Short-Term Academic Study Away Program

Don't have the time or the finances to consider a semester length study abroad program? Obtain college credit, immerse yourself in another culture, and gain valuable academic and professional experience.

Short-Term Academic Study Away Programs (STASAP) are offered during the winter break or in the summer session. Some courses may have components that will be fulfilled at your home campus or online. These programs differ from the district's existing semester long study abroad programs in that they are shorter in duration and you do not have to be a full-time student.

A short-term study away program may be right for you! Students and faculty alike find these programs to be both transformative and richly rewarding.

Sample programs

Summer Study in Paris - Los Medanos College

LMC Summer Study in Paris program 2020

Note that the Paris program previously scheduled for Summer 2020 is on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Los Medanos College and the European Studies Association [ESA] invite you to participate in a once-in-a-lifetime educational experience: Summer Study in Paris 2020.

Since the Middle Ages, Paris has drawn students from around the world for university studies with its beauty, culture and cosmopolitan lifestyle. Celebrating our forty-third annual program, you’ll benefit from our faculty’s experience and knowledge to make your month in Paris something you’ll never forget.

Download the Summer Study in Paris brochure

Summer study in Peru, 2019

Download the summer study in Peru flyer

For Faculty

For Faculty

Get more information on setting up a short-term study away program.

For Students

For Students

Learn about past and current programs.