San Diego State University (SDSU), a truly global learning community, is an ideal place to begin your international education. SDSU's size, diversity, and academic reputation have made it one of America's major universities.

SDSU offers bachelor's degrees in 97 areas, master's degrees in 84 areas and is home to top-ranking programs in business, psychology, biology, geography, education, social work, speech-language, public administration, and many other fields of study. SDSU ranks as the No. 1 California State University in federal research support, No. 8 in the nation in International Business, and No. 65 among all public universities overall in the U.S.

SDSU Global Campus students can enroll in university classes, or intensive English classes, depending on the student's program and English level. Qualified students can earn college credit, and take classes with American students, without going through the SDSU admissions process (see Semester at SDSU).

International students have many of the same privileges as degree-seeking SDSU students, including access to the campus bookstore, library, cafeterias, restaurants, SDSU Health Services Center, and campus sports activities and clubs. Most students receive free membership to the Aztec Recreation Center, a 23,000-square-meter state-of-the-art gym. Gym membership includes the use of tennis courts, an Olympic size swimming pool, racquetball facilities, a climbing wall, dance classes, and a bowling alley. Students may also learn to surf, sail, water ski, and windsurf at the Mission Bay Aquatic Center, just 15 minutes from campus.