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International Programs

Exchange Programs

Exchange & Partner Programs 

Colorado State University-Pueblo's Center for International Programs can arrange study abroad opportunities at universities in Asia, Europe, and Mexico. Under these programs, CSU-Pueblo students can study abroad for the cost of regular CSU-Pueblo tuition and fees. Students receiving financial aid and/or scholarships continue to collect these benefits while studying in another country.  

Some of the universities in Asia and Europe, at which CSU-Pueblo students can study, offer free language instruction in the summer. One year of college-level foreign language instruction is required for studying in a non-English speaking country. This academic year, CSU-Pueblo students are studying at universities in Italy, France and Germany.  

For more information on the possibility of studying abroad, please contact Strider Swope, for an appointment at 719.549.2329 or

For more information on the Study Abroad program, contact Heidi Laino at 719.549.2764 to set up an appointment, or just stop by at the Center for International Programs, OSC, Suite 106.

Students wishing to participate in study abroad programs, must be in good academic standing and have a minimum GPA of 2.5. We recommend being enrolled with CSU-Pueblo for at least one year and of junior status. In order to participate in foreign speaking countries, it is required to have at least two semesters of university studies in the required language. Some universities teach their courses in the English language, but you man need to participate in intensive language courses in the particular country, in order to be able to communicate with locals. 

A reciprocal exchange program is unique in that Colorado State University-Pueblo has a contractual relationship with a specific university abroad. It is specified in the agreement that students will "exchange” places at the respective institution. A CSU-Pueblo student would pay the exact tuition and fees as if taking courses at CSU-Pueblo (resident or nonresident as appropriate) and study at the exchange university for a semester, year, or summer.

The experience of studying abroad will help a student gain a global perspective on other countries and people.

Do not hesitate - come see us for more information!

National Student Exchange

National Student Exchange (NSE) is a program of over 200 colleges and universities that assist undergraduate students in attending American universities in almost every state and several U.S. territories for up to one year.
Instead of crossing oceans, NSE students cross state, regional, provincial and cultural borders.

Federally – funded financial aid may be used by eligible NSE participants enrolling at U.S. member colleges and universities.

An application fee of $150.00 will be necessary for NSE Applicants.

Interested students can contact the Center for International Programs and speak with the NSE coordinator, who will assist you in finding the right university with the right combination of courses, facilities, and environment to meet your academic and personal needs and interests. CIP is located in the Occhiato Student Center, OSC, Suite 106. Phone 719.549.2329 or 549.2475.

EF College Study Tours

EF College Study Tours works with CSU-Pueblo to develop short-term faculty led study abroad programs.  We offer programs for the Italian Studies and History departments, including this years program to Italy and Greece, and next year’s WWII Anniversary program. 

To learn about the program, contact the faculty, and enroll, please visit these enrollment websites for programs we currently offer on campus:

  • Professor Chris Picicci’s program  to Barcelona, South of France, and Italy.
  • Professor Grant Weller’s program  to the United Kingdom, France, Belgium and Germany (D-Day Program).

2018 – 2019 Study Abroad/NSE Check List

Did you know that you can sign up for BUSAD 491 and receive credit for learning how to study abroad?

Check off as you complete each task:

  • Apply for a Passport ( (If remaining in the US proper, this is not required, but highly recommended)
  • Determine/Narrow down your Study Abroad/NSE Destination(s). NSE students must think about Pan (A or B) options.  Please visit:
  • Research the country/state for safety (
  • Research the country’s/state’s culture, weather, customs… (any website of veracity)
  • Research cost of living in the desired location (Cost of living…Country/State/Province/City)
  • Find the exchange rate for the country you would like to study in ( and determine approximate expense of studying away
  • Immunization? ( If you need shots, visit the Pueblo City/County Health Clinic
    • Thailand, Mexico, and South Korea require certain immunizations
  • Meet and discuss with your academic advisor regarding courses necessary for graduation (so that time/money are not wasted, if of concern)
  • Check your Lease/Rental agreement for expiration of document
  • Make appointment with the Study Abroad/NSE Coordinator, obtain the Study Abroad handbook and have questions answered. The booklet must be read cover-to-cover
  • Return the Study Abroad Enrollment Agreement and Contract and pay the NSE required, non-refundable fee of $150 to the NSE Coordinator. Currently, there is no such fee for study abroad (out of NSE consortium) students
  • Upon nomination of the Study Abroad/NSE Coordinator (grade point average and student conduct will be verified), complete the host university’s application
  • While waiting for the host’s acceptance letter, prepare the visa documents (if needed).
  • A visa is required for legal entrance into a given foreign country
  • Complete the Visa application, based on your country of intended study
  • Make a visa appointment with the country’s Embassy (see country website for details)
  • Complete the CampusFrance application (only for students studying in France)
  • Register for your CSU-Pueblo “holding course” – with the Study Abroad/NSE Coordinator
  • Upon receipt of the visa, make final arrangements for travel (to include booking flight(s) arrangement of housing in host country/state stay)

Other items to consider for studying abroad:

  • Sign up for BusAd 491 – ensure your process is smooth and less stressful
  • Research “Do’s” and Don’ts” of the host country
  • Did you take the required language courses?

With this check list, students have been provided with basic information and items to consider, however, this does not represent all data students require for their experience away/abroad. Students are responsible for learning on their own in order to make their Study Abroad all it should be. This check list will not teach you how to live in a specific host country, but will provide you with the resources necessary to determine if study abroad experience is right for you.

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