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San Francisco State is part of the 23-campus California State University system, a public research university located in California, United States. A popular tourist destination, San Francisco is the cultural, commercial, and financial centre of Northern California, known for its warm-summer Mediterranean climate, eclectic mix of architecture, and landmarks. San Francisco State has excellent programmes in the Liberal and Creative Arts, Business, Education, Ethnic Studies, Health and Social Sciences and Science and Engineering. The school's intercollegiate athletics teams are nicknamed the Gators, and its athletic facilities include Cox Stadium, Maloney Field and the Gymnasium. Locally you’ll find the Golden Gate Bridge, the former Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, Fisherman's Wharf, the Chinatown district and Alamo Square Park, which is home to the famous "Painted Ladies".

It will not be possible to complete a year abroad at this University if you have any assessments, such as supplementary or deferred exams, during the August assessment period at Swansea University.