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More Than 300 Titans Studying Abroad, Away During Summer
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From teaching children at a Haitian orphanage and studying kinesiology in the birthplace of the Olympics to developing leadership skills in Baja California Sur, at least 292 students and 28 faculty and staff members are participating in programs abroad or away during the summer, according to Cal State Fullerton’s Office of Study Abroad.

Reflecting the University’s commitment to keeping students engaged in their education, the 2017 summer programs range from cultural exploration to research projects.

“We’re excited about the many diverse programs abroad and away that CSUF is offering in just one summer,” said Jack Hobson, director of the Office of Study Abroad. “Representing over a dozen countries, these programs encompass a variety of disciplines and include faculty-led department programs, research groups, experiential and service learning trips, internships and also independent program options.”


  • “Humanities and Social Sciences Summer Session” in Cape Town, South Africa — Jarret Lovell, professor of criminal justice


  • “Dong-Ah Institute of Media Arts: Film Camp” in Anseong, South Korea — Beth Georges, lecturer in communications
  • “Human Communication Studies Summer Session” in Taipei and Hualien, Taiwan — Ying-Chiao Tsao, associate professor of human communication studies
  • “Math Summer Session” in Chiang Mai, Thailand — Mortaza Jamshidian, professor of mathematics
  • “Master of Social Work Summer Session” in Pyeongtaek, South Korea — Mikyong Kim-Goh, professor of social work, and Karen Lee, assistant professor of social work
  • “Math Research” in Tashkent, Uzbekistan — Zair Ibragimov, associate professor of mathematics


  • “Art Design Innovation Project: Communication Design Within a Global Market” in Aalborg, Denmark — John Drew, professor of art
  • “Humanities and Social Sciences Summer Session” in Berlin and Dresden, Germany — Volker Janssen, professor of history
  • “Humanities and Social Sciences Summer Session” in Dublin, Galway and Wicklow, Ireland — Erin Hollis, associate professor of English, comparative literature and linguistics
  • “Humanities and Social Sciences Summer Session” in Florence, Naples, Pompeii, Rome, Sardinia and Sicily, Italy — Pamela Fiber-Ostrow, associate professor of political science
  • “Human Services Summer Session” in Barcelona, Spain — Yuying Tsong, associate professor of human services
  • “Institute for Education in International Media: Multimedia Journalism Abroad” in Madrid, Spain — Jeff Brody, professor emeritus of communications
  • “International Media Workshops” in Florence, Italy — Anthony Fellow, professor of communications
  • “Kinesiology Summer Session” in Athens, Greece — John Gleaves and Matthew Llewellyn, associate professors of kinesiology

North America:

  • “Biology Research” in Baja California Sur, Mexico — Douglas Eernisse, professor of biological science
  • “Child and Adolescent Studies Summer Session” in Oaxaca, Mexico — Claudia Pineda, assistant professor of child and adolescent studies
  • “Child and Adolescent Studies Summer Session” in Todos Santos, Mexico — Abigail Segura, program coordinator for international programs and global engagement
  • “CETYS University (Centro de Enseñanza Técnica y Superior Universidad) International Summer Program” in Ensenada, Mexico
  • “Global Titans Leadership Program” in Baja California Sur, Mexico — Rose Adams, lecturer in art, and Kari Knutson Miller, associate vice president of international programs and global engagement and dean of University Extended Education
  • “Humanities and Social Sciences Summer Session” in San José, Costa Rica — Karen Stocker, associate professor of anthropology
  • “Puerto Rico International Education Program” in San Juan and Vieques, Puerto Rico — Julián Jefferies, assistant professor of literacy and reading education
  • “Special Education Summer Session” in Port au Prince, Haiti — Melinda Pierson, chair and professor of special education

South America:

  • “Anthropology Research” in Aracaju, Brazil — Brenda Bowser, associate professor of anthropology
  • “Kinesiology Summer Session” in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — Joao Barros, associate professor of kinesiology, and Risto Marttinen, assistant professor of kinesiology
  • “Master of Social Work Summer Session” in Iquique, Chile — Michelle Martin, assistant professor of social work

Multiple Locations:

  • “BOLD Scholars” in Cameroon, India, Laos and Peru — Milagros Aranda, program site coordinator for the BOLD Women’s Leadership Network
  • Independent Programs in Austria, Bolivia, China, Colombia, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Nicaragua, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand and United Kingdom
    Internships in Bolivia, Ghana, India and Peru