Have you considered studying abroad but are not sure how to fit it into your schedule or pay for it? A good place to start exploring study abroad options is to attend CSU's Study Abroad Fair and/or visit the university's International Programs office in Laurel Hall.
Information meetings are held four times a week in Room 008 Laurel Hall during the academic year and cover program options, financial aid, research strategies, application procedures, credit transfer and other university policies.
- Mondays 3:15 pm
- Tuesday 2:00 pm
- Wednesdays 2:15 pm
- Thursdays 3:00 pm
International Program advisers will also meet with you to help plan out the details of your trip 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 trip. 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
Study abroad can be an enriching and life-changing adventure for you personally, with the added benefit of learning first-hand about another culture. Over the course of a semester, 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 study 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 studying abroad. They can be found on our student News and Events page.