College of International & Extended Studies
One Washington Square
Student Union - CIES
San Jose, CA 95192-0135
The College of International and Extended Studies (CIES) provides access to San José State University courses, degrees, and certificates to learners in the Silicon Valley and from around the world. Unlike many extension and continuing education programs, CIES offers college credit for its courses.
Our programs and courses are available to enrolled SJSU students as well as adult learners and professionals seeking to expand their learning or advance in their professional careers. We offer courses at times convenient to working adults and enrolled students seeking to add to or catch up on courses for graduation through online courses (Spartans Online), courses offered on campus (Open University), or specially scheduled shortened course offerings (Special Sessions).
We also reach out to students across the globe to facilitate opportunities at SJSU, career pathways to Silicon Valley companies, and the expertise to excel in industries in their home countries. We provide programs to help international students with English skills (International Gateways), adjustment to life on our campus (International Student and Scholar Services), and much more.
As part of SJSU’s devotion to being a global and technologically advanced campus, we provide academic connections through our Silicon Valley Center for Global Studies and Silicon Valley Big Data and Cybersecurity Center.