Study Abroad & International Exchanges

Contact Us:
Get more Information on study abroad by contacting SAIE.

Mailing Address:
California State University, Fresno
5300 North Campus Drive M/S FF83
Fresno, CA 93740-8019

Family and Food Sciences Building, Room 119
Phone: 559.278.6452 
Fax: 559.278.4203

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Marcela Magdaleno
Study Abroad Advisor 

Marcela Magdaleno serves as Study Abroad Advisor, she is responsible for oversight and management of all study abroad programs. She joined the Division of Continuing and Global Education in 2014, she previously worked as the Academic Advisor for Provost Graduation Initiative, intern in the Study Abroad and International Exchanges Office and has been working on campus for seven years.  Marcela is a Fresno State Alumna with a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Bilingual Education and Master’s of Science in Student Affairs and College Counseling.


Dao Her

Panag Vang 
Student Assistant 

Atinuke Aiyenigba (Gold)
Student Assistant 



Cyndy Trent

Coordinator of International Initiatives and Special Projects

Cynthia manages the faculty-led short term international travel studies in addition to coordinating other internationally—related events. She also designs educational seminars for groups of visiting international delegates and provides opportunities for foreign visitors to participate in specialized tours of the Fresno State campus. Ms. Trent loves international travel and has been fortunate to have visited much of western Europe, the Caribbean and North America, in addition to living two years in Nigeria. She spent a summer in France on a faculty-led travel study while pursuing her undergraduate degree in French. Cynthia believes, “International travel can open one’s mind to other cultures and ways of thinking and living, leading to more tolerant and positive attitudes toward people who are different from us. Once you have spent time in another country, you will never be the same!

Please call the University Police Department at +001 559 278 8400. For life-threatening emergencies requiring absolute immediate attention, please contact local police and/or emergency services in the country you are located in and subsequently contact the University as soon as it is safe to do so.