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Earth and moon and sunCompeting Globally

San Diego State University leverages its strategic location on the Pacific Rim and the border of Latin America to advance international study and research opportunities.

SDSU offers 335 international education programs in 52 countries and ranks second nationally among universities of our classification in the number of undergraduates studying abroad.

International focus

Twenty-five of our undergraduate degree programs require an international component, and we strongly encourage all students to pursue a study-abroad experience.

We also offer several transnational double degrees and were the first U.S. university to offer a transnational triple degree in partnership with universities in Canada, Mexico or South America.

Preparing students for international leadership

Here at home, our nationally ranked undergraduate international business program and innovative International Security and Conflict Resolution (ISCOR) major prepare students for positions of leadership in global society.

With your support, we will increase study-abroad scholarship opportunities, establish endowments to attract faculty with international expertise and strengthen programs with global focus.

Global stories

African villageStudents took a memorable study-abroad, service-learning trip to Tanzania.  Find out more.


tsunami-ravaged JapanJapan turned to an SDSU design professor to plan sustainable reconstruction in Japanese communities savaged by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.  Find out more.

Eiffel TowerEleven SDSU students and alumni — a record for the university — have received the prestigious Fulbright Grant for 2011–2012. They join the elite group of more than 40 SDSU Fulbright grant recipients since 2005. Find out more.

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Into Africa

When he visited his former boarding school in Kongwa in 2008, Peter Larlham saw that the learning conditions for the 900 Tanzanian students were much worse than when 400 British children like him studied there 50 years earlier.