California State University, Long Beach Language Standalone Program

Language Standalone
Globally Recognized
Delivery Method:
In-Person
Duration:
Multi Term, Single Term

About the Program

California State University, Long Beach in California is a 322-acre, peach-tree-studded campus that delivers world-class teaching in state-of-the-art, park-like facilities—all blissfully near the Pacific Ocean. With a diverse population and vibrant oceanside environment, the large university, founded in 1949, seamlessly blends academic and outdoor life for a rewarding study-abroad experience.

Aquarium of the Pacific, Bluff Park, and El Dorado East are all nearby

Join a club to meet people from all walks of life at the university

The Student Recreation and Wellness Center has classes and activities

Take in the city’s epic coastal sights as you unwind

Program Advisor

Saffy Winter
SAFFY
Your Student Counselor is your study abroad ambassador and supporter. They join your application journey when you’ve confirmed you’re interested in studying abroad. At this point, they guide you through each stage of the application, notify you of the documents you need, let you know when your admission results are in, and walk you through the next steps, including class enrollment and organizing pre-arrival tests.
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At a Glance

Language of Instruction:
English
Language Prerequisite Level:
None
Academic Level:
Undergraduate
Academic Strengths:
Sociology, Business, Economics & Finance, Management, Communications, Media & Marketing, Health Studies
Housing:
Homestay
Visa Required:
Maybe

Stay Healthy & Safe While You Study Abroad

WHAT STUDENTS SAY

Former SAF Scholar

Studying at CSU, right by the beach, was an incredible experience.

California State University, Long Beach SAF Alumni

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About the University

California State University, Long Beach

In Long Beach, the fifth largest city in California, the CSU 322-acre campus near the ocean offers a beautifully landscaped, garden-like setting and outstanding instructional facilities enhanced by aesthetically pleasing architecture and attractive design.

With a diverse population and scenic oceanside environment, the university seamlessly blends academic and outdoor life activities for a full study-abroad experience. It is a scenic place to live, with more than 3,000 peach trees lining the campus, a donation made by local Long Beach citizens.

Learn more at California State University, Long Beach's official webssite 

Academics

California State University, Long Beach's Academic Approach

Welcoming and supportive, California State University, Long Beach is a highly sought-after language-learning destination with a diverse population and near limitless opportunities to get involved.

After your 23 hours a week of interactive language instruction at a proficiency level that suits you, practice your English beyond the classroom by plunging into a sports club, special interest club, and social-action organization.

Courses

Classroom Hours Per Week

There are seven proficiency levels and 23 hours of language instruction per week.

*SAF program fee tuition rate is based upon enrollment in 23 hours of language instruction per week.

Get To Know Our Application Process

From academics to visa requirements, our structured process helps you choose the right program and university for your goals. Complete a strong application, and prepare for success abroad.

Personalize Your Study Abroad Plan With Your SAF Counselor

Each student has unique academic goals for a study abroad experience. As you think about studying abroad, your SAF Counselor will help you plan for success and support you every step of the way.

Application Requirements

When applying to study abroad, you must meet the entry requirements set by the host university—and SAF is here to set you up for success.

The requirements outlined in this section include the language proficiency scores you may need to demonstrate your language skills, a guide to the GPA range and other academic prerequisites required by your host university, and a list of documentation and other application materials you will need to finalize your application. You may need to supply additional information throughout the process, and you will be alerted through your emails and SAF Student Portal if this is the case for you.
  • Language Proficiency
  • Academics & GPA
  • Application Documents & Materials

Language Test Score Requirements

There are no requirements to join this program.

Learn More About Language Requirements

Program Dates

When studying abroad, you will want to consider the time of year and how long you are away. Most programs follow the host university's academic calendar.

The dates shown below are general estimates, and as you get closer to the start of the term, you will get more detailed information from SAF. If you have any questions, your Student Counsellor and Program Specialist are always here to support you and point you to the correct information.

Fall 2022

Program dates:
Mid August - Mid December
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:
$
18,035

Fall 2022 + Spring 2023

Program dates:
Mid August - Late May
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:
$
30,820

Spring 2023 + Summer 2023 + Fall 2023

Program dates:
Late January - Mid December
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:
$
35,995

Spring 2023 + Summer 2023

Program dates:
Early April - Mid August
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:
$
24,140

Housing Information

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Homestay

The SAF program fee covers a comfortable single room in a friendly homestay with an English-speaking American family near CSU Long Beach. Breakfast and dinner is included during the week, and a snack lunch on the weekends.

The SAF program fee does not include early arrival housing.

About Long Beach

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Why Long Beach

Palm trees and wide-open beaches, classic American boardwalks, and a lot of boats to look at: This is Long Beach, one of California's most popular beachside destinations. Just a short hop from Greater LA, Long Beach’s vibrant downtown and shoreline buzz with lively restaurants, shops, and bars to create a truly social and scenic oceanside experience.

Learn more about Long Beach 

The Student Experience

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Student Health & Safety

We champion health, safety, and security. As part of IES Abroad, the largest study abroad organization in the United States, we have set the standard for health and safety in study abroad for decades. We plan for the ‘what if’, so you can get on with the experience of a lifetime.
International Health Insurance

International health insurance included in the cost of your program

24/7 Emergency Phone Support

Total coverage to support you while traveling and in your new city

Location-Specific Information

Health and safety information prepared based on your destination

Health In Your Language

Highly trained multilingual staff to connect you to healthcare providers

Secure Housing

Quality, safe, secure housing within close proximity to your classes

Dedicated Expertise

Protection by a Dean of Students Office advocating for your interests

Orientation

On Arrival

Your SAF pre-departure process will arm you with all the information you need for a smooth arrival to your new campus, city, and country.

To Housing

Your SAF program will include a safe transfer from your arrival airport to your new study abroad housing. We'll even provide you with top tips to make the most of your new city!

Home Sweet Home

Your SAF Program Specialist will coordinate with you to ensure you have arrived safely and settled into your new secure housing.

Keeping You Safe

As you settle in, you will learn about the SAF emergency alert system, our 24/7 phone support, and any safety concerns relevant to you.

Get Social

Your new university and SAF will arrange social and cultural events so that you can meet other study abroad and local students. Make the most of your adventure!

Advising and Support

The process of studying abroad could quickly feel overwhelming, but we have been doing this for decades and do everything we can to support you through it. 

Many SAF staff are alumni and have walked this path. They have real-life experience to draw on as they advise and support you through every step of our comprehensive services. They’re in your corner, taking care of all the details and explaining what you need to do next.

Take the first step in your study abroad journey by scheduling a consultation with your closest Student Counselor. You can discuss your for-credit academic courses and language programs and explore internships, research programs, and study tours. When you know what you want to do, we guide you through the pre-program steps, help you arrange your visa and transport, and finalize your accommodation or digital experience.

Get To Know Our Application Process

From academics to visa requirements, our structured process helps you choose the right program and university for your goals. Complete a strong application, and prepare for success abroad.

Personalize Your Study Abroad Plan With Your SAF Counselor

Each student has unique academic goals for a study abroad experience. As you think about studying abroad, your SAF Counselor will help you plan for success and support you every step of the way.

Commonly Asked Questions About Studying Abroad

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Why Travel With SAF?

Studying abroad is an unforgettable experience, one that stays with you in your career, your contacts, your future. It can define you. At any of our prestigious university partners, you can build personalized for-credit programs that can last up to a whole year.

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