SDSU aims to have
30 percent of the graduating class studying abroad. Toward
that goal 17 degree programs on campus now require an international
experience as part of their degree requirements including: International Business,
International Emphasis in Economics, the University Honors Program, International
Security and Conflict Resolution (ISCOR), Spanish, European Studies and
the ISCOR minor. five other departments will add this requirement in Fall 2010 including all undergraduate degree programs in the College of Health and Human Services, the Chinese Language Program and Africana Studies.
Since 2001 OIP has
allocated over $481,000 in funding to help defray the costs of student
travel. Funds are awarded to individual departments, with priority given
to those that require study abroad as degree requirement. $1,216,441 has been expended to fund 430 grants involving 618 faculty.
In support of our
goal to provide an internationally oriented faculty, we have developed
a competitive International
Programs Faculty Grant. Since 1999 this program has awarded 618 faculty
members with grants to expand and develop International Programs at SDSU.
The OIP also provides
support for the U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program. For the 2008-2009 grant cycle three faculty
members received awards.
activity is also on the rise, to date 20 students have received grants
to study in as many countries.
To learn more please
visit our Fulbright Page or contact Professor
Pat Huckle the SDSU Fulbright
In 2007-2008 SDSU
welcomed over 1,709 international students from 94 different countries to its campus.