Programs for Students

japanA variety of international academic programs have been developed and are supported as part of the core offerings of the university. These include international programs for students and international opportunities for faculty and staff.

Study abroad programs for students range in length from a few weeks to a full academic year. Costs vary according to the length of the program, travel distance, and host country (e.g., living expenses in Japan or Spain are higher than those in Mexico).

In keeping with the dynamic nature of international affairs, the university encourages and supports the development of international contract programs and projects that are consistent with the mission and integrity of the university.

Semester Programs

Although some colleges within Fresno State offer semester long programs to London and Australia/New Zealand for their students, the most popular semester programs are offered through the University Studies Abroad Consortium. Catalogs for the Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters and advising are available in Room 119, Family and Food Sciences.

Annette Washington studying with USAC in Chiang Mai this summer.


American Institute for Roman Culture (AIRC)

RomanFresno State's Division of Continuing and Global Education has been named the exclusive provider of academic credit for the educational travel study programs offered through the American Institute for Roman Culture (AIRC).

Beginning with the Summer 2013 term, students participating in any of AIRC's resident programs in Rome will earn academic credit through Fresno State that is transferable to their home institutions.

Semester and short term programs are available. Click here for more information.

To download a detailed flyer, click here.

Year-Long Programs

Programs that involve spending both the Fall and Spring semesters abroad are available through the California State University system (CSU-IP). Although somewhat more demanding in terms of qualifications, these programs are very prestigious. Special pre-departure orientations are held in either San Francisco or Los Angeles, and the programs draw students from all 23 campuses of the California State University. Fliers for individual countries and advising are available in Room 119, Family and Food Sciences.