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Exchange Programs

California State University San Marcos has exchange agreements with universities abroad that allow its students to attend those universities for a semester or academic year and earn resident credit toward graduation. CSU San Marcos students pay only their state university fee to participate in these exchange programs. 

Most exchanges are university-wide and allow students in any major to attend a partner university. However, some agreements are specific to a particular major, such as business administration. Currently, CSU San Marcos has the following exchange programs for undergraduate students:

  • Italy

          John Cabot University, Rome (on hold indefinitely)
  • Japan

Kansai Gaidai University (General)
Kansai Gaidai University (Business)
Rikkyo University (Business only)
  • Korea

Soonchunhyang University
  • Mexico

CETYS Universidad (Mexicali, Tijuana, Ensenada)**Currently Suspended Due to Department of State Warning Issued 11/20/12**
  • The Netherlands

 HvA Amsterdam School of Economics and Management (Business Only)

  • Norway

Lillehammer University

  • Spain

 University of Valencia

 University of Valladolid Language & Culture

 University of Valladolid Exchange

  • Sweden

Stockholm University

  • Switzerland

       University of Zurich (Political Science Only)

If you are a CSU San Marcos student interested in studying at one of these universities, you learn more about exchange opportunities from the Study Abroad Advisor in the Office of Global Education, Craven Hall 3200

If you are a student at a university that has an exchange agreement with CSU San Marcos or receives students from the CSU International Programs, please contact your international education office to determine whether you are eligible for an exchange.