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Study abroad programs for Spring 2021 have been canceled. 
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Chico State cancels incoming and outgoing study abroad programs for Spring 2021

Dylan Griffith, Reporter // November 2, 2020

Chico State international programs announced the cancellation of  study abroad programs that would have sent and welcomed students to and from countries all over the world.  This announcement...

Study abroad programs canceled amongst heavy cases of Coronavirus, select students to leave countries

Kimberly Morales, Staff Writer // March 11, 2020

Chico State and study abroad consortiums have begun to pull students from their study abroad programs amid the increase of coronavirus cases across the globe.  Students continuing toward their...

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How to make the most of study abroad

Grant Schmieding // February 12, 2018

Few things will make your head spin faster than stepping off a plane into an unfamiliar country. I studied abroad in Viterbo, Italy for two semesters. All the preparation, contemplation, research and...

Chico State ranks in the top three for international studies. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Chico State’s study abroad program ranks second in the nation

Natalie Hanson // November 16, 2017

The nonprofit educational and cultural exchange group Institute of International Education ranked Chico State in the top three universities for studying abroad.This is the second consecutive year as well...

March 2 - The Study Abroad fair is taking place in the quad outside of the BMU. Students can ask questions regarding the different programs and services. (Photo credit: Aurora Evans).

Undocumented students studying abroad urged to come home

Bianca Quilantan // November 18, 2016

Some students studying abroad may not be allowed to return to the United States after President-elect Donald Trump takes office Jan. 20, 2017. An email sent by Jennifer Gruber study abroad and international...

Affected areas of the Norcia region in Italy. Photo from U.S. Geological Survey

Study abroad students safe after 6.2 earthquake

Marrion Charissa Cruz // August 24, 2016

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck cities in central Italy early Wednesday morning. The epicenter was Amatrice, two hours from Rome. Nearby towns such as Umbria, Lazio and Marche were also affected. The...

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Terrorism: My opinion from being in Paris on Nov. 13, 2015

Alex Horne // March 31, 2016

Terrorism: It’s a word that has been on the forefront of American conversation and political debate for the past 15 years. In the past year terrorism has rocked some of the world's major cities including...

Jennifer Gruber, coordinator of the Chico State Study Abroad & International Exchange, hopes that recent attacks in Brussels don't deter students from studying abroad. Photo courtesy of Ad Meskens.

Study Abroad office reacts to Belgium attacks

Eric Mcguire // March 27, 2016

The world is in mourning after the two horrific bombings in Brussels that, according to a recent New York Times article, killed approximately 30 people and left more than 230 wounded. The world looks different...

Vicente Fuentes, senior marketing major, has developed a passion for photography. Photo credit: Floritzel Salvador

Student finds passion for photography

Floritzel Salvador // March 2, 2016

Meet Vicente Fuentes, senior marketing major, recently returned from a semester abroad in Viterbo, Italy. The 23-year-old was born in Colima, Mexico. At the age of 8, he came to the United States. At...

Jessica Vazquez, senior agricultural business major, said studying abroad was one of the best decisions that she ever made. Photo courtesy of Jessica Vasquez.

Study Abroad extends available locations to Latin America

Sabrina Salvatore // November 10, 2015

Students who are considering studying abroad now have a few more location options, including Argentina, Chile and Ecuador.These added destinations have been made available by a program created this semester....

Nicole Santos says farewell to her last four years at Chico State. Photo courtesy of Annie Page

Senior Spotlight: An Orionite’s farewell to Chico State

Nicole Santos // May 12, 2015

It feels like just yesterday I was moving into my dorm in Sutter Hall. Now I’m decorating my cap for the commencement ceremony on Saturday. This semester, I interviewed 18 diverse seniors for...

Michelle Manera walks the famous Abbey Road crossing. Courtesy of Michelle Manera.

Orionite Abroad: Stay calm and discourage stereotypes

Michelle Manera // March 18, 2014

Defeating the American stereotype can't be done with just one act.It's a daily task that involves choosing not to lose control, or at the very least, losing control silently. Americans have a reputation...

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