In most cases, SDSU has a cooperative agreement with the university abroad ensuring that the classes you take are transferable to your SDSU permanent academic record. You maintain enrollment status at SDSU while attending a college outside the United States.
Most of the programs require that you pay SDSU full-time basic tuition and fees for each semester abroad.
SDSU-approved programs: eligibility for financial aid
You may receive financial aid for SDSU-approved study abroad programs.
- The International Student Center (ISC) can help you choose a study abroad program that has a cooperative agreement in place between SDSU and the foreign school or with another United States university. It takes time to set up an agreement if one is needed.
- The College of Extended Studies (CES) Faculty-Led Study Abroad department offers short-term study abroad programs for academic credit. The duration of these programs varies from one and a half to 6 weeks. There is no financial aid available specifically for short-term study abroad programs; however, you may be able to use your existing aid to help you with costs.
- As you plan, check with the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships to make sure that everything is approved for the program you are considering.
Funding is limited in duration
Financial aid for most study abroad programs is limited to:
- An undergraduate student not having attended more than 2 semesters abroad.
- A graduate student not having attended more than 1 semester abroad in a graduate course of study.
Find out about SDSU scholarships that are available when you are studying abroad.