College of Extended & International Education
Study Abroad America (SAA)

  The College of Extended & International Education offers a one or two semester program which allows international students to study at CSU Dominguez Hills in Los Angeles. If you are an international student who wants to study in America for a semester or two, Study Abroad America can provide you the opportunity to enjoy a great cultural and academic experience. This program allows students to experience American culture, study in challenging classes, enjoy the incredible Southern California climate and make lifetime friends.

Applying to the Program

Students who have not yet achieved the University's English Language requirement, may still apply for admission to the Study Abroad America program.

The American Language and Culture Program will assist prospective international students in the processing of required documents for admission. These requirements include but are not limited to:

    If you have recently scored above 500 on the paper-based TOEFL (CBT-173, iBT-61) or IELTS 6.5, you may take up to 12 units of undergraduate courses, or a combination of undergraduate classes and intensive English classes. Permission to take Open University classes is subject to a placement test and other conditions.

    An F-1 visa is required to attend University Semester Abroad.

    It’s easy to apply. To receive an I-20, just submit the online application and send the following items:

    1. Completed application form
    2. Signed of your financial sponsor Statement, Original bank document or scholarship verification of support funds
    3. Application processing fee of $55 in the form of a check, credit card or international money order payable to CSUDH
    4. Photocopy of passport information page


Study Abroad America - ALCP

SAC 1143, Dept SAA (web)

College of Extended & International Education

California State University, Dominguez Hills

1000 E. Victoria Street, Carson, CA 90747 U.S.A.

Calendar for Study Abroad America

Tuition & Fees*
Fall 2009
August 24 - Dec. 18
Spring 2010
Jan. 19 - May 21
Fall 2010
August 23 - Dec 17

*Subject to change without notice.

Applications are due at least 6 weeks before each start date to allow enough time for processing, preparing the I-20 and mailing it in time for you to obtain a student visa from a U.S. embassy or consulate.

Health insurance is required for all students. Qualifying Health Insurance is mandatory for all F-1 and J-1 visa students.

If a student withdraws from the session before the session start date, a full tuition refund, less a $355 administrative fee, will be issued upon approval of a written petition to the Program Director.

After receipt of all required materials by the ALCP office, students can expect the processing of documents to take at least 14 days. Students who receive the admission to this program will receive an I-20 from ALCP which indicates their program admission. Upon achieving the required TOEFL/IELTS score or by approval of ALCP, students may begin their university classes in the following semester.

*** EXPRESS MAIL ($100): Due to the variance between the mail systems of each country, delivery of I-20's by ground mail can be problematic. I-20's not shipped by express mail may not be re-issued if lost, damaged or stolen. Re-issued I-20's may require a new application and new application fee as well as the requirement of express shipping.