NOV. 7, 2003
CONTACT: Mike Stepanovich, 661/664-2456, mstepanovich@csub.edu

Isaac Q. Rocha, an English major at California State University, Bakersfield, is participating in the California State Universityís International Program this year, spending his junior year at Hull University in the United Kingdom, about 120 miles north of London.

The CSUís International Program is the systemwide study-abroad program affiliated with more than 50 universities and other institutions of higher education in 18 countries where students can pursue coursework for CSU resident credit. Currently in its 41st year of continuous operation, the program provides international academic opportunities in the framework of a California State University degree program. With a focus on academic year studies, the International Program offers an array of study options related to specific degree and career objectives.

The program allows participating students to learn in a different educational system and interact with another culture. Participants also gain a competitive edge and acquire the international experience needed to compete in the job market.

Some of the International Programís special features are:

  • No overseas tuition or administrative costs are charged.
  • Students earn resident credit for all overseas course work.
  • All campus financial aid, with the exception of work-study, is applicable overseas.
  • The CSU International Program assists students in arranging the details of their year abroad, including academic planning, transportation, visas, and housing.
  • Once overseas, students receive assistance from a CSU resident director and/or local staff.

    For more information about the CSU International program, please call the CSUB office of International Students and Programs at (661) 664-2350.