Academic & Global Engagement

Learning Outside the Classroom

Support a community agency, study in a developing nation or participate with a research team. Learning outside the classroom means gaining real-world experience, knowledge and skills from hands-on opportunities. We'll help you develop the kind of broad understanding that sets you apart and adds value to your education.

Meet a USD Student: Josh Rogers


Josh is a medical biology major. Join Josh in the lab as he discusses his unique undergraduate research opportunities in neuro behavior.

We Offer an Array of Learning Experiences and Support:

  • Service-Learning
    Service-learning allows you to apply concepts learned in the classroom to real world problems and community projects.
  • Nationally Competitive Scholarships
    Nationally competitive scholarships are prestigious and highly competitive. USD students have collected 64 of these scholarships and awards over the last 11 years.
  • International Student Support
    We provide assistance to international students currently studying at USD, including information about immigration regulations and services offered by the University. We also provide assistance to USD departments advising and hiring international students, including information on registration requirements.
Diversity Statement

USD is committed to a systematic, intentional, comprehensive, and holistic approach to diversity and inclusiveness. To learn more about USD's diversity and inclusiveness initiatives, please visit the website for the Office of Diversity.




Explore the World

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Find out how we've been helping people through service-learning and undergraduate research and view just a few of the places from around the world where USD students have visited!