College of the Extended University

Frequently Asked Questions

The first step is to attend an Information Session. We recommend that you start planning at least three quarters in advance. We have information sessions every Tuesday & Thursday during U-Hour (12:15p to 12:45p) at the International Center (Building 1, Room 104)

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It varies depending on the program and length of stay. Please refer to each individual program/country page for an estimated cost.

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Yes! Financial Aid is transferable to all Study Abroad programs (with the exception of direct enrollments). Please note that summer financial aid has been on hiatus; however, you can apply loans and scholarships to summer programs. How much aid can be used will depend on the program you are participating on. Please check with the Study Abroad Office and Financial Aid Office for more details.

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You can! Please make an appointment with your Academic Advisor and your Study Abroad Advisor to discuss potential courses you can take abroad and what program is the best fit for you.

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No! While many programs require knowledge of a foreign language, many provide courses in English and the chance to study the local language. At the same time, if you are studying a foreign language at CPP, we can help you find a program that offers a language-immersion course that will help you improve your language abilities and understanding of the local culture.

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Students can choose from study abroad options worldwide in Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa, Canada, Mexico and Australia.

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Yes! Prior to departure, students will meet with Academic Advisors to discuss which courses taken abroad can transfer back and directly replace a CPP course. Make sure you have a list of the courses you will be taking abroad to show your Academic Advisor. Students complete a Course Substitution Form upon return from overseas to ensure courses and credits transfer back to Cal Poly Pomona. Grades earned during study abroad are posted on your transcript and calculated in your GPA.

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Most students study abroad during their junior or senior year, although sophomore year may be the best time for some students (i.e. S.T.E.M.) depending on major coursework.

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Depending on the program, there are a variety of living accommodations which may include dormitory housing, apartments, home stay, hotels, or bed & breakfasts. Some programs arrange housing for students, while other programs may require students arrange their housing independently. Please speak to a Study Abroad Advisor for more information.

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Yes! Please contact golguin@cpp.edu to connect you with Study Abroad Ambassadors/Alumni.

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One or two semesters. Germany – Hannover is the only program with a summer option.

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If none of the Cal Poly Pomona programs offer your major, we recommend you look into an Independent Program

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Yes, however you will want to work with your academic advisor to make sure the classes offered in the study abroad program would fit with the minor.

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All financial aid, except work study, can be applied towards the cost of the program. Please note that summer financial aid is currently on hiatus.

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The only fee charged by CPP to participate in an exchange program is the CSU tuition fees. However, students are responsible for additional expenses such as housing, airfare and personal expenses. Please check with the Study Abroad Office for more details.

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All students are required to meet with their academic advisors to go over the courses offered while abroad to discuss how they will be applied to their degree.

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Yes! It is possible to use financial aid for virtually every study abroad option.

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In order for you to use your financial aid for your study abroad program, you must work with the Financial Aid Office to complete all necessary forms. This may include the completion of a financial aid consortium agreement with another educational institution. CPP financial aid will not be applied to your study abroad expenses unless these procedures are completed prior to departure.

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It depends on your study abroad program cost, your financial need, and the number of supplementary loans to which you will have access. In reviewing your options, you should also consider how much loan debt you are willing to incur.

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You can find more information by visiting the Financial Aid Office 

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Individuals on DACA may make a request for advance parole to travel from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.  However, given the uncertainty regarding whether future changes may be implemented to DACA, some immigration experts are currently recommending that undocumented students not travel outside of the U.S., regardless of whether they have DACA status and have been granted advanced parole.

We recommend students on DACA seek professional legal advice before deciding to travel. We suggest you contact Mike Manalo-Pedro (mrpedro@cpp.edu, 909-869-6986), Coordinator of Undocumented Student Services here at Cal Poly Pomona for the most current information and for immigration attorney referrals

Additional resources:

Georgetown University
"Georgetown’s Support for Undocumented Students: Frequently Asked Questions"
undocumented.georgetown.edu/FAQs

National Immigrant Law Center
www.nilc.org/issues/daca/daca-after-trump-q-and-a/

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