Don’t just study English…Live it!
With students from over 100 countries, everyone feels at home. International events throughout the campus and the community promote a thriving international community. You'll gain a new view on global diversity.
Safety and Lifestyle
The third-largest city in California, San José provides a metropolitan location with a small-town feel. It’s ranked as one of the safest big cities in America, making San José State University an exciting and safe place to study. In fact, the city of San Jose is also ranked the #1 mid-sized college destination by AIER.
San José, California is well-known for its Mediterranean climate, with an average of 300 days of sunshine per year and an average temperature of about 16 degrees Celsius.
Silicon Valley is a perfect central location between the city-life of San Francisco, the beach culture of Santa Cruz, and winter sports in Lake Tahoe. Museums, amusement parks, shopping, and more are located just minutes from the SJSU campus.
Lifelong International Friendships
Students rank lifelong international friendships as one of the top reasons for studying at International Gateways.
Housing & Public Transportation
Students select from a wide variety of housing options that fit their individual preferences. Some students prefer the energetic atmosphere of the International House; other students find off-campus housing more suitable. Free local public transportation makes getting around a piece of cake.
Student organizations are an essential part of the Spartan Community and are a jump start to your involvement here at San José State University!
Clubs, organizations and activities provide students with a variety of opportunities to explore academic, professional, political, social, cultural, recreational, spiritual and community service interests. These organizations allow students to develop interpersonal, organizational, and leadership skills. In addition, student organization members develop lifelong friendships with their peers! With more than 300 recognized student organizations to choose from, you're sure to find one that interests you.