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STUDY ABROAD AND ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK

""Since deep, lasting student learning happens beyond the four walls of the traditional classroom, College of Liberal Arts faculty offer a wide variety of Study Abroad and Alternative Spring Break programs. These immersive programs—some of which are featured below—provide students with the opportunity to, among other things, learn or improve language skills, encounter new methods of instruction, and, most importantly, broaden their worldviews through learning about new cultures and perspectives.

Current Study Abroad Opportunities

CSULB COSTA RICA SEMESTER – SPRING 2020

""CSULB Costa Rica Semester is offered every spring semester. Courses are taught by CSULB faculty in San José, Costa Rica. The program is open to students in any major with a minimum GPA of 2.6. You pay CSULB tuition; may use your financial aid; and receive CSULB credit for all courses. A 3-unit internship is optional.

COURSES FOR SPRING 2020

Required courses:

  • Spanish Language (3-4 units)
    Students will be tested when they arrive in Costa Rica to determine the level of Spanish language course.
  • CSULB course selections:
    Professor Caitlin Fouratt, CSULB Department of International Studies
  • I/ST 320: Migration and Modernity
    (3 units) [upper-division GE, Category D, Capstone, global issues, writing intensive]
    This course examines global migration from the 1700s-present, analyzing how migration shapes and is shaped by economic, politics, policies, identities, cultures, and mentalities throughout the globe. As a study abroad course, we will examine these issues while traveling in Costa Rica, one of the major migrant host countries in Latin America. Students will meet with migrant and refugee groups and learn about changing immigration policies in the region.
  • RGR/CHLS 450: 1492 and Beyond
    (3 units) [upper-division GE, Category C, Capstone]
    The course explores cultural changes that resulted from contact among peoples of Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas from 1492 to the present.
  • Optional courses:
    C/LA 492: INTERNSHIP Unpaid (3 units)—Requirements are regulated by your major department.
  • DIRECTED STUDY 498/499 Contact your own Department Advisor to see if it is possible to do a Directed Study course in Costa Rica in your specific major.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25,2019

COST: $6,995 (homestay)

Download an PDF copy of brochure for additional information.

 

HAVANA, CUBA WINTER ABROAD 2020

""Short Term Study Abroad In partnership with The Center for International Education

Apply Now: Cuba Study Abroad Application

DEADLINE: 10/16/2019

CHLS 430: THE LATINX TRANSNATIONAL EXPERIENCE IN THE CARIBBEAN: IMPERIALISM, REFORM, AND REVOLUTION

This course will discuss the vexed relationship between Cuba and the U.S. through the exploration of imperialism, reform, and revolution. Activities include: seminars, lectures, museums tours, excursions, and site visits, with the co-sponsorship of the Institute of Philosophy, member of the Cuban Academy of Sciences. Lectures will be in both English and Spanish (translator provided).

OPEN TO ALL MAJORS. Faculty permission required.

Approximate Program Cost: $2,285 (flight not included)
Tuition: $945
Insurance: $90

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT
DR. STEVEN OSUNA
DEPT. OF SOCIOLOGY
STEVEN.OSUNA@CSULB.EDU

ASI-CSULB Study Abroad Scholarship

 

To apply for a $500 study abroad scholarship: http://global.ccpe.csulb.edu/

Download an PDF copy of brochure for additional information.

 

Psychology Study Abroad in Germany (with trips to Amsterdam & Berlin)

""Spend a month in Bonn, Germany visiting castles, cathedrals, museums, and other historical sites.  Students stay with host families and participate in a variety of excursions, including a rafting trip down the Rhine River, bike trips, and a visit to a local winery.  Course offerings alternate between Abormal Psychology (Psy 371, taught by Dr. Chi-Ah Chun) and Interpersonal Violence (Psy 471 taught by Dr. Courtney Ahrens) every other year.  Students attend class at the Akademie fur International Bildung (AIB) in downtown Bonn, and will take two multiple day excursions to Amsterdam and Berlin.  Academic fieldtrips include visits to the International Criminal Court, the Humanity House, the Anne Frank house, Museum of German History, Checkpoint Charlie, and the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp.  Other excursions include a rooftop tour of Cologne Cathedral, a visit to Drachenfels and Marksburg Castles, a visit to Bruhl Palace, and plenty of free time for more exploration. 

Application Deadline February 15th.

