Study Abroad at California State University, Long Beach

United States West Long Beach

Live your best California dream at California State University, Long Beach. This vibrant urban university is located in scenic Long Beach, the fifth largest city in California, with a 322-acre oceanside campus that’s lined with more than 3,000 peach trees donated by local residents. Besides the beautifully landscaped grounds and picturesque views of the Pacific Ocean, CSU Long Beach is also home to a diverse student body of nearly 38,000, who enjoy a wide breadth of academic departments with highly regarded programs in engineering, business, criminal justice, and the arts. Students also have access to more than 300 organizations including sports, special interest clubs, social action organizations, and honor societies.

Academic strength: Economics, Management, Engineering
Rankings: Globally Recognized

About the University

California State University, Long Beach

In Long Beach, the fifth largest city in California, the CSU 322-acre campus near the ocean offers a beautifully landscaped, garden-like setting and outstanding instructional facilities enhanced by aesthetically pleasing architecture and attractive design.

With a diverse population and scenic oceanside environment, the university seamlessly blends academic and outdoor life activities for a full study-abroad experience. It is a scenic place to live, with more than 3,000 peach trees lining the campus, a donation made by local Long Beach citizens.

Learn more at California State University, Long Beach's official webssite 

SAF's Student Promise

Unparalleled Access

We know your destination and host university inside and out

Total Support

We manage your housing, insurance, application - the entire adventure

24/7 Health & Safety Coverage

Our experts are available around-the-clock for support when you need it

In It For You

As a registered US not-for-profit, it's our mission that drives us

We've Seen It All

For over 70 years we have curated world-class study abroad experiences

Official Associations

Over 300 of the world's best universities trust our study abroad expertise

Mayuko Sakata
“CSULB is a university where sports are popular, so there are a lot of sports facilities. In particular, the gym is very large and can be used free of charge by undergraduate students. There are even facilities where you can go rock climbing!

There are facilities where you can go bowling and play billiards at the university, too. You can really experience so many things at the university. It is a scene rarely seen in my home country. ”
Mayuko Sakata, Past SAF Student

Study Abroad At The Beach

Long Beach is known as the 'international city', located moments from Los Angeles!

From the vibrant downtown and shoreline areas to the lively restaurants, shops and bars found on Belmont shore, SAF students have plenty of fun places to visit. The campus is located a short distance from many of Southern California’s most popular destinations, including Disneyland, downtown L.A., Hollywood, Laguna Beach, Santa Monica Pier, the Staples Center, Huntington Beach and much more!

Take a look at California State University, Long Beach's virtual campus map and see yourself studying abroad at the beach. 


Student Health & Safety

We champion health, safety, and security. As part of IES Abroad, the largest study abroad organization in the United States, we have set the standard for health and safety in study abroad for decades. We plan for the ‘what if’, so you can get on with the experience of a lifetime.
International Health Insurance

International health insurance included in the cost of your program

24/7 Emergency Phone Support

Total coverage to support you while traveling and in your new city

Location-Specific Information

Health and safety information prepared based on your destination

Health In Your Language

Highly trained multilingual staff to connect you to healthcare providers

Secure Housing

Quality, safe, secure housing within close proximity to your classes

Dedicated Expertise

Protection by a Dean of Students Office advocating for your interests

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