International Studies Requirement

The JS international experience requirement applies to: 


1)Freshmen entering SJSU on or after Fall 2016, and 2) transfer students entering SJSU with catalogue rights on or after the semester listed below. 

If you are unsure whether the requirement applies to you, need help selecting a program, or have any other questions about the international experience, contact the JS International Studies Coordinator Wilson Yuan or CASA International Experience advisor Anthony Korsund at the CASA Student Success Center.

If you are interested in studying in other countries, here are the programs that you can choose from:


  1. Faculty-Led Programs: Faculty Led Programs (FLPs) are overseas courses taught by SJSU faculty from various academic fields for 1 - 5 weeks during the summer session. FLPs are considered SJSU Special Session courses and range from 3 - 6 units, with many courses meeting general education requirements.
  2. Study Abroad Programs: SJSU offers a range of Bilateral Exchange Study Abroad programs for a single semester or the academic year. Programs are available at over 33 universities in 18 different countries. You can find the program that is right for you by searching by region, country, or your major / minor.
  3. International Student Exchange Programs: The International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) is a non-profit SJSU partner with connections to 328 colleges and universities around the world. ISEP is dedicated to helping students overcome the financial and academic barriers to study abroad.
  4. Other Abroad Programs: The California State University Chancellor's Office manages study abroad programs at a network of international universities. Students pay SJSU tuition, however, programs are also partially subsidized by the CSU system making them very affordable. All programs run for one year. CSU International Programs (CSUIP) are some of the highest quality programs in California.
  5. Alternatives for the International Experience Requirement: There are several options for students who need a modification or alternative to the study abroad portion of the international experience requirement. All require submission of a petition/proposal that must be approved by the Dean of the college. Students whose petitions/proposals are approved must also enroll in and complete APSC 198ITL, a 1-unit online seminar course. Click below for more information and links to the appropriate forms.

   Wilson Yuan

  Justice Studies International Studies Coordinator