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San Francisco
Centre guide
Welcome! San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities in the United States. The city is
full of steep hills which offer views of the ocean, Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge at
every turn. Being in a bay, San Francisco is surrounded by water – you can enjoy a walk on
the beach or watch crashing waves against rocks at Land’s End. Even the mysterious fog
has its own beauty.
Beyond its splendor though, it is an open and welcoming city where no matter who you are,
you can find a home in the City by the Bay.
 

 

 

CA 94102 For information and bookings: iacusa@studygroup.   San Francisco Study Centre Meet the team John Lograsso Center Director Angela PastoreNikitenko Program Manager Contacts th Address: 800 Market Street 4 Floor. San Francisco.embassyenglish.studygroup.com Partner information and on-line bookings: https://partners.com Phone: +1 (415) 447 9014 Website: www.com Emergency telephone number: +1 (888) 881 5415 Phone from outside the USA: +1 (610) 906 3462     .

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sun and a cool breeze can be expected. San Francisco’s Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival in August Golden Gate Park www.000 costume-clad runners and walkers push off at 8 am. Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge at every turn. and educational booths. technology and activism cultures.baytobreakers. Bay to Breakers in May The Embarcadero to the Great Hwy www. It is usually between 60°F and 70°.863 Climate The weather is very mild in San Francisco. and the Chinatown Community Street Fair. tens of thousands of people have gathered in San Francisco to see the world's largest footrace unfold as more than 70. San Francisco temperatures seldom dip below 50°F or reach 90°F.hardlystrictlybluegrass.com Since 1912.com This free celebration of music in the park includes a who’s who of top entertainment. Population 825.” Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in October Hellman Hollow. How Weird Street Faire in March Howard and Second Streets www. Golden Gate Park www. food and vendors from around the world. Its summers are famously foggy and autumn is sunny though brisk.sfoutsidelands.   San Francisco Study Centre City Information The City San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities in the United States. you can find a home in the City by the Bay.chineseparade. Pack a jacket even in August! Major local events Chinese New Year Parade and Celebration in February www. Being in a bay.howweird.com The festivities ushering in the Year of the Snake include a Chinese New Year Flower Fair Miss Chinatown USA Pageant (February 16). It's all built around a fantastic parade. Beyond its splendor though. wine. Our school offers a prime location to view the parade from Market street and students enjoy gathering and watching from the school. The city is full of steep hills which offer views of the ocean. it is an open and welcoming city where no matter who you are.” the event includes nine stages of music over seven city blocks. “according to Rolling Stone. Gay Pride Parade attracts hundreds of thousands of people from around the world and is considered one of the biggest Pride parades in the world. Usually. Even the mysterious fog has its own beauty.com This huge event in Golden Gate Park has upped the ante on music festivals going green and “leveraged San Francisco’s food. Useful city links www.sanfrancisco.org Billed as a “street fair for the 21st century. “for a one-of-a-kind world-class experience.travel   . San Francisco is surrounded by water – you can enjoy a walk on the beach or watch crashing waves against rocks at Land’s End.

org and http://maps. Our entrance is on Ellis Street. Many others are nearby.bart. take the exit marked: Market and Ellis.7. The Powell Street Muni lines are J. Transfer to your accommodation Please use Google Maps to find the correct public transportation option to the center.6. T. 5.L.31.gov/ MUNI: This is all public transportation in San Francisco including busses and transit lines.21.com/ – Directions around the Bay Area Nextmuni. Many busses come to this corner. 66 come directly to Market and Ellis.511.com – This web site will tell you when your bus is coming. Bus Bus lines No.com/     . Powell Station is a Muni and BART stop.   San Francisco Study Centre How to find us Directions to the San Francisco Centre The San Francisco Study Centre is located on the corner of Market and Ellis Street with the entrance on the Ellis Street side (marked by the star).N.K. Useful transport links Transit. http://www.sfmta. Train Nearest BART stop is Powell Station.google. BART – Bay Area Rapid Transit This is like a subway – http://www.9.M.

