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International Programs 101 (video)
10-minute tutorial of how to get started with searching for international programs and how to navigate this site efficiently.
Students may apply for Summer 2021 partner programs and Fall semester 2021 SDSU Exchange, ISEP Exchange/Direct, and partner programs on Aztecs Abroad. However, students are encouraged to remain flexible and have a contingency plan just in case programs are postponed, cancelled, and/or changed to virtual formats at later date. Students should not book any accommodations or flights until they have received confirmation regarding their onsite program.
This handout serves as a checklist of steps and SDSU offices that Fowler students will work with as they plan their international experience.
These sheets show the transferable courses with each partner program. Courses abroad are not guaranteed as course offerings change every semester, but the International Programs Coordinator advises and facilitates alternatives prior to and once students are in country.
Fowler International Alumni Panel (To be uploaded soon)
How does an international experience influence your personal and career development? Three Fowler alumni share their stories from different periods of their academic and professional career.
Undergraduate International Programs by Major
Search for approved SDSU International Programs by Major below.
*This subject area also includes programs that offer several of the Business core courses (BA 300, 310, 323, 350, 360, 370, 405)
- Students may apply for Summer 2021 partner programs, Fall semester 2021 and Spring semester 2022 SDSU Exchange, ISEP Exchange/Direct and partner programs on Aztecs Abroad. However, students are encouraged to remain flexible and have a contingency plan just in case programs are postponed, cancelled, and/or changed to virtual formats at later date.
- Students should not book any accommodations or flights until they have received confirmation regarding their onsite program.
- Summer 2021 SDSU onsite Global Seminar programs (formerly SDSU Faculty-Led programs), Course-embedded, Transborder and Academic-related travel are suspended.
- For questions, reach out to the SDSU Global Education Office and Fowler International Programs Advisor ([email protected]). You may also make an appointment with Willaine and/or meet with the Global Education Office via Zoom-by Virtual walk-ins.
- SDSU also has many virtual international programs that do not require travel.
- Make an appointment with the Fowler International Programs Advisor and/or the Global Education Office via Zoom-by Virtual walk-ins to brainstorm ideas to be "glocal" (globally local) or pursue postgraduate international opportunities.
- The ideal time for Fowler students to study abroad for a semester or year is the first or second semester of Junior year (first year of upper division courses).
- SDSU also offers credit-bearing virtual internships, as well as non-credit bearing Volunteer and/or Service-Learning opportunities during the Winter and Summer breaks. Each program type has varied minimum eligibility requirements.
- Read and refer to Planning an International Experience during your time at Fowler for a general overview of what to expect in the process.
- Begin your search and start the Advising phase on the Aztecs Abroad database. Aztecs Abroad contains all approved SDSU international program types.
- Note the Program type and Chances of Placement, as programs vary with regards to credit type; financial aid and scholarships eligibility, and available spaces.
- Refer to the Fowler College of Business Course Articulation sheets to gain an academic overview of the courses that will likely be offered abroad.
- Prepare questions and meet with the Fowler International Programs Coordinator, Willaine Cabal Carr.
- Application deadlines vary by program type but is generally several months before the program start date.
- For the most updated information, be sure to check the deadline as listed on the Aztecs Abroad program brochure.
- Undergraduate students must enroll in 12 -15 units per semester abroad. Unit requirements may vary by partner university or program.
- Graduate students must enroll in the minimum 9 units per semester abroad.
International Programs Advising
The International Programs Coordinator in the Fowler College of Business is ready to assist with preparing your for your international program.