For more information, see:  https://sites.google.com/view/summerontherhine2019/home

Scholarships Available

Akko, Israel

""Religious Studies 490/UNIV 301: Global Issues and Special Topic in Religious Studies 

  • Join the dig at the Akko World Heritage site
  • Learn how to excavate, or improve your skills
  • Immerse in the history, cultures, and religions of the region
  • Learn conservation techniques in the Old City of Akko
  • Tour Israel
  • Accomplish your intensive writing requirement

Students will be joining the archaeological field school located on a site first established 5,000 years ago on a hill overlooking the Akko plain in Northern Israel. The tel or hill provided these settlers with a strategic defensive position, and a location near one of the few naturally protected places for boats to moor. Finds at the site have established that communities have engaged in trading throughout the centuries. Its significance was attested to New Kingdom Egyptian, Neo-Assyrian, Achaemenid, and Greek historical sources. As time went on, the area became a crusader town (Acre) and a seat of the Ottoman empire. This rich, multi-cultural heritage has inspired the creation of project that aims to link the past to the present-day community’s diverse desires for the future. The current city has Jewish, Christian, and Muslim residents, a Baha’i center, and the Sufi Shadhiliyya-Yashrutiyya Zawiya world spiritual center. Tel Akko Total Archaeology aims to engage these stakeholders in the heritage unearthed and conserved in the project in an effort to foster empathy, co-existence and collaboration.

There are three components of the School. The core of the program is excavation of the Tel. This includes roughly six hours of field work, pottery washing, lectures, and visits to other archaeological sites in Israel. This core is required of all participants. Additionally, there are two optional components. One is a GIS (Geographic Information Systems) class that introduces students to survey, 3D documentation, and landscape archaeology.

Email: sophia.avants@csulb.edu
Cost: $4710 + airfare
Many grants & scholarships available

 

CSULB SUMMER 2020 IN AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

EARN CREDITS WHILE TRAVELING!
CRITICAL CRIMINOLOGY, SOC 342 (3 UNITS) [GE, CAPSTONE]
OR DIRECTED STUDIES, SOC 499 (3 UNITS)

JULY 11-JULY 25, 2020

""APPROXIMATE COST:
$3,750 (Multi-bed Room)
$5,200 (Single Room)

Your Program Includes:

  • Round-trip flights to Amsterdam
  • 13 nights accommodation in Amsterdam
  • Transportation passes
  • Tours/Museum Passes
  • Daily breakfast
  • International medical insurance coverage

Not Included:

  • Course tuition (Scholarships available)
  • Passport fees
  • Additional meals
  • Personal expenses

To apply go to: www.csulb.edu/international (search for SOC 342 in Amsterdam) or click HERE.

Deadline: March 15, 2020

Please contact Dr. Jan Haldipur at jan.haldipur@csulb.edu for more information!

Download an PDF copy of brochure for additional information.

 

STUDY ABROAD IN ITALY!

""WHERE? Campus L’infinito

WHEN? June 28 to July 25, 2020

HOW MUCH? €1,260

Price includes a four week Italian language course, guided tours and local events, and accomodations for four weeks!

We will hold an informational meeting in November 2019
(Exact date and time to be determined)

For more information, please contact: Joanna Tatro, Program Coordinator
Joanna.Tatro-SA@csulb.edu

 

The Archaeology of Rome

""May Intersession

May 18-June 5, 2020
Visit Rome & Naples

Come experience the world of Ancient Rome with Classics lecturer and Archaeologist, Jessica L. Brooks. Visit the Colosseum, the Forum, the Pantheon and Piazza Navona in Rome. Explore the streets if Pompeii and earn college credit while doing so!

For more information or to secure a spot: jessica.brooks@csulb.edu

 

 

 

 

Summer Study Abroad Mexico!

""CHLS 450: 1492 and Beyond

3 weeks of Spanish, social Science, Culture & Guided Trips
Excursions in Mexico City:

  • La Catedral, Palacio Nacional,
  • UNAM
  • El Zocalo, Tlatelolco, Teotihuacan
  • PLaza de Las Bellas Artes
  • Basilica de Guadalupe, Coyoacan
  • Museo Frida Kahlo (Casa Azul)
  • Xochimilco (las Chinampas)
  • Museo Dolores Olmedo
  • Tepoztlan – Tepozteco . . . And More!

Total Cost: Aproximately $3,000

To apply please go to: http://www.alfredocarlos.com/study-abroad.html then click on the ‘interest form’ botton and fill out your information

For more information please contact: Dr. Alfredo Carlos at Alfredo.Carlos@csulb.edu

Cost covers: Programming/Excursions, CSULB Summer Fees, Housing. Does NOT cover: Airfare, Food amd spending money

Alternative Spring Break

 

Alternative Spring Break: Yellowstone National Park & the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

""Univ 300 – The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem: Politics, Culture & Science

Informational Sessions:
Monday, 9/23 at 2:00p.m. OR Tuesday, October 1 at 10:00 a.m.
LIB, 5th Floor Honors Wing

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prior Alternative Spring Break Opportunities

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