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English school in San Francisco: St Giles International

From 542.- EUR
570.- USD
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Key points

  • School with an excellent academic reputation in a city centre location.
  • Diverse student population
  • Good facilities and quality equipment
  • Very good program of extracurricular activities

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Exams
Cambridge (B2 First, C1 Advanced, C2 Proficiency), TOEFL, TOEIC
School size
L
Accommodations
Host family, Residence
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
27 years
Nationality mix
Switzerland, Japan, South Korea, etc..
ratings
222 authentic opinions

Our partner school is ideally located on Market Street in the centre of San Francisco just a short hop from Union Square. The language school is well-equipped and provides all the facilities necessary to allow you to study in the best conditions: 34 modern, spacious and bright classrooms, a language lab with a DVD library and two computer labs with quick and free internet access. The student café and a comfortable lounge await you during breaks to relax or chat with your new friends. Located close to the school, the Yerba Buena Gardens are a real oasis of peace in the heart of the city. It's perfect for relaxing after a day of class or a visit to the Museum of Modern Art, unless you’d rather discover the hills of San Francisco on one of the famous cable cars that can be caught directly opposite the school!

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Access to e-learning platform
  • Use of study centre
  • Learning progress monitoring
  • End-of-course report and certificate

Lowest prices guaranteed

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Standard course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 12 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 547.- EUR
(570.- USD)
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, breakfast only (private bathroom)
1
570 USD
984 USD
- USD
2
990 USD
1723 USD
- USD
3
1410 USD
2462 USD
- USD
4
1642 USD
3013 USD
3873 USD
6
2388 USD
4397 USD
5687 USD
8
3006 USD
5653 USD
7373 USD
12
4314 USD
8237 USD
10817 USD
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.01 / 18.02 / 19.04 / 27.05 / 04.07 / 02.09 / 28.11 / 29.11.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Check-in times for host family stays are from 10:00 - 20:00 on Sundays.

Semi-intensive course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 586.- EUR
(610.- USD)
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
+ 2 self-study
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, breakfast only (private bathroom)
1
610 USD
1024 USD
- USD
2
1070 USD
1803 USD
- USD
3
1530 USD
2582 USD
- USD
4
1782 USD
3153 USD
4013 USD
6
2598 USD
4607 USD
5897 USD
8
3302 USD
5949 USD
7669 USD
12
4698 USD
8621 USD
11201 USD
16
6214 USD
11413 USD
14853 USD
24
6798 USD
14549 USD
19709 USD
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.01 / 18.02 / 19.04 / 27.05 / 04.07 / 02.09 / 28.11 / 29.11.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Check-in times for host family stays are from 10:00 - 20:00 on Sundays.

Intensive course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 630.- EUR
(656.- USD)
Lessons
28 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:50 + 14:00-15:50 (Mon-Thu)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, breakfast only (private bathroom)
1
656 USD
1070 USD
- USD
2
1162 USD
1895 USD
- USD
3
1668 USD
2720 USD
- USD
4
1978 USD
3349 USD
4209 USD
6
2892 USD
4901 USD
6191 USD
8
3734 USD
6381 USD
8101 USD
12
5274 USD
9197 USD
11777 USD
16
6982 USD
12181 USD
15621 USD
24
7302 USD
15053 USD
20213 USD
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.01 / 18.02 / 19.04 / 27.05 / 04.07 / 02.09 / 28.11 / 29.11.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Check-in times for host family stays are from 10:00 - 20:00 on Sundays.

Standard course beginner

Beginner to Beginner, 2 / 3 / 4 week(s)
2 week(s) - From 991.- EUR
(1032.- USD)
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
Course duration
2 / 3 / 4 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Beginner
Students/class
max. 8
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, breakfast only (private bathroom)
2
1032 USD
1765 USD
- USD
3
1473 USD
2525 USD
- USD
4
1718 USD
3089 USD
3949 USD
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
07.01 / 04.02 / 01.04 / 10.06 / 05.08 / 07.10.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.01 / 18.02 / 19.04 / 27.05 / 04.07 / 02.09 / 28.11 / 29.11.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Check-in times for host family stays are from 10:00 - 20:00 on Sundays.

