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An introduction to the San Jose City, and the silicon valley. Talks about the tourist attractions and local marketplaces.

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  • eBay, Adobe, Apple, Facebook, Cisco, Intel, Google orkut “ When large numbers of entrepreneurs, financiers, engineers, designers, and other smart, creative people are constantly bumping into one another inside and outside of work, business ideas are more quickly formed, sharpened, executed, and – if successful – expanded. The more smart people, and the denser the connections between them, the faster it all goes.” Richard Florida, “Where the Brains Are,” The Atlantic Monthly , p.35-36 Octobre 2006 Florida goes on to say that, “The local cultures of most, if not all, means metros [his name for SV type communities] have facilitated the establishment of many loose connections among people of diverse talents, lifestyles and social circles (as opposed to a few tight connections within homogenous groups). They are socially tolerant and open to new ways of thinking. Job switching is common, as is periodic unemployment, and free agents find plenty of common spaces in which to work and meet. The soup is continuously stirred, an newcomers are assimilated easily.” (pp.36, “Where the Brains Are). “ For a variety of historical reasons – the presence of great universities is usually one – the means metros already have a high concentration of highly talented people. And as more such people are added, their multiplier effect on growth seems to keep increasing. That’s true not just for economic growth in the aggregate, but for individual incomes and opportunities as well.” (R. Florida, “Where the Brains Are).
  • 3/16/2001
  • Silicon Valley orientation

    1. 1. Join us in California! San José From San José to San Francisco - 1 hour by car to Santa Cruz - 40 minutes by car to Monterey - 2 hours by car
    2. 2. NoCAL
    3. 3. Silicon Valley <ul><li>San Francisco </li></ul><ul><li>San Jose </li></ul>
    4. 4. Silicon Valley : Vibrant Technology Center <ul><li>Leads the nation in patent generation. </li></ul><ul><li>Headquarters for more than 1,000 Major High Tech Companies within 40 km from the SJSU campus. </li></ul>
    5. 5. San Jose State University SJSU International Gateway Programs
    6. 6. The California State University System <ul><li>23 campuses across California </li></ul><ul><li>Over 417,000 students </li></ul><ul><li>Over 46,000 faculty and staff </li></ul><ul><li>Largest and most diverse university system in the country </li></ul><ul><li>Over 1,800 Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree </li></ul>
    7. 7. San José State University <ul><li>Founded in 1857, the first institution of public higher education in California. </li></ul><ul><li>Total enrollment is ~32,000 over 25,000 undergraduates 6,500 graduate students </li></ul><ul><li>Student to faculty ratio is 18:1 </li></ul><ul><li>100% of full-time faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degrees </li></ul>SJSU Library
    8. 8. SJSU Points of Pride: Academics <ul><li>In top 10 of public universities in the West granting MS/MA </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Engineering ranked #1 </li></ul><ul><li>Industrial Engineering ranked #5 </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Science ranked #8 </li></ul>
    9. 9. SJSU Points of Pride: Lifestyle <ul><li>Ranked #1 US College Destination City </li></ul><ul><li>for mid-sized metropolitan areas </li></ul><ul><li>Based on </li></ul><ul><li>diversity, safety, arts and leisure, housing, education, innovation, degree attainment, employment, earning potential, </li></ul><ul><li>cost of living </li></ul>
    10. 10. Downtown San Jose
    11. 11. Language and Culture <ul><li>You will </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Join in small classes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explore features of the culture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research and report on one aspect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visit local sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Live and breath the culture and language </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Become a participant observer in the culture </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Field Work <ul><li>Beyond the classroom walls </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Art </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>History </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commerce </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. ART
    14. 14. Technology
    15. 15. <ul><li>SANTANA ROW </li></ul><ul><li>Commerce </li></ul>
    16. 16. <ul><li>Bargain Shopper’s Favorite Spot </li></ul>
    17. 17. Lively and Convenient Downtown Location - located in Downtown San Jos é . - close to San Jos é Mineta Airport, museums, parks, and theaters Less than 1 hour to San Francisco, Berkeley, beaches SAL Classroom Building
    18. 18. Transportation SJSU students enjoy unlimited rides on Valley Transit Authority buses and Light Rail.
