Get Involved!

Whether you’re a new or continuing student, ISSS has many opportunities for you to connect with others, engage in our community, explore culture, and thrive here at SJSU. Even in this virtual environment, we’re here to support you and help you achieve academic success. Learn more about how to stay connected and get involved.

Stay Connected

  • Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @SJSUinternational for the latest event updates
  • Schedule an appointment with an International Student Advisor
  • Have a quick question? Drop into our Zoom Q&A
  • Email us at 
  • Chat with peers on the Sammy App (instructions below)

Upcoming Events

Weekly Events

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    • Global Connections: Mondays from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (PT). Join our weekly meetup to connect with people from around the world, explore cultural topics, and learn tips for improving your overall well being. 
    • Thursday Tea Time @ 3:00 p.m. Global Leaders Song and Yuki host a weekly meetup. Come hang out with us, meet new people, relax, and have a good time! 


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  • Attend an F-1 Employment Workshop
  • Work Visas Made Easy: Practical Answers to work visas in the U.S.
    • February 26, 2021 | 1:00-2:30 p.m. (PT) | Register here | Learn more
    • Presented by David Gluckman, immigration attorney
  • Sprintax Tax Webinar for Non-Residents
  • Strategies for Job Search Success: International Student & Alumni Panel

Beyond Global Spartan Welcome

  • Cultural Conversations: Understanding U.S. Academic Culture
  • Global Leader Chat: Making Friends
  • Global Leader Chat: Study & Job Search Tips for International Students
  • Global Leader Chat: American Slang & Culture
  • Cultural Conversations: Exploring Social Justice

Writing Workshops

Our Writing Workshop Series is a collaboration with the SJSU Writing Center.

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SJSU Writing Center: Fall 2020 Resources

Written by McKenna Miller, Writing Tutor at the SJSU Writing Center

It’s that time of year again! School has begun, and we’re all scrambling to get our papers and presentations organized. 

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But how do we do that without getting overwhelmed?

International Student & Scholar Services and the Writing Center are here to help!

Beginning in September, we’re offering a series of excellent workshops to help with everything from writing emails to giving presentations. 

Emailing Netiquette Workshop on September 3, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. (PST). PowerPoint like a Pro workshop on October 1, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. (PST). Going from Paper to Presentation workshop on October 29, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. (PST).

For more information, check out the Writing Center’s website or visit the ISSS page to register.

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The Writing Center also offers a variety of services, even during these chaotic times.

Tutoring appointments continue via Zoom this fall. The Writing Center offers 45-minute appointments M-Th 10:00AM – 9:00PM and F 10:00AM – 3:00PM. All times are in PST.  Tutors are trained to work with writers of all disciplines at every stage of the writing process. You can schedule two appointments per week, and graduate students can request an additional third session by sending an email to

The Writing Center also offers Ask a Tutor Live Chat! You can ask a tutor a quick, specific question about grammar, citations, or anything involving writing. (See the Writing Center’s website for more details.)

They also offer one-hour workshops via Zoom on a variety of topics, including deconstructing prompts, selecting source material, and writing body paragraphs.

Anytime you need more help with your writing, you know where to find the Writing Center ( Materials on the website–including instructional videos and handouts–are available for self-study even if you can’t attend a workshop or engage in a tutoring session. 

Special thanks to McKenna Miller and Amy Russo of the SJSU Writing Center for their contribution to our blog, and for supporting international students!