English Language Programs Information Session - Spring 2024

Join us for a virtual information session to learn about our English language programs for international students.

English for Academic Preparation

  • Learn English skills to prepare for American colleges and universities
  • Held at the SF State main campus
  • Offered in fall, spring and summer
  • Conditional admission to SF State

San Francisco Discover

  • Improve your spoken English
  • Two- to four-week programs
  • Student visa not required
  • Visit innovative companies, universities and San Francisco neighborhoods
  • Offered multiple times per year

RSVP to receive the Zoom information.

San Francisco Discover - Apply for Winter and Spring 2025

International Students - No Student Visa Required

Improve your English, and experience the entrepreneurial and innovative City of San Francisco. San Francisco Discover is an English language and culture program that uses the city of San Francisco as the classroom. The program combines language study with excursions throughout the City’s colorful and exciting neighborhoods.

As a student in the program you will improve your English skills while you learn how San Francisco has become a global center of entrepreneurship and innovation. You will have the opportunity to explore the arts, business, culture and technology of the city as you practice your English skills with locals from a variety of backgrounds. Two- to four-week sessions are available.


Winter: Apply by November 15 to start in January
Spring: Apply by December 15 to start in February

EAP Merit Scholarship - Apply by July 1 for Fall 2024

Merit Scholarship for English for Academic Preparation (EAP) & Gateway Students

Fall Application Deadline: July 1

Students enrolling in the EAP and Gateway programs are eligible to receive a merit scholarship from SF State's College of Professional & Global Education. Students are eligible to receive the scholarship each term of EAP and Gateway full-term enrollment.

Fall Scholarship Amount: $500

How to Apply

See the Scholarship page for details.

New Program: STEM Exploration – Apply by November 15 for Winter 2025

New International Program Blends STEM and English Skills

In our new STEM Exploration Program, students will gain English language skills while exploring applied Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) in the San Francisco Bay Area. Student activities include site visits to experience and learn about topics including computer science, engineering, mathematics, life sciences and environmental sustainability. The program is designed for undergraduate and graduate students and professionals. There are two- to four-week programs available. No student visa (F-1) required. ESTA or B-2 Visa.

Advance Your Knowledge

  • Learn and discuss current topics in applied science and technology
  • Create and deliver short academic presentations
  • Practice listening and speaking English in and out of the classroom

Apply by November 15, 2024 to Start in January 2025

Find out more about this new program, and apply today to start in winter.

English for Academic Preparation - Apply by July 15 for Fall 2024

International Students - Study English in San Francisco, America's Most International City

The English for Academic Preparation (EAP) program gives you an opportunity to study in beautiful San Francisco, California, and learn English in an intensive language program that emphasizes university preparation and academic skills.

Apply Now for Fall - Starts August 19, 2024

  • Prepare to study in an American university.
  • Learn English in an intensive language program that emphasizes university preparation and academic skills.
  • Study on campus at San Francisco State University.
  • Conditional admission to SF State is available.

Find out more about EAP.

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