Steps to Study Abroad

  1. Learn about Study Abroad—Attend one of the regular study abroad information sessions or stop by the IPS office in 543 Clark Hall to talk with a Study Abroad Student Assistant. Our drop-in hours are Tuesday-Friday, 11:00am-1:00pm and 3:00pm-4:00pm. If you are unable to come to our office during our drop-in hours, please contact studyabroad@sjsu.edu to ask specific questions or to make an appointment.
  2. Do your research— Find out what programs we have to offer and what the requirements are for each location.
  3. Meet with your academic (major/minor) advisor— Discuss your study abroad plans, including the courses you plan to take abroad, with your academic advisor to make sure that the courses will count toward your degree program.
  4. Talk with a Student Assistant or a Study Abroad Advisor— If you still have specific questions about the study abroad process, you can make an appointment with a Study Abroad Advisor.
  5. Prepare your application— Fill out the necessary documents, obtain the required recommendations and transcripts, and secure your program payment.
  6. Attend the pre-departure program—This mandatory program will cover essential pre-departure information including health and safety, culture, and academics abroad.

    Our pre-departure meeting was on May 9. If you missed the meeting or would like to review the materials, please click here (PDF).
  7. Go abroad—Enjoy your program!