Academic Year Abroad

For students and adults ages 16 and above

EF

San Francisco

Why you'll love EF San Francisco

Discover EF’s school located in the popular Fisherman’s Wharf area of San Francisco.

Modern school located on an historic cable car line in the city center

Newly-renovated interiors include spacious student lounge with incredible views of the Golden Gate Bridge

Modern classrooms with the latest learning technology

Walking distance to Pier 39, Union Square and Ghirardelli Square


2-minute walk to the nearest public transportation stop


Famous for its fog-shrouded vistas, old-fashioned cable cars and flourishing art scene – San Francisco is a haven for the adventurous. Experience it all from our school located in the Fisherman’s Wharf District.

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Modern building

EF International Language Center San Francisco
2748 Hyde Street
San Francisco, CA 94109, United States

Your pathway to fluency

Combined language and academic studies. You’ll achieve language fluency with your personalized program – while focusing on the career or academic pursuit of your choice.

  • EF GENERAL PROGRAM

    A well-rounded program of language study

    26

    lessons of 40 minutes per week

    • 16 General Language Lessons
    • 4 iLab Language Lessons
    • 4 Special Interest Lessons
    • 2 Lecture Sessions

    Levels:
    Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

    Start date:
    January, April, June, September

    Length:
    6 months, 9 months, 11 months

    Our trusted General program is where your educational experience abroad begins. You’ll learn both inside and outside the classroom as you combine language study with academic projects – stockpiling a wealth of knowledge to kick-start your future.

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  • EF Advanced Diploma in English for Business

    Gain insight into today’s successful business practices while learning the trade language of the corporate world.

    32

    lessons of 40 minutes per week

    • 16 General Language Lessons
    • 4 iLab Language Lessons
    • 10 Special Interest Lessons
    • 2 Lecture Sessions

    Available at
    New York, Boston, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, London, Bristol and Sydney

    Levels
    Intermediate to Advanced

    Length
    6 or 9 months

    Start dates
    January, April and September

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  • CAMBRIDGE ENGLISH (FCE, CAE, CPE)

    PROVE YOUR FLUENCY WITH AN OFFICIAL EXAM

    32

    lessons of 40 minutes per week

    • 16 General Language Lessons
    • 10 Special Interest Lessons
    • 4 iLab Language Lessons
    • 2 Lecture Sessions

    Levels:
    Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

    Start date:
    January, April, June, September

    Length:
    6 months, 9 months, 11 months

    Improve job prospects or gain entrance to university with a qualification that will never expire. This is an ideal course for students with a wide range of goals, from university entrance or getting a job, to measuring their current language level.

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  • TOEFL & TOEIC

    32

    lessons of 40 minutes per week

    • 16 General Language Lessons
    • 10 Special Interest Lessons
    • 4 iLab Language Lessons
    • 2 Lecture Sessions

    Levels:
    Intermediate, Advanced

    Start date:
    January, April, June, September

    Length:
    6 months, 9 months, 11 months

    Measure your ability to use North American English in an everyday workplace or academic settings. This program is ideal for students planning North American university study, or preparing for an international career.

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  • EF UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION YEAR

    PREPARE FOR UNIVERSITY STUDY

    32

    lessons of 40 minutes per week

    Levels:
    Upper, Intermediate, Advanced

    Start dates:
    January, April, June, September

    Length:
    6 months, 9 months, 11 months

    Description:

    Our EF University Foundation Year prepares you thoroughly for the challenges of higher education: this nine-month intensive program bridges the gap between your previous education and what is expected at an English- or German-speaking university. A six-month fast-track option is available in destinations worldwide for eligible students. Students who successfully complete our program are guaranteed admission to one of our 150 partner institutions in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Singapore and Germany.

    The proof is in our results: 100% of our alumni have either gained preferred entry into one of our partner universities or have earned placement at other prestigious universities, including the University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, London School of Economics and Political Science, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Sydney and the University of Munich.

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  • EF PRE-MBA

    Gain the skills you need for success in acquiring a postgraduate degree.

    30 or 32

    LESSONS OF 40 MINUTES PER WEEK

    Levels:
    Upper Intermediate to advanced

    Length:
    6 or 9 months

    Start dates:
    January, April, June and September

    Description:
    The EF Pre-MBA programme will give you the English, academic and reflective skills needed to succeed on a top ranked MBA programme as well as expert guidance on making a competitive application.

    Personalize your program
    Study for either six or nine months in your choice of academic subjects, such as International Business, Marketing, Law, Social Sciences and many more. Build the necessary language, research and study skills you will need to succeed in a demanding Englishspeaking academic environment. Following this, you will take specialized module classes in an academic area of your choice, to help prepare you for your postgraduate degree. We will also prepare you for the necessary exams required for admission such as IELTS, TOEFL, GMAT and GRE.

    Specialist staff support to help you succeed
    As part of your program, a University Pathway Manager will be assigned to provide support in researching, selecting and applying for post-graduate programs. Throughout the duration of your EF program, this specialist staff member will be available to offer continuing support and counseling.

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  • PRE-MASTERS

    Secure guaranteed entry into a top-ranked Master’s program.

    30 or 32

    LESSONS OF 40 MINUTES PER WEEK

    Program details: 

    30 lessons of 40 minutes per week in the UK (20 hours) 

    32 lessons of 40 minutes per week in the US, Australia, and Germany (21 hours) 

    Levels: 

    Upper Intermediate to Advanced Program 

    Duration: 

    6, 9 or 11 months 

    Start dates: 

    January, April, June, and September 

    Locations: EF London, EF Cambridge, EF New York, EF Boston, EF San Francisco, EF Sydney, EF Munich 

    Complete Skillset 

    The EF Pre-Master’s Program is ideal for non-native English and non-native German speakers who want to enter a postgraduate degree program at an international university in the UK, US, Canada, Australia or Germany: gain all of the linguistic and academic skills necessary for postgraduate studies while getting the confidence to succeed in your chosen subject. 

    Personalized Program 

    Study for 6, 9 or 11 months and choose from academic subjects, such as International Business, Marketing, Law, Art & Design and many more. During the program, you will build the necessary language, research, and study skills to thrive in a demanding academic environment. Specialized module classes combined with preparation for IELTS, TOEFL, GMAT, and GRE exams will help you get ready for your postgraduate studies. 

    Specialized Staff 

    As part of your program, University Pathway Managers will provide individual guidance, continuing support, and professional advice about applying to the university of your choice. They will help with the application process, prepare you for interviews, assist you with essays, and make sure your applications are received prior to their deadlines.

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Prices for San Francisco

With start dates in January, April, June and September and programs lasting 6, 9 and 11 months – you can study when it’s most convenient for you.

Tuition, accommodation and meals included

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