Summer in Silicon Valley

Summer in Silicon ValleyExperience design, innovation, and entrepreneurship in the heart of Silicon Valley. Offered in collaboration with the College of Professional and Global Education, Summer in Silicon Valley (SSV) is for international undergraduate students interested in gaining experience in innovative design and technology in the heart of global innovation. This program is perfect for students who want to have hands-on experience solving technological problems, all while using some of the most cutting-edge innovations available in Silicon Valley.  


Program features

  • Attend lectures and workshops by industry experts from Silicon Valley
  • Participate in team activities 
  • Work on projects with assigned SJSU student team member or mentor 
  • Visit Silicon Valley hotspots and companies through fun field trips
  • Participate in a competitive culminating project 
  • Receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the program


Tentative Program Dates and Schedule 

Program Dates: June 24 to July 19, 2024

Sample Schedule (PDF)

Application Deadline:  April 30, 2024 


Who Can Participate

Summer in Silicon Valley is designed for undergraduate students interested in developing their entrepreneurship and design thinking skills.  Students must be at least 18 years of age and have a working knowledge of English (CEFR B1/B2). The program is geared towards participants who are motivated to learn, open to different ideas, and seeking new experiences.


Program Cost

Cost: $6500 USD

Price includes program materials, on-campus housing, breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday, and transportation for field trips and excursions.  


For an application or for more information how to participate, please email

"Even though there is an obstacle for communication, I enjoyed the project. I learned how to cooperate with people from different backgrounds. This will be helpful if I work in international companies." 

Lingchang Zhou

Zhejiang University