ACTING ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT, INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS
ACADEMIC PROGRAMS OFFICE
McCarthy Hall 133
“We are a comprehensive, regional university with a global outlook.”
– Preface, University Mission Statement
To implement that mission statement, California State University Fullerton (CSUF) encourages and supports off-campus international educational programs as well as welcoming the on-campus participation of international visitors, scholars, and students as valid, desired, and increasingly important aspects of our mission as a regional university with a global outlook. The university encourages its constituent departments, programs, and support units to plan and provide opportunities that meet the academic and professional needs of students, faculty and staff.
The Office of International Programs, in cooperation with the Office of International Education and Exchange, coordinates all aspects of this commitment to academic internationalization. Specifically, the associate vice president for International Programs is responsible for overseeing and encouraging the internationalization of the curriculum. Toward this end, contacts are initiated with sister institutions throughout the world to foster cooperative programs and the exchange of faculty and students.
Faculty who are interested in exchange programs or in developing partnerships abroad should consult www.fullerton.edu/AcademicPrograms/ and click on the “International Partnerships” tab. Also, visit www.fullerton.edu/world for additional information.
INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS
Cal State Fullerton students should consult with their departmental or college-level program advisers for information about specific universities with whom we have exchange partnerships and/or special summer or short term study abroad experiences. To ensure adequate support services and to review potential transferability of academic credits, please consult with the Study Abroad Office which is located in the Office of International Education and Exchange (University Hall - 244).
Current California State University Fullerton students planning to study abroad should consult http://www.fullerton.edu/StudyAbroad/.
Incoming students from other nations must work through the university’s Office of Admissions and Records if applying for a degree program. Students may also gain entry by working with the American Language Program. Please review the applicable Catalog sections about these offices under the heading Admission Requirements.
Similar to most other universities in the United States, Cal State Fullerton also fosters a global outlook by establishing and maintaining official relationships with universities abroad. A growing list included 58 institutional-level agreements as of spring 2008, a number that is sure to grow in the ensuing months and years. Some relationships between our university and non-U.S. institutions feature reciprocal short-term faculty exchanges; the exchange of lecturers, delegations, cultural groups, and artists; or agreements whereby our university may temporarily hire needed faculty from non-U.S. universities. Other agreements between our university and non-U.S. institutions facilitate the enrollment of students from abroad who wish to take short courses, study for a degree, or undertake research with the guidance and direction of our faculty.
Cal State Fullerton’s oldest institutional relationship, begun in 1984, is with Fudan University in Shanghai, China. Each June a CSUF delegation is hosted by Fudan University; CSUF welcomes a professor from Fudan University each year; and a variety of other exchanges occur from time to time.
Active international agreements with universities abroad included the following partners:
Curtin University of Technology
University of New England
Universidade Federal Fluminense
Universidade Federal de Paraiba
Pannasastra University of Cambodia
Central University for Nationalities
Central South University of Technology
Guizhou College of Finance & Economics
Hubei Institute for Nationalities
South China Normal University
University of Hong Kong S.P.A.C.E.
Nanjing Xiaozhuang College
Shanghai University of Science & Technology
Universidad Del Pacifico
Ahram Canadian University
University of Alexandria
Lappeenranta University of Technology
Ceram Sophia Antipolis
University of Paris
Fachhochschule der Bundesanstalt fur Arbeit
The Friedrich-Alexander University
University of Applied Science, Heidelberg
University of Delhi
Parahyangan Catholic University
Sungsim Junior College of Foreign Languages
Kaunas University of Technology
Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara
Universidad Autonoma de Tiaxcala
Escuela de Administracion de Negocios de Educacion Superior
Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola
Southern Taiwan University of Technology
Chung Hua University
National Taitung University
College of Management, National Sun Yat-sen University
Chiang Mai University
Khon Kaen University
National Institute of Development Admin
Royal Holloway and Bedford College-University of London
Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnam National University, Hanoi
Hanoi University of Foreign Studies, Hanoi
The National Economics University
University of Economics