Intensive course beginner

Beginner to Beginner, 2 / 3 / 4 week(s)
2 week(s) - From 1164.- EUR
(1212.- USD)
Lessons
28 of 50 minutes
Course duration
2 / 3 / 4 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Beginner
Students/class
max. 8
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:50 + 14:00-15:50 (Mon-Thu)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, breakfast only (private bathroom)
2
1212 USD
1945 USD
- USD
3
1743 USD
2795 USD
- USD
4
2070 USD
3441 USD
4301 USD
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
07.01 / 04.02 / 01.04 / 10.06 / 05.08 / 07.10.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.01 / 18.02 / 19.04 / 27.05 / 04.07 / 02.09 / 28.11 / 29.11.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Check-in times for host family stays are from 10:00 - 20:00 on Sundays.

Secret cities

Lower intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 4 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 960.- EUR
(1000.- USD)
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 4 week(s)
Levels
Lower intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
18 years
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, breakfast only (private bathroom)
1
1000 USD
1414 USD
- USD
2
1850 USD
2583 USD
- USD
3
2700 USD
3752 USD
- USD
4
3550 USD
4921 USD
5781 USD
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 1 wk
24.06 / 01.07 / 08.07 / 15.07 / 22.07 / 29.07 / 05.08 / 12.08 / 19.08.2019
Starting dates 2 wk
24.06 / 01.07 / 08.07 / 15.07 / 22.07 / 29.07 / 05.08 / 12.08 / 19.08.2019
Starting dates 3 wk
24.06 / 01.07 / 08.07 / 15.07 / 22.07 / 29.07 / 05.08 / 12.08.2019
Starting dates 4 wk
24.06 / 01.07 / 08.07 / 15.07 / 22.07 / 29.07 / 05.08.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.01 / 18.02 / 19.04 / 27.05 / 04.07 / 02.09 / 28.11 / 29.11.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Check-in times for host family stays are from 10:00 - 20:00 on Sundays.

Cambridge course (B2 First), 20 lessons/week

Intermediate to Advanced, 10 / 12 week(s)
10 week(s) - From 3571.- EUR
(3720.- USD)
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
Course duration
10 / 12 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, breakfast only (private bathroom)
10
3720 USD
7005 USD
9155 USD
12
4314 USD
8237 USD
10817 USD
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 10 wk
02.01 / 30.12.2019
Starting dates 12 wk
25.03 / 16.09.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.01 / 18.02 / 19.04 / 27.05 / 04.07 / 02.09 / 28.11 / 29.11.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Check-in times for host family stays are from 10:00 - 20:00 on Sundays.

Cambridge course (B2 First) 28 lessons/wk.

Intermediate to Advanced, 10 / 12 week(s)
10 week(s) - From 4445.- EUR
(4630.- USD)
Lessons
28 of 50 minutes
Course duration
10 / 12 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:50 + 14:00-15:50 (Mon-Thu)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, breakfast only (private bathroom)
10
4630 USD
7915 USD
10065 USD
12
5274 USD
9197 USD
11777 USD
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 10 wk
02.01 / 30.12.2019
Starting dates 12 wk
25.03 / 16.09.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.01 / 18.02 / 19.04 / 27.05 / 04.07 / 02.09 / 28.11 / 29.11.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Check-in times for host family stays are from 10:00 - 20:00 on Sundays.

Cambridge course (C1 Advanced) 20 lessons/week

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 8 / 11 / 12 week(s)
8 week(s) - From 2886.- EUR
(3006.- USD)
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
Course duration
8 / 11 / 12 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, breakfast only (private bathroom)
8
3006 USD
5653 USD
7373 USD
11
4077 USD
7681 USD
10046 USD
12
4314 USD
8237 USD
10817 USD
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 8 wk
01.07.2019
Starting dates 11 wk
02.01 / 30.12.2019
Starting dates 12 wk
25.03 / 16.09.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.01 / 18.02 / 19.04 / 27.05 / 04.07 / 02.09 / 28.11 / 29.11.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Check-in times for host family stays are from 10:00 - 20:00 on Sundays.

