Sonoma State American Language Institute (SSALI): About

At a Glance

Program Type
International Program
Fall 2021
Delivery Method
Field of Interest
International Education
Intensive English Program
Days of Week
Flexible Schedule
$2400 +
Fall 2021 applications are now closed. Apply now for Spring 2022!

Study in Beautiful Northern California Wine Country

The Sonoma State American Language Institute offers international students the opportunity to improve their English quickly in a supportive, family-like environment on the Sonoma State University campus located in beautiful Northern California.

SSALI provides the highest quality English learning environment in Northern California! The School of Extended and International Education is honored to host students seeking to obtain an academic degree at Sonoma State University and from our special international university partners!

The SSALI program has been hosting and helping international students improve their English for over 40 years! Check out our two English language programs designed to improve English comprehension while becoming an active participant of the Sonoma State University student body.


Why Sonoma State University?

Perfect location
In the heart of Sonoma County, 50 miles north of San Francisco

Wonderful climate
Daytime temperatures average 27oC in the summer and 12oC in the winter

Friendly campus
Diverse student population with an emphasis on community building and leadership development

Green Music Center
Blending world-class performances with educational opportunities, the GMC houses an acoustically perfect concert hall

Recreation Center
Try out the climbing wall, fitness classes, or meet friends in the game room

Student Center
A focal point of student life, dining, relaxing or enjoying events

Great faculty
Our faculty are highly accomplished and student centered

We are green
SSU is known as a model for sustainability in building, teaching and planning

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