Adjacent Academies: San Francisco, CA

Subjects: The 16-week semester program offers a full load of four courses and is right for students who are excited to commit an extended period of time immersed in place-based learning, networking, collaborating, and building. The semester is designed for tech-curious students with no technical background to become proficient in advanced interface design and dynamic web application programming. From week 1, students will be challenged to think computationally, create a foundational understanding of technology, and develop a curiosity to explore relevant concepts.

In addition, the curriculum interweaves a humanities course that will contextualize and question the role of technology in our society. Students will explore, comment on, critique, or celebrate the impact of tech via the lens of justice, ethics, and community not only in the classroom but also in the surroundings of San Francisco. Students will visit tech companies, network with professionals, and build a career toolkit specifically designed to launch them into a variety of roles in tech.

Prerequisites: 2.7 GPA, junior-level standing, demonstrated maturity.

Length: Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters

Credit: 4.0 units (Fall & Spring), 1.0 unit (Summer)

Housing & Meals: Students live in dorms in the heart of San Francisco and have a very short commute (10-15 min) to Adjacent’s learning space. Students are provided with a weekly stipend using an app called Ritual to order and pick-up food from a wide-variety of restaurants near the dorms and program space.

Albion Faculty Advisor: Laurel Draudt, Ludington Center, email:

Cost: Albion College tuition, fees and room covers program tuition and fees, and room. Fall & Spring Semester non-refundable deposit $500. Summer non-refundable deposit $250.

Costs Not Covered by Albion: Travel to and from San Francisco, local transportation and personal expenses.


Anh M. Nguyen, CEO, Adjacent Academies
55 2nd Street, 25th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: 415/326-6080