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Where to Begin

Students interested in studying abroad must attend a study abroad information session, the Information schedule is as follows: 

14-15 Study Abroad Information Sessions will be held in Lancer Arms 39
  • January
  • Wednesday, January 28 at 9:30-10:30 AM
  • Wednesday, January 28 at 10:45-11:45 AM
  • Thursday, January 29 at 4-5 PM


  • February 
  • Wednesday, February 25 at 9:30-10:30 AM
  • Wednesday, February 25 at 10:45-11:45 AM
  • Thursday, February 26 at 4-5 PM


  • March
  • Wednesday, March 25 at 9:30-10:30 AM
  • Wednesday, March 25 at 10:45-11:45 AM
  • Thursday, March 26 at 4-5 PM


  • April
  • Wednesday, April 22 at 9:30-10:30 AM
  • Wednesday, April 22 at 10:45-11:45 AM
  • Thursday, April 23 at 4-5 PM
Show & Tell Sessions will be held in the Copenbarger(above Wanda's):
   March 5 at 6:00-8:00pm

Road Map


Each program (Provided by 3rd party vendors) sets its own GPA, language, and class requirement(s).  However, CBU will not approve a student to study abroad until they have completed one academic year at CBU.

Program Cost and Financial Aid

CBU passes on the direct cost of the Study Abroad program selected in addition to a $280 Study Abroad processing fee.  Students who are approved for study abroad will be registered for a full-time course load through CBU and financial aid will be awarded accordingly.  In some cases, not all financial aid is able to be applied to study abroad – it depends on the funding source and their requirements.  Usually loans and government aid can be applied to study abroad.  Institutional Aid (CBU scholarships/grants) can NOT be used to study abroad.  Expenses not covered by available financial aid are the responsibility of the student.

Before Departure

ONCE ACCEPTED: Submit Petition to Study Abroad…. with: (1) Course Schedule (Including Course Description/Syllabus) and (2) Acceptance Letter. Next, follow the recommendations of your abroad program to further prepare. 


REMEMBER: Do NOT go to CBU Offices to ask about your petition. All your correspondence MUST happen through Academic Services.

Lancer Arms 39       951-343-4739

During Your Study Abroad

It is important you continue to check your LancerMail ( e-mail address for important communications from the University while you are abroad. 
If upon arrival at your study abroad destination you are required to enroll in coursework not already approved by CaliforniaBaptistUniversity, you should make contact with the Office of the Registrar immediately so we can review the coursework for transferability and applicability to CBU requirements.
During your semester abroad, registration for the next semester will begin. Specific information about when you may begin registering for classes on the web will be sent to your LancerMail. If you have difficulties registering on the web, please contact Academic Advising for assistance on completing your registration at; (800) 782-3382 x4567 or (951) 343-4567.  
Dr. Jeff Barnes
Dean of Academic Services
Lancer Arms 39

Chelsea Sherwood

Academic Services Graduate Assistant 



Study Abroad Petition Form
Study Abroad Petition (.docx, 19K)
Students  must be accepted into the study abroad program before completing petition and also submit the petition at a minimum of 6 weeks prior to departure.
Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view and print PDF files.

Academic Credit and Degree Information

Academic Credit
  • Granted and approved by the University Registrar's Office. Please contact for questions regarding the transferability of study abroad coursework or to make an appointment.
  • A petition is not necessary to review coursework, but is required before the Office of the University Registrar can register you for classes.  Petitions are available in Dr. Jeff Barnes Office (Lancer Arms 39) and must be processed prior to the trip's departure for all students.
  • Before meeting with the Office of the University Registrar, please have ready information about the institution you wish to study with and course descriptions of the possible courses you wish to take. 
  • Generally, study abroad coursework is used to meet general education and elective unit requirements. We encourage all CBU students to complete their major/minor requirements here at California Baptist University.
  • A maximum of 18 units per semester may be earned for academic credit.
Impact on Degree Plan
  • Please visit the Academic Advising Office if you have questions about how study abroad may affect your planned graduation date.

...You can complete your Study Abroad/Non-U.S. History Requirement!!