Earn academic credit for a planned learning experience while
traveling in the United States or abroad!
Applicants for this program are required to pre-plan the program
of study and submit a written proposal for approval
at least six weeks prior to departure.
The standards for Independent Travel Study are consistent with
regular program offerings. You are required to organize your
program in such a way as to reach specific educational
One (1) unit of academic credit may be earned for every seven (7)
days of travel. Participants may earn up to six (6) undergraduate
credits or four (4) graduate credits per year.
Participants must be at or above their junior level of high
school upon application.
Required Independent Travel Study Proposal Forms
A faculty sponsor will review the travel proposal and you will
receive notification of its approval or suggestions for
amendment. The current academic registration fee of $250 per unit
(payable to Sacramento State) must accompany your registration