Global Programs at SF State


American Language Institute students at San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge


Online Information Sessions


We are excited to invite you to join our virtual information sessions and learn about SF State’s global programs for Summer and Fall 2021.

Get program details in an online information session. Our faculty and staff will share the latest updates about classes, program requirements and tuition. All sessions are offered through Zoom.

Find a program that matches your academic or career goals!


English Language Students

  • English for Academic Preparation
  • Conditional Admission
  • Gateway Program
  • San Francisco Discover

International Students

  • Academic Programs
  • Professional Development Certificates
  • Open University


English Language Programs


English for Academic Preparation Program students taking online class

English for Academic Preparation

  • Offered in person
  • Learn English skills to prepare for American colleges & universities
  • Conditional eligibility for applying to SF State
San Francisco Discover

San Francisco Discover

  • Offered online for summer
  • Two- to four-week sessions
  • Improve your spoken English
  • Learn about American culture
  • Offered multiple times per year

Academic Programs

Courses will be offered in person for Fall 2021.


Open University

Take SF State undergraduate & graduate classes without formal admission. Some online classes available.

Open University

Professional Development Certificates

We offer online courses and certificate programs to help you get your start, change careers or advance.