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CSUN also offers the following international exchange programs. These programs are administered by CSUN Faculty. For all details and deadlines, please contact the relevant Faculty member listed at the end of each section:
Brazil Consortia UPSP - The Urban Planning and Sustainability Project www.csun.edu/upsp
Led by Professor Euripedes De Oliveira, the "Urban Planning and Sustainability Project (UPSP)" consists of an international partnership between California State University, Northridge (CSUN/US), University of Massachusetts, Amherst (UMass/US), and the Brazilian Federal University of Goiás (UFG/BR), and Federal University of Uberlândia (UFU/BR).
Goals and Objectives Major goals of the UPSCn include: (1) to create opportunities for students and faculty to study and conduct research in U.S. and Brazil; (2) to facilitate the exchange and advancement of knowledge and practices of urban planning and sustainability in an international collaborative fashion among participant students and professors; (3) to apply knowledge of subject matter and education of urban planning and sustainability in bilateral curriculum development; (4) to promote and advance global citizenship among project participants as they become more participative in world matters and engaged in the formation of transnational networks; and (5) to initiate a series of actions that make possible the continuity of collaborative initiatives among CSUN, UFU, UMass Amherst and UFU beyond the four year consortia. Through this consortium, U.S. and Brazilian students and professors will focus their work on urban planning and sustainability by examining, among others, the efforts of central Brazilian stakeholders in this region to minimize the impact of the fast-paced urbanization and commodities export based economy on the "cerrado", which is considered by many as the biologically richest savanna in the world.
Faculty: Professor De Oliveira, MUP, MLAS Lecturer & Director CSBS International Special Programs, U.S. Principal Investigator & CSUN UPSP Project Director Urban Planning and Sustainability Project
Phone: 818) 677-2904
In almost every semester in the past ten years, 2 or 3 visiting scholars from different administrative positions and academic disciplines in SNU have come to CSUN to study and develop collaborative training and research projects. We have received many education delegations including the President, Vice Presidents, and Deans from SNU, and CSUN President and other administrators have returned visits to SNU. We also have a very active exchange student program with SNU. We now have three 2+2 undergraduate programs with SNU in finance, graphic art, and engineering, and discussions are under way to develop 2+2 programs with SNU in math, animation and art education, 3+2 program in music, and joint master degree program in educational leadership.
SNU now has two campuses: Xuhui covering an area of 700 Mu (equal to 1/15 of a hectareor 1/6 an acre), and Fengxian 1, 800 Mu. SNU is abundant in teaching resources. While Xuhui features antique atmosphere, Fengxian is comparatively of modern tint. SNU claims its unique lab center, gymnasium, and library for students' amenities. A key university in Shanghai, SNU is a comprehensive local university with salient features of teacher training and particular strength in liberal arts. SNU has a teaching staff number of 2,990, and 1,713 professional teachers. There are 14 Shanghai Key disciplines, 15 Key Disciplines of Shanghai Municipal Education Commission, 3 Shanghai Key Research Base of Humanities and Social Sciences of Universities in Shanghai, 2 Shanghai Key Labs, and 1 Key Lab of Shanghai Municipal Education Commission.
CSNU students can apply to study at SNU for one semester, one full academic year (two semesters), or summer programs (4 to 8 weeks) on Chinese language and culture. Popular programs for international students at SNU include the following:
Chinese language and culture;
Chinese history and philosophy;
Teacher education and higher education;
International finance and Chinese economics;
Art and design;
Music and theatre performance;
Film and TV production;
Deadline for application is February 15 each year. Interested students should e-mail their application information to Dr. Harold Giedt, Chair of China Institute Review Committee at Harold.email@example.com. Two recommendation letters from each applicant's faculty should also be e-mailed to Dr. Giedt by the deadline.
For more information on study programs at SNU, please contact:
Faculty: Dr. Justine Su, Professor and Director of CSUN China Institute
Tel: (818) 677-2138 (Office)
The exchange program started in Fall 2008 between CSUN and the "Institut Commercial de Nancy" ICN (France) aims at facilitating international experiences and cross-borders learning for students and faculty members. It is one of the many exchange programs that CSUN has developed with universities all over the world. Students staying a year at ICN have the opportunity to obtain a Bachelor in Business Administration from ICN (BBA), in addition to their Business area or Economics degree from CSUN.
