Learn English with International Gateways

San José State University opened its intensive English language program in 1975 to meet the needs of incoming international students.

Since that day, thousands of students from more than sixty countries have improved their English skills for academic, professional, or personal reasons. International Gateways now includes Semester at SJSU, MBA preparation, and Active Communication in English, as well as the long-standing, CEA-accredited Academic and Test Preparation program.


Our Featured Programs


ATP: Academic and Test Preparation

Improve your English and develop academic skills for success in an American university.

  • 9 and 17 weeks
  • Start in January, March, June, August or October
SAS: Semester at SJSU

Enroll in 1 to 2 semesters at SJSU without submitting a formal application.

  • 18 weeks
  • Start in January or August
MBP: MBA Preparation

Boost your GMAT verbal score and develop the skills necessary to succeed in a graduate business program.

  • 17 weeks
  • Start in January or August


Custom Programs

We can customize a program for your group with a minimum of 15 participants. This is an effective way to deliver the specific training that best suits your group's needs. 

Conditional Admission to SJSU Degree programs

SJSU offers Conditional Admission/Eligibility to academically eligible international undergraduate and graduate students who have not yet achieved the required English language proficiency test score.

ACE: Active Communication in English

Spend your summer in California improving your English communication skills and learning about Silicon Valley culture.

  • 5 weeks