Sac State expands its study-abroad opportunities for students
For some Sacramento State students, long-term study abroad may not be an option – whether because of family obligations, the need to work during the semester, or concerns about how spending several months away from campus could impact their path to graduation.
To offer those students a chance to enjoy an international learning experience, the University is reviving and expanding short-term, faculty-led travel programs that allow students to earn credit abroad during academic breaks. A trip to Matsuyama, Japan (pictured), is just one of the programs.
“President (Robert S.) Nelsen and senior administrators recognize that study abroad is a high-impact practice, that it’s an educational opportunity that has tremendous benefits for students,” says Paul Hofmann, associate vice president for International Affairs. “What we want to do is make sure as many Sacramento State students as possible have the opportunity to go abroad.”