Summer in San Francisco

Summer in San Francisco




How to apply & requirements

Dates and Fees

Dates & Fees

Course & program fees



Sample summer classes



Where you will live



Sample student schedule

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Summer 2022 Important Information


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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 2022 Registration


Summer 2022 registration will open in April. Check back for details.



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, through field trips, social activities and visits to famous neighborhoods, museums and more!

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Earn University Credit

Take two university courses of your choice and AU 110 Living in San Francisco (seven 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 in person and online in synchronous, bichronous and asynchronous formats in 5, 8 and 10-week sessions
  • Study and live in a real American university campus
  • Experience San Francisco like locals do
  • 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




Cost and Length

Cost: $3,162* (5 week in person), $6,324 (10 week in person), $395 per unit (online)
Length: 5 Weeks
When to Start: Summer

*Cost for in-person program includes course tuition for 6 units (5 weeks) or 12 units (6 weeks), mandatory/miscellaneous fees, and Living in San Francisco course. Six units per 5-week session is considered full time in summer.