- SRJC is a member of the Northern California Study Abroad Consortium, a four-district alliance consisting of Sonoma County, Los Rios, Diablo Valley, and San Mateo districts.
- Usually about 30 students from each college and one instructor from each college are sent abroad.
- The Consortium signs contracts, usually with the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS), who make all of the travel and field trip arrangements. They also provide 24 hour a day, 7 days a week emergency contact service.
- A typical teaching assignment for full-time faculty is four classes, or about 12 units; however, full-time faculty members are compensated for a 100% load for the semester abroad.
- SRJC faculty members serve as the instructor of record for SRJC students enrolled in the Life and Culture class; however, this class is usually taught as a combination of guest lecturers and field trips.
- For adjunct faculty, teaching loads may be from 67% to 134% with an annualized contract. Adjunct faculty members are paid their usual hourly rate of pay.
SRJC Faculty Benefits
- Live and teach abroad for 12 weeks. Travel on your own before or after the session.
- Full-time (regular) faculty members are paid their usual salary for 100% load. Adjunct faculty are provided an annualized contract and paid at their usual hourly rate.
- Airfare is paid by AIFS.
- Faculty are provided with a maximum $3,500* housing stipend and assistance in acquiring appropriate accommodation.
- Faculty must pay all other costs, such as food, entertainment, and housing costs in excess of the housing stipend.
- Full participation on all activities scheduled on the itinerary, on the same basis as the students, including transfers, entrances, sightseeing tours, etc.
- Access to a shared office with computers with internet access. Museum pass.
*Dollar amounts may vary depending on student enrollment and AIFS contract