Summer in Silicon Valley

Summer in Silicon ValleyExperience design, innovation, and entrepreneurship in the heart of Silicon Valley. Offered in collaboration with the College of Professional and Global Education, Summer in Silicon Valley (SSV) is for international undergraduate students interested in gaining experience in innovative design and technology in the heart of global innovation. This program is perfect for students who want to have hands-on experience solving technological problems, all while using some of the most cutting-edge innovations available in Silicon Valley.  


Program features

  • Attend lectures and workshops by industry experts from Silicon Valley
  • Participate in team activities 
  • Work on projects with assigned SJSU student team member or mentor 
  • Visit Silicon Valley hotspots and companies through fun field trips
  • Participate in a competitive culminating project 
  • Receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the program


Tentative Program Dates and Schedule 

Program Dates: June 24 to July 19, 2024

Sample Schedule (PDF)

Application Deadline:  April 30, 2024 


Who Can Participate

Summer in Silicon Valley is designed for undergraduate students interested in developing their entrepreneurship and design thinking skills.  Students must be at least 18 years of age and have a working knowledge of English (CEFR B1/B2). The program is geared towards participants who are motivated to learn, open to different ideas, and seeking new experiences.


Program Cost

Cost: $6500 USD

Price includes program materials, on-campus housing, breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday, and transportation for field trips and excursions.  


To apply now, click here.


For more information, please email


Hear from the students:


  SSV student Sofia from Mexico

Sofia, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico

 “As an International Business student from Mexico, Summer in Silicon Valley at SJSU has been very enriching for me. I got the opportunity to visit a lot of places including tech companies and start ups and learn about cutting-edge technologies i.e. Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality etc. Also the lectures in this program, all SV experts were very informative and provided real-world knowledge to us.”


Sebastian SSV 23 from Teknikum Wien

Sebastian, Technikum Wien, Austria

 “Being part of SSV felt like an exciting crash course in Entrepreneurship, Engineering, Business and Marketing, all rolled into one. The holistic learning in Innovation and Technology through Silicon Valley company visits, lectures, seminars and the hackathon project will help me achieve my dream of launching my own start-up back in Austria.”


 Louise SSV 23 CityU HK
Louise, City University of Hong Kong

“Meeting people from different countries enhanced my English Language skills and my knowledge of different cultures. With a lot of team building and group activities, I was able to forge lifelong friendships with people across the world and make cherished memories.”


Hear Rick Murno, Custom Programs Manager, talk about the program: