There are many opportunities for SJSU faculty to be a part of the Global Spartan community. As a faculty member there are many ways to engage with international programs and projects. This can include:
- Leading a Faculty-Led study abroad program (FLP)
- Participating in international research and collaborations
- Serving as a CSU International Programs Resident Director
- Serving on the Faculty Led Advisory Committee (FLAC)
- Working with the Study Abroad and Away department to champion existing and establish new exchange programs with international institutions
- Participating in our partner Kaunas University of Technology's Virtual Global Faculty Week between March 22-26, 2021. During this event, you will have the opportunity to give online lectures, share experiences with other professors, and find areas of collaboration and mutual interest. Kaunas will provide cultural presentations, networking events, and workshops that will give you the opportunity to gain new knowledge, strengthen existing partnerships, and network with colleagues from all over the world. The application deadline is February 15, 2021, and you can find more information here.
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 or summer breaks – we can help! Please contact the Director of Study Abroad and Away to discuss your idea and learn about how we can facilitate your program.
Study Abroad and Away does offer co-curricular Alternative Break Programs domestically and abroad. These programs focus on cultural immersion and community engagement, and often include a service-learning project to engage with the local community. The Alternative 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 that highlights or focuses on an academic area in your discipline but 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.
Click below for more information on the different ways you can be a part of the Global Spartan community and contribute to internationalization at SJSU.