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Study Abroad Opportunity Information

Cal Poly International Exchange Programs offer students opportunities to study their academic disciplines at partner universities for up to one year. 

Munich University of Applied Sciences

photo coutesy of Nagy / Presseamt MünchenThe Munich University of Applied Sciences offer program-based learning opportunities for global learners in one of Germany's most beautiful, historic and high-tech cities.  MUAS has strong relationships with industry partners, some of their classes are taught in English.

University of Bonn

The University of Bonn is one of the eminent research universities in Germany and has an excellent international reputation. As of January 2019, the University of Bonn has the most Clusters of Excellence, research centers funded by the German Research Foundation, of any German university.



Step 1: Attend  Study Abroad 101 Workshop

Your first step towards studying abroad is attending a mandatory Study Abroad Workshop.  Sign up for a Study Abroad 101 Workshop now!

Step 2: Plan Ahead 

Applications are due approximately half a year before the student leaves for their exchange program.

Best time to go: 3rd year (all year or Spring) – apply in 2nd year
Learn German: GER 101/102/103 recommended

Application Timeline
Spring abroad should apply by approx Oct 10. 
Fall abroad should apply by approx March 1. 

Step 3: Contact Us

Any questions on any program: Kellie Green Hall,

Any questions about life and college in Germany (either program): Kat Gillen,

For questions about German classes (either program): Christian Anderson,

To get courses approved (either program): Department chair of student's major

Questions about physics courses: Kat Gillen,
Questions about astronomy courses: Vardha Bennert,
Questions about chemistry courses: Seth Bush,


Questions about physics courses: Kat Gillen,
Questions about math courses: Caixing Gu

Here is a list of courses put together by the Physics Department to help guide you as you choose your courses for this exchange program. It does not mean that other courses won’t be counted, nor does inclusion on this list guarantee that you will get credit for these courses.

The final decision on whether to give credit for your courses abroad rests with the physics department chair and will be made on a case-by-case basis, so please consult with the chair before you go!

Here is a list of mathematics department courses pre-approved for transfer back to Cal Poly. Other course substitutions may be possible upon consultation with the chair of the Mathematics Department.


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