Until August 1st, 2016 the Center for International Programs webpage will be under construction. Please contact our office directly if you have any questions (925) 631-4245 or email us at [email protected]

Internationalization and Global Competency are integral parts of a liberal arts education.


Established in 1978, the CIP is a comprehensive department that works with international students and scholars and manages the study abroad and exchange programs for students and faculty.  The Center also offers immigration expertise to other departments.

The CIP provides services to all who seek a rich international, intercultural experience.  The staff works closely with students, faculty and administrators throughout the campus.


Center for International Programs Services 

Services for Study Abroad Students:

Services for International Students and Scholars:

  • Study Abroad Advising / Counseling
  • Cross-Cultural Counseling
  • Pre-Departure Workshops
  • Visa/Passport Assistance
  • Re-entry Orientation
  • Study Abroad Fairs
  • Cross-Cultural Social Activities
  • F-1 & J-1student advising 
  • J-1 Scholar Advising
  • International Student Orientation  
  • Workshops (CPT, OPT, Tax, etc.)
  • Personal and Cross-Cultural Counseling 
  • Social / Cultural Activities
  • International Student Retreat

Services for Departments:


  • Study Abroad Peer Mentor Program
  • International Club
  • International House Living Learning Community 
  • First-Year International Student Mentor Program 
  • Associated Students Global Community Support Committee