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Contact: Pamela Hammond
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CSUDH Students Selected to Study Abroad
Carson, CA - California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) is proud
to announce that four of its students have been selected for the prestigious
honor of studying abroad in 2004-05.
Agustín M. Valencia Jr., of Oxnard, California. Valencia is an International
Business senior, and is attending the Instituto Techológico de Monterrey
Derrick K. Hodges, of Carson, California. Hodges is a Liberal Studies senior,
and is attending the Instituto Techológico de Monterrey in Mexico.
Luis E. Castaneda, of San Pedro, California. Castaneda is a Spanish Literature & Language
senior, and is attending the University of Granada in Spain.
• Linda M. Renfroe, of San Pedro, California. Renfroe is a Political Science
senior, and is attending the University of Aix-Marseille in France.
Their enthusiasm is palpable:
“Given the opportunity to study in Mexico, where my parents originated,
has broadened my perspective in all aspects of my life, not just academically,” Valencia
says. “This experience has opened doors to the international spectrum
I seek. Being able to participate in an internship, here in Mexico, helps
put all aspects learned into process.”
“I was extremely excited to have been selected. My ultimate goal is to
teach, translate and write, and a year in Spain will greatly contribute to that
goal. When I received the letter of acceptance, I literally shouted and jumped
around in my bedroom,” says Castaneda. “It has been a wonderful
experience full of adventures, new friends (in and out of the program) and
exciting excursions to various parts of Spain.”
“The university is wonderful, as are the professors,” Renfroe says. “ I
have always dreamed of living in France, and given the current political
climate and my major, what better time to come?”
International Programs (IP) is the system-wide study abroad program of the
CSU. Currently in its 41st year of continuous operation, IP provides international
academic opportunities in the framework of a California State University degree
program. With a focus on academic year studies, IP offers an array of study
options related to specific degree and career objectives.
To learn more, contact the CSUDH International Education Center at (310)
243-3919 or visit them online at http://www.csudh.edu/iec/abroad.htm.