Are you thinking about studying English in the United States? The U.S. is the #1 international student destination thanks to many factors: the friendly people, the incredible education opportunities, and the culture are just a few of the reasons students choose the USA for study! But where in the U.S. should you go? Here are some reasons why you should study English in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Why You Should Study English in the San Francisco Bay Area
Great public transportation
The United States does not have a reputation for having excellent public transportation, but the Bay Area is an exception: public transportation is affordable, easy to use, and accessible in the Bay Area! Read our SF Bay Area Public Transportation Guide for information on how to use the area’s buses, trains, and metro.
Beautiful public spaces
Beaches, plazas, parks: the Bay Area is known for its nature escapes and beautiful places! Check out our guide to Visiting Muir Woods and read our article Hiking in the Bay Area for some ideas about escaping to nature. Be sure to visit California’s beaches as well: our San Francisco Beaches Guide will help!
Focus on academics and industry
The Bay Area is home to some of the best colleges in the world (including UC Berkeley) and many incredible community colleges, with students who graduate and then attend UCB. In addition, the Bay Area is home to Silicon Valley and the tech industry: the opportunity and excitement of the area is in the air!
Big cities . . . but less stress
Many people are excited by big cities like New York, Paris, or London: what is special about San Francisco? The city has all of the energy of other big cities, but it also has something special: the relaxed vibe that beautiful California is known for. Quality of life is high in the Golden State!
San Francisco is a diverse city with residents from all over the world. What are you in the mood to eat? You can find it in the Bay Area: and it’s guaranteed to be delicious! Try fusion foods, California sushi, the Mission-style burrito (born in the Mission District of SF!), or delicious dim sum in Chinatown. Make sure to also try the area’s hip and fun coffee shops: SF is known for its coffee culture!