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International First Year Program at ONCAMPUS Cal State Monterey Bay

  • 1st year of your degree through ONCAMPUS Cal State Monterey Bay
  • Earn up to 32 credits, a normal freshman course load, taking classes that are taught by CSUMB faculty
  • Benefit from small classes that are no more than 25 students per class
  • In addition, you’ll receive supplemental instruction in English and other academic skills

Program Benefits

The transition to college-level study is challenging for most students. This is especially true for international students who also have to adjust to a different culture, a different language, and an education system that is quite different from the one at home.

Cambridge Education Group programs have been helping international students succeed in their university goals for more than 60 years. Our vast experience in educating students from all over the world has led to the refined and detailed ONCAMPUS Cal State Monterey Bay program, which includes:

• A supportive environment that helps students acclimate quickly
• Instruction that builds academic skills (researching, using a library, making presentations)
• Ongoing instruction to build English language proficiency for general academic use
• Ongoing instruction to build English language proficiency specific to a chosen path of study
• Ability to earn up to 32 college credits, typical of any first year student

Semester 1

Title Credits
Oral & Written Communications I 4
Multicultural Health 4
Literature, Film & Culture 4
Introduction to Environmental Science 4
Total credits 16

Semester 2

Title Credits
Oral & Written Communications II 4
Music Appreciation 4
Monterey Bay Environmental Science 4
Politics of Everyday Life 4
Total credits 16

This is an indicative study plan only; individual academic courses are subject to change

Academic English for college preparatory students

All students who need additional English language preparation prior to coming to ONCAMPUS Cal State Monterey Bay can attend Stafford House International in San Francisco or San Diego.

  • Start dates every Monday
  • 30 lessons (22.5 hours) per week
  • Receive a conditional offer letter to ONCAMPUS Cal State Monterey Bay*
  • Study in San Francsico or San Diego
  • Learn in our modern, high-tech language school
  • Become accustomed to the U.S. before beginning your first year of university with ONCAMPUS Cal State Monterey Bay


  • An 8 week Study Plan = +.5 IELTS / +10 TOEFL
  • A 16 week Study Plan = +1 IELTS / +20 TOEFL

Need more information?

If you would like more information about any of our programs or fees, please contact our Central Admissions team who will be happy to help:

Telephone: +44 1223 345698
Fax: +44 1223 346181

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