Faculty-Led Programs

Faculty-Led Programs (FLPs) provide an opportunity for San Jose State University faculty to expand their field knowledge, gain off-campus teaching experience (internationally and domestically), establish and/or reconnect with colleagues and contacts outside of Silicon Valley and help build more global citizens through an international SJSU curriculum. This is possible through leading a cohort of students on programs outside of the Bay Area (internationally and domestically) while teaching an SJSU course relevant to the host location.

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.

Interested in leading a Faculty-Led Program? Find out how below!

Program Proposal Process
Explore and learn more about the FLP program proposal process and deadlines.

Program Guidelines 
Program guidelines to keep in mind when planning for or leading an FLP.

Service Provider and Partner Locations
Professional and Global Education has authorized agreements with education abroad providers offering services to facilitate program development and on-site implementation. Visit the Faculty-Led Program Provider Location List page to see the list of countries where existing agreements with providers are available. Please contact the Study Abroad and Away office if you are interested in using a program provider for your program.

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