What University of California San Diego Extension International Programs is all about

It is our mission to provide programs of the highest quality, in which people can learn to their full potential, develop a deeper understanding of the United States, and always receive courteous and knowledgeable services.

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Associations we are a member of

  • United States of America AAIEP - American Association of Intensive English Programs
  • United States of America CEA - Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA)
  • United States of America UCIEP - University and College Intensive English Programs
  • Language Program
  • Extension Program
Admissions Contact
  • Ivana Bonaccorsi (Brazil)
  • Mariana Lemcovich (Latin America)
  • Monique Kovacs-Nathan (Europe)
  • Gwendolyne Guzman (General Inquiries)

Intensive and short-term English language programs offered for professional and academic development.

Calendar & fees

Average cost of 4-week intensive language program including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room and board: 4,050.00 (USD)

Award scholarships? No

Is there financial assistance available for this program? No

Main Campus Location of this program

Institution Name: University of California San Diego Extension International Programs

Address: 9500 Gilman Drive MC-0176

City/Location: La Jolla

State/Province: California

Country: United States

Zip/Postal Code: 92093-0176

Telephone: +1-858-534-6784

Fax: +1-858-534-5703

About this program: The University of California, San Diego’s English Language Institute (ELI) was established in 1980 to provide English language programs of the highest quality, in which people can learn to their full potential, and develop a deeper understanding of the United States. ELI is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) and is a member of the American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP).

Foundation Year: 1980

Other Campuses Locations of this program
Languages taught
English
Courses Offered
Exam Preparation Courses
For Language Teachers
General Language
Language for Academic Purposes
Language for Medicine
Language plus Business
Language plus Law
Other
Exam Preparation Offered
IELTS
TOEFL
Accommodation
Flat
Host Family
Hotel
Other
University Residence
Our Location

The University of California, San Diego's English Language Institute (ELI) is located on campus and overlooks the Pacific Ocean in a beach resort town called La Jolla. Students have access to university resources such as native-speaker conversation leaders, computer labs, libraries, and a wide variety of core and elective classes. Our highly experienced staff organize recreational activities, provide information about housing options on or near campus, advise students about their study and career objectives, and provide expert advice on immigration and visa issues.

Miscellaneous Information

Closest airport: San Diego International Airport

Airport pick-up service? Yes

Airport return service? Yes

Offer certificates? Yes

Language teacher qualifications: 100% hold a recognized language teaching qualification

Principal student nationalities represented at University of California San Diego Extension International Programs: Saudi Arabian, Korean, Japanese, Taiwanese, Norwegian, German, Brazilian

Offer on-campus work opportunities? No

Offer extracurricular excursions? Yes

Offer weekly activities? No

Maximum number of students per class: 20

Average number of students per class: 12

Minimum required age for children/pupil courses: 15

Average age of students in summer: 22

Average age of students for the rest of year: 26

Average number of course levels offered in the summer: 12

Average number of course levels offered for the rest of year: 12

Language Lab? Yes

Library? Yes

Access to a computer or the internet? Yes

Cafeteria? Yes

Athletics:

  • Basketball (Men and Women )
  • Cross Country (Men and Women )
  • Golf (Men and Women )
  • Soccer (Men and Women )
  • Swimming (Men and Women )
  • Tennis (Men and Women )
  • Weightlifting (Men and Women )

GLBT-Friendly: Yes

About your school

Student enrollment: Big

School setting: Rural

Student diversity: Some diversity

Other school options:

  • No religious affiliation
  • Co-ed (men and women)
  • Online/distance learning options

Admissions Contact
  • Ivana Bonaccorsi (Brazil)
  • Mariana Lemcovich (Latin America)
  • Monique Kovacs-Nathan (Europe)
  • Gwendolyne Guzman (General Inquiries)

Students may take UC San Diego and UC San Diego Extension courses for credit in our University and Professional Studies (UPS) program or obtain a certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Lanuage (TEFL) and Business.

Calendar & fees

Average cost of 4-week intensive language program including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room and board: 12,350.00 (USD)

Award scholarships? No

Is there financial assistance available for this program? No

Main Campus Location of this program

Institution Name: University of California San Diego Extension International Programs

Address: 9500 Gilman Drive MC-0176

City/Location: La Jolla

State/Province: California

Country: United States

Zip/Postal Code: 92093-0176

Telephone: +1-858-534-6784

Fax: +1-858-534-5703

About this program: Students may attend UC San Diego or UC San Diego Extension courses on a space-available basis for university credit and transfer those credits to their home universities. Courses may be taken from a variety of departments such as Chemistry, Physics, Bioengineering, History, Biology, Engineering, Economics, and more. For those prospective students interested in earning a professional certificate, students may earn a professional certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language and Business Management.

Foundation Year: 1980

Other Campuses Locations of this program
Courses Offered
Economics & Econometrics
Globalisation & Development
International Relations/ Conflict Resolution
Politics & International Studies
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics
Bio-medical Science
Biochemistry
Biology
Biotechnology
Chemistry
Computer Science
Genetics Science
Marine Biology/ Oceanography
Physics
Psychology
Sociology
Statistics & Operational Research
Communications & Media Studies
Digital Media & Design Technology
English Literature & Comparitive Studies
History
Philosophy
Photography
Web Design/ Development
Chemical Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Engineering (General)
Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufact. Engineering
Communications Embedded Systems Design Engineering
Our Location

The University of California, San Diego's Extension International Programs is located on campus and overlooks the Pacific Ocean in a beach resort town called La Jolla. Students have access to university resources such as native-speaker conversation leaders, computer labs, and libraries to help them obtain their study and career objectives.

For both certificate programs in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and Business, access to a car or other reliable transportation is required for evening and off-site classes.

Miscellaneous Information

Closest airport: San Diego International Airport

Airport pick-up service? Yes

Airport return service? Yes

Principal student nationalities represented at University of California San Diego Extension International Programs: Saudi Arabian, Korean, Japanese, Taiwanese, Norwegian, German, Brazilian

Offer on-campus work opportunities? No

Library? Yes

Access to a computer or the internet? Yes

Cafeteria? Yes

Athletics:

  • Basketball (Men and Women )
  • Cross Country (Men and Women )
  • Golf (Men and Women )
  • Soccer (Men and Women )
  • Swimming (Men and Women )
  • Tennis (Men and Women )
  • Weightlifting (Men and Women )

GLBT-Friendly: Yes

International Student Admissions

Open admissions policy: No

Testing requirements:

  • SAT I:
  • ACT:
  • SAT II/Achievement:
  • ASSET:
  • GMAT:
  • GRE:
  • LSAT:
  • MCAT:
  • DAT:

English proficiency test: Not required

About your school

Student enrollment: Big

School setting: Rural

Student diversity: Some diversity

Other school options:

  • No religious affiliation
  • Co-ed (men and women)
  • Online/distance learning options