Study Abroad Options

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Study Abroad Program Options for CSUDH Student

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CSU International Programs (IP)

Students in SpainIP is the overseas study program of the CSU system, affiliated with over 70 institutions of higher learning in 18 countries. IP offers yearlong study abroad programs in a variety of majors, with articulation with CSUDH courses and most majors. Students pay CSU fees, plus travel and living expenses. CSUDH financial aid is fully applicable to IP study programs. Most programs require a 2.75 GPA, but some require a 3.00 GPA. Students need two faculty recommendations and, when appropriate, foreign language ability. Application deadline for most countries is February 1 and September 1 for South Africa and Australia of each year. Applications are available online beginning October of each year. Visit for more information.

Faculty-Led Programs

Faculty-led Study Abroad Programs are organized and taught by faculty at CSUDH. The programs are travel courses led by CSUDH faculty. Students can travel 1 week – 6 weeks during winter, spring intersession and summer sessions. Students earn minimum 3 or 6 units that may count toward their degree. If you are interested, please contact the Study Abroad Office to learn more about eligibility and application deadlines.

Study Abroad Opportunities through Program Providers:


University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC)

Based out of University of Nevada, USAC offers programs in 25 countries with many locations unique for study abroad. Students from more than 800 universities around the world have studied with USAC over its thirty-year+ history. Programs options are winter (January), summer, semester and yearlong. Students pay USAC tuition, plus travel and living expenses abroad. Students should have a 2.50 GPA and be in good academic standing. Some programs require a 3.00 GPA. Students will be admitted on a "first-come, first-served" basis. CSUDH financial aid is fully applicable.

International Studies Abroad (ISA)

Since 1987, International Studies Abroad (ISA) has provided college students in the United States and Canada who wish to study abroad for a summer, semester, or academic year. ISA has a wide variety of study abroad programs at accredited schools/universities throughout Asia, Europe, Africa, Latin America, Middle East, and the Pacific. Check the individual eligibility requirements for your program on the website, as they may vary. Some requirements include GPA with ranges from 2.50 to 3.30, foreign language proficiency, if applicable, and academic classification. ISA accepts applicants on a rolling basis and recommends submitting application as soon as possible preferably one or two months before application deadline. Application deadline varies depending on the country of choice.

American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS)

Since 1964, over 1.5 million students have traveled abroad with AIFS. With more than 50 years of experience, they have the resources and experience to provide what their students want and need in a study abroad program, and to safeguard their welfare around the globe. AIFS offers a wide range of unique programs in Asia, Australia, Europe, South Africa and the Americas for a summer, semester or academic year. Most AIFS campuses offer courses in English or in foreign languages from beginner to advanced levels, so you don’t even have to know a foreign language to study abroad. Application deadline varies depending on the country of choice.

Cultural Experiences Abroad (CEA)

Since 1997, CEA has maintained one simple philosophy: To provide high-quality international academic programs and services. Our programs are designed for U.S. and Canadian students who wish to go abroad for a summer, semester, or academic year and gain credit toward their undergraduate degrees. CEA offers a balance of academics and adventure to thousands of students each year, with destinations in 21 cities across 12 countries. CEA are committed to providing programs that align with your academic, professional, and personal goals. You’ll earn credits toward graduation while gaining skills that enhance your employability. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, assessed as they arrive, and accepted after eligibility is verified. Each program has an “apply-by” date and maximum capacity; once reached; further applications are not accepted.