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Westmont San Francisco


San Francisco is the setting for urban study and internship opportunities through Westmont College. Examine questions of faith in a vibrant city with a small community of students and faculty mentors. An example could include exploring various worship styles by attending ethnic churches and different denominations. In addition, there are many enriching opportunities through urban ministries and volunteer programs. 

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Outstanding faculty, leading researchers, and public writers eager to integrate faith with rigorous academic work and Christian practice teach a range of courses. Please, see Westmont San Fransisco's website for up-to-date course offerings. Courses taught in the previous semesters include:

  • Faith, Culture and Diversity 
  • Studies in Literature: the Environment 
  • Community, Spirituality, and the Way of Jesus

A key part of the program is your placement in professional internships, available in every academic major. Participating organizations include:

  • Amnesty International
  • KPIX television
  • Larkin Street Youth Services
  • Morgan Stanley Investments
  • San Francisco General Hospital
  • Many more

What subject have you always wanted to explore in-depth? You can learn more about it through an independent study project that you create with guidance from a faculty advisor.

Gordon credit is given for students who participate in the Westmont San Francisco program. To find Gordon course codes and course descriptions search Gordon's undergraduate catalog for "WUS" (catalog.gordon.edu).


  • Have their advisor’s approval
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Have Sophomore standing or above

See the Westmont Urban Semester homepage for further details.


Student Financial Services will reassess each applicant's financial aid package for their off-campus semester and provide a breakdown of costs after acceptance from the GEO. Federal and private aid will not be affected. Please contact SFS for specific financial questions. 


All Gordon students applying to this program must first submit an online seat application to the Global Education Office before applying directly to your program. Fall and Spring seat applications must be submitted to the GEO by March 1.

After the Global Education Office has notified you of your approval, you may then proceed with the program's application. See Westmont San Fransisco's website for more information on applications and deadlines. 


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