Explore Silicon Valley

Explore Silicon Valley

Have Fun. Explore Silicon Valley. Improve English

Come join us for this exciting 3-week program. Our classes are a fun and active way to learn about the culture of Silicon Valley and the United States. This program also offers many activities and fieldtrips to let you explore the innovation capital of the world. If you want to improve your English in Silicon Valley, while having fun and making new friends, then this program is for you! 

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Sample Schedule

*This is an example schedule.  Actual student schedule may be different.

Classes are Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Course Schedule:

 Week 1 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Welcome and Orientation  Morning
Class 1
Morning
Class 1
Morning Class 1 Full day Recreational Field trip
Morning
Class 2
Morning
Class 2
Morning Class 2 
Lunch time Lunch time Lunch time
Recreational field trip/activity Conversation Time with Americans On-Campus recreational activity 
 
 Week 2  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Morning
Class 1
Morning
Class 1
Morning
Class 1
Morning Class 1 Full day Recreational Field trip 
Morning
Class 2
Morning
Class 2
Morning
Class  2
Morning Class 2
Lunch time Lunch time Lunch time Lunch time
Conversation Time with Americans Recreational field trip/activity Conversation Time with Americans On-Campus recreational activity
 
 Week 3 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Morning
Class 1
Morning
Class 1
Morning
Class 1
Morning Class 1  Closing Ceremony and Goodbye Party
Morning
Class 2
Morning
Class 2
Morning
Class 2
Morning Class 2
Lunch time  Lunch time Lunch time Lunch time
Conversation Time with Americans Recreational field trip/activity Conversation Time with Americans On-Campus recreational activity


Program Highlights

  • 12 hours of morning classes AND 20 hours of afternoon activities every week

    Sample activities: Karaoke nights, BBQ, Downtown Tour, Trivia night, Bowling on campus, visits to the Tech Museum, San Jose Museum of Art, Rosicrucian (Egyptian) Museum, Rose Garden, Farmers Markets
  • Tours of famous Silicon Valley companies, such as Apple, Google, and Facebook
  • Field trips to local destinations such as San Francisco and Stanford University 
  • Optional weekend trips to Los Angeles, Disneyland and Yosemite National Park
  • See more fun things to do on our Student Activities page

 

Who can apply?

  • No student visa required
  • People with many different visas and immigration status can apply
  • Anyone 16 years or older can apply
  • Recommended for high-beginner to advanced levels of English
  • Start your application now

 

Where can I stay?

Choose from many housing options including on campus dormitories and homestays with American families.

 

When is the program?

From July 20th to August 7th 2020

 

When is the application deadline?

June 20th, 2020

 

How much is the program?

Tuition is USD $2,200.00 (includes all classes and activities, class materials, local field trips, tickets to museums and an unlimited transportation pass).  Housing is not included in the tuition cost.

 

What is your refund policy?

Full tuition refund less a $75 processing fee will be granted for withdrawal requests received in writing one week before the program start date (July 20th, 2020).

 

Do I need health insurance?

ESV participants are strongly encouraged to have health insurance coverage during their entire stay in the United States. 

 

Participants with a valid nonimmigrant visa status may enroll in a one-month health insurance plan that is offered through our program. For more information regarding the university-approved health insurance plan, please email igateways@sjsu.edu

 

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