Each floor has views of bustling downtown. The school is WiFi enabled and requires an entry key to enter.       Facilities list • • • •     14 classrooms Student lounge area Computer Lab with 22 computers Ping Pong Table .   San Francisco Study Centre Facilities The San Francisco Study Centre is in a modern flatiron building designed by a popular local architect.

12 June 29 June . Minimum age 18 Course length Minimum 4 weeks. reading and writing skills for everyday use.11 September 21 September .04 December English in Action (USA) Students improve their English language skills in a real world business. listening. Entry level A1 Elementary Number of lessons available Standard programme 20 x 50 minute lessons Intensive Programme 28 x 50 minute lessons Average class size 15 Start dates Every Monday Language Semester Abroad A long-term general English course – the perfect solution for students looking to gain fluency during a gap year of study abroad. The standard programme follows a core general English syllabus and the intensive programme combines the core general English programme with electives. One free exam is offered for each level – TOEIC. This course is the most cost-effective way to improve your English. FCE. It is offered in two versions: Standard and Intensive.   San Francisco Study Centre Courses General English Communication Skills – Core + General English Electives TOEFL Exam Core Language Semester Abroad English in Action Vacation and Travel English One-to-one Lessons Course Descriptions: General English A structured programme to suit all levels. community or educational setting after they complete their schooling. this course follows a general English syllabus and it is an ideal way to develop your speaking. CAE and TOEFL Entry level A2 pre-intermediate. placement 4 – 8 weeks Entry level B1 intermediate Exit level B2+ Upper Intermediate Number of lessons available 20. to make faster progress and to customize your course. 28 – Students may do this programme while their Student Visa or ESTA Visa waiver is valid   . It enables you to study in more depth. A1 Elementary enrolled in general English until they reach A2 Course length One to four 11-week terms Number of lessons available Standard Programme 20 x 50 minute lessons Intensive Programme 28 x 50 minute lessons Maximum class size 15 Course dates 05 January .20 March 30 March .

Entry level 0 Beginner Number of lessons available Blocks of 5 lessons weekly. Entry level B1 Intermediate Course length Minimum four weeks Number of lessons available Standard Programme 20 x 50 minute CS lessons Intensive Programme 08 x 50 minute elective lessons Maximum class size 15 Start dates Every Monday Vacation and Travel English Spend your vacation improving your English and travelling the USA. classes and social situations.   San Francisco Study Centre One-to-one Lessons Private lessons designed to meet individual students’ needs and goals. Monday to Thursday. added to either standard or intensive programme Maximum class size 1 Start dates Every Monday 05 x 50 minute lessons 10 x 50 minute lessons Communication Skills This course develops oral communication and presentation skills students need to success in both work and academic settings. Available only on a tourist visa or under the visa waiver scheme Entry level A1 Elementary Number of lessons available 16 x 50 minute lessons. Course length 4 weeks minimum Entry level B1 Intermediate Number of lessons available Standard Programme 20 x 50 minute TOEFL lessons Intensive Programme 08 x 50 minute elective lessons Maximum class size 15   Electives: Business Communication Skills English for Academic Purposes Exam Preparation     . Friday group activities in the city Maximum class size 15 Start dates Every Monday TOEFL Exam Preparation Structured courses with teachers experienced in studying for and achieving success in internationally recognized examinations. Improve overall speaking ability and gain confidence in meetings.

