1. Promote the spirit of Silicon Valley Artisan and establish a learning template for global youth who innovate and develop.

As a global technological innovation center, Silicon Valley is also the new engine of the global economy, driving the innovation and development of human society. Silicon Valley Artisan are the cornerstone of Silicon Valley innovation, and the spirit of Silicon Valley Artisan is the essence of Silicon Valley innovation culture.

Although, to paint a “portrait” of silicon Valley’s Artisan spirit, it’s not only a very challenging job, and it is a glamorous thing. It needs the participation of all sectors of society and continuous exploration to make a breakthrough.  There is no doubt that the spirit of Silicon Valley Artisan comes from continuous innovation and practice, and the thoughts of Silicon Valley Artisan have important reference significance for the innovation and entrepreneurship of young friends around the world.

Each Silicon Valley Artisan has a different growth path, and each entrepreneurial youth has different talents and ability. Through the case analysis and skill learning of Silicon Valley Artisan, to practice the spirit of Silicon Valley Artisan and help entrepreneurial youths find their own path of ” Artisan” from their own conditions.

  1. Build a new format of “study tours, entrepreneurship, and employment”, and create an international education collaboration industry chain.

Combining international paid internships and short-term study tours, we will build a chain of study tours, entrepreneurship and employment projects based on the USJEdu PDA platform.  Through the Visiting Scholar (J1) project, to help university students from all over the world to complete international study tours with Silicon Valley “paid internships”, to learn about the innovation culture of Silicon Valley, to experience the intelligent technology development of Silicon Valley, to expand international horizons, to improve international communication capabilities, to stimulate innovation vitality, and to achieve the development of international “Innovation” and “Entrepreneurship” of university students.

  1. Promote “international academic exchange” has become an integral part of modern higher education.

“International academic exchange” has become an integral part of modern higher education, such as the international study tour of the Ivy League and the international exchange program of Peking University and Tsinghua University. The modern “international study tour” is different from the general international exchange program. The traditional international study tour program has a short period, high cost and has language requirements. Now the international study tour project adopts the “engineering” model, which has a long period, low language requirements, work-study program, low costs, and work and study together.

SVA -PIST is a paid internship and study tour (J visa) project, which includes both training and internship work. The project cycle is long that allow students to feel the learning and working environment in the United States more deeply, it does not require TOEFL scores, and help students to study abroad.

  1. Build a ” systematic depth international practice training” to create a new hot spot for international education cooperation.

Most of the current international study tours for university students are dominated by “Training\Study Tour”. At present, the international project content of international study tours (J1) is single, which causes a “fatigue experience”, lacks “systematic” and “depth” for university students of international study tours.

SVA makes up for the unity of “study tour” and combines “deep learning” with “deep practice” to provide abundant resources and helps for the employment and entrepreneurship of international university students, help students broaden their international horizons and experience the top technology culture of Silicon Valley.

  1. Committed to promote the construction of the International Artisan ‘s Union and establish an International Artisan’s Union base to promote the ” Artisanship” talent training model.

Based on the Silicon Valley Artisan Union and relied on the international regional industrial clusters, to establish a “Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Mobile, Cloud, IOT, Blockchain” Artisan talent cluster. Each Artisan mentor establishes a cooperative enterprise, guides a professional student, and leads a team of students to complete a practical project and realize the talent training model of ” Artisanship”

3T Talent
Technology, Talent, Tolerance
"SESO" Teaching model
Scenes,Enjoy, Steep, Open
Artisan spirit
Silicon Valley Artisanship has become a template for global youth innovation and development

Student in class.


A. Introduction to SVAP

The USJEdu Silicon Valley Artisan specializes in researching and promoting the spirit of Silicon Valley artisans and cultivating corresponding high-quality professional talents.  Relying on the University of San Jose Education Group (USJEdu) to establish the USJ SSVA (School of Silicon Valley Artisan of USJ  ). It adopts the ” Artisanship” model to build Silicon Valley Artisan base and establish chain branches around the world.

