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University of California, Davis

Center for International Education [Davis, California]

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Receive challenging instruction from dedicated and experienced teachers
  • Friendly, safe, and welcoming campus community
  • Experience Northern California: San Francisco, Napa Valley Wine Country,
    Yosemite National Park, etc

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  • Information
    • About the ESL Program
    • Developed in 1969 for those wanting to learn English for academic, professional or social reasons, the University of California at Davis (UC Davis) Intensive English Program (IEP) has a history of excellence in instruction. The IEP is a part of the International English and Professional Programs which has offered English language, technical, and professional training to international participants for more than 32 years. The IEP attracts students from many different countries, which creates an environment where all students can have many valuable intercultural experiences. The IEP classroom center is located close to the UC Davis main library, indoor and outdoor recreational facilities, and the student experimental farm. There is a multimedia resource center located directly inside of the classroom center which features 25 independent work stations and is readily available for student use. The center is equipped with computers, VCRs and monitors, DVDs, satellite TV and other educational software. Additionally, students have access to practice test materials for the TOEFL, TOEIC, GRE, and GMAT examinations. The IEP is a proud member of UCIEP, a U.S. consortium of University and College Intensive English Programs known for its high professional standards and quality English language instruction.
    • DATA
    • Type : Public University
      Establishment : 1969
      Membership/Accreditation : UCIEP, EnglishUSA
      Enrollment : 150
      Average Class Size : 13
      Student Adviser : Available
      Airport Pickup : Available from School
      Internet Access : Available On-Campus
      Tuition : Medium
      Activities : Available Weekly
      Location : Suburban
      Transportation : Bus, Car, Bicycle
    • A Message from School
    • Greetings from California!
      It is my pleasure to welcome you to the International Programs at UC Davis Extension on the campus of the University of California, Davis. Our programs present a wide variety of educational opportunities to assist you in achieving success in today's competitive global business environment. The English program will help you become a more fluent and effective communicator in English, and will expand your awareness and understanding of American culture. I hope you will take full advantage of the knowledge, research, and educational excellence available to you through our International Programs at UC Davis. Please continue reading more about our program through our profile on ApplyESL.com to discover UC Davis is the perfect place for you to be a student. We look forward to meeting you!
      Beth Greenwood
      Chair, International Programs
    • CONTACT INFORMATION
    • Center for International Education
      UC Davis Extension
      University of California, Davis

      1333 Research Park Drive
      Davis, California  95616-4852  U.S.A.
      TEL: +1 (530) 757-8686
      FAX: +1 (530)757-8676
      E-mail: dbabarnett@ucdavis.edu
      Website: https://cie.ucdavis.edu/english-programs
  • More Details
    • Student Countries of Origin
    • The IEP serves an average of 100 students each quarter from over 40 different countries. Approximately 50% are from East Asia, 36% from Latin America, and 14% from the Middle East.
    • Faculty Qualifications
    • The IEP instructors are UC Davis faculty members and other professionals who are personally dedicated to helping each student achieve his or her goals. All teachers have advanced degrees. Several faculty members are internationally recognized for their expertise and have published ESL text books, videos, and CD ROMS.
    • Housing
    • The IEP program helps students arrange homestays, on-campus housing in UC Davis dormitories (during the summer only), and in nearby fully-furnished apartments. Homestay is a good option for students who want to directly experience American culture as a member of family. Students living in on-campus dormitories will be close to classes, campus activities, and other students - both American and international. Apartments have more privacy for those students who prefer a more independent lifestyle. It is best to arrange housing as early as possible due to the limited amount of space available. For more information use the Contact Address to ask the school directly.
    • Surrounding Area
    • Davis is a small, friendly university town where students experience campus life at a top-rated university in a safe and welcoming community. With a population of around 61,000 (about half of whom are university students and faculty), Davis blends a rural, small town setting with rich, cultural activities usually found in more metropolitan areas. Davis is located in northern California — about halfway between the San Francisco Bay Area and the Lake Tahoe region. Students will have access to nearby San Francisco, considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in the U.S. The accessible Lake Tahoe region offers spectacular scenery and many seasonal recreational activities. Surrounded by open space and agricultural fields, Davis is within easy driving distance to the California coast, the world famous Napa Valley wine region, Sacramento (the capital of California), and the California Gold Country, where gold was discovered in 1849. Students will find that bicycles are the preferred mode of transportation in this environmentally-aware, fitness-conscious community. In fact, with more bicycles than people, Davis has long been known as “the bicycle capital of the United States.”
    • About the College/University
    • The University of California, Davis is unique from the other branches of the greater University of California school system. Unlike some other limited branches, UC Davis offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs as well as professional schools of law, management, and medicine. Ranked as one of the top 10 research institutions in the country, UC Davis supports research in numerous laboratories and facilities throughout the state. The UC Davis faculty is recognized worldwide for its academic and scientific achievements by the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, the College of Engineering, and the College of Letters and Science. The UC Davis campus is home to more than 26,000 undergraduate and graduate students. With a strong commitment to fostering lifelong learning, UC Davis Extension, provides an international academic atmosphere where students can study Intensive English and Professional Programs. Additionally, international law programs are offered in collaboration with the UC Davis School of Law.
    • Conditional Admission / Credit Courses
    • Students with strong English skills can take courses for credit with UC Davis undergraduate students in all fields of study through the “Bridge Program.”No conditional admission to the university is available.
  • Courses
    • Intensive English Program

