Faculty Led Programs

professor & students germany FLPprofessor and students puerto rico FLPFaculty-Led Programs (FLPs) provide an opportunity for SJSU faculty to expand their field knowledge, gain off-campus teaching experience (internationally and domestically), establish/reconnect with colleagues/contacts outside of Silicon Valley, and help build more global citizens through an international SJSU curriculum. This is possible by leading a cohort of students on programs outside of the Bay Area - domestically and overseas, while teaching an SJSU course relevant to the host location.

The Study Abroad and Away Office provides expertise and assistance to faculty in developing short-term credit-bearing programming for our students that have a cross-cultural focus and provide an experientially based vehicle for teaching SJSU courses domestically and internationally.  If you are interested in developing a program that will offer courses for credit during the spring, winter and summer breaks – we can help!  Please contact the Director of Study Abroad to discuss your idea and to learn about how we can facilitate your program. 

Study Abroad and Away does offer co-curricular Alternative Spring Break programs domestically and abroad.  These programs focus on cultural immersion and community engagement, oftentimes including a service-learning project to engage with the local community.  The Alternative Spring Break programs offered through Study Abroad and Away focus on learning about local cultures. They are not discipline specific and do not offer academic credit. 

If you are interested in developing a co-curricular program to highlight or focus on an academic area in your discipline, one that does not include cultural immersion as a key element of the program, please work with the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education and your college Dean’s office to develop a field trip or alternative spring break through your college.

Interested in leading an FLP? Find out how below!

Program Proposal Process

Explore and learn more about the FLP program proposal process and deadlines.
Now accepting domestic FLP program proposals!

Program Guidelines 

Program guidelines to keep in mind when planning for or leading an FLP.

Service Provider and Partner Locations

CPGE has authorized agreements with education abroad providers offering services Visit the Service Provider and Partner Locations page to see the list of countries. Please contact SAA if you are interested in using a program provider.