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.

Multiple Countries | Czech Republic | Georgia | Germany

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Multiple Countries

BudapestCommunication in Europe
This program travels to several European cities and explores Communication-related topics through various course options. The program is targeted to Communication Studies students and PSFA International Studies minors, however, the program is open to all majors. The program includes visits to Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland; Munich, Germany; Prague, Czech Republic; and Florence, Italy.
Summer 2018: June 1-25, 2018 | Price: $6,891 | Courses: COMM 450 or PSFA 501, COMM 425 or PSFA 502, or COMM 750 and COMM 755

Tallinn, EstoniaInternational 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 2018: Dec. 27, 2017-Jan. 13, 2018 | Price: $4,298 | Courses: ISCOR 450 or GEN S 450

 

Czech Republic

Prague, Czech RepublicInternational Business Strategy and Integration in Prague
During this program in Prague, you will study competitive positioning for Czech companies in their various sectors. Special emphasis will be on industries that are important to local economies and the Czech Republic as a whole. Industry analysis may include logistic services; auto industry; hospitality and tourism; technology sector and clothing manufacturers.
Summer 2018: May 19-June 2, 2018 | Price: $2,786 | Course: BA 405

Prague, Czech RepublicMusic and Culture in Prague
We will examine in detail the music and people who created: klezmer, Roma (Gypsy) and blues music. Through lectures, readings, recordings, and film students will become familiar with these cultures through the study of these people and their folk music. We will also examine how it is being used today the mediums of film, dance, theatre, song, and instrumental music.
Summer 2018: June 7-28, 2018 | Price: $3,357 | Course: ANTH 422 or GEN S 450

 

Georgia

Tbilisi, GeorgiaInternational Security, Politics and Culture
This three-unit program in Tbilisi is an intensive study of international security, regional issues, and global concerns. The focus will be on understanding the politics, relations, and values that influence the diverse culture of Georgia, and understand the economic, political, and social issues affecting the region.
Summer 2018: TBA | Price: TBA | Course: GEN S 450 or ISCOR 450 | Georgia Program Video

Tbilisi, GeorgiaIssues of Gender and Identity in Georgia
In this course, students will explore gender and LGBT issues in Georgia and focus on the intersection of ethnicity and class. Learn the history and politics of gender issues from the pre- and post-Soviet eras through in-class lectures, visits to non-government organizations and participation in community-based organizations.
Summer 2018: TBA | Price: TBA | Course: GEN S 450 or WMST 597

 

Germany

Furtwangen, GermanyEngineering 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. Students will also learn about the importance of women in German history and their contributions to engineering, science, and society.
Summer 2018: June 3-30, 2018 | Price: $5,196 | Course: AE 340 & GEN S 450

Munich, GermanySocial Work in Germany
Learn from KSFH München faculty about German culture, history, policy, and practice with immigration issues. The core of the study will occur in field visitations to a variety of social service agencies, tours of cultural and historic sites, and the opportunity to visit Salzburg Austria. Participants will interact with German human service professionals and learn about their work.
Summer 2018: July 6-19, 2018 | Price: $2,937 | Course: SWORK 596

 

Ireland

Dublin, IrelandHistory, Culture, and Writing in Dublin
This two-week, intensive writing class at Trinity College will focus on the nature of aesthetics, and the intersection of political, religious and social discourse in the development of Ireland. Trinity College is located in the center of Dublin close to many shops, restaurants, and cafes.
Summer 2018: May 24 - June 12, 2018 | Price: $4,379 | Course: RWS 305W or GEN S 450

James Joyce StatueWriting in Galway
Students will be exposed to the culture of Ireland and write about their experiences, and in doing so improve the depth, breadth, and precision of their writing.
Summer 2018: June 19 - July 19, 2018 | Price: $4,882 | Courses: ENGL 499

 

Italy

Florence 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 your degree.
Summer 2018: May 19-June 30, 2018 | Price: $5,793 | Courses: ANTH 348 & GEN S 450

Milan, Italy Thriving on Diversity and Multiculturalism in Milan and Lausanne
This program will focus on the psycho-social dynamics in diverse multicultural settings while immersed in two contrasting cultural and national contexts (Milan, Italy and Lausanne, Switzerland). Students will experience the benefits and challenges of multiculturalism.
Summer 2018: May 14 - May 26, 2018 | Price: $4,091 | Courses: PSY 344 or 442

Bologna, Italy Connecting Art and Science: The Cultural History of Art and Anatomy in Italy
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. The six cities include Rome, Assisi, Florence, Bologna, Padua, and Venice.
Winter Break 2018: Jan. 2-14, 2018 | Price: $4,373 | Course: GEN S 450
Summer 2018: July 1-13, 2018 or July 15-27, 2018 | Price: $4,373 | Courses GEN S 450