    • About This Course
    • The Intensive English Program is a 10-week program offered during the fall, winter, spring and summer. Students enrolled in the program receive 22 hours of classroom instruction per week.

      The program offers 8 levels of English classes, from beginning to advanced. During the program's orientation, students take written and oral examinations to help determine the level best-suited to their ability.

      Students at all levels of instruction will focus on improving their skill sets in the areas of English speaking, listening, reading and writing through traditional and non-traditional teaching methods. Basic and intermediate-level students spend time developing their skills in the areas of core grammar, listening and speaking in addition to reading comprehension, vocabulary and composition. In addition to studying this core curriculum, high intermediate students also can choose from elective courses to study Intermediate Listening, American Slang and Idioms, Drama and Pronunciation. Students at the advanced-level also have the ability to choose their classes and electives to study topics pertinent to their interests, including Advanced Reading, Vocabulary Enrichment, Advanced Discussion, Public Speaking, Business Vocabulary and Idioms, Advanced Writing and TOEFL Preparation.

      Outside of the classroom, students have plenty of opportunities to participate in program-organized trips and events to practice their English in a natural setting and see different parts of California. In the past, favorite excursions included trips to San Francisco, Sacramento, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, the Napa Valley wine region, Las Vegas, San Diego and Los Angeles.

      Class sizes generally range from 12 to 14 students per class. Every effort is made to keep classes at an ideal size for effective English language instruction.
    • Course Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 12-14 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 8 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 10,20,30 weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 18 Years Old
      REQUIREMENT: N/A
      VISA INFORMATION: I-20 Issued Upon Request
      HOUSING: Homestay
      Dormitory/On-Campus Apartment (Summer Only)
      Off-Campus Residence
    • Dates
    • 2018
      10 WEEKS:
      1/4 - 3/163/29 - 6/86/28 - 9/79/27 - 12/7
    • Fees
    • APPLICATION FEE
      US$ 160
      TUITION FEE (2017-2018)
      10 WEEKS US $3,690-3,890
      20 WEEKS US $7,080-7,480
      30 WEEKS US $10,640-10,930
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      US$ 325
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      10 WEEKS US $1,820 US $ 3,900 US $1,125-1,625
      20 WEEKS US $3,640 US $7,800 US $2,250-3,250
      30 WEEKS US $5,460 US $11,700 US $3,375-4,875
      Airport Pickup Service
      US$ 23 (Sacramento); US$ 85 (San Francisco)
      Student Services Fee
      US$ 225 per quarter
      Medical Insurance
      US$ 40 per week
      University Application Advising
      US$ 450 per quarter
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and Fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application fee is non-refundable.
      Homestay and Dormitory Fees include meals.
      Dormitories are available during the summer only.
    • Communication and Culture Program

    • About This Course
    • The Culture and Communication Program is a 4-week program offered once during the winter and twice each summer. Students enrolled in the program receive 20 hours of classroom instruction per week.

