International Programs and Partnerships at CSUN

California State University, Northridge is a highly regarded public university with more than 30 years’ experience welcoming students from around the world. Every year, nearly 3,500 international students come to CSUN to achieve their goals and to experience life in Southern California. We help you get ready for your next step – whether you want to pursue a degree, study English, or stay for a semester or two and return to your home country to continue your studies.

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Commencement gradudates

Congratulations to the Class of 2018! More than 11,500 graduates will receive their diplomas this month. Students in 135 undergraduate majors, 87 master’s programs and two doctorate programs will march in cap and gown at the Oviatt Library Lawn. Tickets are required, but if you can’t make it in person, catch the ceremonies on YouTube or Facebook.

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Professor Rafi Efrat, Director, M.S. Taxation program

Tax Day recently passed, but learning about tax law never ends. Even experts have to keep up with changing rules. And while most people wouldn’t call a day of tax talk fun, professionals in the field look forward to CSUN’s taxation get together. The Alumni Association hosts the 2018 Bookstein Institute Tax Development Conference May 4 and expects a big crowd. “We have several Master of Science Taxation faculty presenting, and students may attend as well,” said Accountancy Professor Rafi Efrat, director of the M.S. Taxation program and the Bookstein Institute. The Bookstein Institute for Higher Education in Taxation organized the annual event.

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Summer Session 2018

Springtime is on the way, but we’re jumping a season ahead to Summer! More than 600 Summer Session classes will launch starting May 29.  You don’t have to be a CSUN student to take them. Anyone in the community can register for these academic-credit classes so long as they meet course requirements. Choose from three separate sessions: May 29-Aug. 21; May 29-July10; and July 11-Aug. 21. Whatever your field or interest, CSUN has a class for you.

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VITA Clinic signs

It’s tax preparation time, but help is on the way! CSUN’s VITA Clinic provides free tax preparation and filing if your annual household income is $54,000 or less. The David Nazarian College of Business and Economics administers the annual program through the Bookstein Institute for Higher Education in Taxation.

“This year the VITA Clinic offers free tax preparation services, along with financial education, at sites throughout Los Angeles County,” said Rafi Efrat, Professor of Accountancy, Director of the Bookstein Institute for Higher Education in Taxation, and Director of the M.S. Taxation program. We offer services six days per week throughout the tax season. This year we also are collaborating with Citi and the Veterans Administration to serve veterans in Los Angeles County at nine dedicated sites.”

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Spring 2018 Open University

Register for Open University starting January 29!  Even if you’re not regularly enrolled at CSUN, you can take an academic-credit class through Open University. Weekday classes start Jan. 22, and anyone in the community has a chance to sign up. Choose from thousands of classes offered in dozens of subject areas.

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