Office of International Programs (OIP)

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It is thrilling that your son or daughter is thinking about or planning on studying abroad鈥攁n exciting, once in a lifetime journey! At San Francisco State University, the Study Abroad Office is committed to supporting students as they participate on the California State University International Programs (CSU IP) or SF State鈥檚 Bilateral Programs. Both options enable SF State students to:


•  Take courses that count towards resident credit and, therefore, stay on track for graduation. (Start planning!)

•  Pay the SAME tuition as at SF State.

•  Utilize financial aid for study abroad.

•  Access program assistance at every university.

•  Study in English or a foreign language. (75-80% of our programs are taught in English.)

•  Make academic progress towards their degree with programs for EVERY major.


You play an essential role in your student's support network. We encourage you to explore the resources here鈥攕o that you can help your student take advantage of study abroad.

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