Category: International

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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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The Confucius Institute (CI) at CSULB offers many programs to promote Chinese language, culture, arts and traditions. The nonprofit organization recently announced a three-week summer camp program for students from 4th through 12th grades. Beginning on June 19, the program consists of a Chinese language course and other cultural activities.

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CSULB’s Graduate Program in Sport Management sent a group of students off to Japan this summer for an intensive Study Abroad program, providing an incredible educational opportunity that underscored the global reach of the athletics industry. 

From July 20th to August 1st, the 11 students—including ten from Sport Management along with an undergraduate in Asian Studies—were immersed at Sendai University, which has programs dedicated to physical education as well as sports and health science.

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CSULB international student, Hiten Diwan.

In October, CSULB international student Hiten Diwan beat the odds and received his H1B Visa. In a lottery of more than 200,000 applicants, Hiten’s application happen to be one of the 65,000 to be randomly selected and processed.

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