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

Staff Information
 Kathryn Morrisey

Kathryn Morrissey
Director of Study Abroad

Kathryn coordinates study abroad and international exchange programs across campus. She joined the team in Continuing and Global Education in 2015. Kathryn spent a semester studying economics in Florence, Italy as an undergraduate student and enjoys traveling internationally as well as within the United States.


Cinthia Godinez
Student Assistant

Cinthia joined the Study Abroad and International Exchanges office Spring 2015. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a minor in International Political Economy at Fresno State. Her most recent experience abroad took place during the 2014 fall semester where she studied Latin American government and politics in Costa Rica. An active member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Cinthia was nominated by the International Scholar Laureate Program (ISLP) to attend the Delegation on International Relations and Diplomacy for 2015. She hopes to work for the State Department with a focus on Southwest Asia and North Africa. A firm believer in diversity, Cinthia is an advocate for cultural enrichment abroad as well as locally.


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.