2014 USD Fact Book

International Studies Abroad More than two-thirds of USD’s undergraduate students par- ticipate in a wide range of study abroad programs that vary by duration, location and area of academic study. Currently, USD is ranked No. 3 for the percentage of undergraduates partici- pating in a study abroad program, according to the Institute of International Education’s Open Doors Report.

USD offers programs in over 80 cities world- wide. Students have the opportunity to study abroad during fall and spring semesters, January Intersession or summer term. During the semester-long sessions, students have the option to participate in an exchange program where they study at one of USD’s prestigious partner institutions around the globe. USD’s faculty-led summer and Intersession programs, which range from three to four weeks, are another unique opportunity for international exploration. In these affordable programs, students participate in courses and programs specific to the location they visit. The Second Year Experience Abroad program is a special opportunity for sophomore students to study abroad for three weeks during the Intersession of their second year at USD. Students take core curriculum courses taught by USD faculty in one of three locations: Florence, Italy; Beijing and Shanghai, China; and Antigua, Guatemala. The program, which is a collaborative effort between the depart- ments of Academic Affairs and Student Affairs, brings USD faculty and student affairs professionals together with USD students to create a unique and integrated study abroad experience.

REQUIREMENTS A grade point average of 2.75 or higher, depending on the program, is required for participation in all USD study abroad programs. Students who study abroad for a semester must enroll in 12-18 units abroad and must have completed a minimum of 45 units prior to departure.

For additional updates about international

opportunities abroad, or to obtain an application, visit the International Center in Serra Hall, Room 315, or go to www.sandiego.edu/ studyabroad.



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