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Short Programs for the International Student

A Silicon Valley Quarter

Join us in the heart of Silicon Valley for a focused study in one of our top programs. In this immersive study program, you will learn new skills from industry leaders, network with regional leaders, and complete a foundational program to move your career forward.

Apply today to reserve your spot for the one of the new short programs!

  • Study 12 units in a high-demand industry.
  • Complete your studies in one quarter.
  • Earn a digital badge for your professional branding on social media.
  • Various programs will be offered every quarter.
  • Application Fee: $150

Apply today in one of our one-quarter specializations!

Data Science Specialization Badge

Data Science Specialization

Estimated Cost: $5,400 – $6,800

4 Required Courses for Completion (12 units)

Offered in the winter & summer quarters

  • Winter application deadline: Nov. 15
  • Summer application deadline: May 1

Business and Administrative Professionals Specialization


7 Required Courses for Completion (12.5 units)

Estimated Cost: $5,400 – $6,800

Offered in the winter & summer quarters

  • Winter application deadline: Nov. 15
  • Summer application deadline: May 1

Business and Management Specialization

Business and Management Specialization Badge

Estimated Cost: $4,905 – $5,450

5 Courses (12.5 units)

Available in the fall quarter only.

  • Fall application deadline: July 15

More one-quarter programs to be announced

We will be adding new 12-unit 12- to 15-week programs that can be completed in a single quarter on this page. Please check back here for the latest updates or reach out to us at

Note: Some of the international short programs are similar to general specializations, but we invite international students to focus on the specializations featured here so you can be sure to meet your F-1 visa requirements.



F-1 Visa Application Deadlines

International student applications must be submitted by the following dates:
Quarter Quarter Start/End Dates If you are IN THE U.S.,
forms are due:
If you are NOT IN THE U.S.,
forms are due:
Fall August 19–Dec 31 August 1 July 15
Winter January 1–March 31 December 15 November 15
Spring March 18–June 15 March 1 February 15
Summer June 3–August 31 May 15 May 1


Included in the program tuition cost listed above are numerous fees that apply to all students in the international program. These fees provide general services for the entire duration of your studies. Services include:

  • International Student Fee: $1,500
  • Orientation
  • Maintenance of Your F-1 Status
  • Academic Programming
  • Course Registration
  • Advising
  • Events that Maximize Your Learning & Career Potential
  • Access to Computer Labs & Wi-Fi, Technology
  • Housing Referrals and Resources
  • Medical Insurance Assistance
  • Photo ID Cards

Fees Not Included

  • Application Fee: Nonrefundable $150. Due at the time of application.
  • I-901 SEVIS Fee: $350
  • Health Insurance Fee
  • Cancellation Fee: International student fee is refundable minus a $200 cancellation fee if enrollment is canceled at least three business days before the orientation session begins.
  • Books and Materials Costs: Additional curricular requirements are not included.


Apply today in a one-quarter short program!

International Inquiry Form

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Call +1 (408) 450-4945


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