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  • Locations: Florence, Italy; Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland; Munich, Germany; Prague, Czech Republic
  • Program Terms: Summer
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Fact Sheet:
Class Standing: 1-Freshman, 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior, 5-Graduate, 6-Non-Degree Seeking Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.00 Field of Study: Communication Studies
Housing Options: Hostel or Hotel Credit Type: Resident Credit
Program Type: CES Faculty-Led Program SDSU Office: 2-Extended Studies
Program Description:

Communication in Europe

This study abroad experience was probably one of the best experiences of my life and am very thankful to have had the opportunity.
- Kevin S., Summer 2015

It provided me with a chance to visit a part of the world that I had never been to, which is totally an invaluable experience....It is always worthy to attend a study abroad program if you have a right attitude, as it never fails to let you learn a lot from experience that you won't gain otherwise.
- Zhenyu T., Summer 2015
Summer 2019: Add your name to the Inquiry List below
Dates Abroad: TBA
Course Dates: TBA
Price: TBA


Spring/Summer 2018: Application CLOSED
Dates Abroad (Summer): June 1-25, 2018
Course Dates (Spring Semester): On-campus class meetings begin in January and end in May, contact the appropriate professor for more information 
Price: $6,891
NOTE: Information below subject to change for 2019.


This program includes in-class meetings and coursework during the spring semester at SDSU and then travels to several European cities in June, exploring 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.
For more information, see the tentative Program Itinerary for 2018.  NOTE: Flight is not included in the program cost. Optional group flight listed is arranged through WorldStrides.


TBA - Updated locations for 2019 coming soon!


All participants are required to register in two of the following SDSU College of Extended Studies (CES) “Special Sessions” courses, for a total of 6 units.  After you apply and are officially enrolled in the program, you will receive instructions on how to register for the courses from the College of Extended Studies. 
TBA - Course information for 2019 coming soon!
HINT for SDSU students: Log in to your WebPortal account and check your Degree Evaluation to see if the course fulfills your graduation requirementsOtherwise, meet with an academic advisor to discuss your options; click HERE for more information.  


TBA - Updated information for 2019 coming soon!

TBA - Updated information for 2019 coming soon!

  • Rachael Record, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Communication, College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts (PSFA), SDSU
  • Charles Goehring, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Communication, College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts (PSFA), SDSU


Payment Schedule: 
      $399       Non-refundable deposit due with online application to College of Extended Studies (CES) by January 17, 2018
  *$2,286(+)  50% of the total pre-program invoice ($2,286) due plus 50% of any additional optional services, payable to WorldStrides by February 1
  *$2,286(+)  100% of the total pre-program invoice ($2,286) due plus 100% of any additional optional services, payable to WorldStrides by April 1 
   $1,920       Tuition due with course registration to the College of Extended Studies (CES) between April 15-25, 2018
   $6,891       Total Program Fee for 2018** 
*More information will be sent to all applicants directly from WorldStrides, the provider company for this program
**Total Program Fee does not include additional optional services purchased from WorldStrides. NOTE: 
All land prices are based on the expected rate of exchange of $1 USD = 0.8173 EUR and $1 USD = 0.9439 CHF.  Exchange rates are subject to fluctuation and may be reflected in the amount paid to WorldStrides. International flights are not included in the program price (students have the option of joining group flight arranged by WorldStrides). 
Included in the Program Fee:
  • Six units of SDSU resident credit
  • Lodging: twin occupancy throughout the program (optional single supplement of $1,531 available through WorldStrides)
  • Welcome dinner, daily breakfast, 7 additional dinners
  • All in-country ground transportation
  • Airport transfers for students on optional group flight travel arranged by WorldStrides
  • All activities as listed in the official itinerary
  • Tour guides
  • Entrances to cultural sites
  • Gratuities for meals, guides, and drivers
  • Travel medical and repatriation insurance
  • Worldwide, 24/7 phone access to medical support

NOT Included in the Program Fee:
  • International flight to/from the U.S. (students have the option of joining group flight arranged by WorldStrides)
  • Lunches and all but 8 dinners 
  • Optional single supplement for lodging throughout the program of $1,531 (paid to WorldStrides)
  • Any admissions not included in the itinerary
  • Passport and visa fees (visit Students Abroad for more information)
    • NOTE: Visas are not required for U.S. citizens entering Switzerland, Germany, the Czech Republic, or Italy
  • Vaccinations, if necessary (visit CDC website for more information)
  • Any fees that might be imposed by the airlines at the airport for checked baggage
  • Hotel incidentals, such as mini bar, etc. 
  • Personal spending
Refund Policy:
Withdrawals are effective on the date that the CES Faculty-Led Program staff receives written notification from you, the student.  Email notification is acceptable.  
Refund Policy for Fees Paid to the College of Extended Studies (CES) at SDSU:
  • Withdrawals are effective on the date they are received.
  • The deposit for this program is nonrefundable
Refund Policy for Fees Paid to WorldStrides:
  • Withdrawals are effective on the date they are received.
  • For withdraws received between 31 and 60 days prior to travel, WorldStrides will retain 50% of the ground services portion of the program fee in addition to any penalties due for international air.
  • Withdraws received within 30 days of departure are subject to a cancellation fee equal to 100% of the ground services and international air, canceling
    students will receive any issued airline tickets subject to airline restrictions on future use.
Course Tuition Refund: 
Funding and Scholarship Information:
  • Visit the CES Study Abroad website for more information about financial aid, scholarships, military and veterans benefits, and other funding sources. 

  • Minimum Cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Open to SDSU students, students at other colleges and universities, and the general public
  • Open to all majors/minors; COMM majors and minors and PSFA International Studies Minors strongly encouraged 
  • Undergraduate Course Prerequisites are COMM 300 & 350 (see information under "COURSES" above)
  • SDSU students cannot be on academic probation (less than 2.0 GPA) or disciplinary probation (expulsion, judicial, or suspension) at the time of application and/or at the time of course registration. The standard CES refund policy for study abroad applies if you are found to be on probation after applying to the program.
  • Minimum age to participate is 18
  • After applying and being accepted into the program, all participants must complete BOTH a mandatory pre-departure orientation sponsored by the College of Extended Studies (CES) as well as a program-specific orientation(s) with their faculty leader(s) prior to departure. Details about both will be sent after acceptance into the program.

Spring/Summer 2018: APPLICATION CLOSED
If you are interested in attending this program in Summer 2019, add your name to the Inquiry List below and you'll receive email updates when available.

  • Click HERE for a list of Frequently Asked Questions about College of Extended Studies (CES) study abroad programs. 
  • If you would like more information about this program and its offerings, contact professor Kathleen Czech, in the SDSU Communication Dept., at
  • If you would like more information about the registration and enrollment process, contact Phil Hoog, Study Abroad Advisor, in the College of Extended Studies, Faculty-Led Study Abroad office:, 619-594-0638.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.