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University of California, San Diego Extension

International Programs(ELI) [La Jolla, California]

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A Great University: Part of the ten-campus University of California system and ranked as the "hottest" university for science by Newsweek magazine.
  • A Great Location: “America’s Finest City" with a great quality of life. Beaches are a 15-minute walk from campus and the best climate in the U.S.
  • A Great Selection of Language, Academic, and Professional Programs.

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  • Information
    • About the ESL Program
    • Established in 1980, the goal of the UCSD English Language Institute (ELI) is 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 service. ELI instructors are very experienced in their field and dedicated in seeing their students achieve their academic, career, and personal goals. This program use a variety of modern strategies and instructional techniques to ensure that every individual student maximizes their learning potential. ELI students are encouraged to practice English as much as possible with native speakers as well as with each other. ELI regularly schedules activities which compliment classroom instruction and provide opportunities for students to practice their English conversational skills in a fun setting. Students of the ELI will experience a truly international learning atmosphere with fellow students from over 40 countries.
    • DATA
    • Type : Public University
      Establishment : 1980
      Membership/Accreditation : EnglishUSA
      Enrollment : 200 - 500
      Average Class Size : 14
      Student Adviser : Available
      Airport Pickup : Available from School
      Internet Access : Available On-Campus
      Tuition : Medium
      Activities : Available Weekly
      Location : Suburban
      Transportation : Bus, Taxi
    • A Message from School
    • Hello from San Diego!
      We're very happy to that you are visiting our profile on ApplyESL.com. UCSD is not only known for its academic excellence, but also for its beautiful, open campus. Our classrooms are just minutes away by foot to the Pacific Ocean, in San Diego's safe, clean area of La Jolla. Our instructors are experienced, energetic, and very dedicated to international education. All university facilities are available to our students, including libraries, computer labs, cafeterias, and sports centers. Outside of class, we organize trips for education, culture, or just plain fun. San Diego's year-round mild climate lets us enjoy many activities in any season. Marine sports are especially popular here. Favorite destinations include Sea World, Old Town, and Disneyland. We're always happy to hear from international students, so please contact us if you have any questions. When you're ready to apply, just go to ApplyESL.com's online application forms. I hope to see you in San Diego!
      Roxanne Nuhaily
      Director, International Studies
    • CONTACT INFORMATION
    • University of California, San Diego Extension
      International Programs

      9500 Gilman Drive Dept. 0176-DD
      La Jolla, California  92093  U.S.A.
      TEL: +1 (858) 534-6784
      FAX: +1 (858) 534-0413
      E-mail: ipadmission@ucsd.edu
      Website: https://extension.ucsd.edu/international-programs/home
  • More Details
    • Student Countries of Origin
    • Recently, the regional distribution of students has averaged 26% from Saudi Arabia, 14% from Japan, 12.2% from China, 11.3% from South Korea, 7.7% from Brazil, 6.3% from Norway, 4.8% from Kuwait, 2.7% from Taiwan, 2.3% from Germany and 1.9% from Denmark.
    • Faculty Qualifications
    • All full-time instructors have at least a Master’s degree and have an average of 12 years experience of teaching English. Specialized instructors have direct experience in their relevant fields, which include medicine, business, and others.
    • Housing
    • The ELI program helps students arrange homestays, on-campus housing in UCSD 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
    • The UCSD campus is located 20km north of downtown San Diego, and offers a variety of recreational and cultural opportunities. The area is very safe and clean, and is considered one of the best neighborhoods in the region. As the campus is just 15 minutes away from the Pacific Ocean, marine sports are especially popular. Locally, the San Diego Zoo, Sea World, and the beaches of Torrey Pines and La Jolla draw many visitors. Mexico is only a half-hour away, and attractions such as Disneyland and Universal Studios are in nearby Los Angeles. The year-round Mediterranean climate is ideal for an active, healthy lifestyle to complement the rigors of UCSD's high academic standards.
    • About the College/University
    • Founded in 1959, UCSD is in one of the top research universities in the U.S. Located on the Pacific coastline on 1,200 acres of coastal woodland, UCSD is a meeting place for those seeking to discover and explore new ideas in education and research. There are several Nobel Prize recipients on the faculty, and many more faculty members are prominent figures in their fields. On average, there are 18,000 undergraduate and 3,000 graduate students attending UCSD each year. On campus students can make use of the excellent libraries, social, and sports facilities. Although there are several strong liberal arts departments, UCSD’s is most well-known for its important efforts in the fields of science and research.
    • Conditional Admission / Credit Courses
    • No conditional admission to the university is available. For Credit Courses, use the Contact Address to ask the school directly.
  • Courses
    • Communication and Culture

