University of San Diego Study Abroad Program

University of San Diego Study Abroad

The University of San Diego Study Abroad Program offers over 80 different programs for students to live and study worldwide. Thus, there is no wonder why USD is ranked 2nd in the nation for study abroad participation by undergraduate students! USD’s Madrid Center is the university’s first international location and a place where USD’s students and faculty can call home.

USD has three core values for global competence that are seen throughout their programs and international opportunities. They strive to mold globally competent students, faculty and to have a globally competent institution. Through a values-based education, USD is able to achieve these goals and help mold students to enhance their personal and professional growth.

University of San Diego Study Abroad Programs

Beginning with three simple questions, students can find a program that best suits them by deciding what region, country, and term they want to study abroad. USD programs reach worldwide in regions such as Africa, Asia, Australia/Pacific Islands, Central America, Europe, North America, South America, Caribbean, Multi-region, and the West Indies. Also, multi-country traveling is an option from the Semester at Sea Program.

USD Madrid Center

The University of San Diego Madrid Center was formally established in 2014. This center is USD’s first and permanent international location. The center is smack dab in the heart of Madrid. Also, it is only steps away from Retiro Park and other famous attractions in Madrid. USD Madrid Center supports a semester abroad program that offers similar support and courses that the University of San Diego home university would offer. In addition, there are USD faculty and staff working in the Madrid Center which is a great resource for students coming abroad here. The program sets USD study abroad apart from all other colleges study abroad programs. USD students can find their second home in Madrid, Spain.

Semester Programs

Exciting countries can be explore with USD semester programs such as Tanzania, Brazil, Peru, Turks and Caicos Islands, French Polynesia, and Finland to name a few. Semester Exchange programs are also very popular with USD students.

Highlighted Program: Lisbon – (Semester Exchange)

Lisbon is the capital of Portugal and is experiencing a cultural renaissance in recent years. With the cities unique location as a Western European city that faces the ocean, Lisbon uses the water as an element that defines the city and its culture. The geography of Lisbon gives it a pleasant climate throughout the year. USD students are invited to the NOVA School of Business & Economics as a semester exchange program that is unforgettable in both the lessons learned educationally and the experiences from living abroad.

Bhutan: Bumthang- (Semester)

Join the adventurous USD students who travel to the Kingdom of Bhutan in the eastern Himalayas between India and China. Bhutan is one of the major biodiversity hot spots in the world and is home to a unique and beautiful array of birds and rhododendrons as well as snow leopards, tigers, and blue sheep for students to learn about.

Contact USD Study Abroad Program

International Center
Serra Hall 201
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110
Phone: (619) 260-4598
Fax: (619) 260-5924

Passports & Visas

Every international trip begins with obtaining a valid U.S. passport. Student visas are also a requirement typically if you plan to stay for over 90 days. However, it varies per country. Passports typically take 4-6 weeks to process. But in the event of needing it sooner due to an up coming trip, expedited services are available. Thus, University of San Diego Study Abroad Program students should apply early. So, if you need a rush 24-hour service, please contact us for help.