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Why Study Abroad?

  • Enhance your education
  • Live in another culture
  • Building your resume
  • Develop your self-awareness
  • Make new friends
Bulgaria landscape

The Study Abroad Office provides opportunities for all CSU Dominguez Hill’s students to study abroad.  Studying abroad is one of the most academically rewarding experiences a student can have.   Spend time studying in a foreign country while enrolled at CSUDH.  Become immersed in the culture, history, and academic life of a brand new country while making progress toward your degree.

Student in Rome


Students in Spain


Student with kids abroad



Program Overview

CSU International Programs (IP)
IP is the overseas study program of the CSU system, affiliated with over 70 institutions of higher learning in 18 countries. IP offers yearlong study abroad programs in a variety of majors, with articulation with CSUDH courses and most majors. Students pay CSU fees, plus travel and living expenses. CSUDH financial aid is fully applicable to IP study programs. Most programs require a 2.75 GPA, but some require a 3.00 GPA. Students need two faculty recommendations and, when appropriate, foreign language ability.  Application deadline for most countries is February 1 and September 1 for South Africa and Australia of each year. Applications are available online beginning October of each year.

Faculty-led Programs
Faculty-led Study Abroad Programs are organized and taught by faculty at CSUDH.  The programs are travel courses led by CSUDH faculty.  Students can travel 1 week – 6 weeks during winter, spring intersession and summer sessions.  Students earn minimum 3 or 6 units that may count toward their degree.  If you are interested, please contact the Study Abroad Office to learn more about eligibility and application deadlines. 

University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC)
Based out of University of Nevada, USAC offers programs in 25 countries with many locations unique for study abroad. Students from more than 800 universities around the world have studied with USAC over its thirty-year+ history. Programs options are winter (January), summer, semester and yearlong.  Students pay USAC tuition, plus travel and living expenses abroadStudents should have a 2.50 GPA and be in good academic standing. Some programs require a 3.00 GPA. Students will be admitted on a "first-come, first-served" basis. CSUDH financial aid is fully applicable.