International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)
International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) cultivates a supportive and inclusive community by centralizing immigration advising resources and co-curricular support programming for F-1 and J-1 international students and scholars. We are committed to the success and well-being of SJSU’s international community and strive to enhance the student's and scholar's educational and social experiences throughout their time at SJSU and beyond.
International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) cultivates a supportive and inclusive community by centralizing immigration advising resources and co-curricular support programming for F-1 and J-1 international students and scholars.
Joining SJSU as an international student (F-1/J-1) is an exciting experience. ISSS is here to help you during pre-arrival, post-arrival and while transitioning your life to the San José area.
San José State University is a diverse campus with students representing more than 100 countries from around the world. ISSS supports future and current F-1/J-1 students with questions you may have about maintaining F-1/J-1 status, gaining employment, and other important items that arise during your time at SJSU.
The J-1 visitors program hosts scholars and students through educational and cultural exchange.
Get links to important student-related resources, including tuition dates, deadlines, SSN, Taxes, housing information, scholarships and more.
Connect, explore, engage, and thrive in SJSU’s Global Spartan community knowing that you are supported by ISSS. Your time at SJSU is what you make it.
ISSS advisors are here to answer your questions and support your needs before and
during their time with SJSU. Schedule an appointment in person or via zoom.
- Maintaining Visa Status
- Employment (on and off-campus)
- Health Insurance
Events and Programs
Get involved with SJSU by attending events, workshops, training and orientations—a
great way to connect with other international students and advisors.
- Global Spartan Welcome (GSW)
- Global Connections
- iSucceed Mentorship Program
- Off-Campus Employment, Co-Curricular with other SJSU offices
- Social events that allow students to connect, explore, engage and thrive in our Global Spartan community.
The Fulbright Program is the United States’ flagship program that promotes international
education and cultural exchange. Learn more about opportunities for advanced research
and teaching across borders.
- Fulbright Core Programs
- Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program
Global Spartan Scholarship
The Global Spartan Scholarship recognizes and provides financial support to our new and continuing, matriculated international students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
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Preparing for SJSU
This video covers crucial information regarding immigration rules and tips for a smooth entry and stay in the United States. International Student & Scholars (ISSS) is the office that will be here to support and guide you through these processes.
This video explains the various orientations at SJSU that students are required to attend. It also highlights the exciting events, workshops, and programs hosted by International Student & Scholars Services (ISSS), including the iSucceed Mentorship program.
For information about events, workshops, training, and orientations, see our
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