March 4, 2024
SFZC Welcomes International Students
International visitors

Photo by David Del Francia


We are pleased to announce that our apprenticeship programs have now reopened to international students!

For decades, people from all over the world came to SFZC’s temples to take part in our Zen offerings, workshops, and retreats, as well as our many apprenticeship programs. Due to the pandemic and visa issues, this opportunity has been on hold for several years but is now once again open for applications.

For more information on what opportunities are available at Green Gulch Farm and Tassajara, please visit our Live the Temple Life page. (Please note that due to renovations, City Center will not begin accepting international applications until late 2024 for stays starting in early 2025. Please check back in the Fall for updates.)

For more information on requirements specific to international students, please refer to our Visa Information page or contact the Director of the location you would like to visit.

We look forward to welcoming you to our temples!