Global Education and Initiatives (GEI)

Global Education and Initiatives supports the internationalization of San José State University by providing students a chance to study abroad during the summer, winter or spring break; offering opportunities for our international visitors to collaborate with SJSU students and faculty members; and providing a variety of custom designed courses in entrepreneurship and other specialized areas to international companies and universities.



Faculty-Led Programs

Study abroad on short-term programs taught by SJSU faculty, while earning SJSU course credit.

  • 2 - 4 weeks
  • Winter/Spring/Summer breaks
  • Travel with SJSU faculty & classmates
  • Earn SJSU credit
MBP: MBA Preparation

Enroll directly into a foreign university for a short-term study abroad program

  • 2 - 4 weeks
  • Summer break
  • Travel independently
  • Earn SJSU credit
U.S. Culture Programs

Explore another region of the United States and learn about the various cultures of the country.

  • 1 - 2 weeks
  • Winter or Spring break
  • Travel with SJSU program leader & classmates
  • Non-credit programs


Custom Programs

Custom designed programs are offered to international schools and businesses to further their knowledge in a particular area. 

U.S. Culture Programs

Organized visits for international groups who would like to visit San José State University.

Silicon Valley Summer Institute

Our Summer Institute offers short-term programs in innovation, entrepreneurship, and occupational therapy.