China Programs

The China Programs Office (CPO) at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) offers a one-stop resource for global management training, professional development, intercultural exchange and educational programs. It is designed to host educational training programs for mid-career professionals and executives from China in various academic disciplines as well as programs in U.S. culture and values, English language, business and social etiquette, organizational practices and protocol, and corporate and government culture.

The CPO training programs will build cultural and business bridges between the United States, and China and foster increased exchange among organizations and individuals in economic, governmental, academic, and civic sectors. To ensure the success of our programs, we work closely with our faculty and with expert professionals in California companies and government agencies at the state, city, and national levels.

China Programs brochure as a pdf file

Our Mission and Goals

The mission of the China Programs Office is to offer management training and educational programs to Chinese executives and managers in the public and private sectors. Through these programs, we promote business cooperation and educational and cultural exchanges for the mutual interests of both the United States and China.

Our Experience

The College of Extended Learning at CSUSB has been involved in training Chinese officials and professionals for several years. We have offered almost 500 long-term and short-term programs, and have trained over 10,000 Chinese participants.

With that kind of extensive experience, China Programs Office will:

  • Develop market driven educational programs for Chinese business and public sector executives;
  • Create strategic partnerships among CSUSB and Chinese institutions for the development of educational programs and initiatives;
  • Foster an understanding of history, cultures, and values;
  • Increase CSUSB's visibility in China through various educational programs.

Our Collaborators

CSUSB has corporate relationships with public and private organizations in California that enable us to offer programs of the highest quality and provide first-hand practical experience to our program participants. Through our educational programs, we are constantly building a bridge between CSUSB and China.

Contact Us

China Programs Office
College of Extended Learning
California State University, San Bernardino
5500 University Parkway
San Bernardnio, CA 92407-2397

Phone: +1-909-537-3953
Fax: +1-909-537-5905

Housing Options


  • Residence halls and apartments
  • Meal plan available

Living on campus is one of the easiest ways to become involved at CSUSB.
The Villages offers on-campus housing for students in three residential environments: Serrano Village, Arrowhead Village and University Village. Living on campus is a significant part of the CSUSB experience for approximately 1,500 students.

Visit Housing and Residential Life for more information.


Homestay for 120 hours tesol certificate

  • Improve English, learn American culture
  • Become a member of the family
  • Families provide three meals per day, transportation to and from campus, a bedroom and utilities (except phone)

International students can participate in the Homestay Program where they live with American families to improve their English and learn American culture firsthand. Host families are proud to explain American ways of life, Students can learn new things, taste new foods and see new places.

The IEP Homestay Program gives IEP students and members of the community an opportunity to learn more about other people and their cultures. By participating in the Homestay Program, you will be able to share your tradition and lifestyles while broadening your own cultural experiences.


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Homestay Program

The IEP Homestay Program gives IEP students and members of the community an opportunity to learn more about other people and their cultures. By participating in the Homestay program, you will be able to share your traditions and lifestyle while broadening your own cultural experiences.

Homestay Benefits

  • American culture and language in a family environment.
  • Invaluable education to both students and host families.
  • Creating memories and friendships that will last a lifetime.

Homestay Includes

Host families are expected to provide students with:

  • A safe environment
  • A private room
  • Meals
  • Transportation to and from the California State University, San Bernardino campus.

Host families are encouraged to include students in family activities in the evenings and on weekends. These activities enrich the students' stay and give them a true picture of American culture.

Homestay Fees

Fees Academic Year
Homestay Application Fee $120.00
Homestay Fees (per month) $900.00
Homestay Fee (per night) $30.00

Apply for Homestay

  1. Download Homestay application.
  2. Submit your application, photos and payment.
    • Mail: send your completed Homestay application form, photos and check by mail to:

      Homestay Coordinator
      International Extension Programs
      California State University, San Bernardino
      5500 University Parkway, Room SH-134
      San Bernardino, CA 92407-2397 USA

      Please make check payable to: "CSUSB"
    • E-mail: send your application to, mail your check separately, e-mail or mail your photos.
    • Fax: send your application form by fax to (909) 537-5905 and mail your photos and check separately.

Visa Requirements

California State University, San Bernardino is authorized to issue I-20 forms (Certificates of Student Eligibility) for full-time intensive English study. Students may then enter the U.S. on an F-1 student visa obtained from the American Embassy or consulate.

F-1 visas are issued on the basis of full-time study. This means that you are expected to attend your scheduled classes every day that you are enrolled in ELP. After three quarters of full-time study, you are eligible for one quarter off.

If you are planning to study in the U.S., you must apply for an F-1 visa.

Download Application for I-20 (Student Visa) Form

Students applying for ELP's Intensive English Program should complete the financial statement located on the application form. Students accepted for study will receive the I-20 form so that they may obtain an F-1 student visa at the nearest U.S. consulate.

Health Insurance

International students must have health insurance coverage at all times while enrolled at CSUSB.

Mandatory Student Health Insurance:

It is the International Extensions Program policy that all students purchase health insurance through the CSUSB International Extension Programs as part of their registration fees. Students are automatically billed for the Health Insurance plan at the beginning of each Quarter.

The Health Insurance Plan is currently administered by USI Affinity Travel Insurance Services. For complete information about coverage please go to Global Underwriters