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1st STEP: How To Get Started

Group, SanSebastianFirst - Attend an in-person Informational Meeting (schedule found HERE) or Watch the Informational Meeting Video.

Second  - Create a profile - click on 'Login' at the top-right of this website. Now that you have a profile, you can save programs that interest you.

Third - Read through each of the program types to help you decide which is best for your academic, financial and personal needs. Cal Poly Humboldt offers many different types of programs for students to choose from. These programs differ in types of credit offered, types of financial aid you can use and length of time.  If you are a newly admitted transfer student to Cal Poly Humboldt, it is advised that you do not apply to study abroad your first semester.  Please note, if you are brand new to Humboldt and have not yet established yourself as a Humboldt student, you are restricted to CSU IP and/or Bilateral Exchange programs only!

You can read about the program types here:

Fourth - Follow-up with the Study Abroad Office if you have any questions.    

For most programs, you will need to complete two applications.  A risk management application through the Cal Poly Humboldt GoAbroad Portal (this website), and the application directly to your program (providers website). 

Start planning early in your academic career! 

You MUST have a passport to travel abroad. It must be valid for 6 months after you plan to return home. Apply for a passport now if you don't have one yet.

Special Note for DACA Students:
Departing the U.S. as a DACA student requires much advanced planning.  If you are a DACA student, we encourage you to use free CHIRLA services to learn about and obtain help with the USCIS Advance Parole travel authorization process before applying for study abroad and departing the U.S..  The Coalition of Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA) has been providing immigration legal services to the community for more than three decades.  Now, they help college students across California, free for Cal Poly Humboldt!  CHIRLA's free, immigration legal services include consultations, DACA renewals and Advanced Parole applications, along with other support.  Please visit to review resources and book an appointment for immigration consultations.

The Study Abroad Coordinator is not an immigration lawyer and cannot advise you on the immigration implications of study abroad as a DACA student or assist with the USCIS Advance Parole application.