      The program offers 8 levels of English classes, from beginning to advanced. During the program's orientation, students take written and oral examinations to help determine the level best-suited to their ability.

      This program is ideal for those students seeking an intensive learning experience over a short period of time. The program's primary focus is to help students develop conversational fluency and pronunciation while also to teach natural speech and idioms, American culture and American customs. In addition to studying their core coursework, students also can choose from an array of elective classes to study topics pertinent to their interests, including listening, speaking, reading, vocabulary and idioms, grammar and composition. As part of their curriculum, students also join weekly discussion groups with American university students and Recreational Program Instructors (RPIs) to complement their English studies. After class, students can join a variety of activities, discussion groups and sports; additionally, an overnight trip to world-famous Lake Tahoe or Yosemite is also included in this program in order for students to have a unique language and cultural experience.

      Outside of the classroom, students have the option to participate in program-organized trips and events to practice their English in a natural setting and see different parts of California. In the past, favorite excursions included trips to San Francisco, Sacramento, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, the Napa Valley wine region, Las Vegas, San Diego and Los Angeles.

      Class sizes generally range from 12 to 14 students per class. Every effort is made to keep classes at an ideal size for effective English language instruction.
    • Course Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 12 - 14 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 8 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 4 weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 18 Years Old
      REQUIREMENT: N/A
      VISA INFORMATION: I-20 Issued Upon Request
      HOUSING: Homestay
      Dormitory/On-Campus Apartment (Summer Only)
      Off-Campus Residence
    • Dates
    • 2018
      4 WEEKS:
      1/5 - 2/22/9 - 3/9

    • Fees
    • APPLICATION FEE
      US$ 160
      TUITION FEE (2017)
      4 WEEKS US$ 1,890-1,950
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      US$ 175
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      4 WEEKS US$ 728 US$ 1,820 US$ 450-600
      Airport Pickup Service
      US$ 23 (Sacramento); US$ 85 (San Francisco)
      Student Services Fee
      US$ 84
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and Fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application fee is non-refundable.
      Homestay and Dormitory Fees include meals but Residence Fees do not.
      Dormitories are only available during the summer.
  • Location
    • United States Davis, California
    • Location
      Center for International Education
      UC Davis Extension
      University of California, Davis

      1333 Research Park Drive Davis, California  95616-4852  U.S.A.
    • Getting To Your School
    • From Sacramento International Airport:
      School provides a pick up service that costs US$40 and brings students directly to campus in approximately 20 minutes. Students can also travel from the airport by taxi that will cost approximately US$60 and arrive in approximately the same amount of time. Buses that run on limited schedules are also available.

      From San Francisco International Airport:
      School provides a pick up service that costs US$50 and brings students directly to campus in approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. Although other means of transportation may be available, students are recommended to use the economical and convenient pick up service provided by the school.
  • Student Reviews
    • Academic Quality: 4.2
      School Environment: 3.6
      Helpfulness of Staff: 4.2
      Activities and Social Life: 3.8
      Accommodation: 4.0

      3.9

    • There are 16 reviews for this school

    • 學生
      [ Taipei, Taiwan, Age 29, Female ]  2009/3/5
      5 of 7 people found the following review helpful.
      Overall I Loved California
      U.C. Davis is located in such a wonderful town and it is a very good school to study at. However, the ESL classes were held in the corner of the school and the classrooms weren't as nice as I would have liked. But, I really liked the teachers and classes there and the living experence in California was wonderful. There is no better place to live in the U.S. than California!!
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      Yuchen Zhou
      [ Beijing, China, Age 22, Male ]  2009/3/5
      3 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
      Nice campus, Nice people
      Davis is a quiet town with very hospitable people.
      A very good environment for ESL studies.
      Was this review helpful to you? Yes  No 

    • Below you will find additional reviews in other languages.
    • ApplyESL claims no responsibility for errors in, or the quality of, machine translations provided by Google Translate.

