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Cal Poly Global Programs

CP Global Programs
Cal Poly Global Programs are international academic programs designed by one or more Cal Poly faculty members in collaboration with the Cal Poly International Center.

Cal Poly Global Programs provide faculty with opportunities to share their international expertise with students, and to teach Cal Poly courses abroad. Programs vary in academic and learning objectives, location, duration, excursions and cultural activities, and cost.  The Cal Poly International Center administers several multidisciplinary Campuswide Cal Poly Global Programs, and also works with faculty to develop new programs. All faculty must be approved by their department chair and college dean to participate.

Apply to teach on a Campuswide Program

Campuswide programs in Australia, Spain, Thailand, and the United Kingdom are administered by the International Center every year.  These are established, ongoing programs with proven track records and set structures.  Cal Poly faculty may apply to teach on one of these programs.

Application Deadlines

Selection of faculty to teach on Campuswide Cal Poly Global Programs is determined by a committee comprised of International Center staff and selected faculty members with previous experience leading programs abroad.  Once decisions have been made, they will be announced by the Director of the International Center.  
Application Deadline
Cal Poly in Australia
Winter 2019
November 15, 2017
Cal Poly in Spain 
Summer 2019
March 15, 2018
Cal Poly in Spain 
Fall 2019
March 15, 2018
Cal Poly in Thailand  
Summer 2019
March 15, 2018
Cal Poly in London  Summer 2019 March 15, 2018

Campuswide Application
Currently accepting applications for Summer & Fall 2019 programs



Propose a New or Renewing Program

Twice per year, the International Center accepts proposals for new and renewing Cal Poly Global Programs.  The review process is competitive, and proposals are reviewed by the International Programs Committee and key members of IGEE.  Decisions are made and announced by the Director of the International Center.  View the Call for Proposals
Term Proposal Deadline
Winter, Spring Break, and Spring 2019 Programs  November 15, 2017
Summer and Fall 2019 Programs April 1, 2018 
Winter, Spring Break, and Spring 2020 Programs  November 15, 2018

Proposal Form
Currently accepting proposals for Summer & Fall 2019 programs


Before proposing a new Cal Poly Global Program, faculty are encouraged to arrange an initial meeting with the Global Programs staff at the International Center (  Please also read the CPGP Development Guide and check out the other Faculty Resources.

Apply for a Travel Grant to develop a New Program

For the upcoming academic year, the Cal Poly International Center will accept modest grant requests to support international travel of faculty members for the purpose of developing new Cal Poly Global Programs.  Grants of up to $3,000 can help fund visits to single sites or to multiple sites within one country or world region.  Faculty members who hold appropriate credentials to teach Cal Poly courses and who are in their second or higher year on the faculty are eligible to apply; faculty must have the full support of their department chair and college dean.  View the most recent Travel Grant Announcement.  
Grant Cycle June 2018 - May 2019
Grant Application Deadline March 15, 2018

Travel Grant Application
Currently accepting travel grant applications for trips in Summer 2018 - Spring 2019

Faculty are encouraged to consult the Global Programs staff at the International Center with any questions or to discuss their ideas for program development ( 

Honors Abroad Experiences

Currently, enrollment in Cal Poly University Honors Program consists of approximately 400 students. Based on survey results, over two-thirds of incoming Honors students plan to study abroad while attending Cal Poly.  Therefore, to address this demand and to serve its students, the Honors Program is collaborating with Cal Poly faculty members and the International Center to link Honors experiences with existing Global Programs.   Interested in learning about opportunities to work with Honors students abroad?  If so, please contact the University Honors Program at  Limited professional development funds are available to support the design and implementation of Honors abroad experiences.  Gregg Fiegel is the Honors Program Director.  

CPGP Faculty Resources 

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Faculty Resources

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Proposing a new program:
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