    • About This Course
    • This program is offered in sessions of 10 weeks with approximately 20 hours of classroom instruction provided per week.
      The Communication and Culture program is offered at 11 levels of difficulty (Beginner to Advanced). Placement in these levels depends upon the results of a Placement Test and Interview which is taken upon arrival at the school.
      This program provides students with practical instruction that improves general English fluency, especially developing the speaking and understanding abilities of everyday spoken American English.
      All students are required to take core courses which focus on developing listening, speaking, and grammar usage Depending on the student’s English ability level, they have the opportunity to select from one to three elective courses based upon their personal interest. Possible elective topics may include: Listening through Music and Video, American Music, American Film, Introduction to American Business, TOEFL/TOEIC Preparation, and Idioms and Slang.
      Class sizes generally range from 14 to 18 with an average of 16 students per class. Every effort is made to keep classes at an ideal size for effective English language instruction.
    • Course Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 6 - 18 students
      CLASS LEVELS: 11 levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 10 weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 18 yrs. old
      REQUIREMENT: N/A
      VISA INFORMATION: I-20 issued upon request
      HOUSING: Homestay
      Off-Campus Residence
    • Dates
    • 2018
      8 WEEKS:
      1/3 - 3/23/5 - 5/45/21 - 7/207/23 - 9/21
      10/8 - 12/7


    • Fees
    • APPLICATION FEE
      US $150
      TUITION FEE (2017-2018)
      8 WEEKS US $2,900
      10 WEEKS US $3,250
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      US $200 (Homestay Only)
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      10 WEEKS US $2,475 *See remarks US $2,195-3,695
      Airport Pickup Service
      US$ 60 for homestay students (San Diego Int'l Airport)
      Health Insurance
      US $405 (8 weeks) US $585 (10 weeks)
      International Student Services
      US $350
      Textbooks
      US $250 - $400
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Date and Fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application fee is non-refundable.
      Homestay (2 meals) and Dormitory (3 meals) include meals.
      *On-Campus apartments are available during summer (July & August 4-week) only. For a 10-week summer program, please contact iphousing@ucsd.edu for the availability and price of on-campus housing.
    • Intensive Academic

    • About This Course
    • This program is offered in sessions of 10 weeks with approximately 25 hours of classroom instruction provided per week.
      The Intensive Academic program is offered at 11 levels of difficulty (Beginner to Advanced). Placement in these levels depends upon the results of a Placement Test and Interview which is taken upon arrival at the school.
      This program provides challenging instruction that accommodates students who plan to enter an American college or university, and for professionals who need a high level of accuracy and writing skills for their career. There is a strong emphasis on developing fluency and academic skill development in this program.
      All students are required to take core courses which focus on developing listening, speaking, and grammar usage Depending on the student’s English ability level, they have the opportunity to select from one to three elective courses based upon their personal interest. Possible elective topics may include: Academic Writing, Public Speaking/Presentations, Word/Windows 2000, Web Page Creation, TOEFL Preparation, and American Business Studies.
      Class sizes generally range from 14 to 18 with an average of 16 students per class. Every effort is made to keep classes at an ideal size for effective English language instruction.
    • Course Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 6 - 18 students
      CLASS LEVELS: 11 levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 10 weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 18 yrs. old
      REQUIREMENT: High-intermediate or above English ability level
      VISA INFORMATION: I-20 issued upon request
      HOUSING: Homestay
      Off-Campus Residence
    • Dates
    • 2018
      8 WEEKS:
      1/3 - 3/23/5 - 5/45/21 - 7/207/23 - 9/21
      10/8 - 12/7


