International Study Tours

Short-Term International Study Tours Offering Academic Credit

Check this website regularly for updated information on programs taking place during 2014-2105.

For information about other short-term international study tours offering academic credit, call 559.278.0333.

Faculty Handbook - International Travel Study

Click here for a list of all 2015 International Study Tours

Kathmandu and Annapurna Mountain Range (Himalaya), Nepal International Travel Study

December 27, 2014 – January 11, 2015
GEOG 177T – 3 units
Fee:  $2,900

NepalThe study abroad course will take students to the interior of the third pole, the Nepalese Himalayas, to learn about cultural landscape and environmental change. Enrollees in the course will spend a few days in Kathmandu Valley known for its historic sites, ancient temples, religious shrines, and captivating villages. Course activities include tour of the primeval city of Bhaktapur and Kathmandu Durbar Square and visit to the prehistoric city of Patan. Students will travel to the picturesque town of Pokhara and trek through Nepal’s largest protected range, Annapurna Conservation Area, where they will have rare opportunity to interact with ethnic Gurung community in a world famous Ghandruk village nestled at the foot of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan peaks. The study will conclude with a field tour of deep gorges, magnificent lakes, and stunning view of the Himalayas from Pokhara and presentations by students in Kathmandu. 

To download (PDF) a detailed brochure, click here.

Fiji 2015: Intergenerational Service Learning Adventure

December 29, 2014 – January 11, 2015
COM S 101 – 3 units
Fee:  $1,200 (travel grants of approximately $1,000 available for matriculated Fresno State students)

FijiParticipants will embark on a rewarding service learning project in the beautiful beach front village of Naboutini, Fiji. Fresno State Students and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute community members will be partnering with Madventurer, an international service organization, to work on rural community development in Fiji. Through a meaningful and lasting service learning project, students will be able to aid development by working on building a community center and engaging in the community through village events, sports, games, and educational opportunities. This is a cultural immersion trip as participants will get to experience local food, local accommodation, and daily life in Fiji. There will be opportunities for excursions throughout Fiji, waterfall trips, horseback riding, learning traditional dances, and many more cultural immersion experiences.

To download (PDF) a detailed flyer, click here.

Click here to download the Fiji registration form.

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Chile: Farm to Port

January 1 – 14, 2015
AGBS 185T – 3 units
Fee:  $4,080

Deadline to register and pay deposit has been extended to October 27, 2014.

Participants will visit Chilean agricultural fields to learn about the different agricultural production practices used with an English-speaking guide throughout the trip. Students will observe during site visits how products are tested, harvested, packed, cooled, stored, transported, branded, inspected, traded and so forth. Participants will tour facilities to learn how food products are prepared for the final domestic and export markets. Visits will include a briefing with the U.S. Embassy Staff Agricultural Attache, Chilean government agricultural research facility, as well as a tour of the port, farms and wineries. Chilean university faculty will provide expertise in different aspects of agricultural production, wine-making or food processing. This will bring about an exploration of ideas and cross-cultural exchange. During the program some days will highlight the main tourist sites of Chile.

For more information contact Dr. Patrick Berends, pberends@csufresno.edu or 559.278.3075 or Dr. Lynn Williams, lynnw@csufresno.edu or 559.278.2949.

To download (PDF) a detailed brochure, click here.

Signature Semester Program in Rome Spring 2015

January 14 – May 15, 2015
HUM 101T – 13 units
Fee:  $14,670

Rome

Rome is a unique place for students from countless disciplines to explore and gain new forms of inspiration. In the AIRC semester program (school of record California State University, Fresno), students not only gain insights but also important skill sets for the 21st century.

Through our unique partnerships with the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Tourism and the City of Rome, as well as access to our own projects and ongoing initiatives with partners, students learn first-hand and participate.

Studies of history, architecture, urban planning, and Italian language are matched with real-life experiences in excavation, preservation, site management, social media platforms, video production, and photography.

The semester program is designed for anyone, but especially students of mass communications, journalism, history, art history, classics, architecture, engineering, urban studies, museum studies, historic preservation, and religious studies.

To download (PDF) a detailed flyer, click here.

Seoul and Kyungjeu, South Korea: Food and Trade Systems

March 27 – April 7, 2015
AGBS 185T – 3 units

Participants will visit Korean agricultural businesses to learn about the different agricultural production systems used with an English-speaking guide through the trip. Students will observe during site visits how products are tested, processed, packed, cooled, stored, transported, branded, inspected, traded, and so forth. Participants will tour facilities to learn how food products are prepared after they are imported into the country. Visits will include a briefing with the U.S. Embassy Staff Agricultural Attache, South Korean government agricultural research facility, as well as a tour of the port. Korean university faculty/students will provide expertise in different aspects of agricultural businesses and Korean culture. This will bring about an exploration of ideas and cross-cultural exchange. During the program some days will highlight the main tourist sites of South Korea.  

Sevilla, Spain

May 17 – June 5, 2015
Spanish 3 (3 units) or Spanish 125 (3 units)
Fee:  TBD

For more information contact Dr. Isolina Sands, isands@csufresno.edu or 559.278.2426.

