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Silicon Valley, San Francisco Bay Area, California U.S.A

International Student Program 

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Your Reasons to Attend

Live among the best and brightest that high-tech companies employ
 

Share your interests and engage in campus life
 

Enjoy your free and easy

admissions process
 

Be reassured that your satisfaction and success are our priorities
 

Gain a better educational value with lower tuition fees
 

Celebrate diversity and take part in the vast cultural activities on campus
 

Elevate your learning experience with our modern and technologically advanced facilities
 

Take advantage of transfer and guaranteed admissions to UC and CSU Universities
 

Learn from recognized experts in their field
 

Ensure your academic success with free tutoring
 

“SJCC gives meaningful knowledge in a friendly environment. The International Program supports us all the time! It always has an open door policy and also has fun activities for us.”  
Angela Enciso, Colombia

Where You Can Find Us

San José City College is located on the West Pacific Coast, which provides great year-round climate, allowing for countless outdoor activities. California’s cultural diversity also creates an inviting atmosphere for visitors from all over the world. San José is one of the safest and friendliest cities in the nation. Students will experience a high quality of life with many exciting cultural, recreational, and educational options.

California
 

Santa Cruz Beach

Boardwalk 

(29 mi / 47km)
 

San Francisco

(52 mi / 83km)

Yosemite 
National Park 
(158 mi / 254 km)

Napa Valley 
(99 mi / 160 km)

Lake Tahoe 
(239 mi / 385 km)

Hollywood | Los Angeles 
(342 mi / 550 km)

Disneyland 
(368 mi / 592 km)

 San Diego 
(484 mi / 779 km)

San José City College is located in

the heart of the “Silicon Valley,”

home to many of the world’s largest

technological corporations. With

our state-of-the-art facilities and

outstanding faculty, we offer the

highest quality education making our

college an ideal environment for your

education. 

The Land of Innovation

Learn and Live in the Capital of Silicon Valley

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Where You Can Find Us

San José City College is located on the West Pacific Coast, which provides great year-round climate, allowing for countless outdoor activities. California’s cultural diversity also creates an inviting atmosphere for visitors from all over the world. San José is one of the safest and friendliest cities in the nation. Students will experience a high quality of life with many exciting cultural, recreational, and educational options.

Napa Valley 
(99 mi / 160 km)

Lake Tahoe 
(239 mi / 385 km)

Hollywood | Los Angeles 
(342 mi / 550 km)

Disneyland 
(368 mi / 592 km)

 San Diego 
(484 mi / 779 km)

Academic Distinction Since 1921

San José City College’s academic distinction is built on

a strong tradition since its founding in 1921. Students can

earn their Associate in Arts (A.A.) and the Associate in

Science (A.S.) degrees in over 50 fields of study.

Popular Associate Degrees

• Accounting
• Business

• Education
 

• Media Arts
• Medical/Dental Assisting
• Technology

Is Transferring Your Goal?

Students may also earn an Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) or take courses for university credit in preparation for transfer and to continue their studies in any program including Engineering, Sciences, and Teacher Education.

“The professors help the students to learn and earn good grades. There's a sense of

prox-imity between the student and the professors because of the small class size.” 
Maite Chennagattu, France

“My SJCC classes prepared me for my studies at UC Davis. The International Student Program helped me a lot with applying to universities and meeting more friends from many different countries.”
Ling Man Siu, Hong Kong

Guarantee Your Transfer to University

Extensive Transfer Opportunities

San José City College provides great preparation and support for international students to transfer to a university to complete their bachelor’s degree. The courses offered at San José City College are equivalent to what 1st and 2nd year students would typically take at a university.

Transfer Admission Guarantees

International students have the opportunity to be guaranteed admissions to top University of California and California State University campuses.

UC Berkeley

San Diego State 

University

“My SJCC classes prepared me for my studies at UC Davis. The International Student Program helped me a lot with applying to universities and meeting more friends from many different countries.”
Ling Man Siu, Hong Kong

Guarantee Your Transfer to University

Extensive Transfer Opportunities

San José City College provides great preparation and support for international students to transfer to a university to complete their bachelor’s degree. The courses offered at San José City College are equivalent to what 1st and 2nd year students would typically take at a university.

Transfer Admission Guarantees

International students have the opportunity to be guaranteed admissions to top University of California and California State University campuses.

How We Support You

Quality Support Services

Helping students succeed is our priority. A wide range of services and programs are available to help international students become successful. 

•   Student orientations
•   Workshops
•   Academic Counseling

•   Immigration Advising
 

•   Learning Resources
•   Language Support
•   Tutoring
•   Computer Labs

Centralized International Student Program Office

The International Student Program office provides personalized support from the time students apply to graduation and after. Our office is centralized on campus and dedicated to fostering a sense of community.

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“I can say that SJCC is my second home. I love this school as much as I love the services provided here such as the Reading Writing Center, library resources, and safety services.”
Tien Tran, Vietnam 
 

Your Life On Campus

Diverse Campus Life 
 

San José City College offers a broad range of student activities,

sports, and campus clubs to meet every student’s interest.

International students are encouraged to take part in clubs on

campus or start new ones. The International Student Program

also hosts social events each semester to give students many

opportunities to make new friends and unforgettable experiences.

Sports Offered at

San José City College

“The SJCC staff and faculty are all really supportive. If you have an idea or want to start a club, they will give you the knowledge and resources to make it possible. It is this kind of community that makes me feel confident I can succeed.”
Takamitsu Kawaura, Japan  

 

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Academic Fees & Housing

San José City College offers a cost-effective way to obtain a quality education in the United States. Whether students decide to complete a degree or take transfer courses, the cost is vastly lower than studying at the university for the first two years. The excellent value of a community college education without sacrificing quality makes studying at San José City College the best decision.

Tuition and Fees

$40,000
 

$35,000
 

$30,000
 

$25,000
 

$20,000
 

$15,000
 

$10,000
 

$5,000
 

$0
 

San José
City College

California State
University

University 
of California

“As an international student, it’s

really expensive to study abroad

at a U.S. university directly

without having a scholarship.

I’m glad I decided to start the

first half of my studies at SJCC

because of its affordable expenses

compared to a university.”
Rana Abu Sara, Jordan

Convenient Housing 
 

Similar to most community colleges, San José City College does not offer on-campus housing. San José City College works with International Student Placements  to provide students the opportunity to live with host families. We strongly recommend students to consider staying with a host family when they first arrive. Students may also choose to find other housing options. 
 

Benefits of staying with a host family:
 

• Get immersed in the American culture
• Practice English regularly 
• Live in a supportive, comfortable environment 

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International Student Program
2100 Moorpark Avenue
San Jose, CA 95128
U.S.A.






 
 

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