J-1 Exchange Student Handbook


Welcome to SJSUOlymbic Statue at SJSU

Information about SJSU and the International Student & Scholar Services office

Welcome to California

Information for those new to California and to San José

How to Apply & Eligibility

Application for international students looking to study abroad on exchange at SJSU

Arrival Program

Information on the mandatory arrival program before your first semester at SJSU.

Visa and Immigration Information

Information about how to obtain your J-1 Exchange Student Visa

Housing at SJSU

Information about SJSU on-campus housing options

Off-Campus Housing

Information about off-campus housing options

Health Insurance for Incoming Exchange Students

Information about SJSU's health insurance plan

Emergency Preparedness & Procedures

Important information to becoming prepared in the event of an emergency


Information about different transportation options to and from campus and around the Bay Area

Student ID Card

Information on how to obtain your SJSU student ID card

Address Changes

Important information about address changes

Course Registration & Enrollment

Information about course registration

Academic Transcripts

Information about how to obtain official and unofficial transcripts for successful completed courses at SJSU


Library guide for international students

Mobile Phones and Banking

How to get a mobile phone and set up a local banking account


Weather and climactic conditions in San José, CA


Observed holidays