Housing & Logistics
Where will I live?
We work with local housing providers to make accomodations super
easy for you. You will have a choice of a few buildings that vary in
terms of expense and luxuriousness and proximity to classroom. These buildings
are located in San Francisco in either the SOMA or Lower Nob Hill neighborhoods.
While we do recommend students living together, this is not mandatory. If you
choose to make alternative accomodations, that is totally fine.
How much does housing cost?
The typical San Francisco resident would budget somewhere between $1500-$2200/month in rent.
Due to our housing partnerships, students would expect to pay between $850/month for shared dorm
accomodation to $1,600/month for apartment style living.
Who do I live with?
In the majority of cases, you will live with another Horizons student. In a few cases,
you may be paired with another tech intern or student.
How do I get to San Francisco?
We recommend booking flights to either SFO or OAK. Both have easy transportation
into the city through BART, shuttles, cabs or ride-sharing applications. You
are responsible for selecting the transport method that works for you.
What do I do for local transportation?
We recommend walking! It's a beautiful city :) Otherwise, you can bike, use Scoot,
Uber or Lyft, Muni, Bart, skateboard, electric skateboard, etc.
What do I do for meals?
Most students do a blend between meal-prep in their accomodations and
sampling San Francisco's array of restaurants. Recently, students
have been using MealPal to purchase discounted meals from local restaurants.
What's the gym situation?
We do not offer gym memberships or have a gym on campus. However, we are happy to
recommend quite a few gyms nearby!
What is there to do in the San Francisco Bay Area?
So much! You can bike across the Golden Gate Bridge, take in the views at Twin Peaks,
feast at local food truck parks, check out neighborhood festivals and block parties,
get cultured at art exhibits sponsored by the De Young or local artists, visit Alcatraz,
get office tours of your favorite tech companies, venture capital firms, startups, participate
(and win) in hackathons, build apps with your Horizons friends, eat dim sum in China Town,
watch a baseball game at AT&T park or watch Steph Curry dazzle you nearby in Oakland, visit
Oakland for First Fridays, go surfing just north of the city, go hiking all across the bay area,
try kite-surfing in the Bay, rent a boat in the Bay, visit Napa and Sonoma wine countries, check
out Santana Row in San Jose, visit Stanford/Berkeley, and more!