2018-2019 Catalog

International Education Programs

SCC 136-A

(310) 243-3919

www.csudh.edu/iec IEC@csudh.edu

Information on international study is available at the International Education Center (IEC) located in the Small College Complex.  Students can select from a variety of study abroad programs offered for a semester, summer or academic year.  IEC staff assists students application to international programs and provide support services for inbound exchange students.

Academic Year Programs

Developing intercultural communication skills and international understanding among its students is a vital mission of The California State University (CSU). Since its inception in 1963, the CSU International Programs has contributed to this effort by providing qualified students an affordable opportunity to continue their studies abroad for a full academic year. More than 15,000 CSU students have taken advantage of this unique study option.

International Programs participants earn resident academic credit at their CSU campuses while they pursue full-time study at a host university or special study center abroad. The International Programs serves the needs of students in more than 100 designated academic majors. Affiliated with more than 70 recognized universities and institutions of higher education in 19 countries, the International Programs also offers a wide selection of study abroad destinations and learning environments. The affiliated institutions are:

Australia  Griffith University, Macquarie University, Queensland University of Technology, University of Queensland, University of Western Sydney, 

Canada  Concordia University (Montréal), McGill University (Montréal), Université Laval (Québec City)

Chile  Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Santiago)

China  Peking University (Beijing)

Denmark  Danish Institute for Study Abroad (international education affiliate of the University of Copenhagen)

France  Institut Catholique de Paris, Université d’Aix-Marseille (Aix-en-Provence), Universités de Paris I, III, IV, VI, VII, VIII, X, XI, XII, XIII, Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, Université d'Evry Val d'Essonne, and Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines.

Germany  University of Tübingen and a number of institutions of higher education in the Federal state of Baden-Württemberg

Ghana  University of Ghana, Legon

Israel  University of Haifa

Italy  CSU Study Center (Florence), Universitá degli Studi di Firenze, Accademia di Belle Arti Firenze

Japan  Waseda University (Tokyo)

Korea  Yonsei University (Seoul)

Mexico  Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Campus Querétaro

New Zealand  Lincoln University (Christchurch), Massey University (Palmerston North)

South Africa  Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth

Spain  Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Universidad de Granada, Universidad de Jaén

Sweden  Uppsala University

Taiwan  National Taiwan University (Taipei), National Tsing Hua University (Hsinchu)

United Kingdom  Bradford University, Bristol University, Hull University, Kingston University, Swansea University

Students participating in CSU IP pay CSU tuition and program fees, and are responsible for airfare, accommodations, meals and other personal expenses. Financial aid, with the exception of Federal Work-Study, is available to qualified students and limited scholarship opportunities are also available. All programs require students to maintain good academic and disciplinary standing many programs are open to sophomores or graduate students. California Community College transfer students are eligible to apply (to select programs) directly from their community colleges. Students must possess a current cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or 3.0, depending on the program, and must fulfill all coursework prerequisites. Additional program information and application instructions can be found on our website at www.calstatele.edu/ip.


International Programs pays tuition and administrative costs abroad for participating California resident students to a similar extent that such funds would be expended to support similar costs in California. Participants are responsible for all CSU tuition and program fees, personal costs, such as transportation, room and board, and living expenses. Financial aid, with the exception of Federal Work-Study, is available to qualified students.

To qualify for admission to the International Programs, in most programs students must have upper division or graduate standing at a CSU campus by the time of departure. Students at the sophomore level may, however, participate in the intensive language acquisition programs or courses in Canada, China, France, Germany, Korea, Mexico, Sweden and Taiwan. California Community Colleges transfer students are eligible to apply directly from their community colleges. Students must also possess a current cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or 3.0, depending on the program for which they apply and must fulfill all coursework prerequisites.

Additional information and application materials may be obtained on campus, or by writing to The California State University International Programs, 401 Golden Shore, Sixth Floor, Long Beach, California 90802-4210. Visit us on the World Wide Web at www.calstate.edu/ip.

Semester and Summer Programs

CSUDH is also an associate member of University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC), offering semester and summer programs as well as academic year programs in Australia, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Ghana, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malta, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Spain, Sweden and Thailand . Programs are available in a number of academic disciplines, including language and cultural studies, business and management, social sciences, humanities, and sciences. Students must possess a cumulative grade point average of 2.50. Applications and information may be obtained from the International Education Center, SCC 136 A, (310) 243-3919.

International Emphasis

One of the major goals of CSU Dominguez Hills is to give all students the opportunity to better understand the effects of world affairs in relation to both the individual and society. Accordingly, the University includes a Global Perspectives requirement in the General Studies program. Many international and foreign language courses are also provided. Special academic concentrations are available in international business and international politics for students who intend to specialize their studies in international education.

The University sponsors seminars, discussions and films on important international situations and events. Working together to sponsor various activities on campus is an International Center with a director of international programs; an International Education Committee composed of faculty, administrators, students and community members. The University is working with community members to develop loan and scholarship funds for students who wish to study in a foreign country.