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.
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.
- Request info on International or Study Abroad Programs
- Discover more about past study abroad experiences.
Study Abroad Opportunities
- “Boren Awards” - Scholarships and Fellowships Available (Deadline 2/7/19 and 1/30/19)
CUBA STUDY ABROAD TRIP DURING SPRING BREAK 2019 Join us in Cuba for a cultural immersion Study Aboard, March 2 through 9, 2019. Visit Havana, Trinidad and Varadero. In Havana, take a walking tour of an Afro Cuban community, visit the Museo de la Revolucion, engage with staff at the National Center for Sexual Education (CENESEX) and the Hospital Calixto Garcia to discuss their work in public health for our first Service Learning project, and converse with locals at a Casa Particular. In Trinidad, a UNESCO World Heritage History site and the hub of Afro Cuban culture, tour the town’s architectural buildings, visit a historical sugar cane plantation, take a salsa dance class, and visit the Mantanzas Orphanage for our second Service Learning project. In Veradero, immerse yourself in local craft markets, dine in a local paladar, and serve as conservation partners for children and teens in a local school for our third Service Learning project. Combine travel with an interdisciplinary elective course (UNIV 402-01 for undergraduates and SCWK 632 for graduate students) or just travel to expand your global perspective. To learn more about the trip go to http://conta.cc/2JrOeK2. Space is limited to the first 15 students, so, fill out the enrollment form and make your Non-Refundable deposit ASAP to hold your spot. For more information, contact Dr. Sheridan Quarless Kingsberry at sqkingsberry [at] desu.edu or Dr. Chavon Dottin at cdottin [at] desu.edu.
TRIP TO GHANA – SPRING 2019
In this moment of Black Panther magic where Americans are having a very public conversation about African people and heritage that centers on the greatness of African culture, importance of African historical contributions and African beauty, students are encouraged to continue this conversation in the form of experiential learning with a trip Ghana.
Participants will learn about and see artifacts and historical sites of the Ashanti empire, Kumasi the Aburi Gardens, visit Bonwire, the birthplace of Kente cloth, the W.E.B. Dubois Center, Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Manhyia Palace and Museum, University of Cape Coast, University of Ghana, slave dungeons and the “door of no return” and much more. The tentative dates are May 6-14, 2019.
This trip is open to students who are enrolled in one of the four spring 2019 courses taught by Dr. Fletcher. The course taught by Dr. Fletcher and the trip to Ghana is also open to all graduate students. Students enrolled will have their financial aid cover both the class and the trip. This trip is limited to only 15 students. Interested students will need to pay a $300 deposit to guarantee their spot on the trip. This $300 will go toward the price of their trip.
Interested persons should contact Dr. Fletcher as soon as possible via email at kfletcher [at] desu.edu or 443-550-1198 so Dr. Fletcher can work with financial aid to ensure financial backing for the educational excursion.