The ELS Center San Francisco - North Bay in San Rafael, CA - ELS 
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San Rafael, California, United States

San Francisco – North Bay | Dominican University of California

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About This Center


ELS San Francisco – North Bay is located on the campus of Dominican University of California in the picturesque Northern California city of San Rafael.  San Rafael, easily accessible to San Francisco by bus and ferry, is safe and beautiful, with many chances to experience American culture as well as to explore nature. 

190 Palm Avenue, San Rafael, California, United States

Great Things to See and Do

  • Muir Woods National Monument: Visit California’s beloved 115-meter redwood forest, only 30 minutes north of San Francisco.
  • Alcatraz: This former penitentiary – now a museum – sits on a small island in the heart of San Francisco Bay.
  • Six Flags® Discovery Kingdom: This theme park offers sensational wildlife exhibits and shows, including the only “swim with dolphins” program in Northern California.

San Francisco – North Bay | Dominican University of California


  • Partner University
    • Dominican University of California
  • Housing Options
    • Homestay
    • Student Residence (Off Campus)
  • Center Facilities
    • Free e-mail & Internet Access
    • Campus Facility Access
    • Gymnasium, outdoor pool, tennis, weight room
    • Computer center, music practice room
  • City Environment
  • Suburban

Housing Options


Host family students are responsible for their personal transportation. Most students commute to ELS by bus, or bicycle, although there are a few families within walking distance

  • Cost per Session
  • $1280
  • Occupancy
  • Single
  • Meal Credits
  • 14 meals per week

Student Residence (Off Campus)

The ELS Student Home in San Rafael is located in a very safe, quiet area. It is within a short 5 minute free shuttle ride offered to and from the center, and also provides free trips upon students' requests to the nearby mall and grocery stores.

  • Cost per Session
  • $800, $1100
  • Occupancy
  • Double, Single, Double Deluxe, Single Deluxe, Triple
  • Meal Credits
  • No meals included, but students may cook in the large and well equipped kitchen, or eat at the nearby restaurants or food court that are within walking distance of the Student Home.

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