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Other Programs

There are many reputable study abroad programs out there.  However, the Study Abroad Office cannot advise on or approve participation or classes for programs that are not part of our approved program provider list - essentially programs listed on our web site.  Students wishing to enroll in a program that is not part of our portfolio can do so by taking a leave of absence from Cal Poly Humboldt .  It is recommended that students speak with a study abroad advisor before beginning an application for an outside program as we are confident there is something in our portfolio for you.

Financial aid is not available for programs that are not listed on this website. 

How Do I Apply to a Non-Cal Poly Humboldt

Students can still apply to and participate on programs that are not official Humboldt programs. However, there are several important differences between Cal Poly Humboldt and non-Cal Poly Humboldt programs of which students must be aware:
  • Students participating on a non-Cal Poly Humboldt program cannot receive financial aid through Cal Poly Humboldt.
  • Students must take a leave of absence for the semester(s) spent abroad (not applicable for summer).
  • Students are recommended to meet with the Registrar’s Office a prior to applying to the program to see if Humboldt will accept transfer credits on a non-Cal Poly Humboldt program.
    • The Registrar’s Office can assess for transfer GE credit if the institution is accredited in its country, but no Credit Transfer Agreement or other Humboldt Study Abroad forms are needed.
  • Students must research and apply for the program individually.
  • The Study Abroad office cannot advise students or sign documents for non-Cal Poly Humboldt programs.
  • Students must meet with their academic adviser to determine if transfer credits could meet degree requirements.
  • Students must arrange for an official transcript to be sent to the Office of the Registrar once coursework is completed. Most programs will charge a fee to send an official transcript.
  • Once the transcript is received, Cal Poly Humboldt’s Office of the Registrar will then evaluate the transcript and add appropriate credit.

How Do I Know if a Non-Cal Poly Humboldt Program is Reputable?

Ultimately, students participating on non-Cal Poly Humboldt programs are responsible for doing their own research to determine if the program provider is a reputable organization.