Rome, ItalyFundamentals of Entrepreneurship in Rome
We will conduct this two-week case-study based class in the mornings and meet with entrepreneurs later in the day. We will visit with local founders and incubators in Rome. The course is also designed to allow for two free weekends for side trips to Lisbon, London, Madrid, or Barcelona.
Winter Break 2018: Dec. 28, 2017-Jan. 13, 2018 | Price: $3,505 | Course: MGT 355

 

Portugal

Oporto, PortugalInternational 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.
Winter Break 2018: Dec. 27, 2017-Jan. 10, 2018 | Price: $3,275 | Course: GEN S 450 or ISCOR 450

São Miguel Island, the AzoresNatural Disasters in Portugal
Students will gain knowledge of the geologic reasons and tectonic settings that produce natural disasters, and will subsequently be able to apply these new-found scientific skills to real field situations. The First two weeks of the program will be spent on São Miguel Island in the in the archipelago of the Azores. The second half of the program will take place in Lisbon, on mainland Portugal.
Summer 2018: TBA | Price: TBA | Course: GEOL 303

 

Spain

Barcelona, SpainInternational Business Strategy and Integration in Barcelona
During this program in Barcelona, you will study competitive positioning for Spanish companies in their various sectors. Special emphasis will be on industries that are important to local economies and Spain as a whole. Industry analysis may include logistic services; auto industry; hospitality and tourism; technology sector and clothing manufacturers.
Summer 2018: June 15-30, 2018 | Price: $2,926 | Course: BA 405

Alcala de HenaresClimate Change in Alcalá - Environmental and Human Impacts
This course will discuss the science and models used to understand climate change, health-related consequences of global warming, impacts on ecosystems as well as policy options to counteract or adapt to these impacts.
Summer 2018: June 3-16, 2018 | Price: $1,910 | Course: SCI 596

Alcala de HenaresFundamentals of Entrepreneurship in Alcalá
SDSU students will be working alongside Alcala students to investigate the key principles of the entrepreneurial process as they pertain to opportunities that may emerge from this cross-cultural experience.
Summer 2018: June 2-13, 2018 | Price: $2,121 | Course: MGT 358

BarcelonaBarcelona Summer Program
Become acquainted with Spain's vibrant culture in a month-long 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 2018: May 24 - June 22, 2018 | Price: $5,086 | Course: various

BarcelonaMarketing in Barcelona
Marketing is dynamic, pervasive and exciting. It focuses on understanding consumers, advocating for them, and developing loyal relationships with them.
Summer 2018: June 16-30, 2018 | Price: $2,894| Course: MKTG 370
 

Spanish PaellaFoods and Nutrition 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 2018: May 28-June 26, 2018 | Price: $4,982 | Course: GEN S 450

 

Barcelona, SpanVirology in Barcelona
Students will learn basic principles of molecular and clinical virology, and viral infections of historical importance in Spain, as well as recent human viral pathogens in the news. Classes will be held at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB) in the Barcelona Science Park of the University of Barcelona.
Summer 2018: June 30-July 21, 2018 | Price: $4,205 | Course: BIOL 596

Granada, SpainLiberal Studies in Granada
This program in beautiful Granada allows students to earn SDSU resident credit and gain firsthand experience observing and tutoring approximately 15 hours in a local Granada K-12 school where English is taught. Although open to all students, priority is given to Liberal Studies students.
Summer 2018: May 27-June 23, 2018 | Price: $3,897 | Course: ED 450 and MATH 312 or ED 450 and ED 451

Alcázar of Seville, SpainHistory of Islamic Spain (Seville)
Explore the origin of Islam as a religion and a civilization that historically produced universal empires embracing the whole of the Muslim world from the seventh to fourteenth centuries.
Summer 2018: May 26 - June 17, 2018 | Price: $3,457 | Course: HIST 473, GEN S 450, or HIST 499

 

Switzerland

Milan, Italy Thriving on Diversity and Multiculturalism in Milan and Lausanne
We'll focus on the psycho-social dynamics in diverse multicultural settings while immersed in two contrasting cultural and national contexts (Milan, Italy and Lausanne, Switzerland). Students will experience the benefits and challenges of multiculturalism.
Summer 2018: May 14 - May 26, 2018 | Price: $4,091 | Courses: PSY 344 or 442

 

United Kingdom

Princes Street, EdinburghEdinburgh, Scotland: The Creative City
Explores the dynamic history and culture of Edinburgh, UNESCO World Heritage City. You will explore the medieval foundations and castles of the ancient city through the rise of the modern Scottish Parliament. And included is a breath-taking experience in the Scottish Highlands.
Summer 2018: July 16-August 5, 2018 | Price: $4,794 | Course: GEN S 450, THEA 465, or THEA 532

London, EnglandLondon 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 2018: May 17-June 16, 2018 | Price: $6,731 | Courses: various

Oxford, EnglandOxford 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 2018: Dec. 27, 2017-Jan. 13, 2018 | Price: $5,167 | Course: CAL 450, GEN S 450, or POL S 450
Summer 2018: July 3-28-2018 | Price: $5,167 | Course: CAL 450, GEN S 450, or POL S 450