The Office of Global Education at CSUSM offers programs, services, and support for students who come from around the world to study at our diverse and safe Southern California campus.
Improve your English while earning university credits, upon successful completion of the program receive guaranteed admission to CSUSM
View all bachelor's and master's degree options available to international students
Learn about on-campus and nearby housing options for international students
See yearly tuition rates and fees for bachelor's and master's degrees at CSUSM
California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) is located in North San Diego County – the heart of beautiful Southern California. Just a short distance from the campus you will find California’s most beautiful beaches, mountains and deserts where you can swim, surf, hike, bicycle, golf and ski.
The CSUSM campus is conveniently situated in a small, safe, suburban city 50 kilometers north of the city of San Diego and 150 kilometers south of Los Angeles. You are within easy traveling distance of the San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Disneyland and Hollywood.
ALCI offers a variety of programs to help you improve your English, prepare for an American university, experience Southern California and more!
ALCI programs include:
Study abroad is for everyone! With destinations in over fifty countries worldwide and programs from as short as two weeks to as long as an academic year, you are certain to find an option that suits your budget, lifestyle and academic pursuits! The best news of all is that our current CSUSM semester exchanges, CSU International Programs, and ISEP Exchange accept all forms of financial aid, including grants, loans and scholarships.
Regardless of program location, CSUSM students will earn CSU resident credit and pay the same tuition as they currently do at CSUSM for these programs! Start planning your study adventures by attending an info session today!
"...I still remember and apply all the knowledge I gained while studying at CSUSM into my current career. That not only helps me to be able to be more creative but also assists me in building and maintaining relationships with other colleagues."Read more
After graduation, I started working as an English teacher and my students were from kindergarten to high school. At CSUSM, I studied child development (focusing on 0-18 years old), and I also experienced an internship at the preschool. So what I studied at CSUSM was useful for how to interact with my students understanding their thoughts and feelings and I could build good relationships with them.Read more
“I chose to come here because of the incredible computer science program. When I arrived here, I felt incredibly welcome by the staff and other students. I feel that this is my new home."