Cambridge course (C1 Advanced) 28 lessons/week

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 8 / 11 / 12 week(s)
8 week(s) - From 3585.- EUR
(3734.- USD)
Lessons
28 of 50 minutes
Course duration
8 / 11 / 12 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:50 + 14:00-15:50 (Mon-Thu)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, breakfast only (private bathroom)
8
3734 USD
6381 USD
8101 USD
11
5078 USD
8682 USD
11047 USD
12
5274 USD
9197 USD
11777 USD
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 8 wk
01.07.2019
Starting dates 11 wk
02.01 / 30.12.2019
Starting dates 12 wk
25.03 / 16.09.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.01 / 18.02 / 19.04 / 27.05 / 04.07 / 02.09 / 28.11 / 29.11.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Check-in times for host family stays are from 10:00 - 20:00 on Sundays.

Cambridge course (C2 Proficiency) 20 lessons/week

Advanced to Advanced, 10 / 12 week(s)
10 week(s) - From 3571.- EUR
(3720.- USD)
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
Course duration
10 / 12 week(s)
Levels
Advanced to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, breakfast only (private bathroom)
10
3720 USD
7005 USD
9155 USD
12
4314 USD
8237 USD
10817 USD
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 10 wk
02.01 / 30.12.2019
Starting dates 12 wk
25.03 / 16.09.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.01 / 18.02 / 19.04 / 27.05 / 04.07 / 02.09 / 28.11 / 29.11.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Check-in times for host family stays are from 10:00 - 20:00 on Sundays.

Cambridge course (C2 Proficiency) 28 lessons/week

Advanced to Advanced, 10 / 12 week(s)
10 week(s) - From 4445.- EUR
(4630.- USD)
Lessons
28 of 50 minutes
Course duration
10 / 12 week(s)
Levels
Advanced to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:50 + 14:00-15:50 (Mon-Thu)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, breakfast only (private bathroom)
10
4630 USD
7915 USD
10065 USD
12
5274 USD
9197 USD
11777 USD
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 10 wk
02.01 / 30.12.2019
Starting dates 12 wk
25.03 / 16.09.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.01 / 18.02 / 19.04 / 27.05 / 04.07 / 02.09 / 28.11 / 29.11.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Check-in times for host family stays are from 10:00 - 20:00 on Sundays.

TOEFL course 20

Intermediate to Advanced, 6 week(s)
6 week(s) - From 2292.- EUR
(2388.- USD)
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
Course duration
6 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, breakfast only (private bathroom)
6
2388 USD
4397 USD
5687 USD
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
22.01 / 11.03 / 13.05 / 15.07 / 16.09.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.01 / 18.02 / 19.04 / 27.05 / 04.07 / 02.09 / 28.11 / 29.11.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Check-in times for host family stays are from 10:00 - 20:00 on Sundays.

TOEFL course 22

Intermediate to Advanced, 6 week(s)
6 week(s) - From 2494.- EUR
(2598.- USD)
Lessons
22 of 50 minutes
(20 TOEFL + 2 self-study)
Course duration
6 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, breakfast only (private bathroom)
6
2598 USD
4607 USD
5897 USD
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
22.01 / 11.03 / 13.05 / 15.07 / 16.09.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.01 / 18.02 / 19.04 / 27.05 / 04.07 / 02.09 / 28.11 / 29.11.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Check-in times for host family stays are from 10:00 - 20:00 on Sundays.

TOEFL course 28

Intermediate to Advanced, 6 week(s)
6 week(s) - From 2776.- EUR
(2892.- USD)
Lessons
28 of 50 minutes
(20 TOEFL + 8 general)
Course duration
6 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-15:50

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, breakfast only (private bathroom)
6
2892 USD
4901 USD
6191 USD
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
22.01 / 11.03 / 13.05 / 15.07 / 16.09.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.01 / 18.02 / 19.04 / 27.05 / 04.07 / 02.09 / 28.11 / 29.11.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Check-in times for host family stays are from 10:00 - 20:00 on Sundays.

TOEIC course 20

Intermediate to Advanced, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From 1576.- EUR
(1642.- USD)
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, breakfast only (private bathroom)
4
1642 USD
3013 USD
3873 USD
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
22.01 / 24.06 / 29.07.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.01 / 18.02 / 19.04 / 27.05 / 04.07 / 02.09 / 28.11 / 29.11.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Check-in times for host family stays are from 10:00 - 20:00 on Sundays.

