Foothill-DeAnza Colleges

Student life in Silicon Valley and The San Francisco Bay Area

Student life in Silicon Valley and The San Francisco Bay Area

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.

City life in Silicon Valley and the Bay Area

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-De Anza Colleges - nature just around the corner

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.

Startups in Silicon Valley

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?

Clubs at De Anza and Foothill

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 - Foothill De Anza Colleges, Womens SoccerAt Foothill and De Anza Colleges there are many opportunities to engage in sports and social activities


Activities for students at Foothill-De Anza Colleges

Various activites at the colleges include:

  • Kiwanis Silicon Valley Bowl (December)
  • Transfer Day (October)
  • Career Fair
  • Club Day
  • International Students Night
  • Scholarship Ceremony

Commencement and Heritage Month Celebrations:

  • African American Heritage Month (February)
  • Women’s History Month (March)
  • Asian Pacific Islander Month (April)
  • Latino Heritage Month (May)
  • Gay Lesbian Heritage Month (June)

Student discounts in Silicon Valley and San Francisco

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.

Climate in California

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.

Rent a car in California

Since you are here there are so much to see and do on a road trip. KILROY offers car rental from San Francisco and we'll be happy to find you the best and cheapest option for your needs.

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