News Release | CSU International Programs - Nov. 9, 2007

Arcadia resident goes to China to study history

Hittinger among 10 Cal State L.A. students selected to study abroad for 2007-08


Los Angeles, CA – Making his way across continents, Arcadia resident Adam M. Hittinger has traveled to China to study history at Peking University in Beijing. He and nine other Cal State L.A. students have ventured out of the country to further their studies this academic year, under the auspices of the California State University (CSU) International Programs.

The CSU systemwide study abroad program, accommodating a variety of majors, is offered in cooperation with more than 50 distinguished universities and other institutions of higher education in 19 countries around the globe.

Other Cal State L.A. students studying abroad include:

  •  Los Angeles resident Hilda C. Aceves, art history major, Florence University, Italy;
  • Montebello resident Edgar O. Barraza, psychology major, University of Aix-Marseille, France;
  • L.A. resident Laura E. Escobar, criminal justice major, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan, South Africa;
  • Alhambra resident Lou S. Endoma, philosophy major, University of Paris, France;
  • L.A. resident Robin L. Frazier, art history major, Florence University, Italy;
  • Baldwin Park resident Raul J. Gonzalez, Spanish major, University of Madrid, Spain;
  • Rosemead resident Apple N. Ly, Chinese major, Peking University, Beijing, China;
  • Rancho Cucamonga resident Crystal M. Martell, international business major, Universität Tübingen, Germany;
  • South Pasadena resident Katie A. Ziemann, English major, University of Swansea, United Kingdom

Notably, Hittinger is one of 20 recipients of the CSU Wang Family Scholarship, an award of $4,000 to study in China or Taiwan, and Ly is a recipient of a $3,500 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for her studies of Mandarin language in China.

Every year, qualified students from each university in the CSU system are offered the opportunity to continue their studies overseas for a full academic year while they remain co-enrolled at their home campus through the International Programs. The students earn resident credit for all academic work completed while abroad, and remain eligible to receive any form of financial aid (other than work-study) for which they can individually qualify.

November 12-16 is International Education Week (IEW). For IEW activities at Cal State L.A., go to

Students interested in studying abroad should contact Cal State L.A.’s International Programs and Services at (323) 343-3170 and visit its website at The deadline to apply for academic year 2008-2009 is February 1, 2008. For applications or brochures on the program in each country, visit the University’s Study Abroad/Exchange Program Resource Center at Administration 127.

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