Summer in San Francisco

A Complete University Experience in San Francisco
Exclusive Program for Partner Universities in Taiwan


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Experience the City

  • Spend your summer immersed in the culture of one of the most diverse and exciting cities in the world
  • Experience everything San Francisco and the Bay Area have to offer
  • Enjoy planned trips, social activities and visits to high-tech companies

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Earn University Credit

  • Take one university course (three credits) at San Francisco State University (SF State)
  • After successful completion of the program, you will be eligible to receive an official SF State transcript
  • You may be able to transfer the credits back home or to other universities around the world

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Be Part of SF State

  • Be part of the American university experience while you live on-campus in a student apartment
  • On-campus housing has everything you need, including social activities, WiFi, shared common space and a meal plan
  • Immerse yourself in campus culture and make lifelong friends


In the Summer in San Francisco Program You Will

  • Study and live in a real American university campus
  • Visit San Francisco neighborhoods famous for their unique culture, arts, businesses and more
  • Experience San Francisco like locals do!
  • See firsthand how innovation and entrepreneurship influenceevery aspect of life in San Francisco, from technology to food
  • Receive an unlimited transportation pass for local buses and trains

Program Dates & Fees

Three-Week Session* - $3,500**


Program Fee Includes:

  • Three undergraduate units
  • Room and board (breakfast and dinner daily)
  • An unlimited transportation pass for local buses and trains
  • A robust orientation program and ongoing advising services
  • An activities program with:
    • Outdoor recreation, cultural events and sports
    • Visits to San Francisco neighborhoods famous for their unique culture, arts, music, food, businesses and more
    • Volunteer opportunities
    • Guest speakers from local industries


*Program can be offered to university partners only, from June 3, 2019 - August 2, 2019 for cohorts of 15 or more.
 Dates will be customized for each group.
**Program can be arranged for other dates with off-campus housing. Fee may vary.

Application Requirements:

  • Graduated from high school or at least 18 years of age by start of the program
  • Copy of transcripts in English to assist with advising and course placement
  • TOEFL iBT 61, IELTS 6.0 or the equivalent

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SF State Campuses

The Main Campus is located in a quiet and safe neighborhood near the Pacific Ocean.

The Downtown Campus is located in the heart of the business district, near social media companies, including Twitter, Pinterest and Yelp; and new economy companies, including Airbnb and Uber.


Contact the SF State Center for Global Engagement at