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Study Abroad Opportunities

Study abroad can be one of the most personally enriching and academically rewarding experiences a student can have. The opportunity to study in another country for a summer, a semester, an academic year, or over winter intersession is open to all CSU San Marcos students through a wide range of programs. Many programs are led by CHABSS faculty, including those listed below. For a complete list of study abroad opportunities, visit the Office of Global Education's Study Abroad website.

Summer 2015 Programs

Harry Potter study abroadBritish Culture & Harry Potter
Through a combination of travel, experiential learning and academic investigation, this course led by Professor Linda Pershing explores the locations that inspired the Harry Potter novels and films.






study abroad EcuadorIntercultural Medicine in the Andes
Students live in Quito and attend courses at the CIMAS Academy as part of this amazing opportunity, led by Professor Bonnie Bade, to engage with the indigenous population and consider how traditional healing can inform modern medical practice.






study abroad GuatemalaMayan Culture & Intensive Spanish in the Guatemalan Highlands
Under the direction of Professors Michael Hughes and Jule Gomez de Garcia, students experience Spanish language instruction while enjoying a taste of the traditional Mayan way of life in the Guatemalan mountain town of Nebaj with the local Ixhil Maya community.




study abroad SpainSummer in Spain
Students in the Summer in Spain program, led by Professor Francisco Martin, participate in a total immersion experience as they integrate into Spanish life, language, and culture over the course of their four-week stay.







January Term 2016
study abroad St. CroixThe Culture, Archaeology & Ecology of St. Croix
Experience the beauty of the U.S. Virgin Islands while exploring its rich history with CSUSM anthropologist Dr. Bonnie Bade and a team of local experts from the University of the Virgin Islands, National Park Service and others.









study abroad FranceYouth in French Society
Explore the beautiful city of Paris while learning about youth in French society.  Guided by Dr. Darlene PiƱa, students will have first-hand experiences with French youth culture as well as opportunities to establish international networks in Paris.