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.

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

 

Spring 2023 GSW Program Dates

Undergraduate Program (Frosh & Transfer Students)

VIRTUAL

Register for this program if you are:

    • a new F-1 undergraduate first-year or transfer student studying in the U.S. starting spring 2023

Thursday, January 19, 2023 | 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. starting spring 2023

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 | 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.

Additionally, we will host an optional in-person Beyond GSW session for graduate students. More information to come. 

J-1 Exchange Program

IN-PERSON

Monday, January 23, 2023| 9:00 AM-1:00 PM | Student Union Meeting Rm. 3

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 January, 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.