Outside the Classroom
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 SUMMER 2020 IN AMSTERDAM
EARN CREDITS WHILE TRAVELING!
CRITICAL CRIMINOLOGY, SOC 342 (3 UNITS) [GE, CAPSTONE]
OR DIRECTED STUDIES, SOC 499 (3 UNITS)
JULY 11-JULY 25, 2020
Your Program Includes:
- Round-trip flights to Amsterdam
- 13 nights accommodation in Amsterdam
- Transportation passes
- Tours/Museum Passes
- Daily breakfast
- International medical insurance coverage
- Course tuition (Scholarships available)
- Passport fees
- Additional meals
- Personal expenses
Deadline: March 15, 2020
Please contact Dr. Jan Haldipur at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
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
- 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)
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)
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT
DR. STEVEN OSUNA
DEPT. OF SOCIOLOGY
ASI-CSULB Study Abroad Scholarship
To apply for a $500 study abroad scholarship: http://global.ccpe.csulb.edu/
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.
For more information, see: https://sites.google.com/view/summerontherhine2019/home
- 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
Cost: $4710 + airfare
Many grants & scholarships available
Prior Alternative Spring Break Opportunities