International Students

Sonoma State University (SSU) is located in the beautiful wine country of Northern California. Only 43 miles north of San Francisco, SSU is in the perfect location providing a wonderful combination of country surroundings and safety with access to nearby big city activities.

What sets SSU apart from other universities is our friendly campus community where you will find academic excellence, innovative approaches to learning, and close working relationships between faculty and students. With 46 undergraduate majors, 47 minors, and 15 graduate programs, SSU will prepare you for a rewarding "professional life" in fields such as business, psychology, education, and health professions.

Sonoma State University has friendly, knowledgeable staff who serve our international student population. We offer a wealth of programs designed for international students to enjoy exploring and studying in beautiful Northern California.

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SSU Fall 2022 International Student Information