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CSUN’s Unique Programs, Opening Doors to All

Associate Director, International Programs and Partnerships at California State University, Northridge

Vanessa Andrade, Associate Director, International Programs and Partnerships at California State University, Northridge

Established in 1958, California State University Northridge (CSUN) has a reputation for meeting the needs of students from far and wide. Located in bustling Los Angeles, the university is known for offering highly ranked programs while boasting accessibility and affordability. Students at CSUN enjoy state-of-the-art campus facilities, including a brand new extended learning building currently in the works. CSUN is also a leader in campus sustainability initiatives.

Focusing on graduate, international, and midcareer education, CSUN’s Tseng College is the first stop for international students and those interested in specialized postgraduate degree and certificate programs.

“If you are looking for a comprehensive university in Los Angeles with a lot to offer to the Latin American community, we have the resources and the experience to make your academic transition a success,” stated CSUN Associate Director International Programs & Partnerships Vanessa Andrade.

Popular Programs at Tseng

Academic offerings at Tseng College range from intensive English language programs (offered in a beautiful new building) to accredited online master’s degrees. Some popular programs for international students include the Master of Public Administration degrees, which branch into specialties such as Health Administration and Nonprofit Sector Management.

Notably, the on-campus University Certificate in Business Administration prepares students for an MBA and waives the GMAT requirement for those applying to the CSUN MBA after completing the certificate program.

A Three Step Guide for Prospective International Students

Start by reading this overview of program offerings for international students including intensive English language programs, semester-long study abroad, and short-term programs. What level of ESL classes are offered? Can I live on campus? This guide will answer your questions and more!

Next, the details. Those interested in the Semester at CSUN (SAC) program should read this to find out exactly which degrees are offered, the cost of tuition, and the specific materials required for admission. Application deadlines and entry requirements are listed.

Now that you’re ready and excited to apply, it’s time to assuage the myriad of questions and concerns from your parents. This useful guide will answer questions such as, Do I need a car? Where is the nearest hospital? How much will food and housing cost?

With that taken care of, you’re all ready to head to sunny California to study, make friends from far and wide, and, of course, explore everything from the museums to the beach!

A Student’s Experience

“What I really liked about CSUN was the friendliness and open-minded people. The professors and coaches were really caring and interested about where you come from and what your future plans look like. Studying abroad was such a unique and amazing experience—it taught me so much about myself and gave me an understanding of daily life in a different language. Making new friends from around the world was one of the biggest pleasures I have ever enjoyed!” – Carla Felsenstein from Hamburg, Germany.

Don’t Miss the CSUN Tour of LATAM – November 2016!

A representative from CSUN will be touring LATAM for the International Student Network (ISN) expos this November (dates below). For more information, please contact CSUN’s Associate Director, International Programs & Partnerships, Vanessa Andrade.

  • November 2 – São Paulo, Brazil – 6pm to 9 pm
  • November 4 – Bogota, Colombia – 6 pm to 9 pm
  • November 6 – Cali, Colombia – 12 pm to 4 pm
  • November 8 – Panama City, Panama – 6 pm to 9 pm
  • November 10 – Quito, Ecuador – 6 pm to 9 pm
  • November 12 – Guayaquil, Ecuador – 3 pm to 6 pm

To learn more about higher education at CSUN, click here.


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