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The CA-AFCS Biennial Student Conference brings students together and provides an opportunity to engage in dialogue that highlights the impact FCS has on quality of life issues.

This year’s theme is “Giving Back through FCS” and will highlight ways that FCS professionals can utilize their knowledge and skillsets to make a difference in their local communities.
Professional keynote speakers from FCS specializations will speak about the means through which they are currently giving back to society through the work they are doing.

The Student Competition will be an opportunity for students to share their creative ideas of ways that FCS can work to give back to individuals, families, and/or communities.

FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2019, 10AM TO 2PM
Admission is FREE
Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided free of charge

Inside CSULB

The Digital Wave of Fashion
Family and Consumer Sciences’ Myunghee Sohn knows the future of fashion could be in the use of digital avatars. 

Family and Consumer Sciences’ Libby Gustin, who hosts a TV show called “Libby’s Sustainable Kitchen,” part of her efforts to get everyone to eat healthier.

BeachTV Libby's Kitchen 01 - Farm to Table Freshness

Libby's Sustainable Kitchen

Study Abroad is Offered by Our Different Option Areas:

Study Abroad in Child Development

Take the CDFS 490 : Learning about Children and Families Living in Europe: A Visit to Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro, and Slovenia (3 Units) course.

Croatia Bridge








Learn about the history, culture, the war years, the recovery, the ethnic diversity of the Families in Central Europe. Personally see the plight of children and families, the tremendous challenges they suffered, and hear stories of survival and endurance. Visit a church, a mosque, and a synagogue.
Summer Flyer
Final Course Syllabus

Study Abroad: Fashion Merchandising

French Fashion Study Abroad 
Summer Session 2019
June 1-14, 2019
French Fashion Culture
FCSE 490
Open to all majors (no background necessary)
Course taught by: Professor
Suzanne Marshall (CSULB Fashion Merchandising and Design) in collaboration with Paris fashion professionals. For more information and application form contact Professor Marshall at
or see:

New York Fashion Study Tour
July 2019 (To Be Announced)
Class Highlights Include:

  • Tickets to Broadway play, Metropolitan Art Museum Costume Exhibit, FIT
  • 8-10 Seminars such as:  Fashion Designers showrooms,  fashion workrooms, textile companies, Manhattan retailers, costume designers, vintage clothing companies, and more
  • Half-day city tour of Manhattan

Study Abroad: Food Science 

Food Science
Distilling and Brewing Technology in Barbados
July 22–August 9, 2019 (2 weeks abroad, 1 week online)
Barbados Flyer

Contact Dr. Cheryl Rock for more information 

Study Abroad in Hospitality Mangement 

Hospitality Management 

July 2019
Summer Study-Abroad Program at Tamkang University, Taiwansponsored by CSULB HFHM 274 (G.E. - D2 & Global Issues): International Hospitality Development (3 units)


CSULB Tuition & course materials for HFHM 274 & Chinese Language, insurance, airport transfers, accommodation, transportation, field trips, & some meals.

Register Through

College of Continuing & Professional Education, CSULB 562-985-5561


International Students Interested in Coming for Short-term Study at California State University, Long Beach

Hospitality Management
Students from the international community, University Program Brochure


The CSULB-ISPP through the DPD

The CSULB Individualized Supervised Practice Pathways (CSULB-ISPP) accepts applications for dietetic interns in the spring, after DICAS matching.  ISPP programs were developed in coordination with ACEND to offer more opportunities to DPD graduates for supervised practice hours.  The CSULB-ISPP accepts up to 25 dietetic interns each year who complete supervised practice in the state of California.  CSULB Nutriton and Dietetics graduates are given preference, but application is open to all DPD graduates who have applied and not been matched through DICAS on at least one occasion.  For more information or questions about the application process, there is an informational board located upstairs in the FCS building, near the Child Care center.  Or please contact the DPD Director, Dr. Rachel Blaine at

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