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Delancey Street Field Trip Pictures

On August 5, one of our classes visited Delancey Street, a leading nonprofit organization based in San Francisco that provides residential rehabilitation services for substance abusers, ex-convicts, and other people that need help.


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Transportation to SFO airport this weekend

BART is not running between Glen Park and Daly City stations this weekend (13-14 August), which might prove a major issue for students going to SFO airport.

There will be shuttle buses, but BART estimates that the trip will take an hour longer than usual. More information is available here, including in Chinese.

You can take Lyft and Uber to the airport as alternatives, but it can get pricey. And it might be difficult to get a ride as many people will be using these services.

Consider Bayporter Express as well, but we advise making a reservation at least 15 hours in advance, preferably ASAP.


SELS 2016 Certificates of Completion In

Certificates of Completion are now in! Come to our office in 112W Hearst Gym from 11AM-5PM today or Thursday to pick up yours. Please bring an ID.

Lecture: Wildlife of Uganda, Rwanda & Ethiopia

All Summer ESL and I-House students are invited to a photographic tour about the wildlife of Uganda, Rwanda and Ethiopia on Tuesday August 9, 7:00PM-9:00PM in 2060 VLSB

Click to enlarge the poster below for more information:

Outside Lands Music Festival

This weekend!

Sold out, but…here’s how to enjoy it for free!



Orders for Certificates of Completion: Deadline is today!

Requesting a Certificate:

Fill out all the information on the Completion Certificate Request Form (

Click on Submit.

You will receive an email confirmation.

Print that email, and bring it with your payment to the table in the lobby outside Hearst Gym 112.

Payment is accepted by
Thursday, August 4.
Hours: 11:00 AM ‐ 5:00 PM only.




SELS 2016 Square Dance


Looks as though everyone had a great time.  Thanks to the band, our caller Jordan, and all who danced!

Free Tour to SFMOMA!

Join us to visit the recently reopened San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)! The first 60 students to sign up will receive the opportunity to tour the museum for free.

Come sign up at 112 W Hearst Gym from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM.


Directions to the SFMOMA (click to enlarge):

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Ordering Certificates of Completion

You can now order Certificates of Completion for the courses you are about to complete during this summer.

******** Requesting a Certificate:

1. Visit
2. Please fill out the information completely. Click “submit” only once.
3. You will receive an email confirmation with this information. Print that email.
4. Bring it with your payment to the table outside 112W Hearst Gym.
It will be $5 per copy of your Certificate. Cash only. Exact change please.

Online requests will be accepted until 5:00 PM on Thursday, August 4.
Payment will be accepted on Thursday, July 29 – Thursday, August 4. Hours: 11:00 AM ‐ 5:00 PM only.

******** Picking Up Your Certificate:

You may pick up your certificates on Wednesday, August 10, and Thursday, August 11. Hours: 11:00 AM ‐ 5:00 PM only.

Important: You must be a student in the Summer English Language Studies program to request a certificate. Your course and instructors’ names will not be on your certificate. These will be on your official transcript.


Giants Baseball Tickets Available for Purchase or Pickup

We have only a few tickets left for sale for Thursday’s baseball game at AT&T Park.  Come to 112W Hearst Gym ASAP to get your ticket and join our group to root for the Giants, experience “America’s favorite pastime,” and take pictures of some beautiful views of San Francisco!

If you bought a baseball ticket over the past week, the tickets are now available for pickup.

Please come to the front desk of our office, 112W Hearst Gym, between 8:30AM and 5:00PM.