Go Abroad as a Sophomore

SF State students can study abroad as early as their sophomore year, but the research and planning is best done as a freshman since deadlines are up to a year in advance. Start now by attending an Information Meeting!

As a sophomore, students can fulfill degree and unit requirements by:

  • Taking General Education courses
  • Learning a new language
  • Completing lower division major requirements for business and STEM

 

General Education Courses

Research options to complete Areas B, C, D, E, and the SF State Global Perspectives requirement abroad.

Popular options include:

  • France (MICEFA)
  • South Korea (University of Seoul and Chung-Ang)
  • Taiwan (NTNU)
  • Thailand (Mahidol)
  • UK (Birmingham)

Look at the SF State Abroad Program Database for all options and current availability.

 

Learn Language Programs

Plan to spend a year abroad learning a new language. Please note that most learn language programs require that students take one semester of the language prior to departure (not at the time of application). Students who have previously studied the language in high school may meet with the Foreign Language Department to take a Placement Exam to fulfill this requirement. It can also be met with a language class at a community college.

Options include:

  • China
  • France
  • Japan
  • Germany
  • Mexico
  • Spain
  • South Korea**
  • Taiwan**

Look at the SF State Abroad Program Database for more details.

**This notes that the program does not require prior language study.

 

Lower Divison Business and STEM Coursework***

Complete your business and STEM requirements overseas. Students studying abroad make faster degree progress.

Business Options:

  • France (SKEMA)
  • South Korea (University of Seoul and Chung-Ang)
  • Spain (University of Carlos III)

STEM Options:

  • Mexico (Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey)
  • South Korea (University of Seoul and Chung-Ang)
  • Sweden (Linnaeus)

Look at the SF State Abroad Program Database for all options and current availability.

***On these programs, students may take both lower and upper division major and GE coursework.