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Partner Programs


Cal Poly Partner Programs
are administered by study abroad program providers that have been approved by Cal Poly for transfer credit by virtue of their high quality of support services and academic rigor. These programs are accessible to college students from many U.S. universities, including Cal Poly. Partner Program options are available in a wide variety of locations for a summer, semester, academic year; there are also short-term, internship, and virtual partner programs available.   

 

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Partner Organization  Locations About 
CEA (Cultural Experiences Abroad)
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Argentina, Australia, Chile, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, England, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, South Africa, Spain Studying abroad is more than just an academic experience — it’s a life experience. A CEA education abroad expands the boundaries of your education and transforms the world into your classroom. With many destinations around the world, CEA offers a balance of academics and adventure to thousands of students each year.
CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange)
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Argentina, Australia, Botswana, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, England, France, Germany, Ghana, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain At CIEE, we create opportunities that help bring people together. We foster the development of understanding and mutual respect between communities and nations by promoting the exchange of ideas and experiences. We help give students, teachers, and young professionals from across the world skills that make them active and responsible global citizens.
DIS (Study Abroad in Scandinavia)

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Denmark, Sweden All DIS courses take you out of the classroom on local Field Studies, exploring Copenhagen and Stockholm through an academic lens. Our courses also offer you opportunities to participate in research, simulate real-life scenarios through case studies,  gain professional feedback in studio, update your resume with practicum and workshop experience, and more.
FIE (Foundation for International Education)
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England, Ireland, Jordan, Spain  We believe work experience is key. It allows you to discover if the career path you would like to take is right for you and it increases chances of employability in a globalized world. FIE believes study abroad experiences enable you to gain the knowledge, skills, and global perspective to create your future and make a positive impact
SAS (Semester at Sea)

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Varies: each voyage goes to at least 10 countries and 4 continents Our program  allows students to travel and grow with hands-on, experiential learning opportunities in every port. Go to class while sailing the sea, watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean or stare up at the Mediterranean stars. Whether in class, studying, or engaging in shipboard activities, you’re always a few steps away from friends, the ocean and a global perspective.
 
SIT (School for International Training)


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Argentina, Australia, Cameroon, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Ghana, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Rwanda, Samoa, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, United States, Vietnam
 
SIT programs are developed around a framework of the most critical global issues (CGIs) of the day. Our programs are interdisciplinary and appropriate for a variety of majors. Most programs address two CGIs within specific cultural and geographical contexts or comparatively across several countries and continents.
TEAN (The Education Abroad Network)
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Australia, China, Fiji, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam We know more about studying abroad in Asia Pacific than anyone else. Since 1995, the TEAN team has lived, studied, worked and traveled throughout Australia, New Zealand and Asia developing strong connections and partnerships throughout the region. We work with you every step of the way to make sure your experience is as smooth (and fun) as possible. This includes helping you figure out courses, credits and finances, organizing accommodation and group excursions while abroad, and more!
 
USAC (University Studies Abroad Consortium)

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Australia, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Uruguay
 
USAC, a nonprofit organization since 1982, has provided students with life-changing opportunities to live and learn in countries around the globe. We have more than 50 affordable, authentic study abroad programs in 26 countries, and strive to provide you with ample opportunities to become engaged, global citizens.
Wildlands Studies


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Varies: past programs have occured in countries such as Chile, Costa Rica, Greece, Hawaii, Iceland, Nepal, New Zealand, Peru, Thailand, and other locations.  For forty years, Wildlands Studies has offered exciting and challenging opportunities. Our field studies programs put you in the field. Hike across mountain meadows, ford streams and camp in the forest. Swim in warm ocean waters and examine coral reefs and sea life. Experience nature in the wild. Our faculty use a mix of teaching methods from formal lecture to informal hands-on instruction in settings that span backcountry excursions, information exchanges with local experts and participation in key community events.
 

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