Administration of Justice and Culture in Hong Kong

May 22 – 29, 2015
CRIM 136T – 1 unit
Fee:  TBD

For more information contact Dr. Bernadette Muscat, bmuscat@csufresno.edu or 559.278.1012.

Trinidad and Tobago

May 23 – June 3, 2015
PLANT 170 – 3 units
Fee:  TBD

For more information contact Dr. Dave Goorahoo, dgooraho@csufresno.edu or 559.278.8448.

The Nordic Welfare Society – Tampere, Finland

May 25 – June 6, 2015
SWRK 122T – 3 units
Fee:  TBD

TampereJoin us to explore Finland, a country of 5.3 million that straddles the Artic Circle in the northeast corner of Europe to learn how well-being is constructed in institutions and practice. This three-unit course is targeted at those interested in learning more about the history, theory and practice of the Nordic welfare society. Consistently ranked among the happiest of nations and ranked at the top in the world in education, Finland has an extensive social welfare system.

For more information contact Dr. Kris Clarke, kclarke@csufresno.edu or 559.278.2985.

Language and Culture in France: Rennes and the Loire Valley

May 31 – June 14, 2015
HUM 101TZ – 3 units
Fee:  TBD

For more information contact Dr. Natalie Munoz, nmunoz@csufresno.edu or 559.278.7039.

Becoming Culturally Aware in San Juan, Puerto Rico

June 6 – 13, 2015
COUN 180T – 3 units
Fee:  TBD

For more information contact Dr. Cheri Cruz, ccruz@csufresno.edu or 559.278.0340 or Dr. Albert Valencia, albertv@csufresno.edu or 559.278.0283.

Society and Culture of Renaissance Italy: Florence, Venice, Rome

June 8 – 21, 2015
HIST 129T – 3 units
Fee:  TBD

For more information contact Dr. Tere Lopez, mariterel@csufresno.edu or 559.278.2601.

Exploring Global Health: Dominican Republic

June 20 – 30, 2015
PH 152T – 3 units
Fee:  TBD

For more information contact Dr. Miguel Perez, mperez@csufresno.edu or 559.278.2897.

Global Wine, Food and Ag Tourism in Puglia, Italy

June 23 – August 1, 2015
AGBS 185T and AGBS 180
Fee: $7,935

Italy

Puglia’s Mediterranean climate and warm people create an enticing location to learn about Italian culture, local wine and olive oil production, agricultural tourism and global business. This fertile agricultural region located between the Adriatic and Ionion seas is the largest of Italy’s wine and olive oil producing regions. Puglia is also known for its fine cuisine, local traditions, fascinating history, and breathtaking architecture. In 2013 the Wine Enthusiast named the Puglia region one of the world’s Top 10 wine-travel destinations.

 

This project-driven, multi-disciplinary academic field studies program uses various wineries, farms, tourism and related industry organizations as a laboratory for learning about the business challenges and opportunities of Puglia, Italy. The program includes a week of orientation in Vicenza in northern Italy, followed by 5 weeks of academic and cultural explorations, research, reflective activities in the Puglia region.

For more information contact Dr. Annette Levi, alevi@csufresno.edu or 559.278.2949.

To download (PDF) a detailed brochure, click here.

WWII and the Holocaust: Berlin, Munich, Warsaw

July, 2015
HIST 149T – 3 units
Fee:  TBD

For more information contact Dr. Michelle DenBeste, mdenbest@csufresno.edu or 559.278.5154.

Service Learning: Ghana

August 1 – 15, 2015
COMS 101T – 3 units
Fee:  TBD

For more information contact Gretchen Higginbottom, ghigginbottom@csufresno.edu or 559.278.7172.

Shanghai, China: International Exchange via Music and Dance

September 9 – 17, 2015
CLAS 180T – 1 unit

This one (1) credit unit course will provide an intensive course of study in the area of Mexican folk music and dance, focusing on technique, style, and performance that will prepare students for the culminating experience – performing in Shanghai, China as part of the Shanghai Tourism Festival, September 12-16, 2014. This course is also designed to enhance the awareness of Mexican culture by studying and performing some of its regional dances and juxtaposing with the music and dance traditions of various countries participating in the festival.

International Social Work: Study Travel Program to
Hong Kong

December 30, 2014 – January 11, 2015
SWRK 271T – 3 units
Fee:  $2,225

Hong KongParticipants will spend 11 days in Hong Kong, a former British colony, and learn about social welfare system and services for the treatment and prevention of HIV-AIDS, substance abuse, mental health, and services for asylum seekers and torture claimants, through organized visits and service learning engagement. The course will discuss the historical development of international social work practice, global social issues, and effects of globalization. Students will reflect on the experience in a journal, an oral presentation, and an academic paper. You will gain personal and cultural insights, and incredible adventures through this study travel program.

To download (PDF) a detailed brochure, click here.

For more information contact Dr. Martha Vungkhanching, marthavu@csufresno.edu or 559.278.8741.