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University of California, Riverside Extension

International Education Programs [Riverside, CA]

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Advanced-level students may take UCR classes in any field, such as business, computers, and arts.
  • The campus has an excellent location, close to most tourist attractions in the Southern California area.
  • Enjoy Riverside, a charming city with a small-town atmosphere offering big-city services and located 1 hour from Los Angeles.

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  • Information
    • About the ESL Program
    • Established in 1975, the International Education Programs (IEP) at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) provides non-native English-speaking students with high-quality language instruction to help them attain their personal, academic, and professional goals. Students enrolled in the IEP experience a curriculum designed to improve their reading, writing, conversation, and grammar skills, as well as to enhance their cultural understanding, in preparation for entering a degree program, either at the University of California, Riverside or at other equally prestigious American colleges or universities. The IEP allows students to concentrate on developing their English skills while experiencing the rich culture of a university community. Students gain access to UCR campus facilities and enjoy using the university library, sports center, the student health center, and computer labs with Internet access. Since learning also takes place outside of the classroom, the IEP organizes various social activities to help their students grow accustomed to American culture and to put their newly-acquired English skills into practice. The IEP is a proud member of EnglishUSA, the American Associate of Intensive English Programs promoting professional standards and high-quality English programs.
    • DATA
    • Type : Public University
      Establishment : 1975
      Membership/Accreditation : EnglishUSA
      Enrollment : 600
      Average Class Size : 15
      Student Adviser : Yes
      Airport Pickup : Yes
      Internet Access : Yes
      Tuition : Medium
      Activities : Weekly
      Location : Suburban
      Transportation : Bus, taxi
    • A Message from School
    • Greetings from Riverside!
      Thank you for visiting our profile at ApplyESL.com. Since 1975, International Education Programs (IEP) at UC Riverside has offered high-quality English language programs, academic programs and professional training programs in a broad range of fields. The success of our programs is the result of our commitment to providing our students with the best academic curricula and instructors, supported by a wide range of special services. Over the years, our programs have provided more than 50,000 students from over 100 different countries with an opportunity for cultural and professional enrichment, giving them an edge toward their success in this increasingly competitive world. When you're ready to apply, just go to ApplyESL.com's online application forms. We look forward to welcoming you to UC Riverside.
      Ms. Bronwyn Jenkins-Deas
      Director, International Education Programs
    • CONTACT INFORMATION
    • International Education Programs
      University of California, Riverside
      University Extension

      1200 University Avenue Dept. INT
      Riverside, CA  92507  U.S.A.
      TEL: +1 951 827-4346
      FAX: +1 951 827-5796
      E-mail: ucriep@ucx.ucr.edu
      Website: http://www.iep.ucr.edu
  • More Details
    • Student Countries of Origin
    • Over the years, the IEP has hosted more than 45,000 students from more than 100 countries around the world. Recently, majority of the students have come from Asia, such as Korea (35%), Japan (24%), and Taiwan (13%). Others are from Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
    • Faculty Qualifications
    • IEP instructors are competent, friendly, dedicated professionals that have extensive experience in teaching international students; many have lived and taught abroad. The personal and academic qualities of IEP instructors make each uniquely qualified to offer meaningful language-learning opportunities and to care deeply about their students.
    • Housing
    • While attending the IEP, students have the opportunity to live in on-campus dormitories, off-campus residences or enjoy a homestay experience. Students living on-campus are close to classes, campus activities and other students – both American and international. IEP students have the opportunity to live off-campus at the International Village. Off-campus housing offers privacy for students who prefer a more independent lifestyle. The IEP also arranges homestays for those students who want to experience American culture as a member of a family and practice their English. Students are encouraged to make their housing arrangements as early as possible due to the limited amount of space available. The IEP may provide students with information about private off-campus apartments however it is the students’ responsibility to make their individual arrangements. For more information, use the Contact Address to ask the school directly.
    • Surrounding Area
    • The University campus is located in the safe, friendly city of Riverside, a picturesque region of California with a small-town atmosphere that offers big-city services. Once known for its countless citrus groves, palm tree-lined avenues, and subtropical shade trees, Riverside remains a beautiful oasis in the inland area of Southern California. Recently identified as an “All-American City” along with only 9 other cities across the United States, Riverside is a vibrant, culturally diverse center for commerce, finance, industry, and education. With its active visual and performance arts communities, concert venues, fine restaurants, unique shops, and a wide variety of sports and outdoor recreational activities, life in Riverside is dynamic, comfortable, and enjoyable. Residents enjoy the region’s warm and dry climate with cool evenings and temperatures averaging from 24°C to 27°C. Riverside’s summers can get as hot as 34°C while winters can reach as low as 3°C. The city is located in the heart of Riverside County, a region with a population of 1.5 million people and bordering the densely populated counties of Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, and San Bernardino. Riverside is an easy 1-hour drive from the city of Los Angeles, beautiful Pacific Ocean beaches and mountain ski resorts, as well as popular attractions including Disneyland, Universal Studios, and Hollywood, the movie capital of the world.
    • About the College/University
    • Established in 1954, the University of California, Riverside (UCR) is a major research university and one of the ten general campuses of the University of California system, one of the finest public universities in the world. The UCR campus is located on 1,200 beautiful, park-like acres at the foot of the Box Spring Mountains and is home to 19,000 undergraduate and 2,500 graduate students, and 460 faculty members. UCR offers its students 89 undergraduate majors, nearly 53 master’s degree programs, 45 Ph.D. programs and 15 state teaching and administrative credentials in the University’s five colleges: Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences, Natural & Agricultural Sciences, Engineering, the Graduate School of Management, and the Graduate School of Education. The UCR University Extension offers continuing education to the local community, as well as English instruction to thousands of international students each year. Outside of the classroom, students are actively involved in campus social and cultural life with nearly 200 student-run organizations available, including 21 national fraternities and sororities, several student newspapers, a campus radio station, and a diverse range of multicultural, religious, academic, recreational, and community service interest groups. Competing in the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Division 1 level, UCR is a member of the Big West Conference featuring 17 intercollegiate sports teams. Countless recreational and cultural events are available to students on-campus, including Wednesday “Nooner” band performances, film series, extensive multicultural festivals, and professional drama, music, and dance events.
    • Conditional Admission / Credit Courses
    • Conditional Admission to the university is available for qualified students. Students in the advanced level may attend classes at UC, Riverside and earn transferable University of California credit.
  • Courses
    • Intensive English Program

