Study Abroad and Away offers several programs in a virtual format, including the Virtual International Partners (VIP) program and virtual Faculty-Led Programs (FLP). Please click on the links below for more details.
Virtual International Partners (VIP) Programs
Virtual International Partner (VIP) programs provide San Jose State University students the opportunity to learn about another culture while communicating with an international partner for a semester-long virtual exchange. Participants are connected with partners and virtually meet to have discussions on a variety of topics (ex: food, holidays, family, school, etc.) and learn about each other. Students can either take a 1-unit course alongside the program (currently only offered to CHHS students) or participate in a non-credit-bearing version. The programs run in both fall and spring semesters. Click the links below for more details.
Faculty-Led Programs (FLP)
Faculty-Led Programs (FLPs) are San Jose State University (SJSU) courses taught by SJSU faculty from various academic fields. Courses typically range from 3-6 units and a majority of our programs satisfy upper division GE courses (Area R, S and V). Virtual FLPs incorporate immersive learning activities that highlight the destination and culture of focus.
The table below lists the virtual FLPs offered during Summer 2021. Please check back for more virtual FLP offerings in future terms.
|Country||SJSU Course(s)||Program Title||Link|
|Australia||GLST 188, GE Area V||Accidental Advocates in Australia - How to Save the World||info|
|Finland||OCTH 210ITL||Eternal Sun and Creative Fun||info|
|Germany||COMM 195, 193, COMM FIP||Berlin - A Cultural Extravaganza||info|
|Italy||NUFS 144 & NUFS 139, GE Area V & Area R||Seaside in Sorrento||info|
|Japan||GLST 188, GE Area V||GLST: Technocrats, Techno-beats and the 2021 Olympics: Dynasty and Dynamism in Tokyo||info|
|Japan||NUFS 144 & NUFS 139, GE Area V & Area R||NUFS: Art of Japanese Cuisine||info|
|South Korea||KIN 54A, 180||The Land of the Morning Calm||info|
|Taiwan||OCTH 210ITL||Recipe for Success: Healthcare in Taiwan||info|
|Vietnam||OCTH 210ITL||Everyday Occupations from Hanoi to Dalat||info|