TOEIC course 28

Intermediate to Advanced, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From 1899.- EUR
(1978.- USD)
Lessons
28 of 50 minutes
(20 TOEIC + 8 general)
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:50 + 14:00-15:50 (Mon-Thu)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, breakfast only (private bathroom)
4
1978 USD
3349 USD
4209 USD
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
22.01 / 24.06 / 29.07.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.01 / 18.02 / 19.04 / 27.05 / 04.07 / 02.09 / 28.11 / 29.11.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Check-in times for host family stays are from 10:00 - 20:00 on Sundays.

Combined business course

Intermediate to Advanced, 2 - 12 week(s)
2 week(s) - From 1083.- EUR
(1128.- USD)
Lessons
28 of 50 minutes
(20 general + 8 Business)
Course duration
2 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:50 + 14:00-15:50 (Mon-Thu)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, breakfast only (private bathroom)
2
1128 USD
1861 USD
- USD
3
1617 USD
2669 USD
- USD
4
1918 USD
3289 USD
4149 USD
6
2802 USD
4811 USD
6101 USD
8
3614 USD
6261 USD
7981 USD
12
5106 USD
9029 USD
11609 USD
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.01 / 18.02 / 19.04 / 27.05 / 04.07 / 02.09 / 28.11 / 29.11.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Check-in times for host family stays are from 10:00 - 20:00 on Sundays.

Options/Extras

Course material (varies depending on level) 70 USD
Course materials fee (Cambridge) (approximately) 130 USD
One-to-one course (5 lessons/week) (per week) 338 USD
B2 First Cambridge exam fee (to be paid on site) 330 USD
C1 Advanced Cambridge exam fee (to be paid on site) 330 USD
C2 Proficiency Cambridge exam fee (to be paid on site) 330 USD
Exam fees to be paid online, http://www.ets.org/toefl 245 USD
Christmas with the host family (full board) (25.12-26.12.2019) 60 USD
Special diet (per week) 30 USD
Residence cleaning fee (to be paid on site )
Price on request
Residence deposit (to be paid on site)
Price on request
Retention fee (accommodation), per week (host family)
50% of the standard weekly price
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Homestay: 23.06-24.08.2019 / Residence: 02.06-28.09.2019)
Consult our online quote calculator
Airport transfer (on arrival) (07:00-21:00) 105 USD
Transfer supplement (For transfers on public holidays, or between the hours of 9pm and 7am) 25 USD

Other accommodation options

Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom) (The Bartlett Bunkhouse)
Host family, single room, half board ((60-75 minutes))
Host family, single room, breakfast ((35-50 minutes))
Host family, single room, breakfast ((60-75 minutes))
Host family, single room, half board (private bathroom)

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These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.2/5
Overall rating

95% of students recommending this school

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222 students gave their opinion about this school

