A History of Excellence

Here are just a few reasons why so many students from around the world choose SDSU's international programs:

  • SDSU Global Campus international programs are affiliated with San Diego State University, the flagship campus of the California State University system and the largest university in the San Diego region. SDSU has been designated a "Research University" with high research activity by the Carnegie Foundation.

  • SDSU Global Campus is a renowned teacher training center, educating teachers from around the world in the latest ESL/EFL teaching techniques and methodologies.

  • Our international classes are taught by nationally recognized teachers with advanced degrees, trained in the latest teaching methods.

  • SDSU Global Campus is the only San Diego region member of UCIEP, the consortium of university and college-administered intensive English programs in the United States. Additionally, the ALI is a member of AAIEP and NAFSA.

  • Our University Advising Services have a successful record of assisting students in gaining admission to degree programs throughout the U.S., including the SDSU Graduate School of Business. Dedicated academic advising is available to all SDSU Global Campus international students at no additional charge.

  • Advanced-level international students may enroll in regular SDSU classes and earn college credit without going through the San Diego State University admissions process.

  • Through the Semester at SDSU program, we offer certificate programs that are comprised of on-campus SDSU classes along with American students and include official academic credit and transcripts.

  • All SDSU Global Campus international classes are taught on the SDSU campus in the Gateway Center and the Extended Studies Center. All international students have access to the high-speed computer and language labs in Gateway Center and the SDSU main library.

  • The SDSU Global Campus international programs team also offers on-campus housing year-round (dormitory and apartments).

  • Students have easy access to metropolitan San Diego public transportation, including the San Diego Trolley at SDSU, offering our international students rapid connections to prime destinations throughout the San Diego region.