Western Europe is the most popular study abroad destination among SDSU students and students from other U.S. universities. While SDSU offers several top-notch programs in Western Europe, we’d like to encourage you to challenge yourself to step off the beaten path and to explore a less traditional (and probably less expensive) location. Study Abroad Home Page
Business in Prague
Long hidden behind the Iron Curtain, Prague's collection of Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance architecture makes it one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Enjoy cafes and restaurants throughout the city, or shop in the markets to prepare your own meals.
Summer: May 28-June 18, 2016 | Price: $2,438 | Course: MGT 596
Communication in Europe
Begin the program in Munich, Germany, where you will spend four nights, followed by four nights in Prague, Czech Republic, four nights in Krakow, Poland, four nights in Budapest, Hungary, and concluding with four nights in Vienna, Austria. Students enroll in 6 units (SDSU resident credit), either at the undergraduate or graduate level.
Summer: TBA | Price: TBA | Course: COMM 424 & 485 (PSFA 502 & 501) OR COMM 750 & 786
Cultures of Central Europe
Through an interdisciplinary lens and a comparative international studies perspective, the primary goal of this course is to provide an introduction to the Cultures of Central Europe through its geography, history, economics, politics, and culture as we visit Hungary, Transylvania, Czech Republic, and Austria.
Summer: May 29-June 19, 2016 | Price: $4,695 | Course: Gen S 450
International Security and Culture in Estonia and Russia
This two-week program in Tallinn and St. Petersburg explores the societies, culture, economies, and foreign policies of the beautiful Baltic State of Estonia and its much larger neighbor, Russia.
Winter Break: Dec. 28, 2015-Jan. 10, 2016 | Price: $3,767 | Courses: ISCOR 450, GEN S 450
Leadership for sustainable and diverse global contexts
Upper Division SDSU Honors students to enroll in two weeks of summer school coursework at Jyväskylä University. This program will also include instruction from SDSU Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Geoff Chase.
Summer: TBA | Price: TBA | Course: GEN S 350
Liberal Studies in Finland
Learn firsthand about Finland's education system by enrolling in two weeks of summer school coursework at Jyväskylä University with students from around the world. This program will also include instruction from SDSU Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Geoff Chase.
Summer: TBA | Price: TBA | Course: GEN S 350
A semester in Paris is a unique opportunity to expand your educational experience, learn French, participate in French cultural events, visit historical sites and become acquainted with another way of life.
Spring: Feb. 1-April 30, 2016 | Price: $8,556-$8,901 | Courses: various
Engineering in Germany
This CES faculty-led summer program in Furtwangen, a small city located in the Black Forest region of southwestern Germany, features a three- unit fluid mechanics course taught by SDSU professor Nagy Nosseir.
Summer: TBA | Price: TBA | Course: AE 340
Immigration and Refugee Policies and Programs in Munich
This course examines the distinctive and common features that Germany and the United States have taken to grapple with the issue of immigration.
Summer: TBA | Price: TBA | Course: SWORK 596
Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Policy and Intervention in Dublin
This two week course includes classroom lectures and local agency and cultural site visits in Dublin, Ireland. The course begins with an introduction to alcohol and other drug (AOD) issues as they relate to individuals, groups, and society, both in the United States and in Ireland.
Summer: TBA | Price: TBA | Course: SWORK 596
Summer Program in Florence
Enjoy a truly unique international experience that will introduce you to the magnificent culture of both the past and the present while taking SDSU courses which allow you to make progress towards you degree.
Summer: TBA | Price: TBA | Courses: ANTH 439, GEN S 450
The Cultural History of Art and Anatomy in Six Cities
Italy's medieval universities established the study of human anatomy for physicians. To heighten their art, Renaissance masters clandestinely examined anatomy through human dissection. The Italian Peninsula connects art and anatomy in a way no other country can.
Winter: Jan. 3-15, 2016 | Price: $4,308 | Course: GEN S 450
Summer: TBA | Price: TBA | Courses: GEN S 450
Engineering in Pisa
This program is being developed with Mauro Pierucci for the College of Engineering.
Summer: TBA | Price: TBA | Courses: AE 280, GEN S 450
Communicate, Negotiate, Mediate in Rimini
The goal of this 45 hour mediation course is to provide students with an understanding of mediation theory and conflict management skills. The objective of the course is to aid students incorporate specific skills into their current career paths.
Summer: June 5-18, 2016 | Price: $3,300 | Course: GEN S 450, ISCOR 450
Engineering in Krakow
Experience the wonderful food, culture, and European charm of Poland while earning engineering or general studies credit.
