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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
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:

"As a Speech and Language Hearing Sciences major, I loved that I did not have to have a lot of experience to intern as a Children's Aide  and Therapist's assistant at a school for special needs children. This was my first internship, and it was worth it!"  - Speech and Language Hearing Sciences major and CISAbroad internship alumna in Wellington, New Zealand 

**Students must complete an Aztecs Abroad application if one or both of the following apply:
1. If you are a current SDSU student planning to apply this internship to satisfy an international experience requirement for your major or minor
2. If you are planning to apply for a scholarship that requires the units to be transferred to your SDSU official transcript

Application Deadlines and Program fees Location Summary
  • The CISabroad website contains the most up-to-date internship locations.
  • Customized internship options may vary by location, language ability, experience, class level, etc.
Eligibility Requirements
CISAbroad Internships programs are available to current students and recent graduates who meet eligibility requirements on the CISAbroad website.

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:
  • SDSU: SDSU Students may arrange credit through the International Student Center in collaboration with their academic department. Contact the International Internships coordinator, Willaine Cabal ( to initiate the process.
  • CISAbroad and Plymouth State University: SDSU students may arrange 3-12 credits through CISAbroad and their School of Record, Plymouth State University, for an additional fee of $800. 
Program Terms
  • Summer, Fall semester or Spring semester
  • Program start dates are indicated on the CISAbroad website
Program Cost and fees
Program fees and inclusions are outlined on the CISAbroad website.

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 CISAbroad staff will make every effort to find you housing close to your internship, some commuting may be required. 
CISabroad and SDSU Insurance Requirement:
  • CISabroad includes medical and accident insurance coverage in the CISAbroad program fee.
  • All SDSU students participating in programs abroad are automatically enrolled in the CSU Foreign Travel Insurance Plan (FTIP). The insurance charge which will appear on the student's SDSU student account services bill. For more information on costs, refer to the website. CSU 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. CISabroad will provide specific visa instructions once you have been accepted to their program.
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. 
  • Start with the International Internships Coordinator at the SDSU Study Abroad office, Willaine Cabal (


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 03/15/2019 TBA TBA
NOTE: Aztecs Abroad deadline is for Aztecs Abroad questionnaire only - program dates and application deadlines vary by location and students must apply via the CISAbroad website by their application deadline to participate in the program. CISAbroad application deadlines are also noted in the Program Brochure, under "Application Deadlines."
Spring 2020 10/15/2019 TBA TBA