Summer in San Francisco (5 weeks)

Summer in San Francisco
5-Week Program for International Students


Dates and Fees

Dates & Fees

Course & Program Fees
In person: $3,599
Online: $395/unit, $2,370 (6 units)



Sample summer classes



How to apply & requirements

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Summer Registration Starts April 20


Summer 2021 registration will begin on April 20, 2021. For further information about the registration procedure, please visit Open University Registration.



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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).



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:

  • 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!

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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.