The Silicon Valley Academy is intended for somebody who is looking for a breakthrough in her or his career. The ideal profile is an individual who is eager to learn, looking to gain additional valuable international experience, would like to broaden his or her set of skills, make friends, develop a professional network, develop valuable career skills and experience personal growth.

First, you must fill out and submit the application form with your personal information and a short letter explaining why you would like to attend the Silicon Valley Academy. After receiving your application, we will send you a confirmation e-mail with the invoice for Registration Fee payment in the amount of US 100$.

Visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to, or transit through the U.S. need an Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). Exceptions include travellers with a valid visa. You can apply for ESTA and visa here – https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/.

Participants must cover all other food expenses, private trips before and after the program, an airplane ticket, health insurance and any shopping and miscellaneous personal costs.

No, there will be no time to take longer trips, because there is also program going on during weekends. You can take trips at your own expense, but you are free to travel before and after the program on your own.

There are 20 spots altogether; if all available spots are already filled, you can be put on a waiting list, and when one spot sets free, you will be called in.

The ABC Business Academy management organises its programs in advance, which means that some changes may occur. All changes will be announced in advance and resolved with the smallest deviation from the official and announced program.

Previous knowledge of English is mandatory, while prior knowledge of business is recommended and needed. The content of the different cases during the course covers a wide range of topics and the lectures are designed to expand and improve participants’ business skills. Considering the diversity of participants’ backgrounds, the courses and programs are designed to be beneficial, valuable and engaging for all participants.

There is a 24/7 available contact person (one of the representatives and organisers) from the management to help you, give you advice, answer your questions, resolve the complaints, and, of course, to mingle and show you a good time in Silicon Valley.

Workshops, events and corporate visits are going to take place in the mornings and afternoons; however, evenings are going to be free.

Participants will get an official certificate that they have successfully completed the program. There will be a closing ceremony where certificates will be presented by distinguished guests.

Being one of the most dynamic places to live and work in (with the emphasis on work), Silicon Valley really is a unique place to visit. Silicon Valley, which is home to iconic technology companies, like Apple, Google, Facebook, and Uber, spans over 20 miles of parks, museums, culture, history, mountains and technology. They say there is virtually an endless number of things to do and see. For example, if you want to learn about computer technology’s history, the Intel Museum is a great place to visit. The Tech Museum of Innovation, also known as The Tech, is a museum in the heart of Silicon Valley. The museum includes exhibits, such as a VR bird flying machine, a robot station, even an IMAX theatre. Visiting the IBM’s New Almaden Research Lab, the NASA Ames Research Centre is also a must! On the other hand, there are a lot of places to visit for those who are looking for a technology detox. For example, The Palo Alto Bayland’s Nature Preserve, where you can admire the vast wildlife and experience kayaking. If you wish to experience farm life, then the Ardenwood Historic farm is the place for you.

For you foodies out there, make sure to visit the classic diner – Buck’s Restaurant, which is said to be the birthplace of Silicon Valley ideas, like Hotmail and Tesla.

Students can move around San Jose by public transport, starting from 2, 5$ for a ride, or they can use a Taxi & Uber. All organised trips and visits of the companies will have provided transport by the ABC Business Academy.

Summers in San Jose are hot with the temperatures ranging anywhere between 20°C and 35°C. Pack mostly clothing for hot weather, but be sure to bring light pants and a sweater for evenings.

Yes, there is always a small chance, but in that case, you will be informed in time, and all payments will be reimbursed. For more information, read our cancellation policy.

No, all learning materials will be supplied in hard copy or distributed online by the professors and by the ABC Business Academy. You must bring your own laptop and a notebook to take notes.

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