International Experience

The Department of Hospitality, Tourism, and Event Management has decided to cancel International Experience Requirement for all of its students. 


All students entering the Department of Hospitality Management in or after fall 2017 are required to participate in an international experience to gain cross-cultural and cross-national insight into the political, social, cultural and economic factors that influence the hospitality service management in international environments. To fulfill this requirement, students participate in an educational experience in residence for at least 9 days abroad. Exemption from the study abroad portion of the requirement must be approved by the dean of the College of Applied Sciences and Arts based on compelling individual life experiences or physical limitations. A relevant cross-cultural experience in the U.S. can be substituted at the discretion of the Department Chair.

Specific details can be found on the college website at


SJSU International Experience Programs



  • International Programs 
      • SJSU Faculty Led Program (FLP): Short-program (2-3 weeks) led by SJSU faculty
      • SJSU Study Abroad Program (Semester, Academic Year, or summer)
      • CSU International Program (Full Academic Year)
      • Study abroad or faculty led program at another CSU campus or a community college



Scholarship Opportunities to support International Experience