once at the center.Grand-Canyon Morning General English classes run from 08:30 to 12:10. Your first day On the first day of school. First day schedule 08:45 – 09:15 09:15 – 10:15 10:15 – 11:00 11:00 – 11:30 11:00 – 11:30 11:30 – 14:00 14:00 – 14:30     Welcome / Document Collection Placement Test – Written Portion Orientation Placement Test – Speaking portion ID Card Photos and Entry Key Break for lunch Return documents and distribute schedules .-Las-Vegas. please report to the centre at 8:45AM. Please bring the following documents: passport.Sunday Check-out-Activityboard-for-Weekendday-trips-and-2-dayexcursions. and afternoon General English classes run from 14:40 to 18:20.) Saturday.   San Francisco Study Centre Sample timetable Time 8:30 12:10 Monday Tuesday- Wendesday Thursday Friday- Friday- Core-Class Core-Class Core-Class Core-Class Core-Class USA-:-Vacation and-Travel- Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Elective-Classes Elective-Classes Elective-Classes Elective-Classes Elective-Classes Core-Class Core-Class Core-Class Core-Class Core-Class Visit%to%the%Museum Visit%to%Grace%Cathedral Visit%to%the%Castro Visit%to%Land's%End 12:40 14:20 14:50 18:30 Optional-FridayActivity Bringing-English-toLife-Workshops-inthe-City-(City-Hall. I94.-:-LosAngeles. I20 insurance and Financial Guarantee Letter (if applicable). You will be placed in one of these schedules depending on your level and available space. visa. it is possible to request a change of schedule which will be accommodated as soon as an opening in your level becomes available. Electives for Intensive students run from 12:40 to 14:20.-etc.CA:Berkeley.

  . Either way. We have dedicated staff that will help you with any concerns you have.   San Francisco Study Centre Accommodation We want to make sure you’re comfortable and safe throughout your time with us. desk. water bills add up quickly! Professional Security Minimal security Flexible room booking 12 month commitment required for most apartments Homestay Live with an English-speaking host and practice your English every day! Most families live less than 40 minutes away by public transport. electric. cable. wardrobe. chair. We value our students and our homestay providers very highly and believe that your accommodation is just as important as your academic course. please make sure your preferences are stated clearly in the application. etc. Choose to stay with a host family in their home or enjoy the community feeling of living in a residence. lamp. We also want to ensure that your English language learning continues outside the classroom. gas. linen. Trying to decide between staying in one of Embassy’s Residences and finding an apartment on your own? Consider these differences… Embassy Student Residence Non-Embassy Accommodation Social environment Make new friends with classmates you live with! Isolated at home Embassy and Residence staff at your service! Maintenance problem? Good luck getting the landlord’s help! Fully furnished rooms with bed. We try to match you with the right homestay host so that you can enjoy each other’s company and also have the chance to learn about similarities and differences in culture and lifestyle. your accommodation will help to make your Embassy Experience a memorable one. Choose between half board (breakfast and evening meal) or just breakfast. TV. *premium rooms also have kitchenettes Small or no deposit Buy all your furniture Often one to three months’ rent deposit All utility bills included $0 £0 Internet. Students can also choose between single or shared rooms.

The Columbus Residence is an ideal location for the independent student who enjoys city living. Boston MA 02111.Columbus Residence . the Columbus Residence showcases the charm of old San Francisco. and Chinatown. The residence is conveniently located in the North Beach neighborhood. $25 Cleaning fee Minimum Age 18+ Board Basis Bathroom Travel Time to Centre Check in/out Linen Amenities Laundry Room Cleaned Kitchen Embassyenglish. bike.00 Shared .Room and Key Deposit .30 Aug *prices are valid at time of printing . Level 3.$ 275 Credit Card ** Additional Fee $75 placement fee.Room and Key Deposit . Towels not provided Shared kitchen Yes 112 Columbus Avenue San Francisco CA 94133 USA EMBASSY USA INTERNATIONAL ADMISSIONS CENTER 41 West Street. Room type Prices year round Single Shared Single 5+ weeks Shared 5+ weeks $455 USD $280 USD $385 USD $238 USD Summer Supplement Price per week No Deposit (refundable) Single . to the Embassy Study Centre.F +1 857 362 7336 iacusa@studygroup. It is common for students to walk.San Francisco 2015 Residence Fact Sheet Located in a completely remodeled historic building in Jackson Square. the Ferry Building. or even skateboard. USA .$425. located only 15 minutes from the residence.T +1 857 362 8980 . Students are minutes from the Transamerica Pyramid.com Self catering Shared 15 minutes walk 15:00/11:00 Bed linens provided. which offers dozens of cafes and restaurants for students to try.com Weekly Common area with shared kitchen **Summer Supplement applies: 21 June.

