San Jose State University is a destination for dreamers, innovators and high achievers. SJSU sees countless new discoveries every day—from faculty members cutting-edge research to students who discover new passions in the classroom. San Jose State University is located in Silicon Valley, one of the most innovative regions in the world. SJSU is ideally positioned to address 21st-century challenges such as clean energy, healthcare technologies, smart transportation and cyber security. SJSU offers its 33,000 students 145 areas of study with an additional 108 concentrations, including many highly ranked and nationally recognized programs. Quality teaching and small classes are a priority at SJSU, where tenured professors teach introductory as well as advanced courses. San Jose was recently ranked the number one college destination among mid-sized metro areas.

Research opportunities may be available to students who are proactive about seeking them out.

Check out five reasons to study abroad in California!



Meal plans for students living in residence halls is not mandatory.

*Calendar Year students are not eligible for ISEP housing or meal benefits over the summer break. 

Course Description

Fall course schedules are typically posted in April; Spring course schedules are typically posted in October.

Having difficulty finding course information? Contact your ISEP Student Advisor whose contact information can be found in your ISEP Dashboard.

Website for Course Availability

ISEP STUDENT ADVISOR Emily Greenblatt | Emily joined the ISEP team in July 2019 after working at an ISEP Member Institution as an international student recruiter. She holds a master's degree in international education management from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, and has lived abroad as a student, volunteer, and nanny. Emily's love for intercultural learning and itch for adventure has taken her to twenty-eight countries across the globe. Emily is an Oregon native, but resides in Flagstaff, Arizona. In her spare time, you can find her cooking, FaceTiming her nieces in Oregon, or climbing rocks and exploring northern Arizona! Emily is thrilled to engage with students and member institutions to facilitate meaningful experiences abroad and lasting cross-cultural connections.


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*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Architecture

    Urban Planning

  • Area Studies:

    African-American Studies Asian Studies European Studies Near and Middle Eastern Studies

  • Biology

  • Business:

    Accounting Economics Entrepreneurship Finance International Business/Trade/Commerce Management Information Systems Marketing

  • Communication:

    Intercultural Communication Mass Communication/Media Studies Radio and Television

  • Computer and Information Sciences

  • Education:

    Early Childhood Education Educational Leadership and Administration Elementary Education Secondary Education Special Education

  • Engineering:

    Aeronautical Engineering Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering Computer Engineering Electrical and Electronics Engineering Environmental Engineering Industrial Engineering Mechanical Engineering Systems Engineering

  • English Language and Literature

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures:

    Chinese Language and Literature Comparative Literature Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other French Language and Literature German Language and Literature Italian Language and Literature Japanese Language and Literature Linguistics Portuguese Language and Literature Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Sciences:

    Nutrition Sciences Occupational Therapy

  • History

    American History (United States)

  • Hospitality and Tourism

    Hospitality Management

  • Human Services

    Social Work

  • International/Global Studies

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences


  • Mathematics


  • Natural Resources/Conservation

    Environmental Science

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

    Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences:

    Astronomy Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology Chemistry Geochemistry and Petrology Physics

  • Psychology

    Developmental and Child Psychology

  • Social Sciences:

    Anthropology Geography Political Science and Government Sociology

  • Sports Studies

    Kinesiology and Exercise Science

  • Visual and Performing Arts:

    Dance Drama and Theatre Arts Film Studies Photography Studio Arts

Academic Requirements

  • TOEFL iBT Score: 61
  • IELTS Score: 6

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility
  • Hearing
  • Visual
  • Speech
  • Learning

Other Academic Conditions

The following fields of study are closed to ISEP participants: nursing, animation, some art and design courses (especially digital media art), advanced computer graphics.

Graduate courses are not available to ISEP participants.

Please note that exchange students holding U.S. citizenship are not eligible to study at this institution.

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