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San José City College welcomes international students from over 40 countries. In addition to studying in the heart of Silicon Valley students also have the opportunity to discover innovative places and meet diverse people in the Bay Area.


San José City College is the longest-serving community college in the Bay Area.

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  • ISP Office - GE-118
  • Monday - Thursday
    9 AM - 4 PM PST
    10 AM - 1 PM PST
  • Mailing Address
    San José City College
    International Student Program
    2100 Moorpark Avenue
    San José, CA 95128 U.S.A.

San José is the capital of Silicon Valley – it’s a city full of discovery and innovation. Become a modern-day explorer and see the incredible blend of art, culture, and history that this Valley of Genius has to offer!

San José’s most popular museums are the perfect destination for family outings, date nights and solo adventurers. Wander through space at Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton, get hands-on with technology at the Tech Museum of Innovation, or take in the vibrant San Jose Museum of Art. Find your inspiration in San José’s fascinating museums! You can find a lot of information about things to do and see in San José at

Downtown San Francisco is practically a village of museums. Union Square is the small but impressive theater district. Half off day of performance tickets can be purchased at a kiosk in the Square. Across town, in windswept Golden Gate Park, is the newly refurbished De Young Museum, a temple to the arts. On a bluff in Lincoln Park, perched over only the most flabbergasting view of the Golden Gate the Legion of Honor, built in 1924 as a World War One memorial, this is where most of the city's old masters and ancient art is kept. The city loves to celebrate. There is the notorious cross town run Bay to Breakers in May, the celebrated Pride Parade in June, the Latin American Carnival in the Mission, St. Patrick s Day and Cinco De Mayo are practically regional holidays and there is a street fair or festival somewhere almost every week. Check out more up to date info.

Find Meetups to do more of what matters to you. Or create your own group and meet people near you who share your interests.

FunCheapSF. Discover the Bay Area's best street fairs, festivals, happy hours, free museum days, free movie nights. Updated every single day with brand new events.

Eventbrite is a U.S.-based event management and ticketing website. The service allows users to browse, create, and promote local events.