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A: If you are interested in the CSU IP program (where you receive 15 units of RESIDENCE credit towards your CSUN degree), You can come to the International and Exchange Student Center in the University Student Union to pick up a brochure on the country that you are interested in, or for a list of the countries offered - see http://www.calstate.edu/ip/.
You can email then Juliet for an appointment at Juliet.firstname.lastname@example.org (remember to include your cell phone, so she can call you to make an appointment).
A: No. The CSU study abroad program is only available for TWO semesters. For most countries the program runs from the Fall to the Spring.
A: Yes, the minimum requirement for the Study Abroad program varies by country and is either 2.75 or 3.0 GPA; the minimum requirement for the National Student Exchange program is 2.5 GPA.
A: The CSU IP Study Abroad program is competitive for some countries.
A: Not necessarily. Some countries require fluency in their native language, others offer programs taught entirely in English. Ask Juliet for details regarding the countries you are interested in.
A: If you want to study abroad for an academic year in Fall 2011 and Spring 2012, Please see the information on how to apply at this link http://www.csun.edu/international/abroad/deadline.htm.
A: Through the CSU IP program you pay CSUN tuition fees while abroad, not the host campus' tuition fees.
A: Yes. Whatever financial aid you receive here at CSUN you will receive while studying abroad.
A: There are some scholarships for studying overseas. Please see the scholarship link for more information on scholarship opportunities.
A: The CSU IP Study Abroad program is usually recommended for undergraduate students. However, graduate students are eligible to apply. If you are a graduate student who is interested in studying abroad, please check first with an academic advisor in your department to verify that they will grant you credit for any classes you take abroad.
A: You will need to check with an academic advisor in your department.
A: There is no application fee for the CSU Study Abroad program.
A: Some countries are more competitive than others, so make sure that you meet the minimum requirements. Please see the eligibility tab for the country you are interested in by going to www.calstate.edu/ip, then select Prospective Students, then Programs. Click on the country you are interested in and check all the tabs at the top of the page (eligibility, cost, academic programs etc).