Visa & Age Requirement

Visa Requirement

The San Francisco Discover Program is a part-time, non-credit program for people who wish to improve their English in the United States. The program is for people whose main purpose in the US is not academic study. People with many types of visas and immigration status may participate in the San Francisco Discover Program. Please contact the ALI with any questions about visas and immigration.

The American Language Institute does not issue an I-20 for an F-1 visa for the San Francisco Discover Program.

Note: If you have an F-1 visa, you may enroll in the San Francisco Discover Program if you will be on an academic break in July. Please check with your current school to be sure you are able to take an academic break.

If you are interested in the ALI academic preparation program that issues an I-20 for an F-1 visa, please visit the ALI English for Academic Preparation website.

Age Requirement

You must be 18 years old to join the San Francisco Discover Program.