educational opportunities may be made available to full-time students, in good standing, of the member institutions. In addition, numerous cooperative projects directed toward various aspects of urban development and special programs in higher education may involve faculty of two or more member institutions. San Francisco State University students who have special needs or interests, which may be served through connections with one of the other Consortium institutions, should contact the Registrar's Office, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132.

International students must verify full-time status with the Office of International Programs.


The Cross Registration Program is only available during the regular sessions of the academic year and specifically excludes summer sessions, winter session, and extension. In addition,


The following conditions must be met before a student may register for credit at another member institution and have the credit accepted toward fulfilling graduation requirements.



Students enrolled at any CSU campus have access to courses at other CSU campuses on a space available basis unless those campuses or programs are impacted or admission to the desired program or admission categories are closed. This access is offered without students being required to be formally admitted to the host campus and sometimes without paying additional fees. Although courses taken on any CSU campus will transfer to the student's home CSU campus as elective credit, students should consult their home campus academic advisers to determine how such courses may apply to their specific degree programs before enrolling at the host campus.

There are two programs for enrollment within the CSU and one for enrollment between CSU and the University of California or California community colleges. Applications and additional information about these programs are available from the Registrar's Office.

CSU Concurrent Enrollment Program

CSU Visitor Enrollment Program

Intersystem Cross Enrollment Program

This program is for enrollment for undergraduate students between CSU and the University of California or California community colleges. Applications and additional information about these programs are available from the Registrar's Office. The Cross Enrollment Program is only available during the regular sessions of the academic year and specifically excludes summer session, winter session, and extension. In addition, 


Developing intercultural communication skills and international understanding among its students is a vital mission of the California State University (CSU). Since its inception in 1963, the CSU International Programs has contributed to this effort by providing qualified students an affordable opportunity to continue their studies abroad for a full academic year. More than 15,000 CSU students have taken advantage of this unique study option.

International Programs participants earn resident academic credit at their CSU campuses while they pursue full-time study at a host university or special study center abroad. The International Programs serves the needs of students in over 100 designated academic majors. Affiliated with more than 70 recognized universities and institutions of higher education in 19 countries, the International Programs also offers a wide selection of study locales and learning environments.

Australia Griffith University
Macquarie University
Queensland University of Technology
University of Queensland
University of Western Sydney
Victoria University
Canada The universities of the Province of Quebec, including:
Bishop's University
Concordia University
McGill University
Université Laval
Université de Montréal
Université du Quebec system
Chile Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Santiago) China Peking University (Beijing)
Denmark Denmark's International Study Program
(international education affiliate of
the University of Copenhagen)
France Institut des Études Françaises pour Étudiants Étrangers
L' Académie d'Aix-Marseille (Aix-en-Provence)
Universités de Paris I, III, IV, VI, VII,
Institut Catholique de Paris, Université de Marne-La-Vallée, Université de Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en Yvelines, and
Université Evry
Germany University of Tübingen and a number of institutions of higher education in the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg Ghana University of Ghana, Legon
Israel Tel Aviv University
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
University of Haifa.
Italy CSU Study Center (Florence)
Universitá degli Studi di Firenze
La Accademia di Belle Arti Firenze
Japan Waseda University (Tokyo) Korea Yonsei University (Seoul)
Mexico Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores
de Monterrey, Campus Querétaro
New Zealand Lincoln University (Christchurch)
Massey University (Palmerston North)
South Africa University of Kwazulu Natal
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Spain Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Universidad de Granada
Sweden Uppsala University Taiwan National Taiwan University (Taipei)
National Tsing Hua University
United Kingdom Bradford University
Bristol University
Hull University
Kingston University
Sheffield University
University of Wales Swansea

International Programs pays all tuition and administrative costs for participating California resident students to the same extent that such funds would be expended to support similar costs in California. Participants are responsible for all tuition fee and program fees, personal costs, such as transportation, room and board, and living expenses. Financial aid, with the exception of federal work study, is available to qualified students.

To qualify for admission to the International Programs, students must have upper division or graduate standing at a CSU campus by the time of departure. Students at the sophomore level may, however, participate in the intensive language acquisition programs in Canada, France, Germany, Korea, and Mexico. California Community Colleges transfer students are eligible to apply directly from their community colleges. Students must also possess a current cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or 3.0, depending on the program for which they apply. Some programs also have language study and/or other course work prerequisites.

Additional information and application materials may be obtained on campus from the Office of International Programs, 338-1293, e-mail: studyabr@sfsu.edu, or by writing to the California State University International Programs, 401 Golden Shore, Sixth Floor, Long Beach, CA 90802-4210. Visit CSU International Programs on the web at www.calstate.edu/ip.


In addition to the opportunity to participate in the CSU International Programs, there is also the opportunity to study abroad through the 34 universities located in fourteen countries with whom SFSU has signed special agreements. These agreements call for an equal exchange of students going both ways--those 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 SFSU Bilateral Exchange Partner Institutions include:

Australia—University of Technology, Sydney (Cinema, BECA, Journalism, Interior Design, Fashion Design and Merchandising), and Deakin University (Psychology, Health and Nutrition Sciences).

Canada—Concordia University.

China—Hong Kong City University (Business, Social Sceince and Humanities), and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hospitality Management).

Czech Republic—Prague School of Economics (MBA and Business)

Denmark—Aarhus School of Business (Business) Aahus School of Journalism (Journalism and BECA), and the University of Aarhus.

France—CERAM, Sophia Antipolis (Business), ESCEM, Tours and Poitiers (Business), American Business School, Paris (Business), and MBA Institute of Paris (Business).

Germany—the European Business School (Business), Fachhochschule Aachen (Business), Fachhochschule Furtwangen (BECA), Fachhochschule Fulda (Computer Science and School of Social Work), Fachhochschule Wurtzberg (Business), and University of Heidelberg (Gerontology).

Hungary—Central European University (MBA and Business)

Italy—University of Pavia and Nuova Academic di Belli Arti (Fashion Design and Merchandising, Industrial Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design).

Japan—Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, Oita University (Japanese) Mejiro University (Japanese), and Oberlin University (Japanese).

Korea—Chung Ang University (Korean and East Asian Studies) and the University of Seoul (Korean and East Asian Studies)

The Netherlands—University of Amsterdam (Anthropology; Political Science; International Relations; History; Humanities; Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Studies; and Women and Gender Studies), Arnhem Business School (Business), Utrecht School of Journalism (Journalism), University of Rotterdam (Business), and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Gerontology).

Spain—University of Salamanca (Gerontology).

Sweden—Vaxjo University (Business, Swedish Cultural Studies, Child/Adolescent Development).

Taiwan—Chung Yuan Christian University (Chinese and Design and Industry)

United Kingdom—Brunel University (Design and Industry); Cardiff University (Criminal Justice and Political Science); European Business School, London (MBA Graduate Studies - Business); University of East Anglia (BECA, Cinema, Theatre Arts, Literature, Creative Writing); London Metropolitan University (Fashion Design and Merchandising, Graphic Design, and Psychology); and University of Wales, Swansea (Business).

As with the CSU International Programs, the student pays fees at San Francisco State but takes classes at the host university. Again, if the student qualifies for financial aid, aside from work study, these awards can be used to fund the study abroad for one year or even one semester in certain instances.

Additional information and application materials may be obtained from the Office of International Programs, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132; (415) 338-1293; www.sfsu.edu/~studyabr/ e-mail: studyabr@sfsu.edu.

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