In recognition of the SDSU Shared Vision goal of a global university and increasing globalization in all sectors of the world and within societies, the College of Health and Human Services international experience for undergraduate students has been established. All College of Health and Human Services majors (Social Work, Public Health, Nursing, Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, and Exercise and Nutritional Sciences – this includes all transfer students and first-time freshman) are required to participate in a pre-approved international experience to increase awareness of cross-cultural issues, including global health, economic, political, cultural, and social perspectives abroad.
The CHHS Undergraduate International Experience provides students with an opportunity to learn beyond the classroom. Immersion in a foreign country offers a chance for students to gain exciting and new knowledge, resulting in a life-changing experience.
The international requirement basic requirements are as follows:
- Travel outside of the United States
- Program must be a minimum of 2 weeks (some 9-day SDSU Instructor-Led programs accepted)
- Students must receive academic credit
NOTE: As of fall 2020, international students and active military are not required to travel internationally as part of their international requirement. They must only enroll in and successfully complete the HHS 350 online course to fulfill their international requirement for graduation.
If you have legal, religious or health-related barriers that prevent you from traveling internationally, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.