The Silicon Valley artisan project mainly uses the three major systems of “Artisan \Workshop\Study”:  the Artisan Tutor Committee, the enterprise cluster (Workshop) which integrates AI and traditional industries, and the School of  Silicon Valley Artisan of USJ  (USJ-SSVA).This project has seven sub-items: 1) SSVA (School of  Silicon Valley Artisan of USJ  ); 2) SVA SF (Silicon Valley Artisan Skills Framework); 3) SVA 100 (Silicon Valley Artisan 100E 100P 100W); 4) SVA FAS (Silicon Valley Artisan Financial Aid  System) ; 5) SVA PDA; 6) SVA TC (Silicon Valley Artisan Tutors Committee); 7) SVA IC (Silicon Valley Artisan Industrial Cluster).

 SVA has developed a study tours, internships and trainings of international education project with Silicon Valley innovation and technology as the core, which all aim to help international university students to learn Silicon Valley technology culture\Silicon Valley innovation culture\Silicon Valley inclusive culture in depth. Students can experience the cutting-edge technology and culture of world through their study and work in Silicon Valley, learn the most emerging skills, improve students’ international perspectives, and help students to find more possibilities and opportunities in the future.

 SVA has developed an international visiting scholar program for international students. International students can participate in the SVA program in their home countries and in Silicon Valley in the United States. Students who come to Silicon Valley must apply for the International Exchange Visiting Scholar (J1) status certified by the US government. The project will last for half a year and the project will be located in San Jose, Silicon Valley. The SVA project aims to improve the international competitiveness of students by providing students with international opportunities, feeling the spirit of American Silicon Valley Artisan and innovative culture.

B. Project subitem

SVA includes 7 major sub-projects


(SVA business flowchart)

Students can participate in SSVA (path 1), or directly participate in SVA PDA (path 2), or directly participate in SVA PIST (path 3)

  1. SSVA  Silicon Valley Artisan College

The School of Silicon Valley Artisan of USJ (School of Silicon Valley Artisan of USJ) relies on the second-level college of USJ, mainly adopting the ” Artisanship” model to train professionals

 with the spirit of Silicon Valley Artisan.

  1. SVA SF

SVA SF focuses on the Skills Framework of Silicon Valley Artisan.

  1. SVA 100  series

SVA100  mainly includes analysis of 100 historical artisans in Silicon Valley, interviews with 100 modern artisans, analysis of 100 important historical events, and analysis of 100 positions.

  1. SVA TC

Silicon Valley Artisan Mentoring Committee is mainly composed of professionals in the Silicon Valley area, using the ” Artisanship” talent training model.

  1. SVA PDA

SVA Accelerator (PDA, Professional Development Accelerator), mainly provides project acceleration service for trainees.


SVA Silicon Valley paid internship training and study tour services.

  1. SVA IC

The SVA industry cluster mainly includes enterprise partners (SVA Industry Alliance).

  1. The instructor’s team of Silicon Valley Artisan, who implement the mode of teaching of progressive practical project ” Artisanship”

    The instructors’ team of USJEdu are all senior scientists from the top international universities and FLAG companies in Silicon Valley, which can give students helps in all directions, to help students innovation and development of “study, employment, entrepreneurship”. Creating a unique Silicon Valley ” Artisanship” model and realizing the Silicon Valley Artisan training system of ” Artisan guidance, business operation, student development, project return”.

  1. Cultivate 3T talents with the spirit of Silicon Valley Artisan

    Through diversified development paths and personalized talent training to help students improve their resume background and increase practical project experience. International study and work experience will help students to stand out whether they are academic or employment. According to their own endowments, each student masters a technology, which has innovative thinking skills and practical project development skills (Talent) and has an inclusive and open teamwork spirit (Tolerance), to train 3T talents with the spirit of Silicon Valley.

  1. “Hematopoietic type” international internship training, students pay the current learning costs for the future learning outcomes

   Through international exchange projects, to build an international bridge for students and Silicon Valley. The project site is in Silicon Valley, the most core technology industry center in the United States. Silicon Valley has cutting-edge technology culture and technology in the world, full of various opportunities, and breeds the infinite possibilities in the future. SVA aims to help students stand at the forefront of the world through this international bridge with the J1 project, providing more possibilities and opportunities for career development of students.

    SVA will establish the SVA FAS fund to help students pay the current tuition fees with the benefits of future learning achievements and realize the perfect combination of “teaching quality assessment” and “teaching operation management”.


