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CSUMB student overcomes adversity to help Mayans via Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program

"Guillermo Rodriguez is uniquely suited to educate others about the consequences of bad habits.

The 35-year-old Salinas man is a diabetic who also spent three years in prison as the result of drug and alcohol addiction.

Today Rodriguez is eight years clean, boasts a 3.8 GPA, works full time ... and has just embarked on a three-week trip to Mexico to educate the Mayan people about nutrition and exercise."

Read more on this inspiring man taking advantage of the extraordinary opportunities available through CSUMB International Programs.


CSUMB students get help to study abroad

Austin Rettinghouse is not your typical study-abroad student. He’s male. He’s majoring in Japanese, not humanities — the most popular field among students studying abroad. And he’s going to Asia, when more than half of international students go to Western Europe. Read more...