Summer in San Francisco (5 weeks)

Summer in San Francisco
5-Week Program for International Students


Dates and Fees

Dates & Fees

Dates, deadlines & cost
Course & Program Fees: $2,370*



Sample summer classes



How to apply & requirements


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Online Courses


Summer in San Francisco is now offered online. Students anywhere can take SF State online courses, attend a virtual orientation, and receive virtual advising and support.



A complete University experience in San Francisco!


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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!




About the Summer in San Francisco Program


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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
  • 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!

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Students can live in on-campus or off-campus housing.
Find out more on our Housing page.

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See what your daily life would be like on our sample student schedule.




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