Connect, explore, engage, and thrive in our Global Spartan community! International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) welcomes all students to join us. Connect globally and locally with international and U.S. students. Explore local culture and share about your own. Engage in opportunities to expand your worldview or develop leadership and intercultural communication skills. Thrive at SJSU knowing you are supported by all of us here at ISSS and our Global Spartan community!
Friday, August 21, 2020 | 4:00-5:30 p.m. (PST) |Register today!
Global Leaders host an International Welcome at the start of each semester. This event is open to all SJSU students--US and international. Meet other Global Spartans, play games, laugh, and have a good time! Registration required.
Thursday (iced) Tea Time
Every Thursday | 3:00-4:00 p.m. (PST) | Join us!
We're continuing our weekly meetups, so grab your iced tea or favorite refreshment and come hang out with us! Connect with other students in a casual environment. Be social while still practicing social distancing.
Through Cultural Conversations, Global Leader Chats, and a series of Workshops, Beyond GSW is designed to create a safe space for international students to ask questions, learn about American culture, and share about their own culture. It's an opportunity to connect with others (even if we're in a virtual environment) and to support each other. Open to all new and continuing students. Learn more.
Every Monday | 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (PST) | Join us online at
Starting Monday, August 24, Global Connections will start up again for Fall 2020. Learn, explore, and connect with us! Learn more.
Celebrate! Honoring our International Graduates
View highlights from our Spring 2020 Celebration and see our featured student videos here.
Check out our special Celebration Playlist on Youtube! These are celebratory songs from around the world, as recommended by our international students.
Community with International Students Podcast
In partnership with MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center
A panel of SJSU students (international and U.S.) discuss what the student experience is like both at home and abroad during COVID-19. The podcast was recorded by MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center in celebration of Asian, Pacific Islander, Desi American (APIDA) Heritage Month (May 2020). Listen to the podcast (Episode 26)