The department encourages journalism students to explore the world from other shores. Getting a new perspective on the world will help you in your reporting and in your ability to empathize with and understand a broad range of people. The department offers several ways to study abroad. Please see the student handbook for course equivalencies to our most popular study abroad programs.
SF State Bilateral Programs
The Office of International Programs offers study abroad programs in over 20 countries throughout the world, in every academic discipline at SF State.
California State University International Programs
The International Programs (IP) was established by the CSU Board of Trustees in 1963 as the study abroad program of The California State University system.
The Language Flagship
The SF State Chinese Flagship Program is an exciting initiative for undergraduate students seeking careers related to China and the Chinese-speaking world.
Additional Study Abroad Programs
Danish School of Journalism Bilateral Exchange
The Danish School of Media and Journalism is the only recognized professional journalism school in Denmark. It has received international recognition in recent years for contributing to the development of a free press in Central and Eastern Europe and other developing nations. There are prescribed sets of courses that fulfill SF State Journalism requirements. This is a semester-long program. Financial aid can be used to cover tuition costs for this program.
University of Technology, Sydney Bilateral Exchange
UT has a reputation as one of the top universities in the country. Students in this program can take courses in the following fields: Media Arts, Journalism, and Broadcasting. You must sit down with an adviser to discuss how these courses fit in with your requirements here at SF State, but generally, it is easy to find one-to-one equivalencies. This can be a semester-long or academic year program. Financial aid can be used to cover tuition costs for this program.
Fall, Fall & Spring (Academic Year), Spring in Sydney, Australia
ieiMedia, The Institute for Education in International Media
This program offering varies each summer. ieiMedia is working in partnership with SF State’s Journalism program to provide a four-week summer experience in cities that may include Perpignan, France; Istanbul, Turkey; Prague, Czech Republic; Urbino, Italy. Others may be added. Each of these programs offers language classes as well as coursework in reporting, writing and multimedia storytelling. Students can earn three credit units that will fulfill the advanced journalism requirement (Category A or B). The costs for this program (about $5,000) cannot be covered using financial aid. However, scholarships are available.
Europe in the World Journalism Bilateral Exchange
This program combines course work from the Arhus program in Denmark and the Dutch School of Journalism in the Hogeschool van Utrecht. This is a yearlong program and includes courses in journalism and European studies. Students should sit down with a faculty adviser to make sure they are planning their studies in such a way to graduate in a timely manner. Because courses fulfill SF State Journalism requirements, this is entirely feasible. But planning is required. Financial aid can be used to cover tuition costs for this program.