Skip to content

Programs : Brochure

This page is the brochure for your selected program. You can view the provided information for this program on this page and click on the available buttons for additional options.
  • Locations: Mannheim, Germany
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • **
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.00
Field of Study: Anthropology, City Planning and Urban Studies, Counseling, Criminal Justice, Gender Studies, Human Rights, International Relations, International Security and Conflict Resolution, Law, Peace & Conflict Studies, Political Science, Pre-Law, Public Administration, Public Health, Social Policy & Administration, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology Credit Type: Resident Credit
Program Type: CES Faculty-Led Program SDSU Office: 2-Extended Studies
Program Description:

Cross-Cultural Analysis of Homelessness in Germany and the U.S.

*NEW* for Summer 2019: Add your name to the Inquiry List below
Dates Abroad: TBA
Course Dates: TBA
Price: TBA 
The criminalization of homelessness has become a “hot-button issue” across the United States and in downtown San Diego, especially. 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 will seek to answer these questions through a cross-cultural look at how homelessness is understood and addressed in the U.S. and in Germany.
Through lectures, readings, guest speakers, and field research, students will gain a greater understanding of similarities and differences in the responses to homelessness utilized by both countries, and the particular contextual factors that give rise to these responses in each location. They will receive training in the field research methods of participant observation, structured interviewing, and ethnographic text analysis, and will have the opportunity to go out into the field and conduct actual research on this topic in both countries. Participation in the field research component in both downtown San Diego and Mannheim, Germany is required for successful completion of the course. 


This program takes place in Mannheim, Germany in association with Mannheim University of Applied Sciences (MUAS). 


All participants are required to register for the following SDSU College of Extended Studies (CES) “Special Sessions” course.  After you apply and are officially enrolled in the program, you will receive instructions on how to register for the course from the College of Extended Studies.
  • TBA: Specific course information coming soon! (3 units SDSU resident credit)
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 - More information coming soon! 

  • TBA: More information coming soon!

Dr. Megan Welsh, Assistant Professor, School of Public Affairs, College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts (PSFA) at SDSU


Payment Schedule:
TBA - More information coming soon
Included in the Program Fee:
  • 3 units of SDSU resident credit
  • Travel Medical & Repatriation insurance through SDSU
  • More information coming soon!

Not included in the Program Fee:
  • Roundtrip airfare to Germany
  • Passport and visa fees (visit Students Abroad for more information)
  • Vaccinations, if necessary (visit CDC website for more information) 
  • Personal expenses
  • More information coming soon!
Refund Policy:
Program Costs Refund:
  • TBA - 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 
  • Students able to apply: TBA - more information coming soon
  • 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.

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.
  • For course content, requirements, and specific information about the program contact faculty leader Dr. Megan Welsh at
  • For more information about the program application and payment 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.