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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:

"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. - SDSU Computer Science and Honors alumna who participated in an ISA Summer internship in Madrid, Spain

**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
  • January 15, 2019: For Summer programs with program dates May 22- July 20, 2019
  • February 10, 2019: For Summer programs with program dates June 12-August 10, 2019
  • For semester dates, please consult the ISA Internships website.

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. 
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.

Cost/Program Fees
Program fees and inclusions are outlined on the ISA Internships 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 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. 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. ISA 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, Willaine Cabal ( or call for an appointment 619-594-2475


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 ISA Internships website by their application deadline to participate in the program. ISA Internship application deadlines are also noted in the Program Brochure, under "Application Deadlines."
Spring 2020 10/15/2019 TBA TBA