San Francisco State University - San
Francisco State University enrolls the largest number of international
students at any comprehensive university in the U.S., and ranks
second among U.S. universities for the number of students who
study abroad for an academic year. With a diverse range of students
from almost every state and nearly 100 countries, the University
community is a perfect setting for learning to succeed in a pluralistic
society and global economy.
Ever since it was established in 1899 as a teacher-training school,
SF State has been known for its commitment to excellent teaching.
SF State awards bachelor's degrees in 115 areas, master's in 95,
and a doctorate in educational leadership.
SF State's motto is Experientia Docet -- Experience Teaches.
Here students apply their talents and classroom learning to real-world
challenges through community-service learning, credit-earning
internships, and participation with community-focused centers
and institutes that adress issues relating to health, education,
the environment, business, child care and undeserved communities.
As part of this endeavour, the San Francisco State University
is making a short film on Smile Foundation. A 25 member team comprising
students and professors from San Francisco State University came
to India for the shoot. The crew lead by Prof. Dr. Vinay Shrivastava
and Prof Dr. Betsy J. Blosser of the Dept. of Broadcast and Electronic
Communication Arts, College of Creative Arts, San Francisco State
University was in India from June 14 to July 9, 2009 and visited
many Smile project centres for the shoot. The university bore
all the cost as well as expertise required for the film which
will be ready by September.