Faculty support is crucial for successful international education opportunities at San Diego State University. If you are thinking about taking a group of students abroad, please be aware that you must inform the Office of International Programs of your plans regardless of the number of students involved or the duration of the program. This is a requirement of the CSU Chancellor's Office.
In addition to faculty travel grants, research opportunities abroad are also available for you and your student assistants. Please review the Finances section of this site. If you know of additional funding sources for international study and research, please let us know by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Office of International Programs
- Administers a yearly funding cycle for faculty travel grants
- Coordinates all international faculty and student exchange programs
- Promotes the U.S. Fulbright program
- Provides assistance to visiting faculty from universities abroad
- Serves as advocate for faculty international research and exchange programs
- Serves as an information clearinghouse for international projects, funding opportunities, and academic programs and services that have an international component
- Supports the university wide goal to "create a global campus" by promoting internationalization in everything from curriculum content to cultural campus activities and speakers
Internationalizing the Campus
One of the goals of SDSU is to "create a genuinely global university". Central elements of a global university are to have students studying abroad and an internationally oriented faculty.
- The Office of International Programs (OIP) was established in 1999 to coordinate and facilitate international programs at SDSU, and is especially focused on increasing the number of students gaining an international experience.
- In 1999, only about 230 students had any international experience as part of their SDSU education.
- 2005-2006 data shows 1,440 students went abroad on approved programs.
When determining education abroad opportunities for students, NAFSA (the National Association for Foreign Student Advisors: Association of International Educators) has developed a white paper on what key academic administrators look for in developing programs abroad.
Please contact us if you would like a trained education abroad alumnus to conduct a brief presentation at the beginning of one or more of your class periods!
The student will present basic information about SDSU education abroad programs, share his/her own experience, and encourage students to attend one of our numerous information sessions.
To request a classroom presentation, please email the Global Aztecs Program.