Our Mission

College of International and Extended Studies Mission
The College of International and Extended Studies will become a globally recognized center of excellence in international and extended education. It will become the primary provider of innovative and relevant educational programs to students and professionals in Silicon Valley and the world. By providing students with direct access to Silicon Valley and its innovative culture we transform students’ lives and their futures.  Increasing access to educational opportunities is the College's mission.

  • Access
    We create opportunities through higher education for people to develop in their personal lives and their careers.
  • Internationalization
    We host international participants and guests, develop new programs to meet the needs of local and international participants, and lead campus internationalization.
  • Innovation
    We develop new programs and new delivery formats to meet the evolving needs of our participants, Silicon Valley, and the world.

Global Education and Initiatives Mission
The department of Global Education and Initiatives supports San José State University and the College of International and Extended Studies in developing accessible and academically focused cross-cultural programming for our participants, Silicon Valley, and the world.