Experience San Jose!

United States West San Jose

The epicenter of tech-hub Silicon Valley, San Jose has a thrilling, quirky vibe. Hang out with future-facing locals in the downtown restaurants, the live music venues, and produce-rich farmer’s market. Shining over the Spanish-colonial architecture, history, and cuisine, San Jose has 300 days of sun a year and a mild climate, which draws everyone outdoors to explore the world-class hiking hills, surf beaches, and the stunning Pacific Coast Highway.

Population: 1,029,000
Native language: English
Climate: Temperate
Type of area:
Highly diverse population

Where Will You Live

San Jose State University

Established in 1857, SJSU is the oldest California state university, but its San Jose campus sits at the heart of one of the most forward-facing neighborhoods in the world, Silicon Valley. This is where world-changing tech firms, such as Apple, Facebook, and Google, are headquartered alongside behemoth corporations Visa, Wells Fargo, and Chevron. The relationships between the university and local organizations are strong, partnered as they are in enhancing the economic, cultural, and social development of their local environment and communities.

Beyond its impressive inhabitants, San Jose has a beautifully preserved city center, rich in Spanish-colonial architecture and history. Its food, too, has strong Spanish influences.

Learn more at San Jose State University's official website.

Student Health & Safety

We champion health, safety, and security. As part of IES Abroad, the largest study abroad organization in the United States, we have set the standard for health and safety in study abroad for decades. We plan for the ‘what if’, so you can get on with the experience of a lifetime.
International Health Insurance

International health insurance included in the cost of your program

24/7 Emergency Phone Support

Total coverage to support you while traveling and in your new city

Location-Specific Information

Health and safety information prepared based on your destination

Health In Your Language

Highly trained multilingual staff to connect you to healthcare providers

Secure Housing

Quality, safe, secure housing within close proximity to your classes

Dedicated Expertise

Protection by a Dean of Students Office advocating for your interests

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