Study Abroad and Away
The College of Professional and Global Education is committed to internationalizing San Jose State University in order to cultivate an environment of diversity and inclusion, helping you to prepare to live and lead in a globalized world. In support of this mission, Study Abroad and Away has a wide variety of options to help you join the Global Spartan community.
With long-term programs lasting a semester or an entire year, your options are limitless. Our expansive network of partner institutions and programs will give you the opportunity to diversify your education and have the experience you have always dreamed of.
If you prefer a more condensed, focused international experience, then our short-term programs are right up your alley! Faculty-led programs offer you the chance to visit a global destination and study onsite with SJSU faculty and a cohort of your peers. Or perhaps you would like to take classes on an international campus at a prestigious international institution for an abbreviated Summer School Abroad experience, taking classes with students from across the globe.
Go for a longer or shorter period, the choice is yours and the possibilities are limitless! Our goal is to help you make your dreams a reality. Start by finding the program that is right for you by searching our database by region, program type, or major. Welcome to the Global Spartan community.
In the College of Professional and Global Education (CPGE), we understand the importance of studying abroad. Due to current immigration policies, DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) students may substitute international experiences outside the country with domestic immersion experiences within the United States.
The department of Study Abroad and Away currently offers domestic Alternative Spring Break programs (non-credit) and Faculty-Led Programs (credit) during the spring and summer breaks. Please check the SAA website throughout the year for details and updates about these offerings. CPGE staff will continue working with the Colleges and departments to identify additional study away experiences within the U.S.
On campus, there are many opportunities to engage in intercultural experiences including participation in the Global Student Network (GSN) student organization, living at the International House, pursuing recognition of your international involvement through the Global Leadership Advancement Center (GLAC), attending weekly Coffee Hours, participating in language and culture exchanges through the LACE program, and volunteering in the community locally. To learn more about domestic cross-cultural trips, please e-mail SAA.