About Us



San José State University opened its intensive English language program in 1975 to meet the needs of incoming international students.

Since that day, thousands of students from more than sixty countries have improved their English skills for academic, professional, or personal reasons.

International Gateways staff and faculty focus on helping international students like you succeed in and out of class.

All faculty have MA or PhD degrees and are experienced in teaching academic English here and abroad. Our advisors can help you plan admission to a San José State University degree program or transfer to a local community college.

We are proud to have earned accreditation by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) for our Academic and Test Preparation (ATP) program and to be a member of the following organizations:.

Accredited by CEAThe Academic and Test Preparation Program (ATP) is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) for the period August 2014 to August 2024 and agrees to uphold the CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions. CEA is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency for English language programs and institutions in the U.S. For further information about this accreditation, please contact the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation, 1001 N. Fairfax St., Suite 630, Alexandria, VA 22314, (703) 665-3400, www.cea-accredit.org 

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