19 years old - Germany
/ 5
2 weeks, September 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
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« Motivierte Lehrer, nettes Personal »
16 years old - France
/ 5
2 weeks, August 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
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35 years old - Italy
/ 5
Il soggiorno è andato benissimo, la famiglia presso cui ho alloggiato era disponibile e premurosa. mi hanno fatto sentire a casa lontano da casa.san Francisco ha tutto quello che puoi desiderare e di più!! :) Scuola molto buona e professori preparati.posizione straordinaria in pienissimo centro. Famiglia straordinaria!! non avrei potuto chiedere di meglio!! Tutto perfetto
4 weeks, August – September 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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« Si, alcuni piccoli progressi. il mio livello di partenza era molto basso, adesso riesco ad esprimermi e farmi comprendere. »
School highlights
« La posizione e la disponibilità del personale »
Top tips
« Alcatraz - miur wood - Golden gate - Golden gate park »
21 years old - France
/ 5
Chambre très petite a mon goût mais c’est correcte pour y rester 6 semaines. Propreté au top!
6 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.5 / 5) (Residence)
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21 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
11 weeks, June – August 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.8 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (4.3 / 5)
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« Positiv fand ich, dass es kleine Klassen waren, sodass sich die Lehrer auf jeden einzelnen konzentrieren konnten. Ich habe viel von den Lehrern profitiert. Sie haben gute Tipps zum lernen gegeben und der Unterricht war spannend gestalltet. »
Top tips
« Mit dem Fahrrad über die Golden Gate Brücke und nach Sausalito fahren. Ein Tagesausflug nach Santa Cruz. »
17 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
MI sono trovata molto bene nella città, ricca di attrazioni da visitare! Tutti molto gentili e disponibili. Il costo dei due libri è un po' elevato considerando il tempo di utilizzo. Sarebbe stato bello avere la possibilità di prenderli in prestito. Mi sono trovata davvero benissimo con Patricia, è una signora molto disponibile, gentile e generosa. La casa è accogliente, la mia camera spaziosa e mi permetteva di avere la mia privacy. Ho avuto la possibilità di fare amicizia e conoscenza con altri studenti che vivevano nella mia stessa casa. Ogni pomeriggio/sera c'è la possibilità di partecipare ad un'attività proposta dalla scuola. Solitamente si tratta di visite guidate gratuite nei punti più attrattivi della città oppure consigli su bar/ristoranti/eventi con offerte speciali. Grazie mille per avermi permesso di vivere questa esperienza indimenticabile!
4 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (4.3 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Sì, soprattutto nella comprensione e nel parlato. »
School highlights
« Lo staff è molto cordiale e sempre pronto ad aiutare in caso di domande o perplessità. »
Top tips
« Il quartiere Haight-Ashbury, Ocean Beach, Chinatown »
23 years old - France
/ 5
4 weeks, June – July 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (4 / 5) ()
Bedroom
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Leisure (3.3 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui, au niveau de l'écoute à force d'être avec des californiens et des personnes d'autres pays »
School highlights
« Bonne entente entre les étudiantsBons profs : ouverts d'esprit, attentifs, disponibles »
45 years old - Austria
/ 5
Wir verlassen St Giles San Francisco mit einem weinenden Auge. Tolle Lehrer, tolle Organisation, tolle Mitschüler, tolle Cafeteria. .... Das war bereits unser 2. Aufenthalt bei St Giles (letztes Jahr New York). Und hoffentlich nicht unser letzter Besuch! Gute Infrastruktur. Gute Lage. In der 2. Woche kam eine Gruppe aus Italien mit 45 Schülern. Ich hatte dann 8 Italiener in einer Gruppe. Ich finde dies persönlich nicht optimal. Die Schule hat aber das bestmögliche daraus gemacht. Mein Sohn war begeistert
2 weeks, July 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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47 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Les enseignants sont d une gentillesse incroyable, ils s investissement énormément, un tout grand merci à mon enseignant, hyper sympa, dynamique, il explique super bien. Le directeur hyper sympa et à l écoute. On a super bien mangé. J en garderai un souvenir inoubliable. J encourage chaque personne à vivre cette expérience. Très difficile de quitter ce lieu. Plein plein plein d émotion. On s attache aux personnes. Merci à Georges qui est un enseignant incroyable, gentil, souriant, rigolo, mes enfants ont eu énormément de plaisir. Ma fille m a dit : « Je veux rester ici à l école » chaque matin ils étaient heureux d aller à l école. Un tout grand merci aussi à Éric le directeur, chaque jour il vient dire bonjour, toujours de bon humeur, prend soin des gens. Merci merci merci Mon fils de 28 ans à aussi fait un séjour linguistique à Londres, on ressent les mêmes choses. Je pense qu il faut vivre ça un jour pour comprendre. Plein d émotion, j ai des étoiles plein les yeux. N hésitez pas à vivre une expérience comme ça. Si j ai la possibilité j aimerais faire ça 1 mois par année.
2 weeks, June – July 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (4.3 / 5)
School location
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Nationality mix
Teaching adults (4.8 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
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Teaching children (4.8 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui, mais je pense qu’il faut rester minimum 3 mois »
School highlights
« Tom tout tout, j ai encore plein d étoiles dans les yeux »
19 years old - Italy
/ 5
24 weeks, January – June 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Relations with the teachers
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Accommodation (3 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (4 / 5)
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Testimonials

Pauline Savary
Pauline Savary

“San Francisco is a cool city because it’s so multicultural.  The advantage of studying in a language school, like St Giles, is that you get to meet people from all over the world.  St Giles well-situated in the city.  It’s the perfect location.” 

