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Liberal Studies

Semester Abroad

On this page: Learn about the Liberal Studies Semester Abroad option.


Plan soon for your semester of education and excitement abroad! Students gain more insight into their host country, have opportunities to explore neighboring countries, towns, and communities, and enjoy the cultural immersion.

Who Should Consider Semester Study Abroad?

Sophomore year usually works best for Liberal Studies, but junior year is also possible. If you think a semester abroad might be right for you, start planning as a freshman!

Allison Reik: A Semester in England

Photo: Study abroad student Allison in kent

I studied for a semester at the University of Kent in Canterbury, England. They have a large population of international students and there are many events for those wanting to get to know the area and culture.

Additionally, I was easily able to assimilate and felt like a regular student at the university.

My favorite class was about the British education system.

Kent has a month-long spring recess, and I used the time to visit other European nations. All totaled, I visited 10 different countries.

Now I am making plans to take advantage of other international opportunities offered through SDSU!

Available Semester Programs

The semester study abroad programs below allow students to pay tuition at SDSU and attend one of SDSU’s partner institutions abroad as an exchange student.

  • Australia - Deakin University
  • Canada - Simon Fraser University
  • Fiji - University of the South Pacific
  • Korea - Yonsei University, Main Campus
  • Korea - Yonsei University, Wonju Campus Global Village Program
  • United Kingdom (England) - University of Hertfordshire
  • United Kingdom (England) - University of Kent
  • Italy - Sacro Cuore University
  • Mexico - Universidad de Oaxaca
  • New Zealand - Massey University, Palmerston North Campus
  • Nicaragua - Universidad Americana
  • Singapore - Nanyang Technological University
  • South Africa - University of Johannesburg
  • United Arab Emirates - American University of Sharjah
  • United Kingdom (England) - Keele University
  • United Kingdom (England) - Leeds Beckett University
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