or a short bus ride.com Half board Shared 25 minutes walk 15:00/11:00 Bed linens and towels provided 24-hour reception Yes 1570 Sutter Street San Francisco CA 94109 USA EMBASSY USA INTERNATIONAL ADMISSIONS CENTER 41 West Street. USA . Boston MA 02111. Embassy students love the Kenmore for its proximity to downtown and its community-based atmosphere. The Embassy Study Centre is only a 25 minute walk.00 for a monthly pass. a major street which provides great access to public transportation for Embassy students.30 Aug *prices are valid at time of printing .50 for a one-way ticket. which has great dining and shopping options. Level 3.com Weekly No **Summer Supplement applies: 21 June.San Francisco 2015 Residence Fact Sheet The Kenmore hotel is located in the residential neighborhood of Cathedral Hill in San Francisco and is close to Van Ness.F +1 857 362 7336 iacusa@studygroup. and is also near several community parks.Kenmore . Room type Prices year round Single Shared Single 5+ weeks Shared 5+ weeks $469 USD $287 USD $448 USD $280 USD Summer Supplement Price per week No Deposit (refundable) $20 Key Deposit Cash ** Additional Fee $75 placement fee Minimum Age 18+ Board Basis Bathroom Travel Time to Centre Check in/out Linen Amenities Laundry Room Cleaned Kitchen Embassyenglish.00 to $76. Bus passes are $2. from the residence. and cost $66. The residence is close to the Filmore district.T +1 857 362 8980 .

Japantown and Russian Hill . USA .Monroe .com Half board Shared 25 minutes walk 15:00/11:00 Bed linens and towels provided Half-board meal plan with brunch on weekends Yes 1870 Sacramento Street San Francisco CA 94109 USA EMBASSY USA INTERNATIONAL ADMISSIONS CENTER 41 West Street.F +1 857 362 7336 iacusa@studygroup. Level 3.San Francisco 2015 Residence Fact Sheet Located in the prestigious Pacific Heights area.com Weekly No **Summer Supplement applies: 21 June. The Monroe Hotel is an excellent choice for those seeking planned meals versus eating out. Lafayette Park. Students also enjoy the Monroe for its proximity to Filmore St.T +1 857 362 8980 ..30 Aug *prices are valid at time of printing .culturally-rich neighbourhoods great for exploration. Room type Prices year round Single Shared Single 5+ weeks Shared 5+ weeks $469 USD $287 USD $448 USD $280 USD Summer Supplement Price per week No Deposit (refundable) $20 Key Deposit Cash ** Additional Fee $75 placement fee Minimum Age 16+ Board Basis Bathroom Travel Time to Centre Check in/out Linen Amenities Laundry Room Cleaned Kitchen Embassyenglish. the Monroe is fully equipped with a spacious gameroom and television lounge. Boston MA 02111.

Room type Prices year round Summer Supplement** Price per week Deposit (refundable) Single Single 5+ weeks Shared Shared 5+ weeks $455 USD $413 USD $280 USD $238 USD No $225 Credit Card Additional Fee $75 placement fee Minimum Age 16+ Board Basis Bathroom Travel Time to Centre Check in/out Linen Amenities Laundry Room Cleaned Kitchen Embassyenglish.com Self catering En suite 8 minutes walk 15:00/11:00 Bed linens and towels provided Common area includes: microwave.T +1 857 362 8980 .San Francisco 2015 Residence Fact Sheet The Sheldon Hotel is a 4-minute walk from San Francisco’s main public transportation hub. Independent and social students will enjoy staying at the Sheldon Hotel. The Embassy Study Center is easily accessible and only 8 minutes away by foot. The Sheldon Hotel offers a clean and convenient environment ideal for international students opting for both long-term and short-term stays. and is only two blocks from the vibrant Union Square. Boston MA 02111.F +1 857 362 7336 iacusa@studygroup. USA .com Weekly Common area with shared kitchen **Summer Supplement applies: 21 June. fully equipped communal kitchen and lounge Yes 629 Post Street San Francisco CA 94109 USA EMBASSY USA INTERNATIONAL ADMISSIONS CENTER 41 West Street. Level 3. San Francisco’s main retail and cultural center.30 Aug *prices are valid at time of printing .Sheldon .

