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Idaho State University

Counseling Study Abroad

Upcoming Trips 

Thailand-Tentative March 19-29, 2020!

We will be adding more details about the trip soon!

For more information about our trips or Study Abroad series, contact Randa at 208-282-3156 or email us at


Recent Trips

The service and multi-cultural trip was to Sichuan University, Chengdu City, and Beijing, China. The trip involved working, research and multi-cultural commuication at the university, tours of Wangjang Park, Qingyand Taoist Temple and Wuhou Temple, and the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base. The students also hosted a workshop training program for Chinese counselors together with professor Gensang Zeren of Sichuan University.

Group in Beijing


The Mexico course provided students with a culturally rich experience by engaging in cultural, historical, and spiritual community service and mental health issues. Students learned about the political, social, and environmental diversity of the country and experienced the history, customs, and culture of the Mexican people while engaged in activities at a domestic violence and children’s shelters in Puerto Vallarta.

Study abroad students playing basketball in Mexico

The Thailand course include an academic exchange with the Psychology Department at Chulalongkorn University; a tour and service at an orphanage/shelter; tour of the temples and historical sites of Chiang Mai, a visit to an all-female Buddhist monk temple; and an Elephant Park Tour and Service.

The goals and objectives for the course to Italy was to provide students with an international experience and unique personal growth adventure where the social, political, environmental, and cultural systems are tremendously different from that of the United States; stimulate students’ interest and desire to learn about the practice of Mental Health; engage students in the culture, customs, and spirituality of people in Italy by visiting cultural, archeological, and historical, meeting and conversing with local people, and participating in activities that reflect the Italian culture; and provide students an opportunity to engage in a service.