There are about 20 cooperative enterprises, including alumni enterprises of Tsinghua University and Peking University of Silicon Valley, as well as professional companies in the

 bay area.




4) P-Teec

5) Silicon Valley Innovation Center (Hebei)

6) The Tsinghua Alumni Association of Northern California (THAA-NC)                          

7) Silicon Valley and Tsinghua Network

8) 3D Printer Inc

9) Mind quest Learning Center

10) Frank Covey Inc.

11) One Workshop Inc.

12) Design Thinking Lab

13) Gocean Education Group

14) Microsoft MCSE

15) California Sichuan Commerce Chamber


  1. SVA credits replacement program

According to the agreement with the partner college, to formulate specific curriculum replacement and credits standard.

  1. Co-construction plan of SVA Academy

According to the agreement with the partner college, to formulate a specific ” Artisan college” implementation plan.

  1. SVA Paid Internship Program

         1) Accommodation: four-person dormitory (or follow the requirements of the internship company)

         2) Study schedule: training once a week, once for half a day

         3) Tourism organization: organize cultural tours in Silicon Valley (only transportation vehicles are provided)

         4) Cultural inspection: Provide school shirts, student cards, Silicon Valley cultural lectures, etc.

         5) Training certificate: Participants may get a certificate and a recommendation letter from the instructors

         6) Internship placement: management companies, consulting companies, artificial intelligence companies in the United States (including Hilton, Wal-Mart, McDonald’s, Holiday Inn, Super 8, Marriott, Sheraton, Subway, etc.) to provide internship opportunities for international university students.

  1. SVAP visiting scholar identity application program

Participants apply for international exchange visitor scholar (J1) international exchange program certified by the US government

     1) Intern application. You can apply for J1 Intern Visa if you are studying at a university outside the United States or graduated within 12 months (junior college, undergraduate, master, doctor).  The maximum internship time is 12 months.

     2) Trainee application. Hold a university degree (junior college, undergraduate, master, doctor), have at least 1 year of work experience in a specific field outside the United States; or hold a high school degree, have at least 5 years of work experience in a specific field outside the United States, both can apply J1 Trainee Visa. The maximum internship time is: 18 months.

There are no language requirements for the J1 program, and J-1 family members can apply for a J2 visa to work; J1 visa application is relatively simple and convenient.

3) Specific steps:

a. Step 1: Sign up for the “Personal Information Form” and pay the registration fee (refundable if you fail the interview) See “Gosvea/USJEdu Student Information Form”

b. Step 2: Internship, USJEdu interviews students See “Gosvea/USJEdu Student Skills Evaluation Form”

c. Step 3: The students sign the SVC project agreement and pay the project fees

d. Step 4: USJEDU mails DS2019 forms and visa supporting materials

e. Step 5: Help students to make appointments and provide guides for interview of the United States for J1 visa

  1. The fees charged by the cooperative college are implemented in accordance with the agreement (Click here to view Legal Document)
  2. Individual fees for participating in SVAP

Registration fee $300

The tuition fee for the project is US$6,800 (some tuition fees can be covered by wages)

1) schools with college or higher qualifications

2) schools with more than 5000 students

3) Full-time responsible person participates in this project

  1. Au Pair Plan

Where to live: Au Pairs can live in quality American families and work for American families

Room and board: free

Salary: weekly allowance

Working hours: no more than 45 hours of work per week, no more than 10 hours per day

Rest time: 1.5 days off per week, with a full weekend for every month

Paid leave: There are 2 weeks of paid leave each year

Insurance: American Association provides medical accident insurance

Education grant: $500 per year in education grant

Course Requirements: The Au Pair completes a 6-credit course in one year

Travel time: You can legally travel in the United States for 30 days after the project ends

      2. Summer Camp Management Talent Program

Supervise the youth activities of the summer camp in the United States and act as a consultant. It needs to meet 18 years old.

Time: 4 months (no extension)

Travel time: You can legally travel in the United States for 30 days after the project ends

      3. Professional internship plan

Applicable to improve your professional or non-professional skills, or increase your understanding of advanced American technology to attend training in the United States

Time: 12 months to 18 months

Travel time: You can legally travel in the United States for 30 days after the project ends

US contact information:

1631 North First Street, Suite 200, San Jose, CA95112