Study Abroad

The Department of World Languages & Literatures is affiliated with a variety of short-term (1-8 week) study abroad programs.  CSUSB course credits are available.  CSUSB Financial Aid does apply.

Check out the Study Abroad Scholarships section of Student Resources for additional opportunities.

CSU International Program

The California State University has an excellent International Program (IP) with study abroad opportunities for students at over 25 locations throughout the world. CSUSB course credits are available. CSUSB Financial Aid does apply.

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CSUSB students seeking additional information should visit the CSUSB Center for International Studies & Program Center located in CE-356.

Summer Work Abroad

In addition to the year abroad programs offered through the CSU-IP program, students can also participate in the summer Work Abroad program offered through the International Cooperative Education program ( Dr. Seefeldt will place you in a job overseas, help you find lodging and maximize your opportunities to interact with the people and culture. Most jobs are paid. Ashley Reynolds (graduating in 2007) participated in Summer 2005. Read about her experiences on her blog site ( Academic credit may be available.

National Flagship Language Program Fellowships

The Language Flagship is designed to:

  1. Address the urgent and growing need for Americans with professional levels of competency in languages critical to national security;
  2. Offer advanced language training in African languages, Arabic, Chinese, Hindi/Urdu, Korean, Persian, and Russian;
  3. Train participants to reach professional working proficiency in a target language, as measured by the federal Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) level 3 and/or the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) superior level (

NYU Study Spanish in Buenos Aires and Madrid

NYU Buenos Aires and NYU Madrid offer Spanish language courses at all levels, from elementary to advanced, as well as liberal arts courses taught in Spanish for advanced speakers. NYU Madrid also allows qualified students to enroll in courses at its affiliated institution, the prestigious Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

Apply early to increase your chances of receiving a study abroad scholarship.

Visit NYU Study Abroad for a comprehensive, up-to-date listing of courses and scholarship opportunities.