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INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CENTER - STUDY ABROAD

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CENTER - STUDY ABROAD

PROGRAM TYPES
for Study Abroad

Non-SDSU Programs

Non-SDSU programs have not been evaluated or approved for academic or programmatic quality. This does not necessarily mean that such programs are of low quality. If a program is not found in the Aztecs Abroad database, then it is considered a non-approved (or non-SDSU) program.

Students must submit a petition in order to participate in such a program. The petition process is taken very seriously and reviewed by numerous SDSU staff including the Study Abroad office, Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, and Enrollment Services.

Application steps

Students should complete the following steps if they wish to pursue a non-approved program:

  1. Complete the “Petition for Independent Study Program” or "Petition for Independent Internship" application in the Aztecs Abroad database.
  2. Wait to hear back from the SDSU Study Abroad office concerning the evaluation of your petition. The evaluation time may take up to 6 weeks.
  3. If your petition is approved, then you must complete the remaining steps in Aztecs Abroad.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CENTER
5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182-5101 Tel: 619-594-1982 Fax: 619-594-1973 Email: isc.reception@sdsu.edu