Category: International

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PHOTO: U.S. delegation celebrates Nauryz with senior administrators of Satbayev Kazakhstan National Research Technical University in Almaty.

CCPE Associate Dean and Executive Director for International Programs, Terrence Graham, traveled to Kazakhstan in April for the U.S.-Kazakhstan University Partnerships Coaching Program. The Central Asian country is seeking to align their higher education efforts with American practices, and the trip was funded by the U.S. State Department to foster connections between U.S. and Kazakhstani universities.

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Rai Som Group_600.jpgPHOTO: Thirteen CSULB Study Abroad students and instructor Rick Opland visiting the Rai Som School for Stateless Children in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where they helped the nonprofit Mirror Foundation to improve the school

Chiang Mai province in northern Thailand became the center of worldwide attention this past summer, when members of a youth soccer team were rescued from a flooded cave. Since the region is home to a multi-ethnic mix of recently arrived migrants and refugees, several members of the team gained additional attention for being stateless—unable to vote, buy land, travel freely, or seek work.

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PHOTO: Professor Aparna Nayak and CSULB Spring Study Abroad students in Strasbourg, France

CSULB University Honors instructor and Professor of French Literature, Professor Aparna Nayak, led 13 students from various majors on a Spring Study Abroad trip to Paris, Brussels and Strasbourg this past March. Nayak’s capstone seminar course was intended to broaden and deepen students' perspectives on contemporary European society through the seven-day international trip. Students conducted multiple interviews and held discussions with organizations including the EU Commission, the EU Committee of the Regions, the Unrepresented Nations and People’s Organizations (UNPO), Utopia 56, European Parliament, and the Council of Europe.

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PHOTO (L-R): CCPE Program Developer Hitoshi Furuya, CSULB Study Abroad students, and CCPE Dean Jeet Joshee at Sendai University
​Japan’s Sendai University, which specializes in kinesiology and physical education, celebrated its 50th Anniversary last fall with a week-long series of events. Located northeast of Tokyo, Sendai has enjoyed a longstanding student exchange partnership with CSULB’s Center for International Education (CIE), and invited representatives from CSULB among 19 educational institutions from 13 countries. Representatives from Long Beach included CCPE Dean Dr. Jeet Joshee and CCPE Program Developer Hitoshi Furuya, along with five CSULB students and recent graduates who had participated in study abroad programs at Sendai.

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(L-R) Juliet Hidalgo, CSULB Senior Communications Strategist; Dr. Brian Jersky, CSULB Provost and Senior VP; and Ho-Sung Chang, President of Dankook University


CSULB Senior Vice President and Provost Brian Jersky and Senior Communications Strategist Juliet Hidalgo visited South Korea to celebrate Dankook University’s 70th Anniversary in November 2017. The celebration honored guests, alumni, and faculty from the top-tier university, which is a key partner of CSULB’s Study Abroad student exchange programs in Asia.

 

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PHOTO: (L-R): HAW faculty Dorothea Wenzel and Sven Vogel; CSULB President Jane Close Conoley and Associate Vice President/CCPE Dean Jeet Joshee; HAW faculty Wolfgang Willaschek, Dr. Christina Färber, Dr. Natalia Ribberink, and Ingrid Weatherall during a recent visit to HAW-Hamburg in 2017

The ties between California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) and Germany’s Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW) began more than 20 years ago, and have blossomed into a comprehensive partnership that includes reciprocal semester exchanges, short-term programs, faculty collaboration, joint workshops, and even a short film.

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