International Summer University :: Computer Science :: SJSU :: July 13 to August 7
Today’s scientists and engineers are increasingly working in an international environments. Cultural diversity and communication in different languages are an enrichment of our work environment but they can also present challenges. The goal of the International Summer University is to allow students from Switzerland and the United States to work together in an international environment to:
Following the success of the 2007 and 2008 editions of the International University in Computer Science and Networking that took place in Switzerland, the 2009 program will be hosted by San Jose State University in the United States.
Advanced courses in the field of information technology will be taught in English by international renowned experts from SJSU (San José State University), CSULB (California State University Long Beach), ASU (Arizona State Unversity) and HEIG-VD (Haute Ecole d’Ingénierie et de Gestion du Canton de Vaud), located in the French speaking part of Switzerland.
This program, rich in cultural and scientific exchange, is undoubtedly beneficial, even necessary for future engineers. In addition to the academic program, students and instructors will participate in cultural activities in order to foster cultural exchange between all participants.
This 2009 International Summer University in Computer Science is jointly organized by HEIG-VD, SJSU, CSULB and ASU. It will be held during 4 weeks from July 13 to August 7 at San José State University in California, offering courses in Computer Sciences and Networking. Company visits and talks given by guest speakers from industry will be an essential element of the program.
HEIG-VD together with the local government of the State of Vaud grants the following funding to candidates elected for participation:
This covers most of the expenses, except meals, out-of-pocket money.
Student accommodations will be located in the campus of San José State University at the residence halls. The residence is a comfortable and convenient option for a short or long term stay during the summer.
San José is the third-largest city in California and the tenth-largest in the United States. The county seat of Santa Clara County, it is located at the southern end of the San Francisco Bay Area, a region commonly referred to as Silicon Valley. Once a small farming city, San Jose became a magnet for suburban newcomers in new housing developments between the 1960s and 1990s, and is now the largest city in Northern California. The United States Census Bureau estimates the city's population to be 939,899, and the Metropolitan area to contain approximately 1.8 million residents
We will be within minutes of many important companies in the technology industry and thus a very attractive and important part of the summer program will be company site visits. During the four weeks, we will visit the following companies.
During the four weeks, many cultural activities will be organized such as:
For CSULB, the deadline to apply is Friday April 17! See below for application details.
During the International Summer University, students will be evaluated via assignments, projects, and exams in every course (actual assessment will vary from course to course). These evaluations will be used to determine a letter grade. For CSULB, students can earn credit by enrolling in CECS 497 in Fall of 2009 with Dr. Monge as the instructor. To earn a letter grade and the units of elective credit, in addition to the assessment collected from all instructors, students may be asked to share their experiences in the Fall semester via a presentation and/or a written report. Note to graduate students, check with your advisor to determine if the units earned in CECS 497 will be applicable to your graduate program.
Undergraduate and graduate CSULB students may apply to the program. Note that students need to satisfy the prerequisites for the courses of interest in order to be considered. Cal State Long Beach Students must apply locally by sending an e-mail to Dr. Monge firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line should be "2009 Summer Program Application". Your email (text or HTML only please) should contain the following information (it's recommended that you copy/paste this information and then complete it). Please follow the instructions in their entirety.
The deadline for applying is Friday April 17. Applicants will be notified via e-mail of the selections made. Selected applicants will be asked make a commitment to participate.
An information session will be scheduled... Check back later to determine the date, time, and location of the session. In this session, brief overview of the program will be provided, questions will be answered, and students from last summer's program will share their experience.
For more information contact Dr. Alvaro Monge: email@example.com who has participated in each of the past two summer programs and will once again participate this year.