Local High School: High-school credit is granted at the discretion of the individual school according to the local policy on out-of-school study. Contact the appropriate administrator.
Undergraduate or Graduate Credit: California State University, Sacramento (CSUS). Earn one credit per week of travel (up to four units of post-baccalaureate and up to six units of undergraduate credit). For adults and high-school students in their junior year of study or above. $250 per credit unit (subject to change). Applicants are required to pre-plan their program of study and submit a written proposal for approval approximately six weeks prior to departure.
Contact: Jessika Morrison
CSUS College of Continuing Education
Attn: Travel Study
3000 State University Drive
Sacramento, CA 95819
Tel: (916) 278-5878
Fax: (916) 278-3685
Other institutions by individual arrangement
Different institutions have slightly varying procedures, but almost all require these two steps:
Prepare a Study Proposal: Before you leave, listing the topics to be explored on the trip and the learning activities planned.
Write up a Project Report: Upon your return, to include observations, reflections, and cultural comparisons. Often this report consists of an Academic Log kept during the trip, with conclusions written after your return.