California State University has over 55,000 faculty and staff, and 485,000 students, spread across the 23 campuses and representing nearly all geographic areas of the state. It is the largest university system in the country driving the 5th largest economy in the world.

As a whole, csuglobal seeks to harness this wealth of knowledge to the benefit of Global California by creating an academic journal suited to the 21st century. Thus, this journal is a digital platform to provide free, interactive content as a channel to showcase the university system’s greatest strength – its people – to the world.

Our aim is to analyze and promote debate on all aspects of global learning, global competencies development, and globalization through publishing original articles and multi-media presentations authored by California State University faculty, students, and staff. While the CSU mission is primarily to educate, mentor and serve its students, as a publicly funded institution, our audience and our impact affects the entire state of California.

csuglobalaction is specifically rooted in the unique teaching mission of the CSU and seeks to fill a publication gap by providing a space where faculty, administrators and staff can come together to talk about international education, pedagogy, equity, structures and values international education. Our hope is that we can break down silos between and on our campuses in the pursuit of helping international students come to our universities and our state while better supporting our students as they explore the world at home and abroad. This journal strives to offer space for an open and honest discussion about what we need to do to address the serious issues facing our communities, our state, and our world.

Current Volume: Volume 1 (2023)



Study Abroad in Action
Cari Vanderkar