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Study Abroad Programs

Sac State students have the opportunity to study at a variety of locations in more than 20 countries around the world. Note that not all areas of study are offered at every location. Students should research their options carefully and coordinate with the study abroad staff to select a program that best meets their academic and personal goals.

nccu-night-view.jpgNational Chengchi University, Taiwan

Program Highlights

There are two main program options for study abroad:

  • Sac State Direct Exchange Programs: Open to Sac State students only. These programs can be done for a semester or a year. Limited summer options are also available.
  • CSU International Programs: Open to students at any of the 23 CSU campuses. These can be done for a semester or a year. No summer options are available.

The main difference between Direct Exchange and CSU-IP is administrative. Direct Exchange programs are run by our office on campus, while CSU-IP is administered by the Chancellor's Office in Long Beach. Although the application and acceptance processes are slightly different, both options offer the same tuition cost, opportunity to apply existing financial aid packages, and classes taken for resident credit.

Sac State Direct Exchange Application

pals-front-big-ben.jpgSac State students in London, UK

Sac State Direct Exchange

Direct Exchange programs are only offered to current Sac State students. Students will take courses at the partner university with other international and local students.

*Note that Academic Year refers to programs that start in the fall and end in the spring, while Calendar Year refers to to programs that start in the spring and end in the fall.

Program Duration: Semester, Year, Summer (Limited Options)
Fees: Sac State tuition + living expenses
Financial Aid Available: FAFSA and scholarships
Credit type: Resident

List of Programs by Academic Major

konkuk1.jpgKonkuk University, Korea

Country University Min GPA Min Class Level Language Requirement Terms Offered
 Australia University Of Technology, Sydney 2.6 Sophomore (30+ Units) None Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
Belgium Université Liège   2.75  Sophomore (30+ Units)  None Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
Canada Université Laval 2.75 Junior (60+ Units) Business: None
All other: 2 years college level French
Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
Canada Western University 2.6 Junior (60+ Units) None Academic Year, Fall, Spring
China Hangzhou Normal University  2.8  Junior (60+ units)  1 Year of Chinese  Currently Suspended
China  Shenyang Normal University  2.8  Junior (60+ units)  None  Currently Suspended
Denmark  VIA University College 2.75 Junior (60+ Units) None Academic Year, Fall, Spring
France MICEFA, Universities of Paris 2.75 Sophomore (30+ Units)  Fall: None
Spring: 1 semester of French
Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
France University of Montpellier 3.0 Junior (60+ Units) None Academic Year, Fall, Spring 
France  EM Strasbourg Business School 3.0 Junior (60+ Units) None Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
Germany Cologne Business School 2.75 Sophomore (30+ Units)  None Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Germany Flensburg University 2.75 Sophomore (30+ Units)  None Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Hungary Corvinus University of Budapest 3.0 Junior (60+ Units)  None Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Japan  Ehime University  2.75 Sophomore (30+ Units)  None Academic Year, Calendar Year, Spring
Japan Shinshu University 2.75 Sophomore (30+ Units)  None Academic Year, Calendar Year, Spring
Japan Yokohama National University 3.0 Junior (60+ Units)  One semester of Japanese  Academic Year, Calendar Year, Spring
Netherlands Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences 2.75 Junior (60+ Units)  None Academic Year, Fall, Spring
South Korea Hankuk University of Foreign Studies 3.0 Sophomore (30+ Units)  None Academic Year, Fall, Spring
South Korea Kyung Hee University 3.0 Junior (60+ Units) None Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
South Korea Konkuk University 2.75 Sophomore (30+ Units)  None Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
Spain University of Valladolid 2.75 Junior (60+ Units) 2 years of college level Spanish  Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Sweden University of Gothenburg 2.75  Junior (60+ Units) None Academic Year, Fall, Calendar Year, Spring
Thailand Chulalongkorn University 2.75 Sophomore (30+ Units) None Currently Suspended
Taiwan Tamkang University 2.75 Sophomore (30+ Units) None Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Taiwan National Changhua University 2.75  Sophomore (30+ Units) None Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Taiwan National Chengchi University 2.75 Sophomore (30+ Units) None Academic Year, Fall, Spring
United Kingdom Leeds Beckett University 2.6 Junior (60+ Units) None Academic Year, Fall, Spring
United Kingdom Oxford Brookes University 3.0 Junior (60+ Units) None Academic Year, Fall, Spring
United Kingdom Middlesex University London 2.6 Junior (60+ Units) None Academic Year

CSU International Programs

Open to students at any of the 23 CSU campuses. Students will take courses at the partner university with other international and local students.

Program Duration: Semester or Year
Fees: Sac State tuition + living expenses
Financial Aid Available: FAFSA and scholarships
Credit type: Resident

Please follow the links below to access the CSU-IP program page. To search programs by major, follow the "IP Program Search" button below, and scroll down to the "Areas of Study" field on the lefthand side in the "Parameters" section to begin your research.

Student with an elephant in South AfricaNelson Mandela University, South Africa

Faculty-Led Programs

Faculty-Led Programs (FLPs): Short term programs open to anyone. These programs are generally 1-2 weeks long and take place during the summer or winter terms. FLPs offer credit for one Sac State class through various departments. Please note that all FLPs are administered by the College of Continuing Education.

Summer Provider Programs

There are many third-party provider options for students wishing to go on summer study abroad programs in various locations. USAC, CIEE, and Maximo Nivel are some examples of providers Sac State students have used in the past.

Please note that all courses taken on these programs will appear as transfer - rather than resident - credit. Students should apply directly to the provider, and not all elements of financial aid will apply. Scholarships for summer programs are also limited.