san francisco accommodation

International Student Accommodation
in San Francisco

CISL students have several accommodation options during their time studying English in San Francisco. Students can choose to arrange their own accommodation or to have CISL arrange accommodation for them in a student residence or with a homestay family. The student residences are centrally located, comfortable residence halls with community kitchens, housekeeping, complimentary Wi-Fi, and other amenities. Students interested in developing a relationship with an American family can live with in a homestay. All CISL homestay families are carefully selected.

San Francisco Accommodation Options


Homestay in San Francisco

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Living with a homestay family is a great opportunity to practice using your English. To help make sure that students speak English in the home, CISL has a policy of never allowing two students with the same native language to stay in the same homestay at the same time. Every student has a private room. Meals are included in our homestay rates: students can choose to eat breakfast only or breakfast and dinner with the family (both are offered 7 days per week).

CISL’s strict host family selection criteria ensure that host families offer the most comfortable and enjoyable homestay for our students. With a CISL homestay, the houses are comfortable and the families are warm and welcoming. Most importantly, CISL homestay families are genuinely interested in receiving students and helping them to develop fluency in English.

If you will stay with a homestay family, please schedule your flights so that you arrive before 9:30 p.m.

Download CISL SF Homestay Factsheet

San Francisco Student Residences

USA Student Residences

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  • Walking distance to school is 10 to 15 minutes
  • Private rooms have one queen bed
  • Shared rooms have two twin beds
  • Amenities: weekly linen and housekeeping service, free Wi-Fi, free breakfast served daily (with pancakes, fresh fruit, and oatmeal), laundry room, community kitchen (where students can cook their own meals)
  • Minimum stay: 28 nights*
  • Check-In Time: 3:00pm; Check-Out Time: 12:00pm
  • All prices are per person
  • Download USA Student Residences Factsheet

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Columbus Residence

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  • 15-Minute walk to CISL San Francisco, 2 blocks from Financial District
  • Amenities: mini-refrigerators, desks, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, community kitchen, weekly linen and housekeeping service, microwaves (on each floor), laundry room
  • Minimum stay: 7 nights*
  • Check-In Time: 3:00pm; Check-Out Time: 11:00am
  • All prices are per person
  • Download Columbus Residence Factsheet 


Monroe Residence

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  • 20-30 Minute walk to CISL San Francisco, or 10 minutes using public transportation.
  • Amenities: Daily linen and housekeeping service, free WiFi, American-style breakfast and 4-course dinner Monday-Saturday, brunch on Sunday,
    mini-refrigerators, cable TV
  • Minimum stay: 7 nights*
  • Check-In Time: 3:00pm; Check-Out Time: 11:00am
  • All prices are per person
  • Download Monroe Residence Factsheet

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Sheldon Residence


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  • 15 minute walk to CISL San Francisco
  • Located 2 blocks from Union Square
  • Amenities: All rooms include mini-refrigerators, a study desk, and private bathrooms; free Wi-Fi and cable TV included
  • Weekly linen and housekeeping service provided
  • Community kitchen and small laundry room available.
  • Minimum stay: 7 nights*
  • All prices are per person
  • Download Sheldon Residence Factsheet


*Stays shorter than 30 nights includes the San Francisco city tax. Minimum stay is seven nights.

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