How to Apply

The One-on-One Exchange Program application instructions are as follows:

STEP 1 - Interest Interview

Set up a meeting with the program director. Email Crystal or call at 559.278.4723 to arrange an appointment. Please fill out an Interest Form and bring it along with your unofficial transcript to the meeting. You may also obtain this form at the International Business Programs office (PB 189).

STEP 2 - Application Documents

Fill out the Application Form and submit it to the International Business Programs office along with the required documents as following:

  1. Two Official Transcripts
  2. Two Letters of Recommendation from CSB faculty
  3. Letter of Intent

STEP 3 - Acceptance

If accepted to the program, you will be notified by the International Business Programs office by email with the acceptance letter. 

STEP 4 - Apply to the Host University

Contact International Business Programs office to find out how to apply to the host university that you selected and accommodation.

Please note that it is your responsibility to read and fill out the forms that required by the host university or provide any other documents necessary for oversea housing and visa.

*Any Language Courses or Programs are not part of the Exchange Program, it is optional for you to participate or not. Also, all the payments for these programs are your responsibility, not the Exchange Program.*

STEP 5 - Courses Approval

Download the Course Work Approval Form by clicking here. You will have to find the courses you want to take abroad and match their descriptions with the courses offered at Fresno State, and get approval signatures from department chairs or advisors for the courses. To see the list of department chairs or advisors of the Craig School of Business, please click here. After you have all the signatures, submit the form to the International Business Programs office.

STEP 6 - Registration

Download the Registration Payment Approval Form by clicking here.

1. Obtain signature from Registrar office at Joyal Administration Building, Room 106 to register you for 12 units for the semester that you are studying abroad.

2. Pay registration fee at Cashier’s window and obtain the signature.

3. If you have Financial Aid, obtain signature from the Financial Aid office as well.

4. After Obtained all the signatures, submit the form to the International Business Programs office (PB 189).

STEP 7 - Complete Pre-departure Package

Download the Pre-departure Package by clicking here. Fill out and submit the package before the end of the Fall semester or Spring semester.

STEP 8 - Health Insurance

All Fresno State students are required to purchase study abroad insurance. You will need to fill out the online form, "Study Abroad Insurance Quote Request" and provide a copy of the health insurance confirmation to the International Business Programs office (PB 189) before your depart to the host university.

STEP 9 - Scholarship

The GPA requirement for the Joy D. Covey scholarship is 3.0 Campus GPA and above.

Please follow the instructions to apply for the scholarship:
1. Complete and submit a general scholarship application at

2. Go and do a search for "Covey". Once you see that specific opportunity, you will have to answer the supplemental questions and then click "apply". 

Once you completed the application, print out the confirmation page with your name on it and email Crystal the confirmation page.

STEP 10 - Passport

The Passport Place at Fresno State, an officially designated Passport Acceptance Facility of the United States Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs. Located in Education Building Room 130. For more information, please visit: The Passport Place at Fresno State.

For more information about international travel, please click the website: Travel.State.Gov.