Menlo College and Silicon Valley Japan University Partnership

Menlo College and Silicon Valley Japan University Partnership

Atherton, CA – October 9, 2017 – Menlo College and Silicon Valley Japan University are pleased to announce a joint initiative to promote study programs for students from Japan at Menlo College.

The goal of the new initiative is to stimulate education cooperation, and thereby increase the number of students from Japan who have the opportunity to pursue their studies at Menlo College, in the heart of innovation in the United States. As Menlo College already attracts students from 33 countries around the world, the initiative between Menlo College and Silicon Valley Japan University is expected to increase the opportunity for students from across the globe to learn from each other, and together, to prepare to be more globally competent for the 21st century workforce.

The shared goals of the partnership include summer study-visit programs for students from Japan, hosted by Menlo College; first-time enrollment and exchange student opportunities, and the participation of students from Japan in the Menlo College internship program, a requirement for Menlo students. The Menlo College internship program helps students apply the knowledge and skills they gain in the classroom to professional settings. All internship opportunities are vetted to meet the National Association of Colleges and Employer’s criteria for a quality internship.

Silicon Valley Japan University is a candidate California nonprofit public benefit corporation in Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce, and has been offering a “Short Term Program” for Japanese students since 2014. Our students come from Japan to learn entrepreneurship, communication, presentation, critical thinking, and ecosystem in Silicon Valley. Silicon Valley Japan University is planning to be a new university that will be envisioned to revolutionize the education and serve as an international magnet for innovation with students. More information about Silicon Valley Japan University can be found at

Menlo College – Steven Weiner,, 650.543.3927
Silicon Valley Japan University – Wakana Fukuda,, 669.226.1783