Summer 2021 Events

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 international-office@sjsu.edu

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!

 

De-stress for Academic Success

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!

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Summer Session 2021

5 reasons to enroll in intersession

Summer Session

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)

Free Access to Sprintax Tax Preparation!

Dear International Students,

It’s important to be aware that, as a non-resident student in the US, you’re legally required to file a tax return if you received US income during 2020.  And even if you didn’t work or receive income in the US, you’re still obliged to file a Form 8843 with the IRS.

San Jose State University has arranged free access to Sprintax Tax Preparation for you! Sprintax will guide you through the tax preparation process, arrange the necessary documents and check if you’re due a tax refund.

Sprintax was used by over 324,116 international students and scholars last year, and the average Federal refund received by eligible students was over $1,126.

All you need to do is:

1. Register and follow the simple instructions
2. Complete the online questionnaire
3. Enter your unique code: SpR20SJSU601F in the box on the ‘Review your order’ page
4. Sprintax will prepare your tax return

Finally, once you complete the preparation process in the Sprintax software, you must print, sign and mail your documents to the IRS.

If you have any questions, the Sprintax team will be happy to help via their 24/7 live chat facility. You can also join a Sprintax webinar for SJSU students on March 3, 2021 from 1:00-2:00 pm (PT).

Sincerely,

ISSS