The Global Learning application process is nearly all electronic, which makes it easier for you to access, track and maintain your application file before, during and after your trip.

  1. Attend a Global Learning 101 session.
  2. Search for and select a program. Applications need to be submitted through the program of choice.
  3. Once you've found the program you'd like to apply for, click "Apply Now" from within that program's information page.
  4. You will need to login using your USD username and password. (Non-USD students should follow the steps under "non-USD login".)
  5. Complete the online application.

* Please be advised: USD students taking part in a study abroad program (not FLPs) are subject to a $175 Global Learning Charge upon being accepted into the chosen program. Students participating in NSE are subject to a NON-REFUNDABLE $200 placement charge once they receive an NSE placement. For further information about withdrawals and refunds, please refer to the instruction sheets below or to the Study Abroad Agreement/NSE Agreement in your program application.

Application Instructions and More Information

Below is a comprehensive checklist of the application process, as well as the pre-departure preparations (including passport, visa and insurance) for the following programs: