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 Barcelona, Paris, and Rome.
Summer: May 31-June 21, 2019 | Price: $6,756 | Courses: COMM 427 / 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: Dec. 28, 2018-Jan. 14, 2019 | Price: $4,258 | 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: May 22-June 11, 2019 | Price: $3,499 | 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: May 25-June 15, 2019 | Price: $3,161 | 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: May 25-June 8, 2019 | Price: TBA | Course: MKTG 370
 

 

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

 

Germany

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: May 24-June 8, 2019| Price: $4,125 | Course: CJ 540 or CJ 550

 

Ireland

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: June 14-29, 2019 | Price: $3,495 | Course: BA 405

 

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: May 21-July 2, 2019 | Price: TBA | Courses: ANTH 348 or HIST 500 and GEN S 450 or HIST 506

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 (Milan, Italy and Genèva, Switzerland). Students will experience the benefits and challenges of multiculturalism.
Summer: May 20-June 1, 2019 | Price: $4,469 | 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: Jan. 7-19, 2019| Price: $4,370 | Course: GEN S 450
Summer Session I: June 30-July 12, 2019 | Price: $4,470 | Course GEN S 450
Summer Session II: July 14-July 26, 2019 | Price: $4,470 | 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

 

Netherlands

Delft, the NetherlandsBicycling the Livable Streets and Sustainable Cities of the Netherlands
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: June 1-June 15, 2019 | Price: TBA | Course: GEN S 450

 

Slovenia

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 for improving the quality of life of rural populations and underserved ethno-cultural regions. Visits include coastal, alpine, and remote communities.
Summer: June 23-July 9, 2019 | Price: $2,977 | Course: GEN S 450

 

Spain

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 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: May 23-June 21, 2019 | Price: $3,532 | 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: June 8-29, 2019 | Price: $3,412 | Course: FIN 240

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 2019: May 27-June 25 | Price: 5,070 | 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: May 26-June 10, 2019 | Price: $2,540 | Course: ED 450

Granada, SpainSocial Psychology and Intercultural Connections in Granada

Summer: June 16-29, 2019 | Price: $2,916 | 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: June 9-23, 2019, 2019 | Price: $2,936 | Course: ENVE 355

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: May 25-June 16, 2019 | Price: $3,360 | Course: HIST 473, 499, or GEN S 450

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: June 25-July 23, 2019 | Price: $4,382 | Course: ENGL 499

 

Switzerland

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 (Milan, Italy and Genèva, Switzerland). Students will experience the benefits and challenges of multiculturalism.
Summer: May 20-June 1, 2019 | Price: $4,469 | 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 450

 

United Kingdom

Princes Street, EdinburghSummer in Edinburgh
Explores the dynamic history and culture of Edinburgh, UNESCO World Heritage City.
Summer: July 20-August 17, 2019 | Price: $6,015 | Course: GEN S 450, THEA 465, or THEA 532