Study Abroad

Studying abroad widens your world perspective and helps distinguish yourself from other students. Watch this video about many of our students who have studied abroad.

We live in a globalized society that demands an understanding of and ability to work with people from a variety of cultures and diverse backgrounds. While a well-rounded academic curriculum certainly sets you on that path, nothing can compare to direct experience. We offer more than 200 study abroad opportunities on six continents. In addition to "traditional" study abroad, we also provide support to students wishing to volunteer, intern or research abroad.

Students who study away:

  • Gain a new perspective on their academic field of study
    USD Generation Study Abroad
    USD is proud to be a partner of International Education's Generation Study Abroad. This initiative helps more Americans gain international experience through study abroad programs.
  • Improve their language skills
  • Explore a new culture
  • Gain independence and increase self-reliance
  • Become more prepared to work in a global economy
  • Set themselves apart from other job and graduate school applicants
  • Learn more about themselves and their own culture
  • Transform their outlook on the world

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Advising Appointments

  • We recommend attending a Global Learning 101 session scheduled the first Monday and last Thursday of each month, to learn more about study abroad and scholarships. Visit the campus calendar for specific dates and times or contact theworld@usd.edu for more information.
  • After attending Global Learning 101, you may schedule an appointment with one of our study abroad advisors.
  • Virginija Wilcox advises for National Student Exchange (NSE), Europe (except Spain, Portugal, and Scandinavia), including the United Kingdom, Russia and faculty-led programs (FLP).
  • Søren Peterson advises for Latin America, the Caribbean, Canada (non-NSE), Africa, Asia, Australia, Spain, Portugal, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and New Zealand.

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If you have any questions about study abroad, please contact us theworld@usd.edu.