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Vladimir Seydoux
Vladimir Seydoux
St Giles, San Francisco
Duration: 4 weeks

Here, people say that San Francisco is the only town in the world to have a soul. Whether this is a legend or not, after staying here for a while, I think this is true. The city in itself is beautiful. The architecture of the buildings, the parks, the harbour, the houses, the streets, everything is of rare beauty.

You never get bored in San Francisco. The city offers plenty of interesting things to do. Museum visits, sport, bowling, cinema, shows, concerts and much more. Local food is a daily discovery because there is an impressive range of great value restaurants to try. Same thing as regards outings: there is a host of great venues which always offer good music.

If I had to describe the local atmosphere in one word, I would say “cool”. SF inhabitants are really open-minded, warm and very respectful.

At the St Giles International school, I had the chance to meet great people, whether students like me or teachers. The organisation is perfect and the classes are very interesting.

In short, I more than loved my course. This experience will stay with me forever. Many thanks to ESL for organising the trip perfectly.

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Jeanne
Jeanne

I’m currently taking the Advanced Cambridge course and I feel my English is improving. My teacher is really great! I didn’t know anybody when I arrived, but I have made some amazing friends from all over the world. This experience has opened my mind. I had stereotypes of some cultures, but those have completely gone because of this experience. I am less shy than I was before I came here because I’m forced to speak and be more out-going. I have also gained a lot of independence. I’m really enjoying San Francisco and my time at St Giles.

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Host family
As California is one of the most multicultural states, host families can be very diverse. Staying with one of them allows you to get an idea of the American way of life! You’ll be welcomed in a single room with a shared bathroom and can choose between half-board or breakfast only. If you want a private bathroom, you can request the "superior" option. For the “standard” option, families live 35-50 away from the school, while the families in the “suburban” category live around 60-75 minutes away. If you're travelling with a friend, a twin room is more convenient.

USA Hostel Residence Club (from 18 years, minimum 4 weeks)
This original and cosy residence is located in the heart of San Francisco. The lower floors offer affordable accommodation for tourists, while the higher ones are reserved for international students. Single or twin rooms with private or shared bathrooms – choose what’s best for you! Each room features a microwave, a TV and a mini-fridge. Wi-Fi is available for free in the whole building, bed linen is provided (but not towels) and changed every week, and a weekly cleaning service is guaranteed. You will also find laundry facilities for pay, a library, a movie room and a lounge with game consoles.

The Bartlett Bunkhouse residence (from 18 years, minimum 4 weeks)
Located at the heart of Union Square, San Francisco’s lively commercial district, this affordable residence offers single and shared bedrooms. All bedrooms are equipped with a private bathroom, TV, a small refrigerator and internet access. The reception area is open 24h/24 and computers with free internet access are available in the student lounge. In the communal kitchens, you can prepare your meals together with the other international guests. Other facilities include a coin-operated laundry room and vending machines for snacks and drinks. The school building is located 5 minutes' walk away.

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USA Hostel Residence Club

General information

Located just 3 blocks from Union Square in the centre of San Francisco, this modern hostel is surrounded by cafés, restaurants, museums and shopping options. It hosts students from various schools and is only two miles from the famous Pier 39 and one mile from Chinatown. The Westfield Mall is 15 minutes' walk away. The complimentary breakfast features all-you-can-eat pancakes, and there’s also a dining area and a guest kitchen with 8 cooking stations.

