Study Abroad Opportunities
Why Study Abroad?
- Students who study abroad say it was the most important experience of their college career.
- Employers value Study Abroad experience, and students who Study Abroad are twice as likely to be hired upon graduation.
- Studying abroad is less expensive than taking a summer class and then travelling on your own, and you can use Financial Aid to pay for the program.
- Studying abroad enhances your learning of course material while learning about another culture.
- You develop close relationships with fellow Study Abroad participants and the professor (who can then serve as an excellent reference for jobs and graduate school)
- Learn more about studying abroad
Study Abroad Programs for Summer 2020:
- Abnormal Psychology, Germany: 5 week program in Bonn, Germany with fieldtrips to Amsterdam & Berlin
- Social Psychology, England: 4 week program at Oxford University with fieldtrips to London & Belfast
How to Apply:
- Program-specific applications may be completed on the CSULB Study Abroad Portal
- Complete both the Applicant Information and Questionnaire portion of the application
- Accepted students will be notified by the instructor leading the trip
Paying for Study Abroad
- Total-costs vary by program, but generally include CSULB tuition, travel insurance fees, program fees (including housing, food, and excursions), and airfare
- Financial aid may be used to pay for Study Abroad Expenses
- Students may also apply for scholarships such as the CSULB Associated Students Scholarship (up to $750), the Gilman Scholarship (up to $4,000), the Freeman Asia Scholarship (up to $3,000), a Fund for Education Abroad Scholarship (up to $1,250), a Generation Study Abroad Travel Grant (up to $2,000), or one of many other scholarships available to study abroad students. Some program specific scholarships are also available; see individual program websites for information
- Go Fund Me and other crowd-sourcing platforms are also a great way to raise funds, or consider some of these other creative fundraising ideas that have worked for past CSULB students