Boston MA 02111. Students can buy a one-way MUNI ticket for $2. The Embassy Study Centre is easily accessible and a ten-minute MUNI ride away.com Refrigerator upon request **Summer Supplement applies: 21 June. USA . the Twin Peaks offers students the opportunity to enjoy all of the nightlife and cultural activities that San Francisco has to offer. Room type Prices year round Summer Supplement** Price per week Deposit (refundable) Single Single 5+ weeks $280 USD $238 USD No $20 Key Deposit Cash or Credit Card Additional Fee $75 placement fee Minimum Age 18+ Board Basis Bathroom Travel Time to Centre Check in/out Linen Amenities Laundry Room Cleaned Kitchen Embassyenglish.00-$76. the Twin Peaks is situated along a major MUNI route.25. Embassy students love the Twin Peaks for its laid-back atmosphere and centralized location. the Castro.F +1 857 362 7336 iacusa@studygroup. amazing restaurants. which provides quick and easy transportation to most city attractions. Level 3.Twin Peaks Residence . Near local boutiques.com Self catering Shared 10 minutes via subway 15:00/11:00 Bed linens and towels provided excellent location.San Francisco 2015 Residence Fact Sheet Located within walking distance of Church Street.30 Aug *prices are valid at time of printing . and quaint cafés. or purchase a monthly pass for $66.T +1 857 362 8980 . central to restaraunts and shopping Off site Twice weekly 2160 Market Street San Francisco CA 94114 USA EMBASSY USA INTERNATIONAL ADMISSIONS CENTER 41 West Street.00. and Dolores Park.

Room type Prices year round Single Shared Single 5+ weeks Shared 5+ weeks $455 USD $280 USD $385 USD $238 USD Summer Supplement Price per week No Deposit (refundable) $250 Credit Card ** Additional Fee $75 placement fee.San Francisco 2015 Residence Fact Sheet The Vantaggio Turk is located in a quaint section of San Francisco. Boston MA 02111. and the San Francisco Farmer’s Market. USA . $25 cleaning fee Minimum Age 16+ Board Basis Self catering. on the north side of the bay. The Embassy Study Centre is easily accessible. City Hall. Symphony Hall.Vantaggio Turk . the Asian Art Museum. complimentary continental breakfast daily Bathroom Shared or Private Travel Time to Centre 20 minutes walk Check in/out Linen Amenities Laundry Room Cleaned Kitchen Embassyenglish.30 Aug *prices are valid at time of printing .T +1 857 362 8980 .com Weekly Common area with shared kitchen **Summer Supplement applies: 21 June. and only 20 minutes on foot or 10 minutes by bus from the residence.com 15:00/11:00 Bed linens and towels provided self catering fully equipped community kitchen Yes 835 Turk Street San Francisco CA 94102 USA EMBASSY USA INTERNATIONAL ADMISSIONS CENTER 41 West Street. close to Hayes Valley. Level 3. Students who stay at the Vantaggio Turk enjoy living in a friendly and social environment.F +1 857 362 7336 iacusa@studygroup. the SF Public Library.

Incoming mail – Students are welcome to have mail sent directly to the school. Curtailments and Vacations Accommodation Assistance Student ID Card Student Proximity Card (entry key to building) Activity Program Insurance and suggestions for local hospitals. • • • • • • • • • Course Changes: Upgrades. WiFi connection Airport Transfers Activities Activity Price Walking tour of North Beach and views from Coit Tower $7 SF Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) Free! Professional Baseball Game $35 Outlet Shopping Trip $20 Napa Valley Wine Tasting $85 . clinics and dentists. Extensions.   San Francisco Study Centre Student services All centres have dedicated student support staff that can provide assistance with the following. Downgrades.

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