Student Policies

University Policies

Participants must abide by San José State University policies, including the SJSU Student Code of Conduct, (found online) while enrolled in the program. Participants may be subject to disciplinary action upon return to campus for violations of those policies.

Alcohol and Drugs

As a participant in an SJSU U.S.Culture Program, students must abide by U.S. laws and program rules with respect to alcohol and other drugs. Unless permitted by U.S. laws and the program leaders, participants will not possess, consume, furnish, or distribute any alcoholic beverages. Participants are responsible for knowing and obeying the laws of the U.S. and the rules of their specific program regarding alcohol and other drugs. The use of illegal drugs on SJSU UCPs is prohibited, just as it is on campus. Participants must understand that violations of law or policy may result in (i) immediate dismissal from the program; (ii) academic withdrawal from the University for the semester in progress; and (iii) disciplinary action upon return to campus. Alcohol misuse and abuse are not tolerated anywhere in the world and will not be tolerated on SJSU U.S. Culture Programs.

Spouses/Partners, Children, Parents

U.S. Culture Programs are for registered San José State University participants only; spouses/partners, children, and parents may not participate on, overlap with, or plan personal/family travel experiences with participants during a UCP. If such a person affiliated with a participant disrupts the program, it will be grounds for dismissal.

On-Site Lodging

Participants are required to reside in the lodging that is arranged by their UCP. 

Program-Specific Additions

Individual SJSU UCPs may, in conjunction with GEI, establish additional rules and policies regarding issues specific to that program. Participants will be responsible for reading and understanding these additional rules and agree to abide by them while participating in the program.

*Policies are subject to change.