    19. 19. Just around the corner Just around the corner
    20. 20. Ramada SAL Office SAL Classroom Building
    21. 21. Restaurants & Cafes Bo Town (Chinese/ Vietnamese) 409 South 2 nd St San Jose CA 95113 (408)295-2125 Dakao (Vietnamese) 98 East San Salvador St San Jose CA 95112 (408) 286-7260 Jack in the Box (Fast food) 148 East San Carlos St San Jose CA 95112 (408) 287-7520 Iguanas Taqueria (Mexican) 330 South 3rd St San Jose CA 95112 Hydration (Tea & Lunch box) 310 South 3rd St San Jose CA 95112 (408-) 298-9968 McDonald’s (Fast Food) 90 East San Carlos St San Jose CA 95112 (408) 293-7016 Starbucks Coffee 150 South 1st Street San Jose CA 95113 (408) 293-9945 Johnny Rockets (Burgers) 105 S 1st St San Jose CA 95113 (408) 977-1414 Sandella’s Flatbread café (Delis) 150 S. First St San Jose CA 95113 (408) 287-1399 Baja Fresh (Mexican) 150 S 1st St San Jose CA 95113 (408) 287-3565‎ Bijan Bakery (Bakeries) 170 S. Market St. San Jose CA 95113 (408)971-8000 McCormick & Schick's (Seafood) 170 South Market St. San Jose CA 95113 (408) 283-7200 Pizza My Heart (Pizza) 117 East San Carlos St San Jose CA 95112 (408) 280-0707 Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream 115 East San Carlos St San Jose CA 95112 (408) 275-8827 La Victoria (Mexican) 140 West San Carlos St San Jose CA 95113 (408) 298-5335 Togo’s (Sandwiches) 125 Paseo De San Antonio San Jose CA 95112 (408) 297-6160 Tengu Sushi (Japanese) 111 Paseo De San Antonio San Jose CA 95112 (408) 275-9491 Quickly Café (Bubble Tea) 140 Paseo De San Antonio San Jose CA 95112 (408)292-6160 Good Karma Vegan Deli (Vegetarian) 37 South First Street San Jose CA 95113 (408) 294-2694 House of Siam (Thai) 150 South 2nd street San Jose CA 95113 (408) 295-3397 Pita Pit (Mediterranean) 151 South 2 nd Street San Jose CA 95113 Quiznos Sub (Sandwich) 151 South 2 nd Street San Jose CA 95113 Gordon Biersch ( American) 33 East San Fernando St. San Jose CA 95113 (408) 294-6785 P.F. Chang’s (Chinese) 98 South 2nd Street San Jose CA 95113 (408)977-1333 Café Pomegranate (Persian/Iranian) 221 E San Fernando St San Jose CA 95112 Yolicious (Frozen Yogurt) 110 E San Fernando Street San Jose CA 95112 Blendz (Juice, Smoothies, Sandwiches) 132 E San Fernando St San Jose, CA 95113 Flames Eatery & Bar (American) 88 S 4th St San Jose CA 95112 Peanuts Deluxe Café ( Sandwiches) 275 E San Fernando St San Jose CA 95112
    22. 22. Shopping Theaters & Museums Great Mall 447 Great Mall Drive Milpitas CA 95035 *Century 20 Theatres Bus Route: » Take Bus #180 Northbound at 1st St & San Fernando » Get off the bus at Great Mall Transit Canter (Estimated Travel Time: 15 minutes) Lightrail Route: » Board the Alum Rock Lightrail line (Blue) » Get off at Great Mall Station (Estimated Travel Time: 25 minutes) Valley Fair Shopping Center 2855 Stevens Creek Blvd. Suite 2178 San Jose CA 95050 (408) 248-4450 Bus Route: » Take bus # 23 Westbound at 2nd St & San Carlos St » Get off the bus at Valley Fair Transit Center (Estimated Travel Time: 20 minutes) Santana Row (Across from Valley Fair) Bus Route: » Take bus # 23 Westbound at 2nd St & San Carlos St » Get off the bus at Valley Fair Transit Center » Cross Steven’s Creek (Estimated Travel Time: 20 minutes) Oakridge Shopping Center 925 Blossom Hill Road San Jose CA 95123 (408) 578 2912 Lightrail Route : » Board the Santa Teresa Lightrail line (Blue) » Arrive at Ohlone-Chynoweth Station » Get on the Almaden Train (Red) » Arrive at Oakridge Station » Cross the street to Oakridge Mall San Jose Repertory Theater 101 Paseo De San Antonio San Jose CA 95113 (408) 291-2255 Camera 12 201 South 2 nd Street San Jose CA 95113 (408) 998-3300 San Jose Museum of Art 110 South market St San Jose CA 95113 (408) 271-6840 Children's Discovery Museum 180 Woz Way San Jose CA 95110 (408) 298-5437 The Tech Museum of Innovation 201 South Market Street San Jose CA 95113 (408) 279-TECH
