San Francisco Summer School

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San Francisco Summer School & Courses

Exceptional academic summer programmes held in University of San Francisco colleges, designed and taught by expert tutors from world-class universities.

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Experience a summer programme
for high school students
in San Francisco, California

Welcome to the San Francisco Summer Experience, designed for individuals aged 15-18, offering a unique and enriching educational adventure. Embark on a journey where young learners can explore a diverse range of subjects and fully immerse themselves in the vibrant academic and cultural atmosphere of this iconic city by the bay. Step into the heart of our San Francisco Summer programmes, meticulously curated to provide a taste of academic exploration, all while embracing the innovative spirit that defines this dynamic city. We offer students exceptional instruction, sparking curiosity through interactive workshops and personalized mentorship. Beyond academics, these programmes encompass social and cultural experiences, allowing students to connect with peers and create lifelong memories. The San Francisco Summer School Experience aims to ignite intellectual curiosity, nurture personal growth, and equip students for their academic and personal journeys.

About Immerse Education Summer School

Immerse Education was founded in 2012 with the aim of providing students aged 13-18 with unparalleled educational experiences. We have educated thousands of students from around the world through our exceptional academic enrichment programmes in the leading academic institutions.

At Immerse, we are committed to the highest quality of education. Our programmes are unique in their focus on academic rigour, stimulating our participant’s intellectual curiosity in their chosen subjects.

Please note that Immerse Education is an independent organisation that privately contracts with San Francisco colleges and is not affiliated to the University of San Francisco nor its constituent colleges.

To learn more about Immerse Education, please visit our About Us page.

Our Alumni Says

I’ve enjoyed meeting new people with Immerse, people who have different passions than I do and are studying different courses – I have learned a lot from them.
Lady Margaret Hall, the college I’m staying in, is such a beautiful college. It’s got so many different areas we can study and play and have fun. I’ve also been learning so much about computer science, which is something I really enjoy.

I’m finding the course content extremely useful. I’ve learned so much in these two weeks and we’ve covered so many new topics that I hadn’t heard of. The relationship with my teacher has been fabulous – I can communicate with him very easily, and the teaching style is what I had expected, with university-style teaching methods.

I think this program has really helped me to to change my ideas about what I could expect from university, and it’s really helped me to make sure I enjoyed what I want to study in the future.

Gonzalo R
Attended Immerse in 2022
Residential Computer Science (16 - 18)
Our Alumni Says

Our tutor was amazing. He knew the answer to every question that you could think of about engineering, and knew about everyone’s specialist subjects and was happy to discuss opportunities in each field with us.

My favourite aspect of the programme would be going on trips such as the tour of the London Underground, and how engineering plays such a vital role. It’s so much easier to learn and focus when there’s something that’s always keeping your attention rather than just having to focus only on lectures and classroom learning.

The thing that I found the most fun was socialising with everyone, whether it’s engineers or the medics or business people. We’ve only known them for two weeks, and this sounds so cheesy, but I feel like I’ve known them for years because we’re always together, we’re always helping each other.

Ferris M
Attended Immerse in 2022
Career Insights Engineering Participant

San Francisco Summer School For High School Students

The educational content is carefully tailored to align with individual interests and strengths. Each participant is encouraged to fully unleash their potential. This programme goes beyond traditional summer offerings; we focus on intellectually stimulating courses within the captivating backdrop of San Francisco’s iconic landmarks and neighbourhoods.

The experience of living and learning in SF is unparalleled. Each part of the city carries its own unique history and character, reflecting the diversity and innovation that define the Bay Area. Learn more about the venues where the San Francisco Summer School Experience comes to life.

Live the life of a San Francisco student

Connect with our local mentor mentor families, comprised of students deeply connected to the spirit of San Francisco, who come together to offer an authentic insight into life in this vibrant city. Throughout your San Francisco summer experience, you’ll engage in a variety of activities that resonate with the city’s unique offering, ensuring you have ample opportunities to explore notable landmarks and the neighbourhoods you’re most excited to experience up close.

If you’re interested in competing against other students from a scholarship, check out the Immerse Education essay competition. Winners are awarded a full or partial scholarship to the summer programme or online course of a chosen subject. International students from all over the world take part in the opportunity to live and study like a Cambridge student, and to develop their academic skills in Cambridge whilst also taking part in a wide variety of social activities and field trips.

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Hear from previous summer's students

I think that Immerse Education so far has been a great opportunity to learn both more about the subject I’ve really been interested in, and also to get an insight on what life is like here in the UK and learning more about the traditions which are really different to my day to day life.

My economics classes here at Immerse have been really engaging. The classes are relatively small, which gives the potential for students to say their thoughts and debate, encouraging open thinking and conversations with the rest of the class.

I’ve been looking at various interesting topics, such as game theory, the issue of scarcity and managing resources, and the decision making of firms, which are topics that I had never seen before.

I’ve really enjoyed having lessons with my tutor because he makes lessons really compelling and engaging. He uses a structure which I really personally like, which has a mixture of both practical questions and discussions, which gives a really balanced approach. He has this really interesting and engaging way of tackling the subject, which makes it really easy to follow and to understand.

Paula M
Attended Immerse in 2022
Residential Economics (16 - 18)

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