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Honors Study Abroad

Studying Abroad with Honors

Each year, the Fishback Honors College provides an opportunity for students to participate in an interdisciplinary study abroad adventure.

Students take a class together during the spring semester, along with the Honors staff and faculty who are leading the experience. Then, the group travels abroad for 10-14 days during the summer--usually departing in the week immediately following final exams and graduation.

These experiences are organized through the SDSU Study Abroad Office and include exciting excursions, unique opportunities and thorough vetting for safety, convenience and maximum benefit. 

Where are we going in 2024?

To be determined! More information about the Honors Study Abroad for spring 2024 will be made available over the summer and fall semesters.

Where did we go in 2023?

The Van D. & Barbara B. Fishback Honors College partnered with the College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences as we travelled to Vietnam and Cambodia. Students explored both historical and modern sites such as the Angkor Wat temples, Halong Bay, the incredible terraced rice fields at Sapa, the Hoa Lo Prison (commonly known as the Hanoi Hilton), the Vietnamese Women's Museum, the War Remnants Museum, the Cu Chi Tunnels, and the U.S. Embassy.

Students traveled into the country to visit various farms, and each day also included stops at local attractions and restaurants.

Throughout, students discussed a variety of topics related to food imports & exports, agriculture, healthcare, education, culture, art, religion, military conflicts, human rights, international relations, and other historical and contemporary issues in Vietnam, Cambodia, and the surrounding region.

You can get a full recap of our 2023 study abroad experience by visiting our blog below!

click here to READ OUR VIETNAM & CAMBODIA travel blog!

Student Perspectives

"Studying abroad allowed me to experience things that I never would have been exposed to otherwise. Study abroad helped shape me as a student, person and global citizen!" - Jacob Gubbrud, Electrical Engineering

“This experience has and will continue to be applied to my personal life and my relationships with others, to my role as a global citizen, my future career and my own sense of identity.” - Hannah Smith, Early Childhood Education 

"Everything about this trip scared me. However, I am so incredibly thankful that I went. I became friends with people I never would’ve otherwise, I learned a lot about another country and about myself, and I had a dang good time.” - Amanda Husted, Human Development and Family Studies