Courses are offered in the following disciplines: management; economy and legal environment; marketing; strategy; economic and geopolitical environment; finance and control; and French, European and international cultures. Additional information is available at:http://www.icn-groupe.fr/en/undergraduateprograms/bachelor-of-business-administration-bba.
For more details: please contact:
Faculty: Dr Daniel Degravel, Management Department
Office: JH 4220
CSUN-Tokiwa University Exchange Program, Mito
This program grants 5 full scholarships for 4 months of study in the fall semester at Tokiwa University in Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture. A CSUN student will pay the CSUN tuition and for meals. The airfare and dorm fees are born by Tokiwa. CSUN students teach about 10 hours a week in the English Connection for a stipend. One year of Japanese language, a course on Japanese culture, and the GPA of 3.0 are required of applicants for this program. We also recommend taking FLIT234 Virtual Study Abroad. Super seniors are not eligible.
Interested students must contact Dr Langford for further information:
Faculty: Dr. Drake Langford, Modern & Classical Languages
CSUN-Ryűkoku University Exchange Program, Kyôtô
CSUN and Ryűkoku University in Kyôtô have a one-on-one exchange program in which each university hosts the same number of students from the other institution. CSUN usually sends 4 students to Ryűkoku. Ryűkoku started as a university for Buddhist monks in the medieval period and has transformed itself to a secular university in modern times. A CSUN student will pay the CSUN tuition and a low fee for Ryűkoku University dormitory. 300 hours of Japanese language (JAPN101~300 or JAPN101~202 + a Kanji course) or JLPT Level 3 are required of applicants for this program. We also recommend taking FLIT234 Virtual Study Abroad. Super seniors are not eligible. See below for application details. Note: there is a section that has to be written in Japanese. CSUN will recommend candidates for a JASSO Scholarship for this program.
Interested students must contact Dr Langford for further information:
Faculty: Dr. Drake Langford
(1) Exchange Students (http://goabroad.sogang.ac.kr)
With many courses now taught in English, exchange students can find enough courses they can take. This semester, about 25% of the courses are taught in English. In some disciplines, such as economics or business, the percentage is about 30%. The objective is to offer up to about 50% of courses in English in the next three or four years. Korean language proficiency is not needed; many of our incoming exchange students arrive with absolutely no knowledge of Korean. We place them in our dormitory with our Korean students to fully integrate them on the campus. All exchange students can take a Korean language course at our Korean Language Education Center free of charge, which normally costs $1,500 for a 10-week course. A typical exchange student takes the Korean language course and several courses in their subjects (taught in English).
(2) Study and Work Experience at Sogang (http://swes.sogang.ac.kr)
The School of Economics and School of Business Administration combined their resources to create this program that combines an exchange study with an internship. This is a competitive program like a fellowship. An interested student should apply for this program when she/he applies for an exchange study. After a semester of exchange study, the two Schools would arrange for an internship with one of the major Korean companies, such as Samsung, LG, or Hyundai during the following vacation period. The only requirement is that the student must take at least one course each in Economics and Business while she/he is studying at Sogang. This is a first of its kind in Korea, and has been very popular with our exchange partners.
(3) Summer School for Korean Studies (http://summer.sogang.ac.kr)
For those students who do not want to spend a whole semester in Korea, there is a summer school designed for international students. This is a 6-week program, conducted 100% in English, starting in late June. The curriculum provides courses on traditional and current Korea, including comprehensions of the historical and religious background, political tensions with North Korea, economic and financial issues, IT/Multimedia Industry, ethnic studies, East Asian cultures, etc.
(4) Korean Language Education Center (http://klec.sogang.ac.kr/)
The Korean Language Education Center is one of the best in the business. It developed the first 'new generation' textbooks that emphasize communication skills rather than grammars. Several universities in the States (e.g. Penn State) use our textbook in their Korean language courses. The Korea Foundation designated Sogang as the official institution of Korean education for their scholarship students in Korea. Exchange students can enroll in a Korean Language class free of charge as I explained above. For students who are serious about learning the Korean language, there are four 10-week modules each year.
(5) Graduate School of International Studies (http://gsis.sogang.ac.kr)
At GSIS, master and Ph. D. degrees in four areas are offered: international finance, international trade, international relation, and East Asian studies. Here, 100% of the courses are taught in English, and half of the students are international. These students come from all over the world, from every continent.
For further information about any of the programs at Sogang, contact:
Faculty: Dr Clara Park, Education Department
Office: ED 2235