- Perspective on coming to the U.S. and Living in I-House
- An International Student's Road to Success Through SJSU
- Analyse du Centre International de l'Université d'Etat de San José (PDF)
- A Second Family When I Needed One Most
- A Story to Tell, by an alumnus
- See videos on I-House in Newsletters and Media
SJSU GIVING DAY
As home away from home for residents, the I-House facility gets a lot of use. Having comfortable furniture is key to providing spaces where residents can gather, celebrate, and relax together. Help us keep the I-House updated and comfortable, and support the experience of residents from around the world.
Contribute to the I-House on SJSU Giving Day! Donate now
SJSU International House
by Bob Aron
... It’s the fall of 1982 and new residents begin to arrive at the SJSU International Center (as it was called in the early years!)... To be honest, I had decided to live in the I-Center to be roommates with my high school friend and fellow music major. The international experience being oﬀered was a secondary consideration for me……for about 2 weeks that is. After eating lunch and dinner with students from Bangladesh, Japan, Panama, Germany, Australia, etc. etc. etc., I really could not have imagined ever living anywhere else. The house had, and continues to have a profound eﬀect on my life. In many ways, it might be because I wasn’t ‘looking’ for a cultural experience, that getting one had so much impact. I’ve always said that the American residents have the most to gain in the house, because we have the least experience with other cultures.
See a current roommate photo and read more written by Bob on the Alumni page.
Apply Now for housing!!
Applications for housing at the I-House are reviewed beginning in March for Fall semester and beginning in October for Spring semester. Apply now.
Please e-mail housing applications to firstname.lastname@example.org
Admitted Spartan Day Webinar Recording
I-House Residence Costs
We offer a one semester housing contract at the I-House with flexible payment plans and opportunities to work at I-House, which meets the on-campus work requirement for international students.
Are you a matriculated degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate student? Ask about I-House scholarships. In addition, residents holding positions as Head Resident, Resident Advisors and Network Administrator receive full room and board as compensation for their leadership. Review the current information on Costs
View the SJSU Wellness Center webpage for details regarding vaccination information. Please note that ALL residents of on-campus housing including the I-House must be fully vaccinated prior to move-in.
Thank you to Marketshare, Inc: Marketing for HomeBuilders for supporting I-House!
Fred Wilhelm, Marketshare, Inc owner, and San Jose Rotary Club member made a generous donation to I-House by installing the SJSU International House lettering that graces the front of our beautiful building.
Events & Activities
Check out special I-House events including Lawn Games, Internationally-Inspired Pancake Breakfast, & International Quiz.
Residents learn about each other's cultures through Cross-cultural workshops.
Check out Newsletters and Media to see the creative work of our residents.