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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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 2019: TBA | Price: TBA | 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: Dec. 28, 2018-Jan. 14, 2019 | Price: $4,258 | Course: GEN S 450 or ISCOR 450


Czech Republic

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 2019: TBA | Price: TBA | Course: BA 360

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 2019: TBA | Price: TBA | Course: ANTH 422 or GEN S 450

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 2019: TBA | Price: TBA | Course: MKTG 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 2019: TBA | Price: TBA | Course: GEN S 450, ISCOR 450, or HSEC 797



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 2019: TBA | Price: TBA | Courses: AE 340 & GEN S 450

Mannheim, GermanyCross-Cultural Analysis of Homelessness in Germany and the U.S.
The criminalization of homelessness has become a “hot-button issue” across the United States. Should it be a crime to be homeless? How and in what ways are the police used to manage the issue of homelessness? What are some non-criminal alternative approaches? This program in association with Mannheim University of Applied Sciences (MUAS) will seek to answer these questions.
Summer 2019: TBA | Price: TBA | Course: SWORK 596



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: May 23-June 12, 2019 | Price: $4,635 | Course: RWS 305W or GEN S 450

Dublin, IrelandInternational Business Strategy and Integration in Dublin, Ireland
During this program in Ireland, you will study competitive positioning for Irish companies in their various sectors. Special emphasis will be on industries that are important to local economies and Ireland as a whole. Industry analysis may include logistic services; auto industry; hospitality and tourism; technology sector and clothing manufacturers.
Summer 2019: TBA | Price: TBA | Course: BA 405



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 2019: TBA | Price: TBA | Courses: ANTH 348 & GEN S 450

Milan, ItalyThriving on Diversity and Multiculturalism in Milan and Genèva
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 Genèva, Switzerland). Students will experience the benefits and challenges of multiculturalism.
Summer 2019: TBA | Price: TBA | 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 2019: Jan. 7-19 | Price: $4,370 | Course: GEN S 450
Summer 2019 Session I: TBA | Price: TBA | Course GEN S 450
Summer 2019 Session II: TBA | Price: TBA | 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: Dec. 27, 2018-Jan. 12, 2019 | Price: $3,560 | Course: MGT 358



Delft, the NetherlandsNetherlands: Bicycling the Livable Streets and Sustainable Cities
Students will develop an understanding of the bicycle/pedestrian/auto transportation systems of Dutch cities in the Netherlands and Copenhagen in Denmark. Most of the time in The Netherlands will be in Delf--at the Delft University of Technology--with tours of other cities across The Netherlands, including Breda, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and Houten.
Summer 2019: TBA | Price: TBA | Course: GEN S 450



Alcala de HenaresGlobal Climate Change — Environment, Health, and Behavior in Alcalá de Henares
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 2019: TBA | Price: TBA | 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: Jan. 3-19, 2019 | Price: $3,532 | Cours: ISCOR 450

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 2019: TBA | Price: TBA | Course: various

BarcelonaLegal Environment of Business in Barcelona
Finance 240 covers the business legal environment, sources of law, procedures and ethics associated with implementation of law. Law of torts and intellectual property; contracts and sales; agency and employment; negotiable instruments and banking; and business organizations.
Summer 2019: June 15-26, 2019 | Price: TBA | Course: FIN 240

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 2019: TBA | Price: TBA | 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 2019: TBA | Price: TBA | 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 2019: TBA | Price: TBA | Course: ED 450

Granada, SpainSocial Psychology and Intercultural Connections in Granada

Summer 2019: TBA | Price: TBA | Course: PSY 340


Granada, SpainCivil and Environmental Engineering in Spain
Study aspects of hydraulics, hydrology, and air and water quality through field trips to engineered structures and natural settings. Participants will also interact with faculty and students in civil and environmental engineering, hydrology, and ecology at the Universidad de Granada.
Summer 2019: TBA | Price: TBA | Course: TBA

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 2019: TBA | Price: TBA | Course: HIST 473, GEN S 450, or HIST 499

Valencia, SpainWriting in Valencia Spain
Students will be exposed to the culture of Spain and write about their experiences, and in doing so improve the depth, breadth, and precision of their writing.
Summer 2019: TBA | Price: TBA | Course: ENGL 499



Milan, ItalyThriving on Diversity and Multiculturalism in Milan and Genèva
We'll focus on the psycho-social dynamics in diverse multicultural settings while immersed in two contrasting cultural and national contexts (Milan, Italy and Genèva, Switzerland). Students will experience the benefits and challenges of multiculturalism.
Summer 2019: TBA | Price: TBA | Course: PSY 344

Milan, ItalyExercise and Sports Sciences in Switzerland
The program tentatively includes expert presenters from universities in Switzerland, field trips to the Olympic Historical Museum, the Schwingen Festival (Swiss Wrestling), hiking, biking, and sports activities in the Swiss Alps.
Summer 2019: TBA | Price: TBA | Course: GEN S 480


United Kingdom

Princes Street, EdinburghSummer in Edinburgh
Explores the dynamic history and culture of Edinburgh, UNESCO World Heritage City.
Summer 2019: TBA | Price: TBA | Course: GEN S 450, THEA 465, or THEA 532