San Francisco Discover - Apply by November 15 for Winter 2024

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 at the San Francisco State University campus and SF State Downtown Campus, 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. Apply by November 15 to start in January.

English Language Programs Information Session - Fall 2023

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

Tuesday, August 1
4:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time

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

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