Customized Programs

SF State can create a short-term study abroad plan for your students, tailored to your university's needs and offered on your schedule. To find out how your organization can partner with SF State, contact the Director of Recruitment and Partner Relations, Alexander Chang, at

Sample Programs

PDPI Brazil English Teachers Program class in session

PDPI Brazil English Teachers Program

San Francisco State University welcomed 26 teachers from Brazil for the PDPI Brazil English Teachers Program (Programa de Desenvolvimento Profissional para Professores de Lingua Inglesa nos EUA) in January 2018. SF State designed a tailored curriculum to provide the teachers with a robust training program in English teaching methodology.

  • Six-week program
  • Professional development for English teachers from Brazil
  • Teachers study English language and TEFL methodology
  • Exposure to U.S. culture and society

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

SF State partners with AIM Overseas for the Innovation & Entrepreneurship program, offered each January to Australian University students. This is a university-level program where students learn from experts on entrepreneurship, but also get access to companies and professionals working in San Francisco's dynamic start up and high-tech environments.