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International Programs

Office of International Affairs 

The Office of International Affairs (OIA) at DSU helps create mutually beneficial international partnerships with higher education institutions as well as with public and private sector agencies and organizations. These partnerships encompass programs for international students and for students interested in studying abroad. The OIA works to make DSU a destination for international students while simultaneously finding destinations abroad for current students and brings a global perspective into the teaching, research and study abroad programs of the institution.

The OIA, along with the Exchange Visitor's Program, assists the academic deans’ departmental goals of strengthening globally significant teaching and research capability. DSU invited J-1 Visa research professors, postdoctoral fellows, research scholars, student non-degree and short-term scholars from 12 countries from our partnering institutions. The OIA partly coordinates Fulbright Programs and other international activities that add to DSU’s research and intellectual foundation.

Under the Office of International Affairs, the Office of International Student Services (OISS) provides assistance to all international students with nonimmigrant status (F-1 Visa). The University enrolls international students on F-1 Visas from more than 30 countries each academic year. The OISS is committed to ensuring that international students have a rewarding experience as they pursue their academic and cultural goals at DSU.

The OIA/OISS offers the following services to international students/scholars:

  • Financial, academic, social and personal matters
  • Advising on immigration rules, regulations and responsibilities
  • Campus and community activities
  • Cultural concerns
  • Preparation and processing of immigration documents
  • An orientation for new international students and scholars
  • Coordinate and assist faculty, staff and student organizations to plan and organize international experiences such as International Education Week and Round Table Discussions
  • Information on medical insurance for exchange and international students as well as study abroad participants

Visit our resources and forms page for the forms and guides you will need as an international or study abroad student.

Study Abroad Programs 

Expand your horizons and immerse yourself in diverse cultures by participating in one of our Study Abroad Programs. Studying abroad allows you to experience unique cultures, expand your world knowledge and boost your self-confidence and independence. Studying abroad is one of many ways to get the most out of your time at DSU. Learn more about our current and past programs; you will likely find one that peaks your interest and discover the possibilities of studying abroad are real.

Experience Study Abroad in 2017 

Emerging Leaders - US China Study Delegation

The CBCF Emerging Leaders: US-China Study Delegation is a study abroad program designed to provide African-American students living or attending school in Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) member districts with the opportunity to experience Chinese culture and learn Mandarin during a two-week visit to China. Through this initiative, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) aims to promote African Americans’ interest in career and study options involving US-China relations, thereby expanding opportunities for African Americans in an era of increasing globalization.

In 2017, one (1) group of 18 students will participate in the program. Students will take part in orientation activities in Washington, DC before leaving for China and in a debrief session in Washington, DC upon their return. Students will participate in a challenging and rewarding program during their two weeks in China that includes academic, cultural and reflection activities.

Program Dates
Thursday, June 1, 2017 – Sunday, June 18, 2017

Information and Application

London, Spring Break 2017

Study abroad in London during Spring Break 2017 as a College of Education, Health and Public Policy student. BSW students can earn three elective class credits and MSW students can earn three public health class credits.

  • View a sample price quote. 
  • Contact sqkingsberry [at] desu.edu (Dr. Sheridan Kingsberry,) 302.528.0850, by April 1st to sign up.

$200 deposit is due by April 15th. Make checks payable to: DSU Department of Social Work and hand deliver to:
cdottin [at] desu.edu (Dr. Chavon Dottin)   
Delaware State University
Department of Social Work
John Price Building Room 219 

Italian Fashion and Cuisine Experience, Spring Break 2017

Join the Department of Human Ecology for one-of-a-kind Italian fashions, arts and cuisine experience in Rome and Florence, Italy during DSU’s Spring Break in March 2017. Textiles and Apparel Studies Program students, faculty and staff in the College of Agriculture and Related Sciences plan to explore Italian culture with an 8- to 10-day guided study tour. Learn about the notorious Italian fashions, arts, religion and cuisine, an experience that will solidify our cultural and educational experiences beyond our classrooms at DSU. This study abroad excursion is also open to students, faculty, staff and alumni outside the Department of Human Ecology, College of Agriculture and Related Sciences.

Contact madegoke [at] desu.edu (Dr. Mopelola Adegoke,) 302.857.6445, for more information including cost, financing options, travel document requirements and other crucial information and websites relating to the trip.