    • Fees
    • APPLICATION FEE
      US $150
      TUITION FEE (2017-2018)
      8 WEEKS US $3,300
      10 WEEKS US $3,750
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      US $200 (Homestay Only)
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      10 WEEKS US $2,475 *See remarks US $2,195-3,695
      Airport Pickup Service
      US$ 60 for homestay students (San Diego Int'l Airport only)
      Health Insurance
      US $405 (8 weeks) US $585 (10 weeks)
      International Student Services
      US $350
      Textbooks
      US $250 - $400
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Date and Fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application fee is non-refundable.
      Homestay fees include meals (2 meals).
      *On-Campus apartments are available during summer (July & August 4-week) only. For a 10-week summer program, please contact iphousing@ucsd.edu for the availability and price of on-campus housing.
    • Conversation and Fluency

    • About This Course
    • This program is offered in sessions of 4 weeks with approximately 20 hours of classroom instruction provided per week.
      The Conversation and Fluency program is offered at 5 levels of difficulty (Beginner to Advanced). Placement in these levels depends upon the results of a Placement Test and Interview which is taken upon arrival at the school.
      This program provides challenging English instruction that emphasizes the study of American culture and lifestyle, while improving students’ fluency in English. Classes include daily practice in speaking, listening, and reading with limited time spent on grammar. Students will expand their conversation and reading skills as they experience American life and culture through direct contact and discussions with English language instructors.
      All students interact with “Conversation Leaders” who are local students, and practice their English. Upper-level students also meet and interact with invited guest speakers. Guest speakers in the past have included a journalist, a border patrol officer, a lawyer, and a professional baseball player.
      Visits to a courtroom, a naval ship, and behind-the-scenes of a theater production are examples of the types of class trips planned.
      Class sizes generally range from 6 to 18 with an average of 14 students per class. Every effort is made to keep classes at an ideal size for effective English language instruction.
    • Course Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 6 - 18 students
      CLASS LEVELS: 5 levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 4 weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 18 yrs. old
      REQUIREMENT: N/A
      VISA INFORMATION: I-20 issued upon request
      HOUSING: Dormitory/On-Campus Apartment (Summer Only)
      Homestay
      Off-Campus Residence
    • Dates
    • 2018
      4 WEEKS:
      1/8 - 2/21/22 - 2/162/5 - 3/23/5 - 3/29
      7/2 - 7/277/30 - 8/248/27 - 9/2111/19 - 12/14
    • Fees
    • APPLICATION FEE
      US $150
      TUITION FEE (2017)
      4 WEEKS US $1,900
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      US $200 (Homestay Only)
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      4 WEEKS US $900 US $1,620-2,160 US $845-1,445
      Airport Pickup Service
      US$ 60 for homestay students (San Diego Int''l Airport only)
      Health Insurance
      US $180 (4 weeks)
      International Student Services
      US $140 (4 weeks)
      Textbooks
      US $175
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Date and Fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application fee is non-refundable.
      Homestay (2 meals) and Dormitory (3 meals) include meals.
      On-Campus apartments are available during summer only.
  • Location
    • United States San Diego, California
    • Location
      University of California, San Diego Extension
      International Programs

      9500 Gilman Drive Dept. 0176-DD La Jolla, California  92093  U.S.A.
    • Getting To Your School
    • From San Diego International Airport:
      The school arranges airport pick-up service that costs US$60 and brings students directly to the school in approximately 20 minutes.
  • Student Reviews
    • Academic Quality: 4.2
      School Environment: 4.5
      Helpfulness of Staff: 3.9
      Activities and Social Life: 3.7
      Accommodation: 4.2

      4.1

    • There are 11 reviews for this school

    • Student
      [ Taichung, Taiwan, Age 23, Male ]  2012/6/24
      56 of 67 people found the following review helpful.
      Nice Experience
      Learning at UCSD is a good choice. The transportation around campus can be challenging, but I liked the school overall.
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      學生
      [ Taipei, Taiwan, Age 27, Male ]  2009/3/8
      3 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
      How beautiful it was!
      It's the good place to learn English. The weather was so comfortable and the people were kind.
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    • 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
      [ 嘉義, 台灣, Age 31, Female ]  2009/3/6
      13 of 16 people found the following review helpful.
      UCSD CLASSROOM
      UCSD EXTENSION的教室與學校裡的其他教室及上課環境相比較,是非常的差,非水泥的矮房子,教室與教室間的隔音很差,感覺是很不被重視的一群
      學校的老師都非常的好,人親切,上課也很認真
      UCSD,LA JOLLA是個很棒的區,環境優適合去念書和旅遊


