International Programs

Study in Northern California Wine Country

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The Sonoma State American Language Institute (SSALI) 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.

SSALI students standing in front of the statues at Luther Burbank Gardens in Santa Rosa

I've been here for 6 months, and am completely satisfied with my life here. I've had lots of opportunities to improve my English in SSALI, and I also met great teachers and gorgeous friends. All of them are so friendly just like my family. I bet you'll love SSALI!

The opportunity to study abroad in a safe area was extremely gratifying for me.

The teachers are very nice, kind and try to do their best for the students.

Whenever you are in trouble, the teachers will help you with pleasure.

I live in a homestay and my host family is like my friend. They try to talk and speak with me even though my English is not good.

You can choose some classes, such as TOEFL, American Film, American Culture, Pronunciation, and Computer.

I met such nice teachers, friends and host family at SSALI. I like all of them. I'm enjoying wonderful days.

Studying at SSALI is an excellent experience. I have met friends who helped me practice my English.