Study Abroad

Why Study Abroad?

The Department of World Languages and Literatures offers a large number of study abroad opportunities.

  1. Gain an advantage when applying for jobs or graduate school
  2. Employers and graduate schools consider international experience a necessity in today's society
  3. Learn global communication skills so you successfully lead diverse work teams
  4. Acquire an international perspective so you can approach issues more creatively
  5. Develop your self-awareness by leaving behind the familiar and immersing yourself in a different culture
  6. Have fun and make new friends from around the world

Programs

Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs: Summer study abroad programs with SJSU faculty.
Japan
Paris
Portugal

Study Abroad – Summer and Short Term Programs

Kyoto, Japan 

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The Kyoto, Japan Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program is a 21-day Japanese Language, Culture and History 3-unit course. Like our other Faculty-Led Programs, students are not required to have Japanese language proficiency. This program is also open to all undergraduate and graduate students both at SJSU and all other CSU campuses. In addition to staying with a host family in Kyoto and lectures on culture and history, students also travel to Osaka, Nara, Hiroshima and Tokyo. For more information on this Faculty-Led Program, please contact Professor Keach Inaba at seiichiro.inaba@sjsu.edu or Professor Yasue Yanai and yasue.yanai@sjsu.edu, or CLICK HERE.

Paris, France

 Paris

Every summer, Professor Dominique van Hooff, along with faculty from many other CSUs and California universities, takes students on a month long summer study program in Paris, France. This, like our other Faculty-Led Programs is designed for students of all levels of language study and offers various options for college credit. In addition to taking classes, students are also given a detailed calendar of events for must-see attractions in Paris and the surrounding area. For more information, please contact Dr. van Hooff at dominique.vanhooff@sjsu.edu.

Portugal

Portugal 

Part of the Portuguese minor program, PORT 102A: Portuguese Culture is taught during the Faculty-Led Study Abroad program in Portugal. For 8 weeks each summer, Professor Deolinda Adao escorts a small group of students throughout the country. In addition to taking a class and earning college credit, students also travel to cities and landmarks including Lisbon, Malveira, the Portuguese Parliament and more. Please contact Professor Deolinda Adão at deolinda.adao@sjsu.edu for more information on this amazing opportunity.

For more information on semester and year-long study abroad opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad website here. 

  • Gain an advantage when applying for jobs or graduate school
  • Employers and graduate schools consider international experience a necessity in today's society
  • Learn global communication skills so you successfully lead diverse work teams
  • Acquire an international perspective so you can approach issues more creatively
  • Develop your self-awareness by leaving behind the familiar and immersing yourself in a different culture
  • Have fun and make new friends from around the world

Volunteer, Work and Travel Abroad

  • AIESEC San Jose: AIESEC offers students the opportunity to be global citizens through internships. AIESEC gives you access to their database, for a fee. They offer Education, Professional, Volunteer and Technology Internships. All students and recent graduates up to 2 years may apply.
  • Peace Corps: Donate your time to work on issues ranging from AIDS education to youth development, business development, agriculture and environment.