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INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CENTER - STUDY ABROAD

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CENTER - STUDY ABROAD

STUDY ABROAD
For Military-Affiliated Students

MILITARY-AFFILIATED STUDENTS

Veterans and military-affiliated students at SDSU now often pursue a study abroad program to gain further valuable international experience.  When studying abroad, veteran students are able to gain new perspectives on living and learning in diverse cultural environments, which may complement any earlier experiences serving overseas in the military.

If you are an eligible veteran, active duty, reserve, National Guard, or military dependent student needing assistance with potential educational benefits for study abroad, please contact The Joan and Art Barron Veterans Center, located in Student Services West (SSW) 1661, veterans@sdsu.edu or (619) 594-5813. They can assist with determining your eligibility and how to initiate your benefits.

In general, the following applies:

  • Eligibility varies per your educational benefit:
    • All Department of Veterans Affairs Education Benefits (i.e. Ch 30, 31*, 33, 35, 1606, and 1607) can be used to certify study abroad courses. *Ch 31 beneficiaries must have approval from their individual vocational rehabilitation counselor prior to enrollment in program(s)/course(s).
    • Cal Vet Fee Waivers can be applied for tuition deferment through any state-fee based study abroad program (e.g. SDSU Exchange, ISEP Exchange, and CSU-International Programs). 
    • Cal Vet Fee Waivers cannot be applied for tuition deferment through the College of Extended Studies (CES) to include their faculty-led study abroad programs.
  • If you are eligible, a faculty-led study abroad program and/or the course(s) associated with it must appear on your degree evaluation, graduate work sheet, and/or master plan in order to have said course(s) certified to the VA.
  • If eligible, the study abroad course(s) must be required on your degree evaluation, the tuition must normally be paid to SDSU (no “third-party vendors”), and you must complete a Student Responsibility Agreement. More information is available through the Veterans Center.

Other Veteran Resources

Financial Aid for Veterans 

Post-9/11 GI Bill - Study Abroad Programs

GI Bill Study Abroad Fact Sheet

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CENTER
5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182-5101 Tel: 619-594-1982 Fax: 619-594-1973 Email: isc.reception@sdsu.edu