Why FLP?

What is FLP?

Faculty-Led Programs (FLP) are overseas courses taught by SJSU faculty from various academic fields for 2 - 4 weeks during the academic breaks of winter, spring, and summer. 
FLPs are considered SJSU Special Session courses and typically range from 3 - 6 units. A majority of our programs satisfy upper division GE courses (Area R, S, & V) and some also offer major-specific courses. See our Program List for more details.

Why should I consider FLP?

Faculty-Led Programs are great for students who:
  • want to work towards their graduation by earning SJSU credit on short-term programs.
  • want to study abroad but do not want to leave their extracurricular activities (clubs, fraternities, sororities, etc.) by embarking on long-term programs.
  • are working and cannot be away from work for a semester or longer.
  • are first-time travelers that do not want to travel alone (In FLPs, you are accompanied by other SJSU students and faculty during your trip).
  • are in majors that do not allow the flexibility to study abroad for a semester or longer.
  • want to gain a competitive edge in their respective job markets by developing soft skills highly sought out by recruiters. Check out this news article on how studying abroad can improve your employability. 
  • are non-traditional students who cannot be away from family for a semester or longer.


Want to learn more about FLPs and/or our other programs? Our staff can help! 
Send us your questions to facultyledprograms@sjsu.edu.


Looking to study abroad on longer-term programs instead? See traditional Study Abroad.