Programs offered in the summer.

Poland and Czech Republic: Global Education in Central Europe

  • Visit the Prague castle and Jewish Quarter in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Explore the Kraków Cloth Hall in Lesser Poland. Kraków Cloth Hall is the central feature of the main market square in the old town
  • Enjoy the Gothic architecture at St. Mary's Basilica
  • Tour the Wawel Royal Castle and the Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Tour the Royal Castle and visit Łazienki Park, the largest park in Warsaw
  • Visit a grammar school in Warsaw
  • Visit the Palace of Science and Culture, St. Anne’s Church, St.

Peru: History and Geography of Peru

  • Explore one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu
  • Experience Peru’s biodiversity with a guided hike and canoe trips through the Tambopata National Reserve in Peru’s Amazon
  • Walk the Maras Salt Pans, which have been harvested since the Incan Empire
  • Tour the downtowns of Cusco and Lima with local guides
  • Take in the natural beauty and rich history of the Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Enjoy a cultural performance with live music and traditional Peruvian dancing
  • Visit an archaeological museum with the world’s largest private

Italy: Historical Anatomists of Italy

  • Start with a tour of Rome and an exciting guided tour of the Colosseum
  • Experience the Galileo Museum and a Leonardo Da Vinci Workshop in Florence
  • Explore Siena and Lucca
  • Visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa with its spectacular views
  • Enjoy a visit to Museo Della Scala, one of the first Medieval hospitals
  • Visit Duomo di Siena, a Gothic-style building with works from Donatello and Michelangelo
  • Travel to Bologna for an afternoon of cultural activities
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the ancient and historic city of Bologna

Photography Study Tour- Europe 2020

We will start at Big Ben in London, move to Edinburgh Castle in Scotland, and end on the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

This photography study tour is designed to develop a global artistic perspective through a travel abroad experience. Field trips to galleries and historical sites provide opportunities to view the classics, see various architectural designs, and sample local cuisine. On our travels we develop a photo journal/themed portfolio of our experience abroad.

Society and Culture of Georgian Britain

This study abroad course explores the history, memory, and legacy of the long eighteenth century in Great Britain. On location in London, with regional excursions including to Bath, we will visit numerous historical sites including museums, industrial villages, country estates, palaces, historic homes, and other historically significant sites to assess the legacy of the people, places, and events of the Georgian period. Students will gain a solid working knowledge of British economic, political, and social institutions, as well as major events and issues during the long eighteenth century.

Health and Wellness in Iceland

This course is designed to enhance students' understanding of health, exercise, and wellness.  This faculty led program to Iceland will provide students with an in-depth look at one of the world’s healthiest populations.  This course will focus on comparing and contrasting characteristics of health, exercise, and wellness in Iceland to that of the United States.  Specific emphasis will be placed on examining aspects of exercise/recreation, nutrition, mindfulness, epidemiology, and community wellness. 

Costa Rica: Spanish Language & Culture

This summer, immerse yourself in the Spanish language and beautiful landscapes of Costa
Rica, the land of “pura vida!” During the five-week program guided by SDSU faculty,
students will live, study, and participate in excursions in this Central American country
known for its rainforests, beaches, and incredible biodiversity. Students will take Spanish
courses with qualified local instructors and experience complete immersion while staying
with local host families. Along with immersive coursework, students will also experience

Great Alpine Adventure: Germany

Experience German history and culture in the most beautiful part of Germany, Bavaria. Explore Munich, with its historic WWII sites, the Olympic Stadium- home of the 1972 Summer Olympics – and learn about the ongoing “Refugee Crisis.” Relax for a day in a monastery and then experience the highest mountain in Germany, the Zugspitze. Visit the Olympic Stadium in the quaint little town of Garmisch, where the 1936 Winter Olympics were held. A number of famous castles are just a short distance away.


This faculty-led study abroad program will examine contemporary Senegalese culture and society. Students will gain knowledge about Senegal’s history, politics, education, religions,healthcare, environment, gender issues, music, literature and cinema through a variety of guest lectures, readings, films, site visits, interactive workshops, and cultural excursions. A particular emphasis will be given to life in Senegal’s urban centers and how inhabitants of these cities engage with issues facing their country and community.  

Portugal: Counseling and Human Development

This study abroad program will focus on the decriminalization of illicit substances and the social-cultural implications. The coursework will be complimented by guest talks, museum and palace visits, a relaxing trip to Portuguese wine country, boat and bike excursions, and exploration of Portugal's history, landmarks, culture and current events. Come enjoy Europe's sunniest capital and beautiful coastline with us!

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