Comparative Religion and Humanities

Study Abroad, Internships and Volunteering

Study Abroad

A particular emphasis of the Humanities Program is the value of study abroad: we believe that your CSU, Chico education shouldn’t end without some international experience. Some recent destinations of Humanities majors include Torino and Viterbo, Italy; Aix-en-Provence, France; and Bangalore, India. The CSU, Chico Study Abroad office has years of experience helping students put together a summer, semester, or full year of study abroad in nearly two dozen countries. Programs often cost less than staying in Chico for a year. Visit Study Abroad(opens in new window) for more information, including leads to the College of Humanities and Fine Arts’ London Semester.

For more information, contact the international exchange adviser in Student Service Center, Room 440.
E-mail: studyabroad@csuchico.edu
Telephone: 530-898-5415

Internships

The single best step you can take in creating a job after graduation in a career that is meaningful to you is to participate in an internship in your dream job or in an organization that you find compelling, innovative, or important. For information on how to gain an internship, visit the site of the Chico Career Center. You can also gain elective credit in the major by registering for RELS 489 Internship in Religious Studies and working under the supervision of a member of the faculty in religious studies during your internship.

Volunteering

Helping members of local and international communities with your skills, time, and energy is consistent with the highest values of the religions of the world and the various forms of secular humanism, as well as with the mission of the university. Volunteering is challenging and personally rewarding. It can prepare you for a lifelong interest in helping others and can even give you necessary experience to pursue a future career. See Community Action Volunteers for Education (CAVE) and Chico, CA Volunteer Opportunities for more information. You can also gain elective credit in the major by registering for RELS 489 Internship in Religious Studies and working under the supervision of a member of the faculty in religious studies while volunteering outside the university.