Summer in San Francisco (5 weeks)

Summer in San Francisco
5-Week Program for International Students




How to apply & requirements

Dates and Fees

Dates & Fees

Course & program fees



Sample summer classes


Summer 2021 Housing

Where you will live



Sample student schedule

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Summer 2021 Important Information


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Modified In-Person Program


A modified in-person Summer in San Francisco program is available in Summer 2021. Take AU: 110 Living in San Francisco in person with a small cohort, and choose any two online classes from over 600 options. Live on the SF State campus. Experience life in San Francisco. Program begins on July 1. Apply now!

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In-Person or Online Courses


Summer in San Francisco is now offered in person and online. Students attending in person must be enrolled full time. Students taking the program online may enroll in SF State classes from anywhere and can enroll in the number of units that best meets their needs. All Summer in SF participants attending online or in person will attend an orientation, receive advising and support and have the opportunity to participate in a robust activities program (in person or online).

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Summer 2021 Registration


Summer 2021 registration is now under way. For further information about the registration procedure, please visit Open University Registration..



About the Program


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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! Enjoy everything San Francisco and the Bay Area have to offer, including planned trips, social activities and visits to high-tech companies!

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Earn University Credit

Take two university courses (six 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!

A Complete University Experience in San Francisco!

In the Summer in San Francisco program you will:

  • Choose from over 600 courses to be offered online in synchronous, bichronous and asynchronous formats in 5, 8 and 10-week sessions
  • Study and live in a real American university campus
  • Visit San Francisco neighborhoods famous for their unique culture, arts, businesses and more
  • See firsthand how innovation and entrepreneurship influence every aspect of life in San Francisco, from technology to food
  • Receive an unlimited transportation pass for local buses and trains
  • Experience San Francisco like locals do!




Cost and Length

Cost: $3,599* (Campus), $395 per unit (online)
Length: 5 Weeks
When to Start: Summer


*$395/unit. 6 units per 5-week session is considered full-time in summer.