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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org, 909-869-6986), Coordinator of Undocumented Student Services here at Cal Poly Pomona for the most current information and for immigration attorney referrals