On 7 June, 2014 International Black Sea University signed a Memorandum of Understanding with California University of Pennsylvania (CALU), USA. The Memorandum was signed by the Rector of IBSU, Prof. Dr. S. Ercan Tunc and the President of CALU, Geraldine M. Jones. Basically the parties agreed to focus on the following scopes of cooperation: student and staff exchange (long-term and short-term), exchange of scientific materials, publications, information, cultural activities, joint conferences, academic programs, research activities, arts exhibitions.
In the follow up meeting, in November, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ilyas Ciloglu, the Rector of the IBSU once again visited the CALU to deepen the prospects of the cooperation. During the official meeting both sides agreed to promote exchange programs and provide students with opportunities of gaining valuable experience in a multicultural society.