About Us

About Gateways

San Jose State University opened its intensive English language program in 1975 to meet the needs of incoming international students.

Since that day, thousands of students from more than sixty countries have improved their English skills for academic, professional, or personal reasons. International Gateways now includes Semester at SJSU, MBA preparation, Active Communication in English as well as the long-standing Academic and Test Preparation program.  

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About SAL

Studies in American Language, known as SAL, opened as the intensive English language program at San José State University in 1975.

Since that day, thousands of international students from around the world have joined SAL's small classes to improve their English skills for academic, professional, or personal reasons.

Our professional faculty is dedicated to creating the best possible classroom learning environment.

Our academic advisors guide students through applications and transfers to San José State and our local community colleges.

Our international office staff provides full orientation and support to international students on campus and in our community.

Our programs fit your needs and your schedule. Choose from academic or cultural programs to reach your goals.

About IUS

International Gateways at SJSU supports international scholars and professionals through a variety of programs designed to strengthen language, cultural, and professional skills.

Students looking beyond language instruction join programs in International University Studies.

Semester at SJSU

MBA Preparation

Teaching English in English
 
custom programs for our university partners

These programs share the same high-quality advising and support services that built the international reputation of Studies in American Language since 1975.

  • Professional faculty dedicated to creating the best possible classroom learning environment
  • Academic advisors to guide students through applications and transfers to San Jose State and our local community colleges
  • International office staff providing full orientation and support to international students on campus and in our community
About SJSU

San José State University is a major, comprehensive public university located in the center of San José and in the heart of Silicon Valley. SJSU is the oldest state university in California. Its distinctive character has been forged by its long history, by its location, and by its vision - a blend of the old and the new, of the traditional and the innovative. Among its most prized traditions is an uncompromising commitment to offer access to higher education to all persons who meet the criteria for admission, yielding a stimulating mix of age groups, cultures, and economic backgrounds for teaching, learning, and research. SJSU takes pride in and is firmly committed to teaching and learning, with a faculty that is active in scholarship, research, technological innovation, community service, and the arts. Located at the core of Silicon Valley, SJSU is an exceptional place for hands-on learning, professional development and personal growth.

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Affiliation

Affiliation:

We are proud to have earned CEA Accreditation

Commission on English Language Program Accreditation

and to be a member of the following organizations:

  University and College Intensive English Programs Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages

International University Studies

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 International University Studies bridges language study and university courses. Enroll in SJSU courses along with English support workshops or prepare for an MBA program.

You'll need strong English skills to take full advantage of these great international experiences at SJSU.

Studies in American Language puts you in the right place to improve your English language skills quickly and easily. You'll be in small classes of international students while interacting with the campus and community to learn more about the culture.

Choose the program that meets your needs.

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