University-sponsored Programs Abroad (USPA)

Cleveland State University offers short-term, cost-effective faculty-led study abroad programs that provide structured high-impact international learning experiences abroad attached to CSU classes. Condensed into 7 days to 4 weeks of  international travel plus pre- and post-trip sessions, each course is led by an experienced CSU faculty member or staff and results in graded in-residence credits that apply toward degree requirements and cumulative GPA. All programs will be announced on this page so please, check back often.

monte ahuja college of business 

CSU in Ecuador
INB 491/MKT 696 - Fall 2022 (by application and permission only) 
January 2- 10, 2023 
Program fee: $4,199
August 15 application and deposit deadline



Updated June 9, 2021 
International travel will be decided on a case-by-case basis. Generally speaking, CSU will follow the U.S. Department of State travel guidelines allowing travel for countries deemed Level 1, 2, or 3.  Travel for countries labeled Level 4 will not be generally allowed.

Updated April 20, 2021 
Travel restrictions update -- Travel with money funded through Cleveland State University (this would include any grant funding as well) is still prohibited through the end of the summer.  Domestic travel will be allowed to resume in the Fall term.  International travel is prohibited through the summer, but a decision has not yet been reached about the fall.  We will be assessing the situation frequently. Remember that Article 26 funds that are usually used for faculty travel have not been approved for the upcoming academic year (2021-2022)    as the AAUP - CSU Collective Bargaining Agreement is currently being negotiated.

Updated October 28, 2020 
International Travel – The university has issued the following guidelines regarding international travel.
We are extending the suspension of university sponsored international travel until May 1, 2021. Planning for summer 2021 study abroad programs may proceed, but this planning must proceed cautiously. The situation for summer and beyond is very hard to predict at this time.  We will need to assess the situation again in February 2021. There will be a review of the pandemic situation in early February 2021 to determine whether suspension of university sponsored international travel and study abroad programs need to be continued beyond May 1, 2021.