Why Study Abroad?

Develop self-awareness

Discover how to overcome obstacles you have never encountered at home, leave your comfort zone, and find strengths you never knew you had. Most students say that studying abroad is a life changing experience.

Broaden your horizons

Making friends and professional contacts from around the world expands your mind and your competitive edge.

Understand the world

When you enter the workforce, you will likely be serving a global market. International competence is a powerful tool and an exceptional addition to your engineering skills.



Speed up your education

Earn units toward your degree during the summer.



Gain a competitive edge

Employers recognize that students who have studied abroad are generally more motivated, mature, flexible, and able to solve problems under unique circumstances. All of which are very appealing qualities to a potential employer. Read what employers have to say.

Cost effective

Students can qualify for special scholarships, grants, and discounted rates on travel, not to mention our engineering study abroad programs are among the most affordable at SDSU.