Study Abroad Opportunities

Why Study Abroad?

Students Studying 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

Summer 2024 Courses:

Although the Psychology Department is not offering any study abroad programs this summer, there are a number of summer study abroad classes that may be of interest to Psychology majors. Learn more about each program by visiting the links in the psychology-related Summer Study Abroad Opportunities (2024) flyer.

  • CDFS 411: Child Development Applications in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • COMM 400: Nonverbal Communication on a cruise to Italy, Croatia, and Montenegro
  • ENG 304: Creative Nonfiction (Travel Writing) in Bulgaria and Instanbul
  • GEOG/IST 355: International Environmental Issues in Cape Town, South Africa
  • HCA 422: Global Issues in Health Services in Coventry, England
  • HIST 304: History of the Holocaust in Berlin, Dresden, Prague, Vianna, Warsaw, Lublin, Krakow
  • I/ST 319: International Development in Kathmandu, Nepal
  • SOC 353: Urban Policy and Social Policy Analysis in Budapest and Vienna

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

Students Studying AbroadPaying 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 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

Benefits of Studying Abroad