Among the most immersive and affordable study abroad options, direct programs are USD sponsored offerings allow you to take courses directly at a foreign partner institution. With USD Direct programs, you'll pay regular USD tuition and fees plus the cost of living while attending your foreign university.
USD Direct Program Benefits
- Affordability: USD Direct programs allow you to continue using federal financial aid and most USD scholarships, including the Mickelson, Presidential Alumni, Ullyot, Coyote Commitment and South Dakota Opportunity. You pay tuition and fees to USD and housing and other on-site living costs to your host university.
- Courses and countries: Choose from a wide range of courses from our renowned partner institutions all across the globe. Gain an international perspective of business, finance, marketing, education or the fine arts. Or, enhance your studies with courses not currently available at USD such as German area studies, Eastern European studies and Japanese language.
- Independent and immersive: Experience the culture. Dive in, learn the language and get involved in the local university community through clubs, sports and student activities.
- Live like a local: Live and learn with local university students and other international students from around the world.
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