office of international programming and study away

Whether you are coming to PennWest California as an international student or traveling from PennWest California to volunteer, take an internship or study abroad, the Office of International Programming and Study Away can guide and support you on your journey.

Our office also coordinates domestic study programs through the National Student Exchange.

Almost everyone who has studied away agrees that it is a life-altering experience. You have access to the world – take advantage of it!

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International Student Services


Our International Programming Office can answer questions about admission to PennWest California, life as an international student and more. Become a part of our inclusive campus community!

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Intern, Volunteer or Study Away


Let us connect you with a reliable provider of short-term or semester-long learning experiences outside the United States. Or venture abroad on a trip led by PennWest California faculty.

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National Student Exchange


Expand your horizons! The National Student Exchange lets you study at another college or university in the United States or in Guam, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands or Canada.

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10 Steps to Study Away


Whether you choose an international learning experience or a study away program in the United States, these ten steps can prepare you for an opportunity to make lifelong memories.

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