Global Spartan Welcome

Global Spartan Welcome

Welcome to our #GlobalSpartan community!

In addition to the campus orientation program (Sparta Camp for first years, Spartan Experience for Transfers, or Welcome to Graduate School orientation series), all new international students must attend a special Global Spartan Welcome program with International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS). Global Spartan Welcome is designed just for international students, and covers immigration and cultural topics to help prepare you for your transition to university life in the U.S. 

There is no fee to attend Global Spartan Welcome. 

What will you do at Global Spartan Welcome (GSW)?

  • Learn important information about your visa status
  • Meet your International Student Advisors and staff who are here to support you
  • Discover ways to engage with our Global Spartan Community virtually

Who should attend GSW?

  • All new international students are required to attend GSW.
  • Students who started from abroad and are newly arrived in the U.S. for the fall 2022 semester must plan on attending GSW (undergraduate or graduate session), as there will be important information shared regarding your F-1 status that was not covered in the "Starting from Abroad" session.

Please contact isss-programs@sjsu.edu with any questions regarding Global Spartan Welcome.

 

Fall 2022 GSW Program Dates

Frosh Program (First-year Undergraduates)

IN-PERSON

Register for this program if you are:

    • a first-year F-1 undergraduate student studying in the U.S. for fall 2022 OR
    • an International transfer student who hasn't studied in the U.S. before and/or would like additional information pertaining to cultural transition.

Thursday, August 11, 2022 | 10:00 AM-1:00 PM (PT) | Student Union Mtg Rm. 2

Undergraduate Program (Transfer Students)

VIRTUAL

Register for this program if you are:

    • a new F-1 undergraduate transfer student studying in the U.S. for fall 2022 OR
    • started at SJSU from abroad and are newly arrived in the U.S. for fall 2022

Friday, August 12, 2022 | 10:00-11:30 AM (PT) | Virtual

This session will be immediately followed by an optional small group question and answer session with an international student advisor. Global Leaders will also be on hand to answer questions about student life. Link will be provided at the end of your GSW program.

Graduate Student Program (Masters level students)

VIRTUAL

Register for this program if you are:

    • an F-1 graduate student studying in the U.S. for fall 2022 OR
    • started SJSU from abroad and are newly arrived in the U.S. for fall 2022

Select one of the following sesions:

Session 1: Tuesday, August 9, 2022 | 3:00-4:30 PM (PT) | Virtual

Session 2: Wednesday, August 10, 2022 | 10:00-11:30 AM (PT) | Virtual

Both sessions will be immediately followed by an optional small group question and answer session with an international student advisor. Global Leaders will also be on hand to answer questions about student life. Link will be provided at the end of your GSW program.

J-1 Exchange Program

IN-PERSON

Monday, August 15, 2022 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM | Student Union Meeting Rm. 1

J-1 Exchange students are pre-registered for this program; you do not need to register. More information will be sent to you via email.

J-1 Exchange Program

Immigration Document Check-in

Please check your @sjsu.edu email and MySJSU regularly in late July/early August, when ISSS will be messaging you regarding the mandatory immigration document check-in process. If you have any questions ori f you do not receive a message by the end of the first week in August, please email international-office@sjsu.edu.