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Welcome to International Affairs!
Welcome to your Spring 2023 semester at SDSU! We are excited to help you explore new cultural and global perspectives as you pursue your academic and career aspirations. This is an exciting time to be a part of international higher education at SDSU. Our family’s inherent curiosity and innovative spirit consistently drives us to transcend borders and transform lives—a central theme captured in our 2020-2025 Strategic Plan.
I invite you to stay tuned as we unveil our new website and Global Strategy this spring, both of which will amplify our ability to serve you and engage with you in better ways. We look forward to partnering with you as we join hands to impact our campus, communities, region, and the world.
Cristina Alfaro, Ph.D.
AVP, SDSU International Affairs
SDSU has been recognized for its commitment and ongoing contribution to cross-border collaboration. Maria Keckler, director of International Affairs Strategy and Communications and lead architect of the RE:BORDER Binational Conference, received the Cross-Border Collaboration Award on December 7 alongside Dr. Ramona Perez. Both were honored for their roles in leading collaboration across the border. Read more...
Presidential Visit to Palau Highlights SDSU’s Global Impact
In mid-October, Adela de la Torre became the first San Diego State University president to pay a visit to the university’s longstanding, but little-known bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in the Republic of Palau, an island nation in the Western Pacific. Read more...
New Director of Transborder & Regional Engagement
Dr. Vinod Sasidharan is an Associate Professor of Sustainable Tourism Management in PSFA and has served as the Director of Interdisciplinary Studies in the Office of Faculty Advancement and Student Success (FASS). He brings to his new role at International Affairs extensive professional contributions to interdisciplinary global education at SDSU, which exemplify his solid commitment to curriculum internalization through sustained, long-term, and intentional global partnerships.