Have you considered learning abroad but are not sure how to fit it into your schedule or pay for it? A good place to start exploring education abroad options is to attend CSU's Education Abroad Fair and/or visit the university's International Programs office in Laurel Hall.
Steps students should take to begin the process of learning more about education abroad can be found on the Education Abroad website.
International Program advisers will also meet with you to help plan out the details of your experience to make sure that you will have the information you need to choose programs and classes that will satisfy degree requirements back here at CSU.
The International Programs website has an excellent search engine to help you select a program for the area you would like to visit, along with information about CSU sponsored and affiliated programs. They also have information about scholarships and other financial resources to help you cover the cost of your educational program. Please take time to also consider the Honors Study Abroad Opportunities and don’t forget to apply for the Honors Enrichment Award.
In addition to the scholarships mentioned on the International Programs website, you might also check to see if you might be qualified to receive assistance through one or more of the sources on these websites:
All Abroad Students.gov
Education abroad can be an enriching and life-changing adventure for you personally, with the added benefit of learning first-hand about another culture. You’ll be surprised how much you can learn about yourself and your host country. You will meet people, share experiences, increase your self confidence, and broaden your perspectives. You will grow and mature, and will return to the US with a more informed and accurate perspective on world affairs.
And don’t overlook the practical aspects. In today’s global economy, living in a foreign country will be attractive to future employers, who value employees with enhanced cross-cultural communication skills and sensitivity.
So explore your options, decide where you’d like to go, and start planning for your education abroad experience.
If you still need some convincing, make sure to take a look at the travel blogs, stories, and photo journals created by our students while learning abroad. They can be found on our student News and Events page.