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Give to the Global Studies Institute

Philanthropy is central to the success of CSULB as an institution and the primary source of funding for The Global Studies Institute.  Giving to The Global Studies Institute is the best way that you can support our students and our projects centered on promoting international education in the CSULB curriculum and the development of the global competencies students need as they enter the workforce in their chosen profession.    

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Contact:  Howie Fitzgerald. Tel. (562)985-1619 or email

Our Priorities:

Global Fellows Program Fund: Since its inception in 2015 the highly successful Global Fellows program has afforded undergraduate students the unusual opportunity to build their own global project from concept to delivery. Current funding levels allow for the continuation of a pilot-size cohort but opportunities abound to grow the program to the benefit of student innovation and campus global engagement.

International Internships Development: Internships serve as a structured work experience related to a student's major and career goal.  They are invaluable experiences to enhance a student's academic, career, and personal development, helping them gain the skills and experience to get their first job and succeed in working on international teams central to so many professions.  The strongest internships blend the workplace experience with university and academic integration. CSULB therefore requires internship contracts for all of its placements.  The GSI has been a campus leader in growing internship opportunities in other countries for CSULB students to gain those critical skills in diverse international, intercultural, and linguistic environments.

Chair's Excellence Fund: Gifts to this critical area provide the director of the Global Studies Institute with flexible funding that allows the Institute to meet its greatest needs.  Examples can include funding student assistants for international curriculum research, visiting speakers, one-time student support for growing a relationship with a partner, and technologies to assist in communications with global partners.

Endowed Directorship:  The administrative functions of The Global Studies Institute are supported through funds for fractional time which vary by year.  Endowing the position of director provides a larger amount of time to grow the functions and innovations of The Global Studies Institute while freeing some funds for programmatic uses.

Naming Rights: The Global Studies Institute welcomes requests for naming rights.  Such an endowment would provide regular funds for growing existing programs and development new innovations and functions to the benefit of student global learning and engagement.  

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