International Center

USD Celebrates International Student and Scholar Diversity

USD welcomes hundreds of international students and scholars each year. Approximately one-half of the international student population are full-time degree seeking students. The top five countries represented by USD international students and scholars are: China, Kuwait, Mexico, Spain and Saudi Arabia.

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University of San Diego celebrates 50 Years of Study Abroad!

Developing Global Changemakers: Forging Paths that Change the World

LATEST NEWS: USD ranked #2 for Study Abroad participation

USD has been ranked #2 among national doctoral universities for undergraduate study abroad participation! [view full report]

We have been also been ranked in the top 40 of doctoral institutions for the total number of students going abroad in 2012-13. [view full report]

Internationalization as a Strategic Direction at USD:

Located on the Pacific Rim and just 22 miles from the Mexican border, the University of San Diego is optimally positioned for international activity. USD has been involved in international instruction, research, and service throughout the world for many years, and we're expanding our activities with an increased emphasis on the importance of global awareness for the entire campus community. One of USD's strategic directions specifically addresses the importance of internationalization:

Global Connections and Impact: The university will enhance its reputation and reach by strengthening its connections with local, national, and international communities and its contributions to improving the global human condition.