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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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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Make a new American friend this semester through the VIP Program!

Are you looking for a way to connect with other students at SJSU and make a new American friend? Sign up for the Virtual International Partners (VIP) program this spring!

The VIP program will pair you up with American students at SJSU to connect with virtually throughout the semester. Over the course of the program (February 7 – May 6, 2022) you will meet with your partner(s) at least 5 times to have discussions on a variety of topics (ex: food, holidays, family, school, etc.) and learn about each other. At the end of the program, participants will be recognized with a certificate of participation, and will be invited to attend our virtual reception for all participating students.

It is completely free, and it is not a class – it’s a great opportunity for you to engage in a fun cultural exchange, learn about American culture, make a new friend, and improve your communication skills along the way!

Sign up by completing this brief form (https://bit.ly/VIPSpring22) by January 21, 2022! The Study Abroad and Away office will reach out with the program schedule and to confirm your participation in late January.

Questions? Email spartansabroad@sjsu.edu. See the FAQs below for more details!

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Scary Stories from Around the World

7Authors: Wai Hou (Harry) Sio and Mindy Sun

Halloween is coming around the corner, bringing with it the creepy atmosphere of the unknowns. Join us at the Halloween events this year to hear more about ghost tales from different cultures and share scary stories you personally experienced. We’re offering two sessions, one during Global Connections and a separate evening session.

Scary Stories Around the World  Event

  • Session 1: Tuesday, October 26, 2021 | 4:00-5:00 PM | Join us!
  • Session 2: Wednesday, October 27, 2021 | 8:00-9:00 PM | Join us!

For now, here are the four stories we believe will keep you up tonight. Get yourself a blanket and ready for the goosebumps! Continue Reading…