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!
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Starting Monday, August 24, Global Connections will start up again for Fall 2020. Learn, explore, and connect with us! Learn more.
November 16-20, 2020.
Join us as we celebrate international education and exchange! With more than 20 virtual events, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Learn more.
Thanksgiving Together: Virtual Edition
Connect with SJSU faculty and staff as they share Thanksgiving traditions with you. Learn more and register by November 8.
GSN Gliving Thanks Social
November 23 | 4:00 PM (PST) | Register today!
Join Global Student Network (GSN) fora Giving Thanks Social, where we will be sharing our gratitude and playing a fun game of Among Us!
Thanksgiving Tea Time
November 26 (Thanksgiving Day) | 3:00-4:00 p.m. (PST) | Join us!
We may not be able to share a Thanksgiving meal together this year, but we can still gather at our virtual Tea Time and come together as a community. This week, our Tea Time takes on a special Thanksgiving theme, where we'll share about our experiences, play games, and give thanks together. Read blog post.
Thanksgiving Blogs & Recipes
ISSS is pleased to partner with the Nutrtion & Food Science and Packaging program to bring you a series of Thanksgiving-related blog posts complete with easy autumnal recipes!
- Nov. 10: Celebrating Thanksgiving during COVID-19 (by Elise Freche), with Pumpkin Dump Cake recipe.
- Nov. 17: Thanksgiving Around the World (by Yeyoung Lee), with Thanksgiving Dinner on a Sheetpan and Cranberry Sauce recipes.
- Nov. 24: Thanksgiving in the U.S. (by Lin Tian), with Leftover Mashed Potato Pizza and Leftover Turkey Fried Rice recipes (by Dominic Sumner).
- Nov. 24: Thanksgiving Traditions (by ISSS staff)
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