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International Affairs

The Office of International Affairs (OIA) is the comprehensive home for international student and scholar services, international undergraduate admission, study abroad planning and community connections programs. All services and activities are intended to help enrich the experience of international students here at SDSU and to expand global engagement for all students, faculty and staff.   

The department was established in 1988 and initially focused on creating a number of international education and research exchange partnerships. Today, OIA has educational partners on six continents and has expanded its focus to include international student services.  

  • Study abroad staff assists faculty in planning SDSU-based global educational options and advises students of their study abroad options.

  • International student and scholars staff provides guidance and administrative support to over 800 students from over 80 different countries.

  • Staff members also support the International Relations Council and its events and outreach, as well as help connect the campus community with international students and global issues through its Connections programs.

Coronavirus Information

We are closely monitoring the emerging, global public health concern involving the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Since being first detected in Wuhan, China, the illness has made headlines as the virus has spread to other countries, including the first confirmed cases in the U.S.

We are working closely with the South Dakota Department of Health to ensure the health and wellbeing of our campus community. While concern has been expressed about the risk of the coronavirus on the SDSU campus, there are currently no confirmed cases in South Dakota.

For anyone seeking medical assistance at the SDSU Student Health Clinic for respiratory symptoms or influenza like symptom, the symptoms can be similar to the coronavirus.  Travel history is regular part of our exam process here.

If you have traveled to China or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus, and you are now experiencing symptoms, health officials encourage you to contact your health care provider by phone for further guidance. 

For further information, please visit our Student Health Clinic Page.

Current Students: Office of International Affairs Response to COVID-19