All sustainability majors are required to complete an international experience. The idea is that you will not only learn about another society and culture but also how that culture defines and implements sustainability. We don’t require that your international experience have a sustainability focus, but we highly recommend it.
Mundt Peace Fellowship
Keele University, United Kingdom
We define “international experience” broadly and it may involve a conventional study
abroad program (over the summer, semester, or even a year-long program), student exchange,
international internship, international volunteer program, or other international
activity approved by the undergraduate adviser. In some cases, students may also apply
past international experiences towards the requirement. Students must have the international experience approved by the sustainability internship
and international coordinator. If your international experience involves sustainability-focused coursework, we usually
can apply those courses to the field distribution requirements. In order to apply
non-SDSU coursework to the major you will need to arrange a meeting with coordinator
to have the courses pre-approved.
How to get started
If you intend to enroll in an abroad program rather than developing your own independent international experience, visit SDSU’s Global Education “Get Started” webpage. On their webpage you will find out how to research different abroad programs, ask their Global Education Advisors questions about programs, and find information on how to fund your study abroad experience.
The Global Education Office offers Virtual Zoom-by Hours and in-person GEO Office Hours, as well as individual appointments through the CAL EAB portal.
See a map of the places visited by Sustainability Students.
Developing your own independent international experience
Students who elect to carry out an independent international experience must develop
a learning plan and have it pre-approved by Dr. Lauer before traveling abroad.
Internship/International Experience Coordinator
Email: [email protected]
Summer office hours: Email Dr. Lauer for a Zoom appointment.