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International Programs

Serving nearly 900 international students on the Cal State L.A. campus each year, the International Office at Cal State L.A. is a valuable resource to our global community of scholars through international advisement services, programming for graduate and undergraduate students learning the "culture" of the American education system, and facilitation of Study Abroad Programs for our matriculated Cal State L.A. students. A new Study in L.A.! program will soon offer international students the opportunity to study in the academic credit programs at Cal State L.A. for one or two quarters. Click below to explore our offerings: 

English Language Program

  • Six levels of English language courses, beginning through advanced
  • Coverage of Grammar and Writing; Reading; Listening and Speaking
  • Full-time, 20 classroom hours per week
  • Includes College Success and Preparation for the TOEFL exam

International Office

  • Maintain visa status while studying, researching, and/or working on campus
  • Join activities, field trips and events to deepen cultural exchange
  • Resources available to graduate and undergraduate students, visiting scholars, and those training through the College of Extended Studies' English Language Program

Study Abroad Programs

  • Opportunities for immersion in another culture while progressing toward degree
  • Cal State L.A. programs presently in China, Japan, Korea, and Hong Kong




  • One to three quarters of study in undergraduate courses at a leading American university
  • Course offerings range across the academic disciplines, subject to prerequisites
  • English language training available along with academic program

International Summer Session

  • Experience Los Angeles while studying at a university
  • Course offerings range across the academic disciplines, subject to prerequisites

Regular Office Hours

English Language Program
Golden Eagle 220
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Phone:
(323) 343-4840
Fax:
(323) 343-4843

International Office
Golden Eagle 217

Monday - Thursday
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone:
(323) 343-3170
Fax:
(323) 343-6478