Our Mission

College of Professional and Global Education Mission
In the College of Professional and Global Education at San José State University, we provide access to relevant educational programs that allow individuals to gain knowledge and skills that create a solid foundation for them to be engaged and productive members of a global society. We offer a learning environment that is dynamic and innovative, ensuring that we are responsive to the ever-evolving workforce and industry demands. Our college is the nexus for connecting professionals, institutions, businesses and industries, locally and from around the world, to the knowledge, resources, and talents of Silicon Valley’s premier public university. 

Our Vision
We aspire to be the College that shapes the future of the workforce of Silicon Valley and beyond, preparing students for professions that exist today and those that have yet to be created. We will be recognized as a leader in international education, leveraging our diverse international population and strong portfolio of institutional programs and partnerships to advance our commitment in preparing students and scholars to live and lead in a global society.

Study Abroad and Away Mission
The department of Study Abroad and Away supports San José State University and the College of Professional and Global Education in developing accessible and academically focused cross-cultural programming for all SJSU students. We aim to foster global competencies in our students and scholars through innovative programming and through the development of targeted, mutually beneficial partnerships with institutions, agencies (governmental and NGOs) and companies that share and support the globalization ethos and the University’s priorities and values.