By Sung Wi |Staff Writer|
If you’ve ever wondered about traveling around the world, meeting new people or trying new things, perhaps you should consider our study abroad program.
The Study Abroad Program Center offers students the opportunity to study in other countries such as Asia, Europe and South America.
Most majors are offered in the study abroad program with generally no requirements or prerequisites with the exception of a few countries and programs.
Most classes are taught in English, so there is no language barrier in classes.
There are three different lengths offered in the program: summer session, a semester and whole year. The summer program is the most popular program because it doesn’t interrupt the regular academic year, giving students the chance to study abroad and get credit during vacation.
The universities in the abroad program are in the top ten of each country.
Studying abroad offers plenty of learning experiences for students, such as, researching, taking classes for your major and teaching English. Each major offers specific classes you can take while studying abroad that are equivalent to classes offered on campus.
In terms of housing, there are three options: dorm, rent or homestay, depending on the program.
The places and schools where students go are always in a safe and secure area, unless you go to danger places on your own while abroad.
In terms of expense, financial aid may be able to cover your entire tuition. Even if you do not qualify for financial aid, lots of study abroad programs cost less than regular CSUSB tuition!
Cristian Gonzalez, a computer engineering student who studied as a computer scientist in Taiwan for one academic year said, “I was young and was wondering what it would be like to live in another country.”
He visited the study abroad office and signed up for a summer program in Japan at first.
After the program, he became very interested into the year long international program, so he decided to apply for a one year program in Taiwan.
“The international program has changed how I view the world around me. Going aboard surely did help when I came back to the United States,” said Gonzalez.
One of the classes he took in Taiwan helped him get an internship at NASA Dryden Flight Research Center.
“Do not hesitate,” says Emilio Rodriguez, study abroad program assistant. “All CSU students can use the International Program so visit us if you are interested.”
If you would like more information about the program and have more questions, the office, located in College of Education, room 348, is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Join other students who wish to travel the world and experience education outside of America!