Foothill and De Anza Colleges are located 70 km south of San Francisco and 10 km from San Jose in the heart of world famous Silicon Valley - one of the most popular areas to live West of the Rocky Moutains.
Foothill and De Anza Colleges are located between San Jose and San Francisco. The cities offer everything you can imagine: the big attractions and shopping over nightlife to major events and sports. Explore the iconic city of San Francisco with the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Prison, the vibrant neighborhoods, and catch the sea lions at Pier 39. In both San Francisco and San Jose you can catch games with major sporting teams from NFL, NHL, NBA and MLB – e.g. San Francisco 49ers, San Jose Sharks, Golden State Warriors, and the San Francisco Giants.
Foothill and De Anza Colleges are located close to the Pacific Ocean, San Francisco Bay and Yosemite National Park to the east. You shouldn’t miss the chance to explore these amazing areas. The best option is to rent a car and travel around California at your own pace on an unforgettable road trip. Check out huge redwood trees, rugged beaches or mountains. Silicon Valley and the Bay Area has everything you need.
Silicon Valley is home to some of the world’s most well-known startups and biggest brands: Facebook, Google, Netflix, HP, Tesla, EA, and Apple – just to name a few. Studying at Foothill and De Anza Colleges, you will be at the very center of this thriving dynamic and exciting area. Who knows – maybe you will lay the foundation to your own little startup destined to conquer the world?
Foothill and De Anza Colleges inspire students to enjoy campus life and facilities, to get engaged in more than 60 clubs and to participate in elected student government, which manages a half-million dollar budget.
Activities include a variety of sports, newspaper, radio station, and cultural heritage months, and special events for international students, such as orientation, coffee hours, free Celebrity Forum tickets, International Night, international graduation and transfer reception.
At Foothill and De Anza Colleges there are many opportunities to engage in sports and social activities
Various activites at the colleges include:
Commencement and Heritage Month Celebrations:
Did you know that with an ISIC student card you get access to more than 40.000 student discounts all over the world, and of course also in San Francisco. Download the free ISIC Benefits App to locate cool student benefits and save money in San Francisco and the Bay Area with ISIC. Read more about ISIC and purchase your card here.
Central California and Silicon Valley enjoys a Mediterranean climate, offering mild to warm sunny weather throughout the year. The hottest period of the year is usually late summer/early fall when temperatures reach 30°C or above. Snow and ice are rare in low areas during wintertime, but it does get chilly in the mountains.
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