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 Graduate Student 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 both in-person & online
Who should attend GSW?
- All new international students on F-1 and J-1 visas are required to attend GSW.
Please contact email@example.com with any questions regarding Global Spartan Welcome.
Spring 2024 GSW Program Dates
Undergraduate: Frosh (first year) & Transfer Students
New undergraduate international students are required to attend GSW in addition to your Sparta Camp (for first year students) or Spartan Experience for Transfers hosted by New Student & Family Programs.
This GSW session will be immediately followed by an optional small group question and answer session with an international student advisor. Global Leaders, who are current SJSU students, 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)
GSW is required for all new international graduate students. This is in addition to the online Graduate Student Orientation run by the College of Graduate Studies AND any departmental orientations. Please check with your department regarding department orientation.
Both GSW 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
Monday, January 22, 2024 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM | Location TBC
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 or if you do not receive a message by the end of the first week in January, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.