      學生
      [ 台中, 台灣, Age 24, Male ]  2010/6/11
      2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
      設備
      個人經驗:
      設備其實已經壞了又壞, 卻無更換新的。
      ex. 列表機。
      已經很舊了, 雖然可以繼續用,但是上課需要印的時候又壞,很困擾。希望以後更新。

      Extension的宣傳雜誌直接延用之前的資訊,希望以後更新...
      ex. 未更新的資訊,wise home stay的金額。


      學生
      [ Taipei, Taiwan, Age 25, Female ]  2009/10/14
      0 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
      Davis是很適合專心念書的地方!!


      Jolin
      [ Hsinchu, Taiwan, Age 31, Female ]  2009/3/7
      2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
      課程受用
      當初選擇學校考量所在位置及學校的品質,UC Davis在大學的排名不錯,老師教學認真,語言學習環境佳,校內資源豐富,校外活動多,都是不錯的安排。
      缺點:東方人偏多,主要是日本與韓國學生。寄宿家庭的環境大都很優良,但有少部份對學生較為冷漠。


      元留学生
      [ 神奈川県, 日本, Age 22, Male ]  2014/1/16
      4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
      空は常に雲一つなく真っ青なので気持ちよい。
      Davisという街自体は完全なる学園都市であり治安はかなり良いと思える。故に女性の方には他都市に比べて安心できるだろう。語学留学プログラムでは夏は日本人の割合が高くなり全体の3~4割ほどである。中東や南米からの生徒も多い。クラスは実力順に分けられ一クラス約15人ほど。


      Arone
      [ 兵庫県, 日本, Age 24, Male ]  2010/10/4
      10 of 10 people found the following review helpful.
      アットホームなデイビス
      授業の質の高さに驚いた。一つのクラスだけでなく全体でいい環境にしようという意識がある。教師陣においてはハズレがなく、どのクラスも充実していた。
      セメスターによっては日本人留学生が多い時期があるかと思うが、レベルの高いクラスに入ればキャンパスの授業も受けれる。アメリカが初めての留学生から進学希望の留学生まで幅広く楽しめるアットホームな環境である。


      がいじん
      [ 兵庫, 日本, Age 52, Male ]  2009/10/19
      3 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
      教材とスケジュール
      講師陣は経験豊富だが、多くの国からの学生が来ているので、本邦とは教え方などは異なっている。教材は、色々な種類があるので、良く考えて相談する必要がある。スケジュールは、講師の判断などで変更されることがあるので、良くサポートスタッフと相談して、確認しておけば、気苦労が減ることになると思われる。雰囲気はとても良いので、気軽に聞いてみれば、楽しくなるだろう。


      元留学生
      [ 新潟, 日本, Age 19, Female ]  2009/3/11
      3 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
      留学生活
      ”アメリカでどんな生活が待っているのか”そんな気持ちで日本をたちました。UC,DavisのIEPPの建物は、小さく、キャンパスからは少し離れていますが、周りには自然がたくさんありすてきなところです。先生方は個性的で、楽しい授業、ためになる授業をしてくれる方が多いです。


      tkpan
      [ Tainan, Taiwan, Age 27, Male ]  2011/7/6


      陳靖怡
      [ 台灣省 台中市, 台灣, Age 25, Female ]  2009/3/6


      學生
      [ 屏東縣, TAIWAN, Age 19, Female ]  2013/8/17


      學生
      [ Taiwan, R.O.C, Age 32, Female ]  2009/7/22


      學生
      [ taipei, taiwan ]  2009/6/17


      學生
      [ 高雄市, 台灣 ]  2009/3/6


      學生
      [ Taipei, Taiwan, Age 25, Male ]  2009/3/6
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