Silicon Valley Culture and Communication

Explore Silicon Valley

Learn English. Have Fun. Explore Silicon Valley.

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 Week 2 Week 3
Monday Welcome and Orientation Morning Classes Morning Classes
Conversation Time with Americans San Jose Public Art Walk
 On-Campus Bowling Party
 
Tuesday Morning Classes Morning Classes  Morning Classes 
 Intel Museum Instagram Scavenger Hunt Conversation Time with Americans
Tech Museum of Innovation
 
Wednesday  Morning Classes Morning Classes Morning Classes
Livermore Premium Shopping Outlets Stanford University and Shopping Center Great America Amusement Park (optional)
 

Thursday 

 Morning Classes Morning Classes Morning Classes
Conversation Time with Americans Conversation Time with Americans Conversation Time with Americans
 BBQ with Americans San Pedro Square Market Food Truck Dinner Party
 
 Friday Visit Google, Facebook, and San Francisco  Visit Disneyland and Los Angeles (optional)  Closing Ceremony and Goodbye Party 
Saturday / Sunday  Visit Yosemite National Park (optional)  


Program Highlights

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

July 8-26, 2019

 

When is the application deadline?

June 3, 2019

 

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?

Please visit our Tuition Refund Policy page for details.

 

Do I need health insurance?

SVCC 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

 

 Apply today!