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Welcome to International Gateways


Since 1975, we have helped thousands of students from over 60 countries who come to San Jose State University for academic, professional, or personal reasons.  Whether you want to improve your English or take SJSU classes, we’re here to help you reach your goals. All of our faculty have advanced degrees and many years of experience. 

Due to the highly transmissible Omicron variant in San Jose, SJSU has decided to delay in-person instruction on the SJSU campus until Monday February 14, 2022. We expect thatclasseswill resume in-person to on-campus meetings on February 14, pending any other notifications. After the ATP program is back to in-person classes, F-1 students who would like to maintain their current Active SEVIS status will need to take their classes on the SJSU campus throughout their enrollment. IG will also be able to issue the Initial I-20 form for new F-1 students to join ATP.

International Gateways follows CSU policy for vaccination requirements:

If you are intending to study at International Gateways in Spring 2022, make sure you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. You will need to submit proof of your COVID-19 vaccination record and/or request for a medical exemption. 

  1. Report your vaccination status using the COVID-19 Vaccine Self-Certification form.
  2. Submit verification on the Student Health Center Patient Portal.

For the latest vaccination updates from SJSU visit this vaccination page.

For more information, please see SJSU COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements or email IG Admissions at

More Stringent COVID Testing Requirements Imposed

As part of his strategy to combat COVID-19, on December 2, 2021, President Biden announced more stringent testing requirements for international travelers to the United States. Beginning on December 6, all air passengers, regardless of vaccination status, must show a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 24 hours before their travel to the United States. Please visit the CDC website for more detailed information. 


Our Featured Programs

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Improve your English with our Academic and Test Preparation (ATP) program.

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Take SJSU classes for 1 to 2 semesters with our Semester at SJSU (SAS) program
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Improve your English test scores for SJSU admission with our Conditional Admissions / Eligibility service
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Customize a program for your group with our Custom Programs

Yumi Zhou former ATP Student


“Studying abroad is a great opportunity to meet people from all over the world to learn their culture and language.”
- Yumi Zhou, former ATP student