About Us



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 staff and faculty focus on helping international students like you succeed in and out of class.

All faculty have MA or PhD degrees and are experienced in teaching academic English here and abroad. Our advisors can help you plan admission to a San José State University degree program or transfer to a local community college.

We are proud to have earned accreditation by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) for our Academic and Test Preparation (ATP) program.

Accredited by CEA

and to be a member of the following organizations:

English USA