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HDEV 300: Death and Dying (CSULB Faculty-Led Study Abroad—Pamela Roberts)
Cape Town, South Africa (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 2.0 Program Type: CSULB Program
Language of Instruction: English Language Requirements: None
Class Standing: Graduate, Junior, Senior Financial Aid: ASI-CSULB Scholarship
Areas of Study: GE, capstone
Program Description:
Program Dates: May 29-June 22, 2017

Course: HDEV 300: Death and Dying (GE, capstone)

Approximate Travel Cost: $4,400 (includes airfare and all travel and accommodation costs except meals)

Tuition: $897

Insurance: $85

Course Description: The developmental, cultural, social, religious, political, and historical influences on death and dying in South Africa (as a comparison to the U.S.).  Fieldwork in South Africa will involve working with AIDS orphans and patients in an AIDS hospice.

Information meetings (LA3-201-- Human Development Conference Room)--Click here for flyer with details: Info sessions 1_2017.doc
Monday, October 10 at 2 pm
Wednesday, October 12 at 2 pm
Thursday, October 13 at 3:30 pm
Friday, October 14 at 11 am

Click here for a flyer with full details: Draft Itinerary 2017 HDEV 300 in South Africa.docx
Click here for trip itineraryDraft Itinerary 2017 HDEV 300 in South Africa.docx
Click here for payment schedule
For photos and student reflections, see:
For a video of one student's experience, click here.
For an article on health and safety, click here.

This is a CSULB short-term, faculty-led study abroad course.

Contact Professor Pamela Roberts for more information at

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

The Associated Students Inc. (ASI) and the Center for International Education are pleased to announce
a new scholarship to enable more students to study abroad.
A limited number of $500 travel stipends are available for short-term programs.
Click here for more information and to apply for the scholarships.
Deadline to apply for scholarships: March 13, 2017

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2017 03/13/2017 ** Rolling Admission 05/29/2017 06/22/2017

** 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.