Welcome to the Center for International Affairs web site. Here you may easily explore the programs and services available through our office. The primary mission of the Center for International Affairs is to internationalize the California State University Channel Islands educational experience. Thus the committee supports the University mission to “graduate students with multicultural and international perspectives.” The Center for International Affairs promotes and supports efforts to internationalize the curriculum, afford students the opportunity to study abroad short term, support international faculty collaboration, and foster links with higher educational institutions around the world.

"Traveling ~ it leaves you speechless, then it turns you into a storyteller." - Ibn Battuta

Event Announcements

Inside U.S. Foreign Policy Seminar: Climate and COP 27

USA Study Abroad, part of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), and its Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program are pleased to invite all interested U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to attend the “Inside U.S. Foreign Policy Seminar: Climate
and COP 27”

DATE: February 2, 2023

This 2-hour seminar will explore how the State Department advances U.S. foreign policy goals on climate change, with a specific focus on the process and
outcomes of the 27th session of the Conference of the Parties of the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference or “COP 27” held in November 2022 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Attendees will hear from technical experts and U.S. diplomats working in the State Department’s Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, and the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt. The seminar will shed light on the complex inner workings of American diplomacy connecting the State Department’s strategic mission to the lives of people throughout the United States and around the world. Attendees will also have the chance to learn more
about State Department career paths, along with internship and fellowship opportunities.

CIA Statement of Support

for the People of Ukraine

The Center for International Affairs (CIA) at California State University Channel Islands stands in solidarity with Ukraine and the people of Ukraine. Since Feb 24th, Ukraine has been the target of an unprovoked and unjustifiable invasion.

The members of the CIA are concerned about the devastating loss of life as well as the tremendous suffering and harm done to innocent civilians. We applaud and embrace the Ukrainian people who are exceptionally resilient and courageously defending their nation and values.

CIA is calling for an immediate end to this invasion and the atrocities that have followed. Together we stand in unity to support the people of Ukraine and members of our CSUCI community who are affected by the war. The Ukrainian people are in our hearts and on our minds. 

  • To view the IFSA and AAPI statement and for a list of links to support or donations, please see the CSUCI announcement in our News Center.

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