Summer Programs

Our programs vary from year to year. Come see us in Cloud 212 (Ocean Campus) for more information on upcoming programs.

Programs Planned for 

Summer 2017 and Summer 2018

Summer  in Cuba: June 5 - 17, 2017

During Summer 2017, CCSF will be offering a Latin American Studies course taught as part of the Study Abroad Program in Cuba.

To learn more about the program being offered during Summer 2017, you can also click on the toolbar marked "Academics", "Itinerary", "Costs", etc. for further information.

To download the program brochure and application, please click on the link below:

Summer Study in Paris: July 1 - 31, 2017

During Summer 2017, CCSF will be offering an intensive French Language and Civilization Program as part of a consortium of California Community Colleges.

Free Program Previews will be offered on February 11, March 11, April 15 and May 6 at the CCSF Downtown Center, located at 88 Fourth Street, Room 618 at 11 am. You can also contact Dr. Tom Blair at 415-334-4222 or by email at for further information, or visit the program website:

To download the program brochure and application, please click on the link below:

A Taste of Oaxaca, Mexico: TBA, 2018

If you would like to be added to a mailing list to receive a brochure and application as soon as they are available for the Summer 2018 program, please email: 

The food of Oaxaca stands out as one of the richest and most diverse in all of Mexico. Based on a synthesis of Spanish and Indigenous legacies, it greatly differs from the standard Mexican food commonly found in the U.S. Oaxacan cuisine is known for its many moles, which are complex sauces made of chiles, herbs and spices; for its corn products, such as tlayudas and delicious regional tamales; for its nuanced mescal, a locally cultivated, distilled and aged beverage; and for the Oaxacan chocolate culture with its fresh beans roasted and ground according to the customer's preferences and family traditions.

Our two to three-week program offers an intensive introduction to Oaxacan cuisine, through hands-on cooking classes, demonstrations and field trips to a mescal distillery, a cheese producer, a bakery, and food markets. Classes will be taught by local "celebrity" chefs, such as Susanna Trilling, author of the cookbook "Seasons of My Heart" and a contributor to PBS, as well as Oaxacan restaurateurs and others whose cooking skills have been passed down through the generations.

The Instituto Cultural Oaxaca (ICO) will serve as our host in Oaxaca. The ICO, a Spanish as a Second Language school, housed in a gracious 19th century estate, will be the location of our language classes and some of our cooking classes.

Located in southern Mexico, Oaxaca lies nestled in a valley surrounded by tropical mountains. The city boasts colonial monuments, archaeological treasures and exquisite architecture, which will serve as a dramatic backdrop for our culinary explorations.

If you are interested in studying in Oaxaca with us during summer 2018, please let us know so that we can add you to a mailing list for this program. The brochure and application for Summer 2018 should be available by the begining of spring 2018. You can call us at 415-239-3778 or send us an email at to request a copy.

To learn more about the previous program offered during Summer 2016, which will be similar to the 2018 program, you can also click on the toolbar marked "Academics", "Itinerary", "Costs", etc. for further information.