Summer: TBA | Price: TBA | Courses: CIV E 499, CON E 430, GEN S 450
Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship in Lisbon
We will conduct this case-study based class in the mornings and meet with entrepreneurs later in the day. We will visit Startup Lisbon, an amazing incubator in downtown Lisbon. The course is also designed to allow for two free weekends for side trips to Rome, London, Madrid or Barcelona.
Winter Break: Dec. 27, 2015-Jan. 16, 2016 | Price: $3,375 | Course: MGT 358
International Relations, Global Justice, Diplomacy: The European Approach in Porto
This program focuses on understanding the European Union foreign and security policy, as well as analyzing the role of the EU in promoting respect for democracy, the rule of law and human rights as fundamental elements of its bilateral and multilateral external relations.
Spring Break: March 26-April 2, 2016 | Price: $2,383 | Course: GEN S 450, ISCOR 450
Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship in Alcalá
Summer: TBA | Price: TBA | Course: MGT 358 or GEN S 450
Collaborate, Facilitate, Conciliate in Barcelona
This class includes the ART of Communication (a skills-based, practical strategy for dealing with difficult people) the Exchange (a four stage conflict management process to help others work through issues), handling emotions (yours and theirs), strategic communication skills, collaborating through cultural differences, and facilitating groups.
Winter Break: Dec. 27, 2015-Jan. 9, 201 | Price: $3,300 | Course: GEN S 450, ISCOR 450
Barcelona Summer Program
Explore the Barcelona’s historical richness and significance as you complement in-class studies with several site visits throughout Barcelona. Students from any major are welcome to apply and all courses are instructed in English.
Summer: TBA | Price: TBA | Course: various
Management and Organizational Behavior in Barcelona
This course is designed to provide students with a broad yet comprehensive overview of the structure and function of human behavior in organizations in a global setting with a special focus on Barcelona, a unique bilingual, and bicultural city in Spain.
Summer: June 10-25, 2016 | Price: $2,925 | Course: BA 350
Marketing in Barcelona
Marketing is dynamic, pervasive and exciting. It focuses on understanding consumers, advocating for them, and developing loyal relationships with them. It steers innovation, strategy, revenue generation, and profitability and, ultimately, drives economic development and corporate performance.
Summer: June 18-July 2, 2016 | Price: $2,909 | Course: BA 370
Food, Nutrition and Culture in Barcelona
This program will expose students to life and culture in a Mediterranean country with an emphasis on the health-promoting aspects of the Mediterranean diet.
Summer: TBA | Price: TBA | Course: GEN S 450
Liberal Studies in Granada
Author Ernest Hemingway once said, "If you were to visit only a city in Spain, this should be Granada." A fairytale city, Granada is known for its unique historic, artistic and cultural heritage.
Summer: TBA | Price: TBA | Course: LIB S 300, LING 430, SPED 500
Summer Language Immersion in Madrid
This month-long immersion program offers students the opportunity to live in Madrid and study Spanish language and culture. Participants are provided a rich cross-cultural experience while taking courses at the Centro de Estudios Hispánicos, located at the Dehesa de la Villa campus of the Universidad Antonio de Nebrija. .
Summer: TBA | Price: TBA | Course: various SPAN
Study Aboad in Edinburgh
Edinburgh, a UNESCO World Heritage City, is uniquely well suited to a study abroad program focused on urban culture, history, and geography. Coordination of the program with Edinburgh's summer festivals will allow students to explore this vibrant, modern city.
Summer: TBA | Price: TBA | Courses: Gen S 450 & GEO 354
Liberal Studies in the UK (previously held at Keele University)
Join Liberal Studies faculty on this 28-day summer program in the United Kingdom. Based on a university campus, future teachers and other interested students can complete three units of Liberal Studies coursework and a one-unit field experience in the community.
Summer: TBA | Price: TBA | Courses: TBA
London Summer Program
The cultural and historical impact of London is dazzling, and even today this exciting city on the Thames River remains an intriguing milieu as well as an international center that has bestowed so much on the political and cultural growth of Europe and the world.
Summer: TBA | Price: TBA | Courses: GENS 450, PHIL 330
Oxford Study Abroad Programme (OSAP)
Through the organizing concepts of security, identity, and political economy; students will explore a range of contemporary phenomena including the state, the nation, international law and organizations; political change, resistance, and violence (including terrorism); and environmental politics.
Winter Break: December 27, 2015-January 18, 2016 | Price: $4,767 | Course: CAL 450, GEN S 450, POL S 450