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Partner Resources

The Sonoma State University Global Engagement Office maintains partnerships with universities and institutions throughout the world to strengthen and enhance our students' experience in a global context. Strengthening our global partnerships is in accordance with Sonoma State's commitment to educational access and excellence. Guided by our core values and driven by a commitment to the liberal arts and sciences, we strive to deliver high-quality educational and innovative programs.

Sonoma State's core values are an expression of who we are, and we proudly embrace integrity, respect, excellence, and responsibility as part of our Seawolf Commitment. Our core values include: diversity and social justice; sustainability and environmental inquiry; connectivity and community engagement; and adaptability and responsiveness. We also strive to align our programs and global initiatives with the Sonoma State's, which include student success, academic excellence and innovation, leadership cultivation, and transformative impact. 

Below are our current program partners. If your organization or institution is interested in forming a partnership, please reach out to the Global Engagement Coordinator, Dr. Hope Ortiz, at

Active Partnerships

Sonoma State partners with several foreign institutions to facilitate reciprocal educational exchange agreements, where incoming international students enroll at SSU and SSU students enroll in partner institutions overseas. The two universities agree, in the spirit of goodwill and reciprocity, to strengthen ties between the universities and to promote academic and cultural exchange. SSU students on these international exchange programs enroll directly in a wide variety of courses offered at the host university. These programs provide students with an accessible and affordable option that allows them to have an immersive experience at the host university, experiencing the local life and culture.

Students applying to study at SSU for a semester or year through a bilateral exchange partnership will need to work with their home campus coordinator in completing an exchange application and returning the required application materials to the Global Engagement Coordinator, Dr. Hope Ortiz, at 


Burgundy School of Business (BSB)

EM Normandie


Niigata University

United Kingdom

University of Leeds

Study Abroad affiliate partners provide SSU students with opportunities to directly enroll in institutions abroad. 

United Kingdom

University of Liverpool

SSU has Memorandums of Understanding with a variety of partner universities across the world. These agreements are non-legally binding and establish a broad context for institutional cooperation.