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  • Locations: Dubrovnik, Croatia; Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Zagreb, Croatia
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: CSULB Program Language of Instruction: English
Language Requirements: None Class Standing: Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Financial Aid: ASI-CSULB Scholarship Areas of Study: Child and Family Studies, GE Capstone
Program Description:
Program Dates: June 2 - 21, 2019

Course(s):  CDFS 410: Learning about Children and Families Living in Europe: Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro, and Slovenia 
OR FCS 490
OR FCS 497/597)  

Approximate Travel Cost: $5,300 (includes airfare and travel to all four countries)

Tuition: $945

Insurance: $85

Course Description:  A 23-day short-term study abroad course that will focus attention on how immigration, social, cultural, religious, political, technological, and historical factors have influenced and changed the lives of children and families in the U.S., in Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro, and Slovenia. The different teaching methods that will be used in the course will include lectures, DVDs, tourism, visits to local museums, experiential learning activities, service learning activities, utilization of guest speakers, and founders of non-governmental organizations. NGO offices, orphanages, universities, historic sites and iconic places will also be visited. Assignments for the course will be based on visits to these various sites. 

An exciting opportunity to visit central European countries along the Adriatic Coast:
  • Dubrovnik
  • Kortula Island
  • Lokrum Island
  • Mljet Island
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Zagreb
Bosnia and Herzegovina:
  • Mostar
  • Sarajevo
  • Stari Most
  • Kotor
  • Podgorica 
  • Ljubljana
  • Bled
For a flyer with more details, click here: SUMMER 2019
For a full course syllabus, click here: CDFS 410 Syllabus.pdf

This is a CSULB short-term, faculty-led study abroad course.
Contact Professor Nilufer Medora for more information at

Open to all majors (as well as staff, faculty, alumni,
and community members on a space available basis).
Faculty permission required.

ASI-CSULB Study Abroad Scholarship
A limited number of $750 scholarships are available for short-term, study abroad programs.
Click here for more information and to apply for the scholarships.
Deadline to apply for scholarships: March 11, 2019

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 03/20/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.