Frequently Asked Questions

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How to Apply

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International Student Brochure

Learn more about the opportunities available to International Students.

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Humboldt State University is renowned nationally and internationally for its academic excellence, intensive research and unique programs.  Our small class sizes allow students and faculty to work closely together and for students to receive personalized attention and support.  HSU has outstanding natural science and resources programs, and also excels in the areas of business, humanities and liberal arts. Come join us at our safe, welcoming campus on the northern California coast surrounded by towering redwood trees.

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Student Profiles

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Faculty Immigration Resources

Learn more about J-1 Exchange Visitors and H-1B Visa applicants.

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HSU Study California

HSU Study California is an opportunity for international students to visit Humboldt State University for a semester or a year. The experience allows you to interact with American students, faculty and other international students. For those who are a part of the HSU Study California program, every day is an adventure in American culture - meeting new people, trying new foods and learning something new.

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Intensive English Program

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If you need to improve your language skills to succeed in an academic program, or to reach professional or personal goals, you can enroll in our International English Language Institute (IELI). Small classes of 8 to 12 students, and friendly, dedicated teachers provide an ideal environment for improving English and allow individual attention to your needs and creates a friendly learning environment. You’ll get to participate in lots of activities, including conversation hours, field trips, potluck parties and movie nights, which encourage you to work on your English skills while enjoying time with friends.

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The Global Connections Club

The Global Connections Club seeks to bring people from all international and domestic backgrounds together to have fun, make connections, understand and get to know members of other cultures. Students learn about each other’s cultures through celebrations, festivals, and cultural exchange.  The club puts on an International Fashion Show and the Intercultural Festival every year, and regularly hosts international movie nights. 

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