Faculty-Led Study Abroad

Program Overview

Faculty-Led Study Abroad


Faculty-Led Study Abroad (FLSA) programs are short-term, international experiences designed for students who would like to study abroad – and stay on track for graduation –  but cannot spend an entire semester or academic year abroad. These programs allow students to infuse international, intercultural, and global dimensions into their academic experience. Programs vary in length, and classes are taught by Sacramento State faculty. Contact us to learn more about applying to study abroad programs.


  • Discipline-specific learning that supplements the Sac State curriculum
  • Placement of a discipline in its international context
  • Country/region-specific learning
  • Language acquisition
  • Personal and professional development 


  • Sac State students who would like to earn academic credit towards graduation
  • Community college students, or students from other universities, who would like to earn academic credit from Sacramento State
  • Community members who would like to study abroad


All our FLSA program costs consist of the following:

  • Tuition & Fees: $425 per unit
  • Travel insurance
  • Lodging
  • In-country transportation
  • All academic excursions/activities
  • Meals (varies by program)

Once accepted, students are required to pay a $500 deposit to confirm their participation and hold their spot in the program. Your deposit will be applied toward your program cost. You will receive an acceptance email from the Program Coordinator with more information regarding the deposit deadline and payment plan.

Financial Aid

Students who participate in FLSA programs are eligible for financial aid as long as the total number of units taken over the summer session is 6 or greater. This can be achieved in combination with another summer session course taken at Sacramento State. Financial aid is not available for winter FLSA programs.

Students are encouraged to apply for financial aid early by completing the FAFSA and contacting our financial aid coordinator at ccefinancialaid@csus.edu.


Students are also encouraged to apply to general study abroad scholarships such as:

  • Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants - Open to undergraduate students attending an institution with an active Phi Kappa Phi chapter. Students must have a 3.75 or higher GPA. Additional eligibility requirements may apply, please check the website for more details.
  • Hostelling International Explore the World Travel Scholarships - Open to US citizens or permanent residents with financial need between the ages of 18-30. Additional eligibility requirements may apply, please check the website for more details.

The Scholarship Office at Sacramento State also offers the option to fill out a single application to be automatically matched with scholarship opportunities.

Other Websites for Study Abroad Scholarships


Winter and Spring 2024 Programs

Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs are now offering courses in Winter and Spring  2024! 
  • Italy – Art
  • Japan – Asia Studies
  • Mexico/Baja Sur - Biology
  • Cuba – History 

For more information, or to RSVP for an info session, please visit the Upcoming Programs Page. 

Oscar Ponce Gilman Scholarship Winner

Sac State Student Receives Gilman Scholarship to Study Abroad

Oscar Ponce has been studying Health Science at Sac State since the Fall of 2022. When he received an email from Gabriel Hernandez, the Senior Program Coordinator of the Faculty-Led Study Abroad (FLSA) program encouraging him to apply for the Gilman Scholarship, he did. Since receiving the scholarship, Oscar was able to attend the Faculty-Led Student Abroad programs in Costa Rica and Mexico.