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INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CENTER - STUDY ABROAD

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CENTER - STUDY ABROAD

PROGRAM TYPES

SDSU Exchange Programs

SDSU Exchange programs are reciprocal partnerships with foreign universities allowing students to study at the other university and pay home tuition and fees. Participants generally enroll in regular classes (taught in English or host language) and integrate into mainstream campus life.

SDSU students will pay their normal tuition and fees and earn resident credits generally on a credit/no credit (pass/fail) basis. Financial Aid is applicable and operates as normal.

  • Search for SDSU Exchange programs in the Aztecs Abroad database.

SDSU Exchange programs are a great match for many students because:

  • You can take courses taught in English or develop your advanced foreign language skills. (Learn more.)
  • You can enroll in courses abroad that will count towards your major, minor or other degree requirements.
  • You can afford it! Exchange students pay regular SDSU tuition plus the cost of living abroad.
  • You can gain genuine cultural immersion and experience life among locals.

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Application procedure

You must apply to the Study Abroad office first. It will take between 2 and 4 weeks for you to receive a response from the SDSU Study Abroad office concerning your nomination. If you are nominated, we will instruct you about how to apply to the partner university.

  • Applications for priority consideration are due by:
    • February 20 for fall / academic year
    • September 20 for spring
    • March 1 for summer

Eligibility requirements

  • A cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 is required. Some programs may have higher GPA requirements. (Meeting the minimum GPA does not mean automatic nomination by SDSU.)
  • One strong faculty recommendation and, if necessary, strong language proficiency report
  • Demonstrate seriousness of purpose and clear reasons for selecting a particular study abroad program
  • Must be enrolled at SDSU the semester prior to program start date
  • Must not be on Academic or Disciplinary probationary status during the semester or summer 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