Research Initiatives and Partnerships

Application Information

Students Selection Criteria:

  • High motivation
  • Commitment to target language study for two consecutive summers and to the successful completion of the academic year individualized language study.
  • Language skills equivalent to intermediate level (e.g. 2 years of university language study)
  • Agreement to be assessed and interviewed by program SLI staff.
  • Signing a Language Pledge
  • Priority is given to current CSU students followed by those from California community colleges and Universities of California

Application Procedures:

  • Complete the application and send it and the required documents to the SLI Program Coordinator of the target language you wish to participate.

  • The application packet is due Spring.

The SLI Program application packet must include the following (incomplete applications will not be considered):

  • Completed Application Form including Statement of Purpose in English and Essay in the Target Language

  • A letter of reference and two other referees in support of your application

  • Official transcripts


ARABIC: Dr. Dany Doueiri
Department of World Languages and Literatures
California State University, San Bernardino
San Bernardino, CA 92407

Department of Modern Languages
California State University
Fullerton, CA 92831

KOREAN: Dr. JiHyun Park
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
California State University, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90032

PERSIAN: Dr. Ali Miremadi
Dept. of Modern Languages and Literatures - H-835C
800 N. State College Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92831

RUSSIAN: Prof. Dina Mokhnatkina
Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
California State University, Northridge
Northridge, CA 91330-8247

Download Application (.pdf)