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Class Standing: 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior Minimum GPA: 2.5
Co-Curricular Activities: Internship Credit Type: Transfer Credit
Program Type: Independent Program SDSU Office: 1-Study Abroad (ISC)
Program Description:

"My internship abroad prepared me in every aspect for my career goals. I was able to learn professional networking skills and technical skills while having an amazing time exploring Madrid. I also made professional connections and learned about the dynamics of a start up company in Spain. I was able to grow in every aspect.

I am currently in San Diego working for Viasat in Carlsbad. I am a software engineering intern and working on really cool, big projects relating to satellites for the U.S military. I'm really enjoying my work and learning a lot!"


- SDSU Computer Science and Honors alumna and ISA Internship participant in Madrid, Spain- 


Application Deadlines
  • Deadlines vary by program location and program start date.
  • Refer to the ISA program website for the deadline.
Location Summary
  • The ISA website contains the most up-to-date customized internship locations.
  • Customized internship options may vary by location, language ability, experience, class level, etc. 
  • If there is an area you don't see listed on the ISA Internship site, call or email their staff to ask for assistance. Often ISA can work with you to tailor the internship experience, depending on your background and, when applicable, your language abilities.
Academic Notes
Customized internships are offered in a wide variety of fields. Students may obtain credit for the internship through one of the following options: Program Terms
  • Six-week, Eight-week or Twelve-week option for summer or semester. See the website for options.
  • You will be asked to enter your internship dates and location during the application process in Aztecs Abroad. If they change, be sure to notify SDSU study abroad advisor. 
Financial Aid Basics
If you receive financial aid, talk to your study abroad advisor early and throughout the application process.

Make sure you understand the following basics:
  • Summer programs: Financial aid is not not typically offered in summer, so apply for scholarships, budget, raise funds, and plan accordingly. 
  • Semester programs: A student needs to be enrolled full-time (12 units/semester) for a total of 15 weeks for financial aid to be released for a semester abroad experience.
  • There are likely to be additional forms and actions required to allow aid to be released and transferred for non-SDSU activities; the process is not automated.
  • Learn what types of aid you receive. Look up your record on AidLink and educate yourself about your aid package. 
  • Search the Aztecs Abroad database for scholarships, both internal and external. 

Housing and Meals
  • Housing options vary by location but include homestays; apartments; residence halls and student hostels.   
  • All housing options can usually be reached through public transportation. Please keep in mind that while ISA staff will make every effort to find you housing close to your internship, some commuting may be required. 
ISA and SDSU Insurance Requirement
  • A blanket accident and sickness policy is included in the ISA program cost.
  • All SDSU students participating in programs abroad are automatically enrolled in the CSU Foreign Travel Insurance Plan (FTIP). The insurance charge will appear on the student's SDSU student account services billing. For more information on costs, refer to the website. FTIP coverage is MANDATORY for all SDSU participants.
Passport and Visa
  • You must have a valid passport to participate in a program abroad. Your passport must be valid for the duration of the program and for at least six months past the program end date to be eligible to receive a student visa. For detailed passport instructions, U.S. citizens should check the U.S. State Department's Travel Site.  
  • Most countries will also require you to obtain a visa to have permission to enter for the purpose of an internship opportunity and for a specific duration. ISA will provide specific visa instructions once you have been accepted to their program.
Cost/Program Fees Hints for Internship Process
  • Plan early; save early, and stay as long as you can to get the most out of your internship placement and immerse yourself in the local culture.
  • Internships are customized based on your field of interest and resume. 
Questions?
  • Start with the International Internships Coordinator, Willaine Cabal (wcabal@sdsu.edu) or call for an appointment 619-594-2475



 
 


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/15/2018 TBA TBA
Fall 2019 03/15/2019 TBA TBA