Global Societies’ 2017 Brazil Trip, March 3–11, 2017

The Global Societies’ Committee has approved a trip to Brazil during Spring Break March 3 – 11, 2017. This trip promises to offer a cultural explosion and will assist you in developing 21st century skills and habits of mind that will enable you to become a productive leader and lifelong learner in an increasingly global community. As a student in Brazil, you will be challenged to develop a respect for diverse beliefs, traditions and cultures as well as regard for human rights and social justice enabling you to grow, learn and compete in a global marketplace.

For additional information, please contact dwright [at] desu.edu (Dr. Dolores Finger Wright) at 302.857.6784 or aosei [at] desu.edu (Dr. Akwasi Osei) at 302.857.6622.

Environment and Culture in Costa Rica, March 4–12, 2017

Experience the culture of Costa Rica through learning activities that bring global environmental sustainability to life. Be ready for splendid cultural encounters as we visit ecosystem exhibits and trails, waterfalls, as well as undertake canopy adventures and nature hikes.

  • Get a glimpse of the Costa Rica tour by watching this video.
  • For more information about the program, please email rtutu [at] desu.edu (Dr. Raymond Tutu) or locrawford [at] desu.edu (Ms. Lori Crawford) to discuss how you can earn credit and use financial aid to make it happen.
  • Enroll today by visiting the Education First College Study Tours website or call 877.485.4184.

Study Abroad in Nova Scotia & Iceland, Summer 2017

During Summer 2017 for 11 days, July 17 – July 27, the History Department will lead a study abroad in Nova Scotia and Iceland. On this educational excursion, participants will travel to two countries for the price of one. First, fly straight to Halifax spending seven days learning about the African experience by seeing the Book of Negroes, visiting Africville and the Black Cultural Center, as well as attending Afrifest. Spend four days in Reykjavik, Iceland, where you can bathe in the famous Blue Lagoon, visit the Skogafoss waterfall, view volcanoes, lava fields and so much more.

If interested, please contact kfletcher [at] desu.edu (Dr. Fletcher) concerning price, affordable bi-monthly payments and itinerary at 443.550.1198.

This opportunity is open to all DSU faculty, staff and students. The first 10 students to sign up will have their trip insurance paid, subject to available grant money.

Study Abroad Program in China, Summer 2017

The 2017 g-MEO Summer Program will be held at the Chengu American Center for Study Abroad on the Hiuaxi campus of Sichuan University. Fairleigh Dickinson University will serve as the school of record (SOR) to issue official transcripts for courses offered by the consortium of accredited American universities to students who are duly admitted and have completed one or more for-credit courses in this program. All courses are taught in English, and students will take one to two courses over the five-week program (June 2 – July 8, 2017). Courses are offered in Economics, Social Sciences & Humanities, Language Studies and Science. The deadline to apply is April 15, 2017, and students can apply for early bird admission March 1, 2017.

Service Learning in Ireland, Summer 2017

A unique and life altering 2 to 12 week service-learning program in the Medieval Town of Trim, County Meath, Ireland. The program incorporates a clear heritage theme, being based within the multi-award winning Blackfriary Community Heritage and Archeology Project (BCHAP), which is currently being researched and excavated by the Irish Archeology Field School. BCHAP aims to breathe new life into the Black Friary heritage site, making it a valued resource for the local community. Start dates are June 27 and July 11. The application deadline is February 15.

The Irish Archeology Field School (IAFS) offers a variety of other field-based archeological research and training programs. Set in the heart of the Boyne Valley in the heritage town of Trim, County Meath, Ireland, the IAFS provides students the opportunity to experience the excitement of archeological excavation in a teaching environment. Programs are primarily aimed at students of archeology, anthropology and forensics, but courses are open to all, and are guaranteed to give you an enriching and thoroughly worthwhile study abroad adventure.


NATUCATE is a combination of the words “nature” and “(to) educate”. We help to connect students with internships and volunteer projects abroad. We offer once-in-a-lifetime nature and wildlife conservation experiences through internships, volunteering and further education in North America, Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia and Oceania.

NATUCATE does not only target students and graduates. We work with participants of all ages and backgrounds who are looking to broaden their horizons in an unforgettable and meaningful way.

  • Learn more about NATUCATE programs. 
  • You can also contact jansen [at] natucate.com (Christina Jansen.)