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Study Abroad

Our Purpose

The purpose of International Education at Santa Rosa Junior College is to offer a variety of programs and services that will provide students, faculty, and the community at large with the knowledge, skills, and cultural experiences necessary to become well prepared members of a global society. Additionally, the international education programs at Santa Rosa Junior College promote and encourage the internationalization of the college by fostering mutual understanding, facilitating preparation for the world of work, and supporting lifelong learning through activities that provide opportunities for participation in the international community.

Students take regular community college classes from professors in the consortium of four California community colleges: Santa Rosa Junior College, College of San Mateo, Diablo Valley College, and Cosumnes River College. Professors from those colleges apply and are selected to teach the same courses, obviously in English, that they teach at their respective colleges. All of the courses are transfer level courses so students continue to make progress toward their graduation and transfer goals.

The basic requirements to be accepted into the program are: you must be a student in good academic standing with 12 college units—in non-performance classes—completed by the time you go abroad, and you need to have a minimum overall GPA of 2.25 in your college classes. During the 13 week semester program, all students take 12 units in the Study Abroad program, a three unit Life and Culture class, one other SRJC class and then two other classes from the list of offerings. During the five week Summer programs, all students take 6-7 units in the Study Abroad program.


Santa Rosa Junior College conducts many of its Study Abroad programs with partners, to increase learning opportunities for our students.

American Institute for Foreign Study

AIFS is the primary logistical support for Study Abroad, an SRJC partner for over 20 years.

Northern California Study Abroad Consortium

The Northern California Study Abroad Consortium includes Contra Costa Community College District, Los Rios Community College District, San Mateo Community College District, and Sonoma County Community College District.

Some of these districts are offering additional study abroad opportunities. The following are links to their respective study abroad websites:

Have Questions?

Have questions about Study Abroad? Want to talk to the people who have experienced it first hand?

Stop by and talk to any of our knowledgeable and experienced faculty members on campus. Whether you’re interested in a specific program or want a question answered, you can email them, call or stop by the office of any of our enthusiastic Study Abroad Faculty Advisors.



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