Immerse yourself in the cultural landscape of your host country while you engage in fascinating courses or service learning projects. The many reasons to study in Asia include increasing your knowledge and awareness of your host country while increasing your marketability in an increasingly international workforce.

China | India | Thailand


BeijingHistory Learning and Volunteer Teaching in China
This program is designed to introduce Chinese culture and history to students at SDSU in addition to providing the opportunity to teach students in rural China. This course is combined with the Volunteer Teaching in China program and provides a great option for students looking to complete six SDSU units during the summer.
Summer 2018: July 1-25, 2018 | Price:  $3,068 | Course: Various ASIAN or GEN S

ShanghaiSummer Program in Shanghai
Join us for the exciting China Summer Program in Shanghai! Learn about Chinese history, culture and business practices in an exciting three-week program taught in English by SDSU professors and scholars from China.
Summer 2018: June 2-16, 2018 | Price: $2,190 | Courses: ASIAN 490 or GEN S 450

Farm in ChinaVolunteer Teaching in China
Small teams of SDSU and Tsinghua University students travel to rural areas throughout China to provide language and technical training to students of all ages. SDSU students typically serve as English language specialists and provide language instruction.
Summer 2018: July 8-25, 2018 | Price: $1,711 | Course: ASIAN 490 or GEN S 280

Xiamen, ChinaCriminal Justice in Xiamen, China
San Diego State University and Xiamen University conduct a two-week criminal law course comparing China's criminal justice system with that of the United States. The course will cover the Chinese Constitution, the criminal code, and the code of criminal procedure.
Summer 2018: June 24-July 7, 2018 | Price: $1,779 | Course: CJ 550



Bhubaneswar, IndiaHands-on Exploration of Indian Culture, Health, Sustainability, and Environment in Bhubaneswar, India
Spend two weeks understanding the effects of environmental pollution by taking hands-on field measurements in India while immersing yourself into exotic India's sceneries, culture, and cuisine. You'll be exposed to a fast-growing Asian economy and its struggles addressing environmental sustainability. This winter program is hosted by Xavier University, Bhubaneswar.
Winter Break: Jan. 2-15, 2018 | Price: $2,483 | Course: GEN S 450 or PH 499




BangkokInternational Entrepreneurship in Bangkok
Learn how to adequately research, assess, and analyze entrepreneurial opportunities in the global marketplace. MGT 355, International Entrepreneurship, is taught in Bangkok in January. While instruction is about international entrepreneurship in general, the focus is on doing business within the Thai marketplace.
Winter: Dec. 27, 2017-Jan. 10, 2018 | Price: $2,452 | Course: MGT 355

BangkokHealth and Social Services in Thailand
Faculty from Thammasat University will deliver workshops on Thai culture, social problems, health and human services issues. Students will visit a variety of health and social service agencies, tour cultural and historic sites, and have the opportunity to interact with Thai health and human service professionals and learn about their work.
Summer 2018: May 25-June 5, 2018 | Price: $2,813 | Course: SWORK 496 or GEN S 450

Chiang Mai, ThailandIntercultural Communication in Thailand (Bangkok & Chiang Mai)
Through class lectures, guest presentations, and visits to sites in Thailand, students will explore the nature of intercultural communication through observations and interviews. You'll learn the terminology and theory of intercultural competence and become more aware of the surrounding culture.
Summer 2018: May 27-June 17, 2018 | Price: $3,812 | Course: COMM 371 or PSFA 501

Sangkhlaburi-Wat Wang WiwekaramNursing in Sangkhlaburi
Under the guidance of local medical professionals, nursing students will provide health care to the underserved in Thailand. The course will focus on the development of cultural competence and will open a medical clinic in a region with little access to health care. Open to nursing majors or current nursing students at SDSU only.
Winter: Jan. 3-14, 2018 | Price: $1,766 | Course: NURS 499