An immersive Summer School program designed for adventurous 16–19 year-olds preparing for university life. 

Pre-University in San Francisco

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Campus life in San Francisco

The global center of digital technology and the start-up revolution, you’ll soon see why students love calling this friendly, innovative city home.

Your two weeks in San Francisco include plenty of time on Hult’s bright, modern campus—both in our classrooms and social spaces—to give you the real university experience and prepare you for undergraduate life. 

Week one - immersive learning

Your on-campus experience starts with a team-building day, where you’ll have the chance to get to know your fellow classmates through competitive challenges and fun exercises. Teamwork is essential in the business world, and this the perfect introduction to your time at Hult. 


Your first week is all about gaining new knowledge—you’ll attend daily, interactive workshops and lectures with Hult’s inspiring undergraduate professors. Topics covered will include marketing, management, finance, and entrepreneurship.
Hult Pre University Girl in Classroom 2015
Hult Pre University Girl in Classroom 2015
Hult Pre University Presentation Business Challenge 2015
Hult Pre University Presentation Business Challenge 2015

Week two - practical application

Your second week in San Francisco is your chance to develop your leadership skills and put what you’ve learned into practice. After you’ve gained the foundational business knowledge you need, you’ll split into teams to collaborate on the exciting Pre-University Business Challenge.

You and your team will be asked by a real client to solve a pressing business issue, and you'll be given the framework and support you need to develop and pitch your own creative solution. This week builds up to a final presentation and well-earned celebration of everything you’ve learned in San Francisco.

The city as your classroom

Experience American culture and discover the laid-back California lifestyle in the Bay Area, as well as the fast-paced world of technology in Silicon Valley. Between classes, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to get to know your fellow classmates and explore San Francisco together on guided outings.
Organized activities and excursions may include:

  • Exploring the Embarcadero
  • A night tour of Alacatraz
  • Riding the classic cable cars
  • A baseball game at AT&T Park
  • A walking tour of the Mission District
  • The Golden Gate Bridge Walk
  • Dinner at Fisherman’s Wharf
Hult student mentors and campus staff will be with you 24/7 to guide you and give you local insight about living and studying in San Francisco.
Take in the view from the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.
Take in the view from the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.

Your home in the Bay Area: Hult Lodge

All Pre-University students will stay in Hult’s own undergraduate student residence just across the bridge from San Francisco. The Hult Lodge at Lake Merritt is a historic lakeside building that’s been transformed into modern student housing.

You’ll share a bright and spacious en-suite room with a fellow Pre-University participant, giving you both the opportunity to get to know a student from another part of the world. 

Hult Lodge offers comfortable rooms and open social spaces.
Hult Lodge offers comfortable rooms and open social spaces.
Hult Lodge Student Accommodation Premium Double
Hult Lodge Student Accommodation Premium Double
Hult Lodge SFO Accommodation
Hult Lodge SFO Accommodation
Hult Lodge features:


  • The Great Room—a student lounge with couches and a television
  • A sunny outdoor terrace
  • An on-site gym with cardio and resistance machines
  • Study lounge and quiet study room
  • High-speed wireless internet access
  • Shuttle service to and from Hult’s San Francisco campus
  • 24/7 security system

All Pre-University students are expected to abide by the  curfew at Hult Lodge, in accordance with California law.

Commitment to safety


San Francisco is a welcoming, student-friendly city and we’ll be by your side every step of the way as you explore it. Our Pre-University Program in San Francisco is run by a dedicated and knowledgeable team of Hult staff, faculty, and student mentors. We have years of experience welcoming international students to San Francisco and ensuring the safety of  our students abroad. 

All cultural excursions and Pre-University activities in San Francisco have been coordinated with student safety as our top priority. Upon arrival, you’ll have a Summer School orientation to familiarize yourself with the campus facilities. You’ll also be provided with key contact information along with guidance on emergency procedures and staying safe throughout your summer in San Francisco. 
Hult Pre University Student & Professor 2015
Hult Pre University Student & Professor 2015