Winter/Spring 2021

Review important information related to COVID-19 and Winter 2021 FLP programs here.

To learn more about how to apply to one of our Faculty-Led Programs, please visit our application process page

Application
Deadlines

Winter/Spring 2021 

Read through the application process and view important deadlines


Applications Open!

Borneo
Borneo

December 17 -January 22

Creating Accidental Advocates:Sustainability, Climate Change & Culture

Course: ENGL 001B

Open to Frosh & Soph

MOVED TO ONLINE

Brazil
Brazil

January 5 - January 22

Business and Samba
in Rio!

Course: BUS3 187

MOVED TO ONLINE 

 


Turtles
Costa Rica

January 4 - January 15

 Pura Vida - Active Costa Rica

Course: KIN 063A

PE, Open to All Majors

MOVED TO ONLINE

France
France

January 4 - January 22

Paris! (for art lovers)

Course: ARTH 190A

 Open to All Majors

PROGRAM CANCELLED

Japan (ART)
Japan (ART)

January 4 - January 22

Exploring Japan through Art

Course: ART 178

 Open to All Majors

MOVED TO ONLINE


Japan (GLST)
Japan (GLST)

January 4 - January 15

Dynasty and Dynamism in Tokyo, Japan

Course: GLST 188

Area V, All Majors

MOVED TO ONLINE

Japan (Nutrition)
Japan (Nutrition)

January 4 - January 15

Art of Japanese Cuisine 

Course: NuFS 144 

Area V, All Majors

MOVED TO ONLINE

Mexico
Mexico

January 4 - January 20

Megacity Megadventure -Resilience in Mexico City

Course: URBP 280

MOVED TO ONLINE


New Orleans
New Orleans

March 27 - April 3

Community Building and Beignets

Course: AFAM 180

Open to All Majors

PROGRAM CANCELLED

Spain
Spain

January 4 - January 15

A Taste of Spain

Course: NuFS 144 

Area V, All Majors

MOVED TO ONLINE

Taiwan
Taiwan

January 4 - January 22

Recipe for Success: 
H
ealth Care in Taiwan

Course: OCTH 210ITL

MOVED TO ONLINE

 

Vietnam
Vietnam

January 4 - January 22

Venture around Vietnam: 
Sport & Culture

Course: KIN 111ITL

Area V, All Majors

MOVED TO ONLINE

Alternative Spring Break
Alternative Breaks

Experience a new place and culture with a group of SJSU students on a spring or summer break
trip that you will not forget!

Learn more here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winter 2021 Program Change: COVID-19 Update

Effective July 21, 2020

Study Abroad and Away has determined that our winter FLP programs (January 2021) will not be traveling due to continuing concerns regarding COVID-19 and the safety of our students and faculty. We have been monitoring the CDC, WHO, and the U.S. Department of State advisories for all program locations and we have continuing concerns regarding safety issues, logistical considerations, and the inability to offer activities as planned. Therefore, we will be transitioning our winter FLPs to an online or hybrid format* to ensure that all applicants are able to take the courses they need to further their progress towards graduation. Each course will continue to focus on and incorporate international aspects of the topic at hand and will examine the subject matter through the unique lens of the original course location to the greatest extent possible. 

*Our Mexico and Costa Rica programs may operate in a hybrid format and have some in-person local activities, as allowed in accordance with local and state public health guidelines. 

Deposits

In light of this decision, we will not be charging deposits for participation in our online FLPs this winter.  

What if you really want to travel? Do you want to move to an online FLP?

Each student who has applied for and been accepted into a winter FLP will be able to determine if they want to continue with the program, given the change in format. 

We recognize that many of you will still want to have an international experience. We want to be sure that you have this option available to you as well. The Study Abroad and Away team will be developing several Alternative Break Programs (ABP) for the spring and summer of 2021, that you can take advantage of moving forward. What is the difference between an FLP and an Alternative Break? An Alternative Break program is not linked to a course and does not receive academic credit. These programs focus on cultural immersion and experiential learning, and often include service-learning activities. Program locations for spring and summer ABPs will be revealed during the fall semester.

Have the program meeting times and dates changed?

Each program will have revised dates, which can be found on our list of programs above and on the program pages within the Spartans Abroad Portal. Please check the program dates to be sure they work for your schedule.

Will the online FLP still fulfill the CHHS Global Requirement, even if I don’t travel abroad?

Yes it will! All winter FLPs online will meet the CHHS Global Requirement. If you choose not to participate in the online winter FLP course, you will need to complete your global requirement at a different time.

Have the deadlines for registration and payment changed?

The deadlines have been modified. Please visit our Application Deadlines page for the updated deadlines.

What does this mean for program cost?

Program costs will be reduced to not include the travel component. Please note the change in pricing reflected on the program pages found in the Spartans Abroad Portal. You will still pay SJSU tuition, since you will continue to receive credit for the online course. The $200 admin fee will also still be applicable in order to cover the necessary administrative costs. You will not be charged for the program fee*.

*Some programs that will offer local site visits or activities may have additional charges.