Fall 2014

India - Biology

Biotechnology in India

This is a 3-unit course and class will meet once a week for 2-3 hours in the fall semester. This course is open to all majors and students at all levels are encouraged to apply. The major component of this course is a trip to India during the winter break and explore biotechnology advancements there. Students will be exposed to applications in the areas of biotechnology and environmental ecology from the Indian perspective. Emphasis will be placed on demonstration of research experimentation in the fields of molecular biology, immunology, cell biology, animal husbandry, biomedical research and ecological conservation at top research institutions in three cities. Students will learn about the booming biotechnology research in India on one side and the deep emphasis placed on India’s ancient history, cuisine, culture, arts, religion and rich traditions on the other. The trip will include visits to well-known monuments such as the Taj Mahal as well as places of historical significance such as forts, temples and muse

There is an application procedure for enrolling in this course. If interested, please apply and send all requested documentation to Dr. Nitika Parmar by August 8th, 2014 latest. Please note that the class size is 14 students for this course.

  • International Course fee: $1600
  • Course Units: 3
  • Tentative Trip Dates: Dec. 26 - Jan. 18, 2015
  • Faculty Contact: Nitika Parmar ( nitika.parmar@csuci.edu)


South Africa - Political Science 

Journey to the New South Africa

This course is a comprehensive study of South African politics and society which includes travel to South Africa to observe historical area studies in course, ti interact with South Africans in various urban and rural settings, and to observe society in order to understand concepts and issues discussed in the campus-based portion of the class ( fall 2014).

  • International Course fee: TBD
  • Course Units:3
  • Tentative Trip Dates: Jan 3-17, 2015
  • Faculty Contact: Andrea Grove (andrea.grove@csuci.edu) 


Ireland- Nursing

Globalization in Healthcare

This program is an intense 2-week academic course (Mon- Fri 8:30am - 4 pm) conducted in Trinity College by the School of Nursing and Midwifery. The students will critically examine different health structures and contemporary health problems in Ireland; meet nursing students in round table exchanges to discuss health policy and exchange ideas on what innovative practices are being developed. 

  • International Course fee : TBD
  • Course Units: 2
  • Tentative Trip Dates: Jan. 5 - Jan 18, 2015
  • Faculty Contact: Pauline Hunter (pauline.hunter@csuci.edu)


Spring 2015

Australia- Mathematics and Applied Physics Programs

Mathematics, Science, Music, Art and Culture of Australia

This multicultural and interdisciplinary course combines the STEM disciplines with the culture, art, music, and architecture of Australia. The objective of this course is to give students exposure to the culture of Australia and some of the continent’s world contributions and accomplishments in mathematics, engineering, art, and music, as well as to provide students with practical and historical knowledge of the interdisciplinary applications. The instructors are experts, respectively, in connections between the STEM disciplines and art/architecture (Dr. Ivona Grzegorczyk) and music (Dr. Jesse Elliott). The course has no prerequisites and invites all students to apply. The instructors will select students though an application process on the basis of the students’ maturity and dependability, on their interest in mathematics, science, art, and music, and on recommendation letters from faculty.

  • International Course fee: TBD
  • Course Units: 1
  • Tentative Trip Dates: March 13- 22, 2015
  • Faculty Contact: Ivona Grzegorczyk (ivona.grzegprczyk@csuci.edu)


For more information please contact the faculty directly or Motoko Kitazumi