Studying Abroad

Having a study and/or work experience living in a foreign country will be an outstanding feature of your global business education. It is a tremendous experience personally and professionally. Nothing is the equivalent.

Currently, in addition to the regular International Programs the CSU system offers, we have four universities with which we have exchange agreements and that have been specifically chosen for their business programs:

  • Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Rikkyo University
  • HES Amsterdam School of Business
  • Kansai Gaidai University
An exchange agreement means that you pay your normal tuition and fees at CSUSM but attend the courses at the foreign university. You will have your normal living expenses as you would here in the San Diego area and in some cases; you have the option of an apartment, dormitory or a family living situation. Typically, the university helps you find a suitable place before you leave the U.S.


To determine which location and university might be the best choice for you, consider the following factors:

  • Whether you have a geographical interest for your career
  • The language(s) you speak or are developing
  • The expense
  • The specific curriculum each has and how it matches your course needs