Stay connected and engaged with our #GlobalSpartan community this summer! ISSS is open over summer, and we’re here for you.
Need to speak with an International Student Advisor or have a quick question?
You can still book virtual appointments over the summer or stop by the virtual Front Desk Q&A. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking for ways to connect with other students?
We’re planning some fun virtual events this summer. For the latest updates, follow us on Instagram or visit our events page on the ISSS website.
- Thursday Tea Time @ 3:00 PM will continue throughout summer. Join Global Leaders for this weekly casual meetup and get to know other students in a small group setting. Click here to join.
- Monthly Game Nights: Our first one is on June 17, 2021 from 7:00-9:00 PM. Drop by and hang out with Global Leaders. July and August dates will be posted on our events page.
We look forward to seeing you soon! Happy summer, everyone!
Finals are just around the corner. Papers, presentations, and projects are due soon. The end of the semester is often a stressful time for many of us. In these hectic times, we may find ourselves skipping or even forgetting to eat a meal because we’re so busy. We might forego sleep to complete our work. We might study for hours on end without a break.
Sound familiar? Then give yourself a break! Even in these busy times, it’s important to pause and take a moment to take care of yourself. Breathe and let go of some stress so that you can recharge and power on to achieve academic success!
International Student & Scholar Services is pleased to partner with WHISK and students in the Nutrition, Food Science & Packaging program at SJSU. This blog was written by senior Nutrition students Charles Chang, Annie Chen, Joanna Chen, and Soo Jung Shin.
Are you interested in a Cinco de Mayo cooking demonstration? Join WHISK and SJSU Faculty in Residence on Monday, May 3, 2021 at 7:00 PM (PT) and learn how to make watermelon agua fresca, aguachile, and a vegan ceviche! Click here to join.
History: What is Cinco De Mayo?
Cinco de Mayo means fifth of May in Spanish language, literally. This day is celebrated annually in the United States. One popular misconception is that
Cinco de Mayo Celebration Photo – Kevork Djansezian/AP
this holiday is Mexican Independence Day; however, it is not! The Mexican Independence day is on September 10, 1810. Cinco De Mayo observes and celebrates the victory of the Mexican army over France in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. There are differences as to how Cinco de Mayo is celebrated in US and in Mexico. Although this is a small holiday in Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is celebrated in the United States across the nation, with celebrations and parades in places with large populations of people of Mexican heritage. So, what happened at the city of Puebla, Mexico? Continue Reading…
In fall 2020, International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) was pleased to launch our inaugural Global Spartan Scholarship, created to recognize and provide financial support to SJSU international students. We received several hundred applications from continuing international students for a very limited number of scholarships. This large number of applicants not only made it difficult for the committee to make their selection, but also demonstrates the need for more financial support for international students. This spring, in addition to the Global Spartan Scholarship for continuing students, we were able to open a separate Global Spartan Scholarship for newly-admitted international students. These applications are currently under review for the 2021-22 academic year, and winners will be announced in the coming weeks.
Today, we would like to recognize our first cohort of scholarship recipients, who were awarded funding toward their spring 2021 tuition and fees. Spring 2021 Global Spartan Scholarship recipients: Congratulations on your achievements, and thank you for your contributions to our Global Spartan, SJSU, and global communities! Continue Reading…
Whether you wish to get ahead with your degree, make up for courses missed, or explore new areas of study, Summer Session can help you earn the credit you need. Designed for SJSU international and domestic students, Summer Session gives you the opportunity to take classes for college credit during one of our 5 week or 10 week sessions. Several hundred courses are offered from a variety of SJSU colleges and departments. The majority of Summer Session 2021 courses are online. See the schedule of classes.
Three Summer Session Options:
Session 1: June 1, 2021 – July 2, 2021 (five-week)
Session 1: June 1, 2021 – August 6, 2021 (ten-week)
Session 2: July 6, 2021 – August 6, 2021 (five-week)