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!
Featured Events & Programs
Global Spartan Q&A: Chat with a Peer about Student Life
Fall Drop-In Hours: July 28th-September 30th 2021
Wednesays & Thursdays | 6:00-7:00 p.m. (PT) | Join the Q&A! (Virtual Event)
ISSS Global Leaders are here for you! Whether you have a question about student life or want to connect with other students, drop by our new Global Spartan Q&A virtual chat room. Come for peer advice or just to hang out! All students are welcome and we hope to see you there.
Thursday Tea Time
Every Thursday | 3:00-4:00 p.m. (PT) | Join Tea Time! (Virtual Event)
Our peer-led weekly meetup continues throughout summer! Come hang out with fellow students, meet new people, relax, and have a good time. Are you going to be starting SJSU in the fall? This is the perfect chance for you to make friends before classes even begin! Bring your favorite beverage!
Fall International Welcome
Friday, August 20, 2021| 7:00-8:30 p.m. (PT) | Join the event (Virtual Event)
Welcome (back), Global Spartans! Our Fall International Welcome is open to all students, and is a great way to meet new friends and form new connections. This fun, interactive social event is hosted by your Global Leaders and is part of SJSU's Weeks of Welcome program. Celebrate the start of fall semester with us!
Food & Culture Blog Series
ISSS has partnered with Prof. Jamie Kubota and her students in the Nutrition, Food Science & Packaging program to bring you a series of Food & Culture blog posts.
- St. Patrick's Day with recipes for Irish Soda Bread and Colcannon (mashed potatoes & cabbage).
- Dumpings from Around the World with recipes for chicken & dumplings, empanadas, pierogies, samosas. Yum!
- Cinco de Mayo history in Mexico & the U.S. along with an introduction of popular Cindo de Mayo foods in Mexico.
Follow us on our blog, ISSS Views & News and @SJSUinternational on Instagram & Facebook.