    23. 23. Banks, Markets & Other Services Events Bank of America 99 South 4th Street San Jose CA 95112 WELLS FARGO 121 Park Center Plaza San Jose CA 95113 CHASE 55 West Santa Clara San Jose CA 95113 On Campus ATM Machines 9th St &San Fernando United States Post Office 200 South 3rd Street San Jose CA 95112 FedEx Kinko’s 93 East San Carlos Street San Jose CA 95112 Walgreens Drug Store 5 South 1 st Street San Jose CA 95113 Target 533 Coleman Ave San Jose CA 95110 SAFEWAY 100 S. 2nd St. San Jose, CA 95113 Zanotto’s Market 38 South Second St. San Jose CA95113 Under the Sea --- IMAX Exhibition The Tech Museum of Innovation 10/23/2009 - 02/28/2010 Ticket: $25 Mon - Wed: 10am - 5pm Thur: 10am-6pm Fri- Sat: 10am-8pm Sun: 10am - 6pm Wayne thiebaud:70 Years of Painting San Jose Museum of Art 110 S. Market St. San Jose, CA 95113 Tue - Sun: 11am - 5pm Ticket: $ 8 The Swallow (La Rondine) California Theater 345 S. First St. San Jose, CA 95113 02/06 - 02/21/2010Tue, Thu-Sat: 8pm Sun: 3pm Ticket:$51- $91 Russo Alberts Trio at Hotel De Anza (Live Jazz) 233 W. Santa Clara St. San Jose, CA 95113 Thurs: 8pm-11pm Free Admission Dirty Blond by Claudia Sheer San Jose Stage Company 490 South First St. San Jose, CA 95113 04/07/2010- 05/02/2010 Wed-Thu 7:30pm Fri-Sat 8:00pm Sun 2:00pm Ticket:$120-$170
    24. 24. <ul><li>The San Jose Flea Market (Berryessa) </li></ul><ul><li>1590 Berryessa Rd., San Jose, CA 95133 </li></ul><ul><li>Directions (approximately 42 minutes) </li></ul><ul><li>Walk to San Antonio Station </li></ul><ul><li>Board the Montain View Lightrail (Green Line) </li></ul><ul><li>Get off at Civic Center Station </li></ul><ul><li>Take Bus # 62 at 1st & Mission (North Bound/ sierra & Piedmont) </li></ul><ul><li>Arrive at Berryesa Flea Market </li></ul><ul><li>Walk to 1590 Berryessa Rd. (2 minutes) </li></ul><ul><li>Flea Market Hours </li></ul><ul><li>Open Wendesay, Friday, Saturday, Sunday / Dawn to Dusk </li></ul>Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum 1664 Park Ave San Jose CA 95191 Hours M - F: 9:00am - 5:00pm/ Weekends: 11:00am - 6:00pm Admission $7 for students w/ student ID Direction s (approximately 21 minutes) Walk to San Fernando & 1st Take Bus #81 (West Bound – Cupertino Square) Arrive at Park & Randol
    25. 25. San Jose History Park (Kelly Park) Hours Tues-Sun: 11 am - 5 pm Admission Free (Guided tours are $6) Location History Park at Kelley Park 1650 Senter Road, San José, CA 95112 Directions (approximately 35 minutes) Walk to 2 nd & San Salvador (17minutes) Take Bus # 66 or #68 Get off at Monterey & Phelan Walk to 1650 Senter Road. Campbell 275 E. Campbell Ave. CA 95008 Phone:    408-370-3514 Hours:     Mon-Sat 11am-9pm / Sun 10am – 5pm Directions (approximate 30 minutes) Walk to San Antonio Lightrail Station Take Winchester train (Green) Get off at Campbell Station Walk to 275 E Campbell Ave.
    26. 26. Bookstores Borders 356 Santana Row Phone: 408-241-9100 Directions (approximately 50 munities) Walk to San Carlos & 2 nd Take bus # 23 Get off at Winchester & Dorcich Walk to 356 Santana Row Barnes & Nobel 3600 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose CA 95117 408-984-3495 Directions (approximately 45 minutes) Walk to San Carlos & 2 nd Take bus # 23 Get off at Stevens Creek & Cypress Recycle Bookstores San Jose 1066 The Alameda, San Jose Phone:  408-286-6275 Hours:     Mon-Thurs 11am-9pm/ Fri-Sat 11am -7 pm                   Sunday 12pm -7 pm Directions (approximately 25 minutes) Walk to Santa Clara & 1 st Take bus # 22 (West Bound: Palo Alto) Get off at The Almaden & Julian
    27. 27. At day at the beach <ul><li>Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk </li></ul><ul><li>400 Beach Street </li></ul><ul><li>Phone: 831) 423-5590‎ </li></ul><ul><li>Directions (approximately 1hour 30 minutes) </li></ul><ul><li>Walk to First & Santa Clara </li></ul><ul><li>Take bus Amtrak Highway 17 Express </li></ul><ul><li>Get off at Santa Cruz Metro Center </li></ul><ul><li>1. Head on Pacific Ave toward Maple St </li></ul><ul><li>2. Turn left at Spruce St </li></ul><ul><li>3. Continue onto Laurel Street Extension </li></ul><ul><li>4. Turn right to stay on Laurel Street Extension </li></ul><ul><li>5. Continue onto Leibrandt Ave </li></ul><ul><li>6. Turn right at Riverside Ave </li></ul><ul><li>7. Turn right at Beach St </li></ul>
    28. 28. Giants Baseball
    29. 29. Monterey Bay Aquarium Monterey Bay Aquarium 886 Cannery Row, Monterey Phone(831) 648-4888‎ Directions (approximately 2hours) Walk to First & San Fernando Take bus #55 Monterey - San Jose Express  Arrive Monterey Transit Plaza / Pearl Transfer to bus #1 Monterey - Pacific Grove  Get off at David / Wave 1. Head on David Ave toward Wave St 2. David Ave turns right and becomes Cannery Row
    30. 30. San Francisco
    31. 31. Immerse yourself in a new culture for a new world view For more information, please visit us at