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ISCOR International Experiences

All ISCOR majors are required to complete an international experience to increase student awareness of cross-cultural and global issues. This requirement can be fulfilled in a number of ways to meet the needs of different students, including those with family and work responsibilities, who are unable to leave the country. Options include, but are not limited to, three-week faculty-led programs, semester and year-long study abroad programs, international internships, service and research experiences, and virtual options. Among the approved options are the International Security and Conflict Resolution 450 courses, which are generally faculty-led programs of three-to-six weeks. Also acceptable, conditional upon the approval of the ISCOR advisor, are 450 courses offered by other departments. For all other options, including those that don’t require leaving the country, consult the ISCOR advisor.

The most common ways of fulfilling the international experience are the following:

  1. A CSU Study Abroad Program;

  2. An SDSU Exchange Program;

  3. An SDSU Study Abroad Program;

  4. An SDSU Study Travel Program;

  5. International Security and Conflict Resolution 450: These are generally faculty-led programs of three-to-six weeks. Also acceptable, conditional upon the approval of the ISCOR advisor are 450 courses offered by other departments.

  6. Courses offered by SDSU that have a study abroad component to them. Examples include LATAM 320: Culture and Society of Tijuana; LATAM 350: Globalization and the Americas; and RTM 470: Global Sustainable Tourism Management).  

You are not restricted to SDSU-sponsored programs. An excellent starting point for your search is the Global Education office.

The email for its advising team is [email protected]

Before setting up a meeting, go to the Aztecs Abroad date base to fill out a questionnaire.

Particularly helpful is the Global Education’s list of programs, including virtual ones.

A complement to the Global Education office is the College of Arts and Letters International Study Program.

The International Student Exchange Program (ISEP), to which SDSU belongs, provides an extensive list of information on study abroad programs that is organized by country, language, field of study, and summer programs. 

Visit the CAL Study Abroad Scholarships page to learn about SDSU scholarships, as well as external scholarships and grants.