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
15 minutes
Means of transportation:
Walking + bus
Average public transport cost:
MUNI card: $76 per month / $5 daily
Walking distance to public transport:
2 minutes

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
10 minutes
Coffee shops:
5 minutes
Restaurants:
5 minutes
Shops:
15 minutes
Pharmacy:
5 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 18+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Saturday from 3:00 pm
Saturday until 12:00 pm
Flexible check in/check out
Entry card (building) Yes
Key (building) No
Code (building) No
Staff on-site 24h Yes
Deposit
cash or credit card (Visa or MasterCard). Prices on request.
Yes

Meals

Use of kitchen Yes
Meal-plan
Breakfast included
Yes

Facilities

Reception desk Yes
Smoking area No
Cafeteria No
Shared kitchen Yes
Oven Yes
Microwave Yes
Cutlery available Yes
Vending machine Yes
Laundry
5 washing machines: $2.25 per load 7 dryers: $2 per load
Yes
Common area/lounge No
Wi-Fi internet access
Free
Yes
Cable internet access No
TV in common room Yes
DVD-player in common room Yes
Balcony/terrace No
Garden No
BBQ area No
Wheelchair accessible No
Parking (cars) No
Parking (bicycles) Yes
Swimming pool No
Gym No
Pool table
Pool table
Yes
Table soccer
Table soccer
Yes

Room types and facilities

Single
17 rooms
min.: 11 m2/ max.: 19 m2
Yes
Twin
29 rooms
min.: 11 m2/ max.: 19 m2
Yes
Air conditioning No
Heating Yes
Smoking No
Duvet and pillow provided Yes
Bed sheets provided Yes
Towels provided Yes
Toilet paper Yes
Ensuite toilet Yes
Ensuite shower Yes
Wash basin Yes
Shared toilets
5 on each floor
Yes
Shared showers
3 on each floor
Yes
Cleaning
Weekly cleaning of the rooms and daily cleaning of common areas
Yes
Desk Yes
Wardrobe Yes
Cooking facilities No
Microwave Yes
TV Yes
Wi-Fi internet access Yes
Cable internet access No
Floor
Carpet
Yes
Balcony No
Safe deposit box Yes
Room key provided Yes

The "Bartlett Bunkhouse" residence

General information

"The Bartlett Bunkhouse" residence is located right around the corner from iconic Union Square, the heart of San Francisco's shopping and entertainment district. Here you'll find something for everyone from cafés to theatres, nightlife, restaurants and of course, lots of shops! There are plenty of public transport options within 5 minutes on foot or less.

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
5 minutes
Means of transportation:
walking
Average public transport cost:
MUNI Card: $79 monthly / $5 daily
Walking distance to public transport:
5 minutes

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
5 minutes
Coffee shops:
2 minutes
Restaurants:
2 minutes
Shops:
2 minutes
Pharmacy:
5 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 18+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Sunday from 3:00 pm
Sunday until 11:00 am
Entry card (building) Yes
Key (building) Yes
Code (building) No
Staff on-site 24h Yes
Deposit
in cash or by credit card, prices on request.
Yes

Meals

Use of kitchen Yes
Meal-plan No

Facilities

Reception desk Yes
Smoking area No
Cafeteria No
Shared kitchen Yes
Oven Yes
Microwave Yes
Cutlery available Yes
Vending machine No
Laundry
2 washing machines: $3 per load / 3 dryers: $2.75 per load
Yes
Common area/lounge Yes
Wi-Fi internet access Yes
Cable internet access No
TV in common room Yes
DVD-player in common room Yes
Balcony/terrace No
Garden No
BBQ area No
Wheelchair accessible Yes
Parking (cars) No
Parking (bicycles) No
Swimming pool No
Gym No

Room types and facilities

Single
23 rooms
min.: 8 m2/ max.: 9 m2
Yes
Twin
8 rooms
min.: 18 m2/ max.: 19 m2
Yes
Air conditioning No
Heating Yes
Smoking No
Duvet and pillow provided Yes
Bed sheets provided Yes
Towels provided Yes
Toilet paper Yes
Ensuite toilet Yes
Ensuite shower Yes
Wash basin No
Shared toilets
To share between 5 students
No
Shared showers
To share between 5 students
No
Cleaning
Weekly
Yes
Desk Yes
Wardrobe Yes
Cooking facilities No
Microwave No
TV Yes
Wi-Fi internet access Yes
Cable internet access No
Floor
Hardwood
Yes
Balcony No
Safe deposit box No
Room key provided Yes

The school gives you the opportunity to discover not only the city of San Francisco, but also to visit other destinations such as Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Santa Cruz, Yosemite National Park, Napa Valley and its vineyards or Lake Tahoe for skiing in winter. San Francisco remains an excellent base from which to explore California and its magnificent Pacific coast.

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