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.

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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 Barcelona, Paris, and Rome.
Summer 2020: June 12-23 | Price: $8,435 | Courses: COMM 425 / PSFA 501 and COMM 482 / 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 '19/20: Dec. 28-Jan. 14 | Price: $4,198 | Course: GEN S 450 or ISCOR 450 or HSEC 797


Czech Republic

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 2020: May 26-June 16 | Price: $3,530 | Course: ANTH 422 or GEN S 450

Prague, Czech RepublicIntroduction to Operations and Supply Chain Management in Prague
Global impacts on operations and the influence of political, social, legal and regulatory, environmental, and technological issues will be integrated in discussion on various topics. Students in this Study Abroad program will have firsthand opportunity to visit and analyze operations of multiple international production facilities.
Summer 2020: May 30-June 20 | Price: $3,348 | Course: BA 360

Prague, Czech RepublicMarketing in Prague
We will examine marketing as a business activity, field of employment, and social institution. It will compare the marketing dynamics of two metropolitan areas, San Diego and Prague, as a mechanism to develop a richer understanding of marketing, consumer, and cultures.
Summer 2020: June 6-20 | Price: $2,938 | Course: BA 370



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 2020: June 15-July 1 | Price: $3,000 | Course: GEN S 450, ISCOR 450, or HSEC 797



Berlin, GermanyInternational Business Strategy and Integration in Berlin, Germany
During this program in Germany, you will study competitive positioning for German companies in their various sectors. Special emphasis will be on industries that are important to local economies and Germany as a whole. Industry analysis may include logistic services; auto industry; hospitality and tourism; technology sector and clothing manufacturers.
Summer 2020: July 10-25 | Price: $3,613 | Course: BA 405

GermanyEngineering in Germany
This program provides students with the opportunity to gain a new perspective on engineering from a German and broader European standpoint. In addition to learning the fundamentals of fluid mechanics, students will observe engineering manufacturing practices at several German firms including Mercedes-Benz.
Summer 2020: June 15-July 9 | Price: $4,157 | Course: AE 340



O'Brien's Tower, IrelandWriting in Ireland
The goal of this program is to expose the students to the culture of Ireland and have students write about their experiences, and in doing so improve the depth, breadth and precision of their writing.
Summer 2020: June 24-July 21 | Price: $4,734 | Course: ENGL 499


James Joyce StatueHistory, Culture, and Writing in Ireland
This writing intensive class will focus upon the nature of aesthetics, and the intersection of political, religious and social discourse in the development of Ireland. Class discussion will address Irish texts in various genres, theatre, museum, film, historical sightseeing visits, and overall integration of the principles of aesthetics with the violent and revolutionary history of political Ireland and its people's identities.
Summer 2020: May 21-June 10 | Price: $4,630 | Course: RWS 305W or GEN S 450



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 that allow you to make progress towards your degree.
Summer 2020: May 19-June 29 | Price: $6,025 | Courses: ANTH 348 or HIST 500 and GEN S 450 or HIST 506

ItalyHistory of Mathematics in Italy
This program explores the history and development of the field of mathematics and uses Italy as a backdrop to this fascinating history. Throughout the program, students will learn about the contributions to the development of mathematics by diverse individuals from multiple cultures, with a special focus on women in the field.
Summer 2020: May 27-June 14 | Price: $4,220 | Courses: MATH 303

Milan, ItalyThriving on Diversity and Multiculturalism in Italy and Switzerland
This program will focus on the psycho-social dynamics in diverse multicultural settings while immersed in two contrasting cultural and national contexts (Italy and Switzerland). Students will experience the benefits and challenges of multiculturalism.
Summer 2020: May 25-June 6 | Price: $4,432 | Course: PSY 344

Bologna, ItalyConnecting 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 '19/20: Jan. 7-19 | Price: $4,505 | Course: GEN S 450
Summer Session I 2020: July 5-17 | Price: $4,605 | Course GEN S 450
Summer Session II 2020: July 19-31 | Price: $4,605 | Course 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 '19/20: Dec. 27-Jan. 11 | Price: $3,645 | Course: MGT 358


PolandEngineering in Poland
With a focus on transportation, construction, and civil engineering, this program exposes engineering students to some of the best transportation solutions from Europe and allows students to examine the feasibility of those ideas in the American context.
Summer 2020: June 15-July 3 | Price: $4,003 | Courses: CIV E 499



Ljubljana, SloveniaSocial Inclusion and Sustainability Innovations in Slovenia and Croatia
Students will participate in hands-on community-based learning focusing on sustainable development, green innovations, and social inclusion aimed at improving the quality of life of rural populations and underserved ethno-cultural regions. Visits include coastal, alpine, and remote communities.
Summer 2020: June 23-July 9 | Price: $3,266 | Course: GEN S 480



Alcala de HenaresImpacts of Climate Change in Spain
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 2020: May 24-June 6 | Price: $2,569 | Course: SCI 596

Barcelona, SpainInternet, Law and Politics: The European Approach in Barcelona
This course will examine the social, political, economic and legal impacts of information and communication technologies (ITCs). Additionally, the course will explore how ITCs will help improve economic and political relationships among governments, business and individuals, and improve access to justice.
Winter Break '19/20: Jan. 3-19 | Price: $3,645 | Cours: ISCOR 450

Spanish PaellaFood, Nutrition, and Culture in Spain
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 2020: May 18-June 16 | Price: $5,455 | 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 2020: July 4-24 | Price: $4,460 | Course: BIOL 596

Granada, SpainSocial Psychology and Intercultural Connections in Granada
Learn about social psychological theory and research and how social psychological concepts may be applied across countries to specific problems that affect them.
Summer 2020: May 31-June 13 | Price: $3,035 | Course: PSY 340


Alcázar of Seville, SpainJourney to Medieval Spain Through Culture and History in 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 2020: May 23-June 13 | Price: $3,405 | Course: HIST 473, 499, or GEN S 450



Milan, ItalyThriving on Diversity and Multiculturalism in Italy and Switzerland
We'll focus on the psycho-social dynamics in diverse multicultural settings while immersed in two contrasting cultural and national contexts (Italy and Switzerland). Students will experience the benefits and challenges of multiculturalism.
Summer 2020: May 25-June 6 | Price: $4,432 | Course: PSY 344


United Kingdom

Princes Street, EdinburghSummer in Edinburgh
Explores the dynamic history and culture of Edinburgh, UNESCO World Heritage City.
Summer 2020: July 18-Aug. 15 | Price: $6,165  | Course: Various