International Programs


International Programs

Through our international offerings, the College of Extended Learning extends the reach of the University to the global community. Programs developed at CEL allow hundreds of students to experience life on an American campus without formal admission to the University. Or they can help students to gain admission to SF State with Conditional Eligibility.

San Francisco Discover

This summer CEL will offer our second San Francisco Discover program, with students attending from around the world. San Francisco Discover is a four-week English language and culture program that uses the city of San Francisco and the SF State Downtown Campus as sites for improving English proficiency. A student visa is not required for this program.

English for Academic Preparation

Since 1961 we have offered an intensive English program to international students. With English for Academic Preparation (EAP), students learn English skills to prepare for SF State or other American colleges & universities. This program is held at the SF State campus in fall, spring and summer.

Conditional Eligibility

Our Conditional Eligibility program provides an opportunity for international students to study for at least one semester in SF State's intensive English program until they have attained the English skills they need to apply for admission to SF State.

More Information

To explore our international offerings, visit our website.


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San Francisco Discover One-Sheet



English for Academic Preparation One-Sheet