Beyond Global Spartan Welcome

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Beyond Global Spartan Welcome (GSW) is an opportunity to connect with our Global Spartan Community, explore cultural topics, and prepare for academic success. Open to all international students and scholars, Beyond GSW is designed to help you navigate cultural, social, and academic transitions.

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Getting Ready for Grad School

Getting Ready for Grad School is part of our Beyond Global Spartan Welcome (GSW) program, designed to supplement GSW content and ease the transition of new international students. This event is sponsored by International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) in collaboration with the College of Graduate Studies.

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    Cultural Conversations

    Have you ever wondered why Americans introduce themselves with pronouns like “they, them, theirs” or wanted to better understand what academic integrity means? Cultural Conversations introduces you to aspects of American culture that you may have heard about, but have not had the chance to explore. It’s also an opportunity for you to share your perspective and engage in meaningful intercultural dialogue.

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      Global Leader Chats

      Get peer-to-peer advice on everyday life, and connect with other international students. Each session is facilitated by our Global Leaders and focuses on a particular topic.

      All times are Pacific Time, U.S.

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        Learn about campus resources as well as tips and tools to ease your transition to SJSU.

        All times are Pacific Time, U.S.

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          San José State University

          One Washington Square
          Student Union - CPGE
          San Jose, CA 95192-0135

          Office Hours

          Monday-Friday 9am – 4:30pm

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