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  • Locations: Tbilisi, Georgia
  • 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: General Studies, International Security and Conflict Resolution
Program Type: Faculty-Led Program
Program Description:
International Security, Politics and Culture in Georgia

Summer 2018
Course Dates: 
May 15-August 2, 2018
Dates Abroad: June 13-July 1, 2018
Price: $2,642

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This program is a two-week intensive study of international security, regional issues, and global concerns. The core component of this class will focus on understanding the politics, relations, and values that influence the diverse culture of Georgia, as well as understanding the economic, political, and social issues affecting the region.



Students will need to complete online/in person work & assignments before and after the dates abroad. All participants are required register for ONE of the following SDSU courses, offered through the College of Extended Studies (CES):
  • GEN S 450: Study Abroad in Georgia (3 units)
  • ISCOR 450: Georgia: Security, Politics and Culture (3 units)
  • HSEC 797: Research (3 units)

  • Tour of Tbilisi
  • Excursion to Kazbeki Mountain
  • Visits to various NGOs
  • Architecture Tour of Tbilisi
  • Visit to US Embassy
  • Opera/ballet or puppet show
  • Day trip to Mtsketa
  • Art Geni (folk festival and ethnographic museum)
  • BBQ with Georgian students
  • Gori/Uplistsikhe/Stalin Museum
  • Georgian National Museum
  • Weekend excursion
  • Farewell dinner

Allen_GrebSince 2002, Dr. Greb has been the undergraduate advisor and coordinator of the International Security and Conflict Resolution (ISCOR) Program at San Diego State University. He also teaches courses for the Program and Political Science. Prior to coming to SDSU, he served as the American coordinator of the international Nuclear History Program, with US headquarters at the University of Maryland and offices in Britain, France, and Germany; a research associate at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; and associate director of the University of California system wide Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC), centered at the University of California at San Diego.

His research and teaching interests are in the areas of nuclear arms control, nonproliferation, and science and public policy. He has published articles in such journals as the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, Arms Control Today, and Pacific Historical Review. He is the coauthor of Toward a Livable World: Leo Szilard and the Crusade for Nuclear Arms Control. He has coordinated and managed international research projects on nuclear issues, organized a major workshop on the history of the American nuclear weapon design laboratories, and helped plan and carry out global security teaching seminars in both the United States and Europe.


Payment Summary:
 $700     Deposit due to Extended Studies with application March 15, 2018
 $847     Second program payment due to Extended Studies by April 2, 2018
 $1,095  Tuition due with course registration between  April 15-25, 2018
 $2,642  Total Program Fee
Included in Program Fee:
  • Housing
  • SDSU tuition
  • Medical Insurance
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Excursions as listed above
Not Included in Program Fee:
  • International airfare
  • Airport pickup and dropoff
  • Most meals
  • Passport/visa fees
  • Personal Expenses
  • Costs of some local public transportation
Refund Policy:
Program Costs Refund:
  • The application deposit is non-refundable for withdrawals after March 15, 2018*
  • For the second payment, no refunds will be issued for withdrawals after May 1, 2018
Course Tuition Refund: 
*Withdrawals are effective on the date that the CES Faculty-Led Program staff receives written notification from you, the student. Email notification is acceptable.

Funding & Scholarship Information:
  • Visit the CES Study Abroad website for more information about financial aid, scholarships, military and veterans benefits, and other funding sources. 
  • $500 OIP Scholarship: Applicants must complete their program application and submit a program deposit to be eligible for funding. Awards will be given on a first come, first served basis.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Open to SDSU students, students at other colleges and universities and the general public
  • 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.

The application for summer 2019 not yet available.  If you would like to receive updates, please add your name to the inquiry list above.
  • 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 the application and registration process or have general questions, please contact Amanda Chamberlain, Study Abroad Advisor, in the College of Extended Studies, Faculty-Led Study Abroad office:,  (619) 594-0540.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.