Study Abroad

Studying abroad widens your world perspective and helps distinguish yourself from other students.

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 abroad:

  • 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 (schedule to be announced) to learn more about study abroad and scholarships. If you would like to schedule a one-on-one session, email theworld@usd.edu.
  • 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) and all individual study abroad programs.
  • Søren Peterson advises for all faculty led programs (FLP).

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