It is often said that learning abroad not only expands the minds of college students, but also provides them with lifelong skills and experiences beneficial to their personal and professional growth. In an effort to align with the University’s strategic goals, faculty within the College of Health and Human Services will be offering various study abroad and service-learning opportunities for all students interested to take place in the summer of 2017. Those opportunities include:


Dominican Republic / Service-Learning / June 3 -13, 2017

Course – Public Health 152T: Advancing Sustainable Development Goals (3 units)

This course is designed to provide hands-on service-learning experience on issues related to social determinants of health and sustainable development goals while learning about the health care system in the Dominican Republic. Students will learn by addressing an emerging health issue and working with local health professionals and university students.

Informational meetings:

  • January 19, 2017 – 2:30 p.m., USU 310
  • February 3, 2017 – 12 p.m., McLane Hall, J-wing (room 15)

Fee: $1,805. First payment of $903 is due Feb. 10. Final payment of $902 is due April 10. Airfare is separate and is approximately $799.

International travel grants are available for qualified Fresno State students.

For more information, contact Dr. Miguel Perez at or 278.7897.

To download a detailed brochure and registration form, click here.

Read about past service-learning in the Dominican Republic here and here.


Central Europe / Study Abroad / May 26 – June 10, 2017

Course – HHS 100T or HHS 200T (3 units)

Experience the culture, lifestyle and history within Central Europe while visiting three beautiful cities and learning about the delivery of health care and accessibility for people with disabilities. This interdisciplinary course is a study abroad opportunity traveling within Central Europe, exposing students to a powerful international immersion experience providing and invaluable perspective on different regions of Central Europe.

Students will spend time in Berlin, Prague and Budapest. Historical sites will be visited, as well as experiences related to the culture and health of individuals living in these regions. Planned highlights include visits to medical spas, hospitals, health care agencies and learning about health, education and accessibility practices in the region.

Informational meetings:

  • January 19, 2017 – 11 a.m., PTIA 106
  • January 23, 2017 – 3 p.m., PTIA 105

Fee: $3,750

For more information, contact Dr. Peggy Trueblood at or 278.3008 or Dr. Nancy Nisbett at

To download a detailed brochure and registration form, click here.


Australia and New Zealand / Study Abroad / May 25 – June 5, 2017

Course – Recreation Administration 130: International Tourism (3 units)

Explore Australia and New Zealand while learning about international tourism in an experiential environment. Through on-site visitations and selected texts and readings, students will experience the social, cultural and environmental impacts of tourism. Students will also examine the development and meaning of ecotourism, adventure, natural, cultural and heritage tourism options particular to Australia and New Zealand.

In addition to theoretical knowledge, students will be presented with experiential learning opportunities in commercial recreation involving hiking, snorkeling and exploring the Great Barrier Reef, visiting Maori villages, riding a skyline gondola, visiting the WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo and cruising Sydney Harbor.

Informational meetings: 

  • January 30, 2017 – 4 p.m., HML 2127
  • February 9, 2017 – 10 a.m., PHS 125

Fee: $5,300

For more information, contact Dr. Jason Whiting at or 278.8749.

To download a detailed brochure and registration form, click here.


To learn more about these travel study opportunities and others, check out the Division of Continuing and Global Education website.