Sarah Alai
Small icon of New Zealand flag Auckland, New Zealand
(Auckland University of Technology)

Length: 1 semester
Program: Globalinks (Non-CSUF Program)

"One thing you need to know about New Zealand, other than the fact that The Lord of the Rings was filmed there, is that it is simply one of the most geographically beautiful places in the world.

Since it's a small island, you can travel to different landscapes within a day. On my first road trip in New Zealand, we went to the beach, a snow-covered mountain, a volcano, and lush forest all in ONE day! If you enjoy marveling at the beauty of the great outdoors like I do, then New Zealand is the destination for you."


Carmel Lansangan
Small icon of Korean flag Seoul, Korea
(Ewha Womans University)

Length: 1 semester
Program: CSUF Reciprocal Exchange

"Calling my experience in Ewha amazing is definitely an understatement. I met new friends. I had fun. I became more confident as a person. I'm not exaggerating when I say that my life abroad definitely changed me. I will never forget the people I met, the places I visited, and the food I tasted. It was a life-changing experience and I will definitely be back, Korea!"


Jessica Ham
Small icon of Korean flagSeoul, Korea
(Yonsei University)

Length: 1 academic year
Program: CSU International Program

"I have always wanted to improve my Korean and I thought studying abroad in Korea would be the perfect opportunity for me to learn the language and culture.

At Yonsei University I am taking a Korean language course, Korean philosophy and business courses. My hobbies and interests include cooking, snowboarding, tennis, art and music. There are many clubs here on campus that students can join. I am sure you will be able to find a club that fits your interest and hobbies."


Kiana Blyleven
Small icon of French flag Aix-en-Provence, France


Length: 1 academic year
Program: CSU International Program

"My roommates and I have found that the best way to make new friends is by feeding them. We have regular dinners at our apartment and invite students from both Institut d'Etudes Françaises Pour Etudiants Etrangers (IEFEE) and the other schools in Aix."


Mark Tran
Small icon of Japanese flag Tokyo, Japan
(Waseda University)

Length: 1 academic year
Program: CSU International Program

" To be able to participate in this life-changing experience while I was receiving credits in both my International Business and Japanese majors was almost too good to be true.

One of the most rewarding things I did in Japan was teaching English. I was lucky to have had the opportunity to teach English to elementary, junior high and high school students on several different occasions, it was so much fun and an experience I'll always remember."