Choosing Your Program

Whether you want to spend a year, a semester, or a few weeks becoming a global citizen, SJSU has a program that will provide you with an amazing opportunity to learn about different cultures and perspectives. Choose your adventure and see what the world has in store for you!

Study at a Partner University

Explore our programs that allow you to take a wide selection of courses abroad for a semester or a year. You will earn SJSU credit and fulfill major, minor, GE or elective requirements while studying at a host university with local and international students. Choose from a variety of housing options and costs, and enjoy the independence to travel on weekends.

SJSU Exchange

Study at a partner university abroad for a semester or a year with an SJSU Exchange. Take classes at institutions around the world that have the best academic fit, course offerings, and international student services, while paying your regular SJSU tuition, and receiving SJSU credit for every class you take! These programs are only open to SJSU students.

CSU International Programs (CSU IP)

California State University International Programs (CSU IP) provide students in the CSU system with an affordable opportunity to study abroad for a semester or year. Students earn SJSU credit while studying at a host university or study center, taking major, minor, and GE courses. Many programs offer opportunities to study the local language and culture.

International Student Exchange Program (ISEP)

SJSU is a member of International Student Exchange Programs (ISEP), a non-profit organization that offers study abroad options at over 200 universities in 51 countries. You can study with ISEP for a semester or a year and immerse yourself in classes at local universities while receiving SJSU credit. If you are interested in studying abroad in a location that is off the beaten path, ISEP has the program for you.

Summer School Abroad (SSA)

Take classes at an international university for 2-8 weeks during summer break. With support from the Study Abroad and Away office, you get to travel independently while you earn SJSU credit and take classes with other international students.

Study & Travel with SJSU

Study abroad with a group of classmates and earn SJSU credit on a Faculty-Led Program. Faculty-Led Programs (FLPs) are SJSU courses taught abroad by SJSU faculty from various academic fields for 1-4 weeks during the winter, spring and summer breaks.  Courses focus on a particular theme and typically range from 3-6 units. Several programs satisfy graduation requirements and many are open to all majors.

Winter Faculty-Led Programs (FLP)

Winter Faculty-Led Programs (FLP) enable students to study abroad with SJSU faculty and classmates during the Winter Session in January. All winter programs offer one course focused on a particular theme.

Summer Faculty-Led Programs (FLP)

Summer Faculty-Led Programs (FLP) offer students the opportunity to study abroad with SJSU faculty and classmates and earn SJSU credit during the Summer Session. Most options are 2-3 weeks long and focus on a particular theme with 1-2 courses taught by SJSU faculty.

Non-Academic Programs

Explore another region of the United States or the globe and focus on learning about diverse cultures alongside SJSU classmates during spring and summer breaks without an academic component.

Alternative Break Programs (ABP)

Programs are led by SJSU staff, often include service learning activities, and vary in length (1 week for spring programs and 1-3 weeks for summer programs). These are co-curricular programs and do not offer academic credit.

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