Make the World your Classroom

San Diego Christian offers students unique and life-changing learning opportunities among other cultures as well as here in the U.S. SDC believes these experiences will challenge your thinking, broaden your horizon, and strengthen your faith.

Studying Abroad

All undergraduate students who are in good standing with SDC and are in their junior or senior years are welcome to study abroad.

How it Works

SDC is affiliated with off-campus programs that host students during their time abroad. The off-campus program sends the student’s transcripts to SDC’s Registrar Office for review, and the grades earned are calculated into the student’s SDC GPA. Program directors review the transcripts and apply grades to the courses as appropriate and award your credit for the equivalent SDC course.

And the Money?

In most cases, off-campus programs cost the same as on-campus tuition, room and board. Students may still qualify for financial aid.

Getting Started

Schedule an appointment to meet with an academic adviser within your major.

Best Semester

As a member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) San Diego Christian students are able to consider the following semester and summer programs that provide students with an opportunity to make the world their classroom. Learning opportunities are interdisciplinary and are available to juniors and seniors.


VeritasVeritas Christian Study Abroad

With a mission “to create college-level study abroad programs that combine the distinct pursuits of Christian college educators with the best practices in the field of international education,” the Veritas study programs seek to engage students “academically and actively,” providing opportunities as well for students to connect with churches and ministry organizations in the countries where they are studying.

Course work offered is more general education and is therefore open to sophomores as well as upper division students.

FocusLogoFocus Leadership Institute

Established by Focus on the Family, the Focus Leadership Institute provides students with a semester-long experience in Colorado Springs, CO where they will learn about a distinctly Christian approach to leadership in all areas of life.

SDC students who have participated in the institute identify the semester there as a significant turning point in deepening their faith and shaping their future.