Global Education

College of Professional and Global Education (CPGE) meets SJSU’s goal of globalizing the university by bringing top international students to the university as well as providing programs to support and enhance their success. Just as the college welcomes and supports innovators from abroad, we also provide SJSU students with global experiences that make them into dynamic global citizens, leaders and workers. In this way, CPGE powers SJSU’s global presence as Silicon Valley’s leading public university.

SJSU Response to Coronavirus

SJSU and the College of Professional and Global Education are monitoring the spread of the Coronavirus by staying current on U.S. State Department, CDC, WHO announcements as well as other pertinent information. This is a dynamic and evolving situation with short- and long-term impacts on student mobility. We know that the outbreak and spread of Coronavirus is of concern to all Spartan community members - students, families, faculty, and partners. We will continue to prioritize the needs of our students, faculty and staff to ensure their health and safety. Our commitment to welcoming international students to our campus and providing transformative global experiences for all Spartans remains unchanged.

We will contact students and partners directly if any changes are made to programs on-campus or abroad that would impact their ability to participate.

Please find additional information through these sites:

Health Advisories Website
SJSU Updates and Advisories
SJSU Student Health Center
California Department of Public Health
CDC - Coronavirus Situation Summary
World Health Organization (WHO)
US Department of State - Travel


Study Abroad and Away (SAA)

Study Abroad and Away creates global citizens by providing accessible and academically focused cross-cultural programs for SJSU students. SAA offers innovative programs in partnerships with institutions, agencies and companies that share a globalization ethos with the University. Students can choose to study abroad for a semester, a year, or during the winter, spring, and summer breaks.


International Gateways

International Gateways

International Gateways has been offering academic and TOEFL preparation courses on the San Jose State University campus since 1975. We help international students develop the English skills necessary for admission to American colleges and universities. International Gateways also offers custom-designed programs for international schools and businesses to further their instruction in a particular area.


International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)  

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) provides immigration advising resources and co-curricular support programming for international students and scholars on campus. ISSS serves the needs of our international students and scholars and enhance their experience in the United States. We help integrate them into our community, while also contributing to their success at SJSU and beyond.


International HouseInternational House 

Home to 70 U.S. and international students attending SJSU, residents of the International House represent approximately 25 countries each semester and study at SJSU in a wide spectrum of majors. Apply to live at International House for opportunities to make life-long friends from the U.S. and around the world while living in a safe and supportive environment one block from campus.  


International Recruitment and PartnershipsInternational Recruitment and Partnerships (IRP) 

IRP recruits international students for SJSU from all over the world. To bring the best international students to campus, IRP visits students and parents, answers inquiries and notifies students of application and admission processes unique to them. The program also develops partnerships with universities abroad to bring their students to SJSU through articulation and other agreements.