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 over 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, Wednesdays at 5:00 pm or Thursdays at noon in the ID Weeks, Rm 132C, to learn more about study abroad and scholarships.  
  • After attending GL 101, you may schedule an appointment with our study abroad advisor, Dana Elliott, by clicking the button below.

Schedule an Appointment

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