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  • Locations: Barcelona, Spain; Paris, France; Rome, Italy
  • 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

Attend an Information Session to learn more about this program:
  • Mon. Nov. 5th @ 4:00pm in EBA 260
NOTE: Information below subject to change for 2019. Updates coming soon.


This 30-day program will explore politics and health in an intercultural setting. Students will travel to multiple countries and learn about different approaches to health care and politics. Although open to all students, undergraduate and graduate students primarily in the School of Communication at SDSU, are encouraged to apply. Students are required to take BOTH courses offered on this program for a total of six (6) units. 
NOTE: Flight is not included in the program cost. 


This program takes place in three countries, Spain, France, and Italy, and visits the beautiful and historical cities of Barcelona, Paris, and Rome.  


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. 
TENTATIVE FOR SUMMER 2019 (subject to change), students choose the two courses in Group 1 or the two courses in Group 2:
  • Group 1:
    • COMM 427 or PSFA 501: Health Communication & Culture Communities
    • COMM 482 or PSFA 502: Communication and International Politics
  • Group 2:
    • COMM 750: Special Topics [in Health Communication & Culture]
    • COMM 755: Public Address–Communication and International Politics
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!

  • Luke Winslow, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Communication, College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts (PSFA), SDSU
Luke Winslow (Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin) is an Associate Professor of Communication at San Diego State University. He joined the faculty at SDSU in 2014 after teaching for five years in the Department of Management at The University of Texas at Austin. His teaching and research interests include contemporary rhetorical criticism, political communication, and rhetoric and religion. He is also a member of SDSU’s Faculty-in-Residence community serving the Villa Alvarado residence hall where he lives with his wife, Addie, and two sons, William and Benjamin.
  • Rachael Record, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Communication, College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts (PSFA), SDSU


Payment Schedule: 
      $TBA       Non-refundable deposit due with online application to College of Extended Studies (CES) by January 17, 2018
      $TBA       Program Payment due 
      $TBA       Total Program Fee 

Included in the Program Fee:
  • Six units of SDSU resident credit
  • Travel medical and repatriation insurance
  • Worldwide, 24/7 phone access to medical support
  • More information coming soon!

NOT Included in the Program Fee:
  • International flight to/from the U.S. 
  • Passport and visa (if required) fees (visit Students Abroad for more information)
  • 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
  • More information coming soon!
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:
  • More information coming soon!
Refund Policy for Fees Paid to WorldStrides:
  • More information coming soon!
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 
  • 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.

Summer 2019:

Attend an Information Session to learn more about this program:
  • Mon. Nov. 5th @ 4:00pm in EBA 260
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. Applications for summer 2019 are expected to open in mid-January 2019.

  • 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.