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Experience American College for six months

If you would like to experience American College life without taking a full degree, the Semester Abroad Program is perfect.

You can spend one or more semester as a student at the California State University Fullerton.

You’ll gain credits which you can use to complete your degree back home

Key facts


  • 1957 (Public)


  • Fullerton, CA (30 minutes from Los Angeles)


  • 39,868


  • Student apartments/residence

Admissions requirements

  • Unconditional: GPA 2.0+, IELTS 5.5 / TOEFL 61 iBT
  • Conditional: From TOEFL iBT 20

Start dates

  • Fall and Spring

Program structure and content

Popular undergraduate majors include Arts/Animation, Business, Management, Marketing, Communication, Journalism, Psychology, Engineering, Nursing, Kinesiology and Education

You will choose a minimum of 12-15 credits (3 to 5 subjects) each semester from more than 100 majors offered from eight different colleges.

Art and Design Sample Schedules

Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course Credits Course Credits
ENGL101: Beginning College Writing 3 Mathematics 3
ART106A: Beginning Ceramics 3 ART106B: Beginning Ceramics 3
ART107A: Beginning Drawing 3 ART107B: Beginning Painting 3
ART104: Three-Dimensional Design 3 ART216A: Beginning Sculpture 3
Life Science/Physical Science 3 Social/Behavioral Science 3

Business Sample Schedules

Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course Credits Course Credits
ENGL101: Beginning College Writing 3 BUAD210: Understanding Business 3
MATH120: Elementary Statistics 3 MATH150A: Calculus I 4
Arts/Humanities 3 Major Prep/Elective 3
Arts/Humanities 3 Physical/Biological Science 3
Social/Behavioral Science 3 Physical/Biological Science Lab 1

Campus life

Student clubs and organizations

Over 350 clubs and organizations to suit a variety of interests and needs of the students

Discoverfest, a two-day event for student organizations, is held every semester for students to learn about engagement opportunities on campus.

  • Cal State Disney Club
  • CSUF eSports
  • Video Game Design Club
  • Volleyball
  • Soccer
  • Rugby
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Surf Club
  • Yoga Club
  • Entrepreneur Society
  • Titan TV
  • Accounting Society
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Moot Court
  • Philosophy Club
  • Society for Collegiate Leadership and Achievement
  • Fishing Club
  • Dance Association
  • Active Titans
  • Judo
  • Harry Potter Alliance

CSUF has a state-of-the-art Student Recreation Center with workout rooms, indoor track, rock-climbing wall, swimming pool, etc.

Students can participate in various indoor and outdoor sports activities through intramural leagues as well as activities classes.

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Flag Football
  • Indoor Soccer
  • Slowpitch Softball
  • Soccer
  • Spikeball
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball

Beyond campus


Los Angeles is home to many professional sports teams.

  • Football: Rams and Chargers
  • Basketball: Lakers and Clippers
  • Baseball: Dodgers and Angels
  • Hockey: (Anaheim) Ducks and Kings
  • Soccer: LA Galaxy and Los Angeles FC

Sample activities

  • Trip to Disneyland
  • Trip to Six Flags Magic Mountain
  • Trip to Universal Studios
  • Griffith Observatory
  • Santa Monica Pier
  • Hike to the Hollywood sign
  • Hollywood bowl
  • Trip to San Diego

Your typical week

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
9:05am-11:45am ART106A

Visit the Griffith Observatory & the Hollywood sign

Trip to Disneyland


CHEM120A CHEM120A Soccer
1:00-3:45pm ART107A ART104 ART107A ART104
4:00-5:15pm CHEM120A ENGL101 CHEM120A ENGL101
Afternoon and Evening Brea mall Video game design club
Santa Monica Pier

Thank you for your enquiry.
We'll be in touch soon.
The Kings Admissions Team