Why San Francisco for your J1?

San Francisco is renowned for its often-chilly summer fog, steep rolling hills, an eclectic mix of Victorian and modern architecture, and its peninsular location surrounded on three sides by the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay. Spending your J1 in San Francisco could be the Summer of a lifetime. The city is a mega mix of culture and cuisine with influences from its many immigrant nationalities. This is a city that is known for being open-minded and open-hearted so your J1 summer is the perfect opportunity to make friends with the locals and live like an American.


San Francisco has a climate strongly influenced by the cool currents of the Pacific Ocean which tends to moderate temperature swings and produce a remarkably mild climate with little seasonal temperature variation. Average summertime high temperatures in San Francisco peak at 70 °F (21 °C) and are 20 °F (9 °C) lower than they are in nearby inland locations like Livermore.

J1 San Francisco

Things to See

Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, cable cars, the Transamerica Pyramid, Coit Tower, Chinatown

By Air

If you're travelling to San Francisco for your J1, you'll likely fly into San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

Places may be limited for 2023 - Book early to avoid disappointment

Don't forget - your USIT J1 Summer is covered by our Booking Promise, which offers you a refund should your trip be effected by a pandemic.

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