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Getting Started

Getting Started to Study, Intern, or Volunteer Abroad!
  1. Plan ahead as early as possible...As a general rule, you should start researching programs and gathering information 6 to 9 months before you plan to go abroad.
  2. Apply for or renew your passport if necessary.  For U.S. citizens, visit the SDSU Passport office webpage for more information; call (619) 594-3800 or email with any questions.
  3. Review the online study abroad general information session (Note: During the fall semester, there will be in-person information meetings)
  4. Research possible programs here in the Aztecs Abroad database. Click Programs link in upper-left menu.
  5. Meet with a Study Abroad Advisor; call the Study Abroad office (619) 594-2475 to schedule an appointment. See map for location of International Student Center
You can see a more extensive list on the Getting Started webpage.