Long-Term Programs

Review important information related to COVID-19 here.

Long-Term Programs

Study abroad for a semester or a year on a long-term program! Our study abroad programs span the globe and are for students in every major. Start exploring and plan for your adventure abroad!

SJSU Exchange: Study at a partner university abroad for a semester or a year with an SJSU Exchange. Choose from programs in over 20 countries (and growing)study with students from all over the world, pay your regular SJSU tuition and receive SJSU credit for every class you take! There are programs for every major, and all financial aid applies. There are even scholarships just for students who study abroad. 

CSU IP: California State University International Programs (CSU IP) provide students with an affordable opportunity to study abroad for a full academic year. Students earn SJSU credit while studying at a host university or study center abroad. Affiliated with more than 30 recognized universities in 18 countries, CSU IP offers a wide selection of courses and study abroad destinations. SJSU students participating in CSU IP pay SJSU tuition, and financial aid applies to all programs. Scholarship opportunities are also available! 

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. Study with ISEP for an academic year, a semester or a summer! Immerse yourself in classes at local universities and receive SJSU credit for each course. If you are interested in studying abroad in a place that is off the beaten path, ISEP has the program for you!

Check out our Events calendar for information on events and info sessions for upcoming programs! 

Getting Started

SJSU Exchange Programs

Getting Started Programs

CSU IP Programs

ISEP Programs



Study Abroad and Away Covid-19 Update

The CDC issued guidance on March 1, 2020 and advised the postponement or cancellation of all upcoming student foreign exchange programs. The CDC notes, and we believe, that “students may face unpredictable circumstances, travel restrictions, challenges in returning home or accessing health care while abroad.” 

Due to the dynamic nature of the Coronavirus and its impact on travel, the Study Abroad and Away office has taken the following actions in regards to our programs:

  • Exchange programs in Fall 2020 and Spring 2021, and Spring 2021 Alternative Break programs have been cancelled. 
  • The travel portion of all Winter 2021 and Summer 2021 Faculty-Led Programs, and Summer 2021 Summer School Abroad programs have been cancelled; the majority of Faculty-Led Programs have transitioned to a virtual format.

All students impacted by cancellations or program transitions have been notified. The Study Abroad and Away office will continue to monitor this evolving situation and will make decisions about future programs and travel as needed.

We encourage you to explore program options for Winter 2022 and Spring 2022 on the Spartans Abroad Portal. Applications are now open for Winter 2022 Faculty-Led Programs.

Please reach out to us at SpartansAbroad@sjsu.edu for questions or if you need assistance.  If an emergency, contact the University Police Department at 408-924-2222.