2022 Global Spartan Photo Contest Winners

Each year, International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) invites students to participate in our Photo Contest and celebrate Global Spartan Month with us throughout March. Our goal is to share a variety of cultural perspectives through photography and short narratives. As such, each photo is accompanied by a 150-word-maximum narrative that explains the cultural significance of the photo to the photographer, answering the questions: What aspect of culture does this photo represent? Why is this photograph important to me?

Congratulations to our 2022 Photo Contest Winners and our Top 10 Finalists!

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SJSU International Alumni Panel: Career Development through the Pandemic and Beyond

You’re invited to join ISSS and the Career Center for a panel discussion with SJSU International Alumni!

  • Career Development through the Pandemic & Beyond
  • Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2022
  • Time: 5:00-6:00 PM 
  • Register here  to receive Zoom link

SJSU International Student & Alumni share about the challenges and successes in searching for and finding internships and jobs through the pandemic. The panel will also discuss what it’s like working during the COVID-19 years, and share their tips on the job search process, networking, and career development as a former international student. Learn more.

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2021-2022-Global Spartan Scholarship Recipients

International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) and International Recruitment and Partnerships (IRP) host the Global Spartan Scholarship for both newly admitted and current students. The Global Spartan Scholarship was created to recognize and provide financial support to our new and continuing, matriculated international students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants for this scholarship must demonstrate academic excellence, leadership, commitment to globalization, international education, and financial need.

Below are three Global Spartan Scholarship recipients that we would like to recognize. Congratulations on your achievements, and thank you for your contributions to our Global Spartan, SJSU, and global communities. Continue Reading…

How the Vietnamese Celebrate Lunar New Year

About the author: Mindy Sun is a graduate student from Vietnam studying Business Administration. She is a Global Leader with ISSS and also serves on the iSucceed Mentorship Program Advisory Board.

I have been living and studying in the U.S. as an international student since 2014. No matter how long I’ve lived in the U.S., one thing I really miss around this time each year is Tết Nguyên Đán, which you may know as Lunar New Year. I am writing this blog post to share how we usually celebrate this most special occasion of the year to hopefully bring a piece of Vietnamese culture to all of you in the U.S., who may also be international students living away from home. The following is a guide to how Vietnamese celebrate Tết. Enjoy!


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Understanding Bowling

Want to give bowling a try? Join us at our Watch ‘N’ Play Bowling Night on February 22, 2022 from 6:30-8:30 PM at the Student Union Bowling Center. Members of the Bowling Team will be there to help you learn how to play. Space is limited, so register today

Hello everyone, My name is Willis Tsui and I am an international student from Hong Kong. I started bowling when I was really young because of my parents. I have been bowling for more than 10+ years and am now currently on the SJSU Bowling Team. Before you begin, here are the basics of how to bowl properly. 

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