Site Search

Study AbroadStudy Abroad

International Studies: Study Abroad

Through the California University CEA/NSE  (Cultural Experiences Abroad or National Student Exchange), Cal U allows you to study any semester, including summers, in countries such as Spain, France, Mexico and Argentina. You may take courses at the host university in English, French or Spanish, and the credits and grades transfer automatically back to Cal U. Financial aid can be applied. 

Additionally, the National Student Exchange provides opportunities to study at another college or university within the United States and Canada. 

bano sign in cozumelFor additional information about any of these programs, contact:

Elizabeth (Bessie) Bennellick
Director of International Programming
California University of Pennsylvania
Campus Box 104
250 University Avenue
California, PA  15419
724-938-5217 (phone) | 724-938-4186 (fax)


Summer 2014 trip to China:

The Summit is a two-day experience where students will meet with other university students from the U.S. and China, and explore the relationship between our two countries. It is the capstone of a 10-day travel experience, where there will also visit notable sites and landmarks in Shanghai and Beijing.

 At the Summit, and during and following our visit to China, students will:

  • Hear from notable Chinese and U.S. government and education officials
  • Participate in one-on-one interactions with your Chinese peers 
  • Explore language, culture, politics, and business in this incredibly important country 
  • Have the opportunity to earn college credit 
  • Have the option to extend your stay to take classes at Peking University or participate in an internship with a Chinese company 
  • The U.S.-China Student Summit is sponsored by WorldStrides Capstone programs, a Strategic Partner and the Exclusive Educational Travel Partner of the 100,000 Strong Foundation. 

The 100,000 Strong Foundation, launched in January 2013 by then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, is an offshoot of the U.S. Department of State’s “100,000 Strong Initiative,” which seeks to realize President Barack Obama’s call for 100,000 Americans to study in China by the end of 2014.

The deadlines for this special opportunities to stay in China beyond the Summit experience to study at Peking University or do an internship are coming up very quickly. $100,000 of scholarships are still available!

Learn more about the program, visit, click “Register to Travel,” and enter the Trip ID 101430 .

The cost is $3850 which includes airfare to China, hotels, 2 meals/day, cultural tours, business visits, & 1 credit of tuition.

Direct all questions to Bessy Bennellick (