      nakashima
      [ 福岡, 日本, Age 42, Male ]  2009/3/16
      11 of 12 people found the following review helpful.
      学生は、イタリア人、ブラジル人、トルコ人、インド人、韓国人2名、そして私という少人数クラス。其々のお国訛りの英語のため、多様な英語を聞き取る能力は特に強化されたと思います。授業が午前中だったため、昼食後は、隣接するUCSDのキャンパスや大学の図書館で宿題していました。勉強に飽きたら近くのビーチでリラックス。野生のイルカやアザラシも見ることができました。


      teru
      [ 石川県, 日本, Age 23, Male ]  2009/3/11
      5 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
      I love UCSD
      私はアメリカに留学する前、中国に留学していました。その時、知り合った外国の友人達のほとんどが英語の日常会話ができるのに、自分ができないのがとても悔しかったです。その時、日本へ帰国したら次は英語の日常会話ができるようになりたいという目標を掲げ、UCSDに留学しました。UCSDはアメリカ西海岸でも優秀な大学であり、そこで勉強できたのは誇りに思います。実際、授業のカリキュラムもしっかりしていて、自分の好きな授業を選べます。例えば、私の場合は会話を最重要視していたので、ほとんど会話中心の時間割りを、友人の中にはTOEICの点数を向上させるために、文法中心の子もいました。また、月水金は朝8時30分から、火木は10時30分から開始というような曜日によって開始時間も変わり、メリハリがあるので良かったです。どの生徒もcore classとlistening classは必修で後は自分で選択できます。宿題も多いですが、それを実行すれば必ず英語力アップに繋がるはずです。私が学校環境を3にした利用は、教室がプレハブみたいな所だからです。しかし、勉強するには問題ありません。


      kei
      [ 神奈川, 日本, Age 31, Male ]  2009/3/6
      13 of 14 people found the following review helpful.
      Wonderfulな経験です。
      初めて英語圏進出と海外留学でしたので最初はとても不安でした。当時の私の語学力は、TOEIC450点、会話はしたことがなく、リスニングにも自信がありませんでした。ですが、今では、本当に行ってよかったと心から思います。この留学は、何にも代え難い宝物となりました。
      1.学校
      授業は、楽しくアカデミックに学べました。先生方はとても親しみやすく、楽しい先生方ばかりです。宿題は、クラスにもよると思いますが、ちょっと大変だったように思います。
      レベルによってクラスがそれぞれ分かれますので、自分の力を確実に向上できると思います。私は、1タームのみの留学でしたが、見違えるように、会話とリスニング、ライティングなどの力が伸びました。それには、学校での勉強がとてもよかっただけでなく、以下の環境面で恵まれたことが大きいと思います。
      2.アパートメント
      わたしは、4人でルームシェアをする学校指定のアパートに入りました。様々な国の人たちと一緒に住むことで、異文化理解が深まりました。かけがえのない仲間と出会い、素晴らしい時間を過ごせました。文化の違う人間同士が一緒に住むことは、大変な面もあったと思いますが、他の人たちもみんなそう思ってきていたようで、共に言葉の壁に悩みつつ、助け合うことができたと思います。住居の広さや設備はとてもよく、専用ジムやプールもあり驚きました。
      3.環境など
      サンディエゴは、本当に気候がいいです。海も近くにあり、町並みも素敵だと思います。食事は、近くにスーパーがあったので非常に助かりました。

      これから、留学する人は、不安もあると思いますが、素晴らしい経験ができることを願っています。


      學生
      [ Taichung, Taiwan, Age 26, Female ]  2013/3/1


      學生
      [ 台北市, 台灣, Age 21, Male ]  2009/3/6


      顏伶芝
      [ 台北市, 台灣, Age 21, Female ]  2009/3/6


      學生
      [ taipei, taiwan ]  2009/3/6


      學生
      [ 台北, 台灣, Age 29, Female ]  2009/3/5
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