Study Away

See the world—and learn from it.

Travel can offer educational opportunities that you’d never find in a classroom. This is why we actively encourage as many of our students as possible to take advantage of our study away opportunities. You’ll get to:

  • Become an independent, critical-thinking, and open-minded global citizen
  • Develop in-demand intercultural skills
  • Set yourself apart from your peers by enhancing the value of your DSU degree, not to mention your resume
  • Travel the world, learn a language, and change your life.

Contact us to learn more!


We offer four, study away opportunities so that you can find the option that’s right for you.

National Student Exchange (NSE)

We’re a member of the National Student Exchange, along with nearly 200 colleges and universities in the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. 

This program is a one-academic-year exchange that allows you to take new courses, see new places, and make new friends. (And don’t worry—the credits you earn will fully transfer to DSU.)

For more information, talk to us or visit the NSE website.

Magellan Exchange

We’re also a member of the Magellan Exchange, which is a one-academic-year exchange program that will allow you to take courses abroad in English, learn a new language, and immerse yourself in an entirely new culture.

Over 35 colleges and universities are available to choose from, including institutions in the U.S., Austria, Belgium, Costa Rica, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Mexico, the Netherlands, South Korea, and Spain.

Interested? Simply contact us or visit the Magellan Exchange website.

KEI Abroad

DSU has an affiliation agreement with KEI Abroad. They offer either a semester long or a one-academic-year exchange in countries such as Australia, China, Ireland, Japan, Thailand, and many more. KEI currently offers programs in 18 countries with a variety of courses available. Whether you want to study Computer Science, Education, Science, or languages, KEI will have a program and location for you. Contact the International Programs Office or

Faculty-led opportunities

Often, our faculty will lead a short-term international program and invite DSU students along. These programs are great for students who have never traveled internationally before.
Previous and future trips include:

Iceland trip

Study abroad scholarships

We want to make sure that all students get a chance to study abroad. To that end, several scholarships are available:


There’s a lot of information to sift through when it comes to studying away. So if you have any questions, just give us a call at 1-888-378-9988 or contact us online. We’ll be happy to help you figure it all out.

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What Students Say

Kyle Haight

"Going to a country by yourself is scary, but once you get settled in and meet friends (which you will) it becomes a series of memories you will always be able to look back on."

Kyle Haight - Study Away at Valencia Polytechnic University in Spain
Hometown: Sioux Falls, S.D.
Major: Network and Security Administration