Summer in Silicon Valley

Experience design, innovation, and entrepreneurship in the heart of Silicon Valley. Offered in collaboration with the College of Professional and Global Education, Summer in Silicon Valley (SSV) is for international undergraduate students interested in gaining experience in innovative design and technology in the heart of global innovation. This program is perfect for students who want to have hands-on experience solving technological problems, all while using some of the most cutting-edge innovations available in Silicon Valley.

Experience Silicon Valley


Learn from Silicon Valley professionals and instructors with practical experience in product innovation, technology, engineering entrepreneurship, and multicultural education.

Team Projects

Think creatively and critically to develop innovative project designs. Collaborate with other international participants and SJSU student mentors to develop a product or solution to a current tech problem. Team projects will be judged by SJSU professors and industry experts in a final competition.

Company Visits

Explore Silicon Valley companies that have made a significant impact on the world today. Previous participants have visited Facebook, Google, Intel, Cisco and Apple

(Company visits are subject to availability).

Cultural Trips

Experience life in the San Francisco Bay Area with a series of trips to famous destinations. Enjoy learning about American culture and taking part in memorable activities.

Program Features

  • Attend lectures and workshops by industry experts from Silicon Valley
  • Participate in team activities
  • Work on projects with assigned SJSU student team member or mentor
  • Visit Silicon Valley Hotspots and Companies through fun field trips
  • Participate in a competitive culminating project
  • Receive a Certificate of completion at the end of the program

Program Dates and Tentative Schedule

Program Dates: June 26 to July 19, 2024

Sample Schedule (PDF)

Who Can Participate

Summer in Silicon Valley is designed for undergraduate students interested in developing their entrepreneurship and design thinking skills.  Students must be at least 18 years of age and have a working knowledge of English (CEFR B1/B2). The program is geared towards participants who are motivated to learn, open to different ideas, and seeking new experiences.

Program Cost

Cost: $6,500

Price includes program materials, on-campus housing, breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday, and transportation for field trips and excursions,

For more information and how to participate, please email

“Even though there is an obstacle for communication, I enjoyed the project. I learned how to cooperate with people from different backgrounds. This will be helpful if I work in international companies.”

Lingchang Zhou
Zhejiang University





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