English school in
San Francisco USA Embassy English USA

Like the idea of staying in one of the USA’s coolest cities packed with arts, culture and nightlife? If so, our English school in San Francisco, California could be for you.

Why you’ll love Embassy English San Francisco

Students love our central location on Market Street in Union Square, full of shops and restaurants - THE spot to socialise after class.

Getting around the city is easy.  Use the great value BART public transport right next to our school or see the city from one of the world-famous cable cars. Embassy’s social programme will help you explore San Francisco and make new friends.

When in San Francisco…
See the seals at Pier 39 or ride your bicycle across the Golden Gate Bridge

Facilities and highlights

  • WiFi-enabled
  • IT suite
  • Interactive whiteboards
  • Activities
  • University application counselling
  • Student lounge
  • Central location
  • Close to historic neighbourhoods
Embassy San Francisco residence - study bedroom
Embassy San Francisco residence - kitchen
*Although you may not stay in the accommodation pictured, you will stay in accommodation of a very similar quality.

Student Residence

Have fun sharing a residence with other international students

Distance from school

25 minutes by bicycle or bus

Meals provided

Self-catering or 13 per week (breakfast and evening meal Monday-Saturday, brunch on Sunday)


Single and shared rooms with private/shared bathrooms

Other facilities

See factsheet

Homestay (live with a host family)

Live with an English-speaking host and practise your English every day!

Distance from school

Maximum 60 minutes by public transport

Meals provided

14 per week (breakfast/evening meal)


Single and shared rooms

Homestay breakfast only

Live with an English speaking host (breakfast only)

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Students catch a tram on the Palm-fringed streets of San Francisco

Local facilities

Nearest bus stop: Corner of the street
Nearest shopping centre: 2 minutes' walk
Nearest park: 10 minutes' walk
Nearest post office: 3 minutes' walk
Nearest mosque: 15 minutes' walk
Nearest church: 15 minutes' walk
Nearest newsagent: Corner of the street
Nearest coffee shop: Across from the school
Nearest restaurant: Across the street
Nearest supermarket: 5 minutes' walk
Nearest bank: 3 minutes' walk

Travelling around the city

Take a bus, street car or famous Cable Car! The Monthly MUNI pass lets you have unlimited rides on all of these transportation systems for a month. The nearest Cable Car, BART and MUNI stop is Powell and 5th Street.

BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) offers fast, comfortable trains from both San Francisco and Oakland airports. The nearest BART station is Powell.

Sign at Fishermans Wharf, San Francisco English students shopping and sightseeing in San Francisco Beautiful houses of San Francisco Enjoy a coffee

Cost of Living

We currently advise that students should budget approximately US $350 per week. This will cover all basic transport, food and entertainment costs. (Last updated April 2013)

Sample prices (all in US $):

Item Price in US $
A cup of coffee (in a chain like Starbucks) 2.00
Can of Coca Cola 1.00
Big Mac 3.00
Three course meal in a reasonably priced restaurant 30.00
Takeaway, e.g. from a noodle bar 10.00
Cinema ticket 8.50
Nightclub entrance 5.00 - 20.00
Public transport 2.00
Taxi 7.00 - 15.00

Popular trips from San Francisco:

  • Yosemite National Park
  • Los Angeles & Santa Barbara
  • Las Vegas
  • Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Amusement Park

No two weeks are ever the same, but here's an idea of what to expect:

  • Bike over the Golden Gate Bridge
  • North Beach Tour
  • Nick’s Crispy Tacos evening
  • Chinatown Walking Tour and Fortune Cookie Factory
  • Trip to Alcatraz from Pier 39
  • Bay Cruises/Catamaran Sailing trip
  • Brewery Tours
  • Football, baseball, basketball games
  • Clubs (21 and over)
  • Bowling
  • Trendy San Francisco Mission District
  • Museums/Art galleries/Theatre
Visit the Island of Alcatraz Visit Golden Gate Bridge and Park Play team sports after class Visit Los Angeles Note: Actual activities may vary on arrival All activities and trips are optional and some will have a cost attached.

Finding our school

Near the intersections of Stockton, Ellis and Market Streets. Our school is around the corner from the Powell Street Station, the entrance is on Ellis Street.

Centre Director

John Lograsso


Embassy English San Francisco
800 Market Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102
Tel: +1 415 447 9014
Fax: +1 415 447 9024

School accreditation

See Awards and accreditations


Accessible to students with visual impairment, hearing impairment and wheelchairs.

For enquiries and bookings, call:

+1 857 362-8976

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