    • About This Course
    • The Intensive English Program offers 4, 6, 8, 10 and 30-week sessions throughout the year. Students enrolled in the Program receive 20-25 hours of in-class instruction per week to improve their English skills essential to enter an American college or university or for personal or professional development.

      The Program offers 7 levels of English classes, from beginning to advanced. On registration day, students are given an English proficiency test to help determine the level best-suited to their ability. Students in all levels of instruction study the fundamentals of English grammar, reading, writing, and conversation, as well as practice their newly-acquired English skills in the Language Laboratory. Elective courses are offered to students in the high-intermediate and advanced levels to study topics such as Academic Skills, Public Speaking, GRE/GMAT Preparation, Creative Writing, Pronunciation/Accent Improvement, English through Film, and Oral Skills Development. Advanced-levels students attending the 10-week session may be allowed to attend regular UCR classes and earn transferable University of California credit. The institutional TOEFL and TOEIC examinations are offered to students every quarter at the UCR Extension Center.

      Outside of the classroom, students attending the 10-week session are encouraged to participate in the private or group conversation partner program to practice their English conversational skills and develop a deeper understanding of American culture.

      The average class size is 14 students per class. Every effort is made to keep classes at an ideal size for effective English language instruction.
    • Course Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 14 students
      CLASS LEVELS: 7 levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 4, 6, 8,10,30 weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 15 yrs. old
      REQUIREMENT: N/A
      VISA INFORMATION: F1
      HOUSING: Dormitory/On-Campus Apartment
      Homestay
      Off-campus Residence
    • Dates
    • 2017
      4 WEEKS:
      3/29 - 4/286/28 - 7/287/31 - 8/309/27 - 10/27
      6 WEEKS:
      3/29 - 5/129/27 - 11/10

      8 WEEKS:
      6/28 - 8/30


      10 WEEKS:
      3/29 - 6/99/27 - 12/8

      30 WEEKS:
      3/29 - 12/86/28 - 3/169/27 - 6/15
    • Fees
    • APPLICATION FEE
      US$ 200
      TUITION FEE (2017)
      4 WEEKS US$1,950
      6 WEEKS US$2,925
      8 WEEKS US$3,700(Summer)
      10 WEEKS US$3,700
      30 WEEKS US$10,200
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      US$ 200
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      4 WEEKS US$ 900 US$ 900-1,040 US$ 900-1,040
      6 WEEKS US$ 1,350 US$ 1,350-1,560 US$ 1,350-1,560
      8 WEEKS US$ 1,800 US$ 1,800-2,080 US$ 1,800-2,080
      10 WEEKS US$ 900/month US$ 2,250-2,600 US$ 2,250-2,600
      30 WEEKS US$ 900/month US$ 6,750-7,800 US$ 6,750-7,800
      Airport Pickup Service
      US$ 120 (from Los Angeles), US$70 (from Ontario)
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application fee is non-refundable.
      Homestay fees include meals.
    • Improving Oral Fluency Program

    • About This Course
    • The Improving Oral Fluency Program is designed for students with advanced English language skills to enhance their speaking and listening abilities. The Program offers 4, 6, 8, 10 and 30-week sessions throughout the year. Students enrolled in the Program receive up to 25 hours of in-class instruction per week.

      The Program offers 1 level of English classes at the advanced level. On registration day, students are given an English proficiency test in order to demonstrate their required advanced English proficiency. If students’ test results exhibit high intermediate or lower proficiency, the Program will advise students to instead attend the Intensive English Program.

      The Program is ideal for business professionals, students preparing to attend an American college or university, or for individuals wishing to improve their spoken English. The intensive curriculum focuses on developing students’ oral skills and includes classes such as Oral Skills Development, Pronunciation, and Grammar for Oral Fluency; students also practice their newly-acquired English skills in the Language Laboratory. As part of the curriculum, students also select an elective class to study topics including Advanced Vocabulary, Public Speaking, GRE/GMAT Preparation, Conversation, English through Drama, and Academic Skills. Students attending the 10-week session may be allowed to attend regular UCR classes and earn transferable University of California credit. The institutional TOEFL and TOEIC examinations are offered to students every quarter at the UCR Extension Center.

      Outside of the classroom, students attending the 10-week session are encouraged to participate in the private or group conversation partner program to practice their English conversational skills and develop a deeper understanding of American culture.

      The average class size is 15 students per class. Every effort is made to keep classes at an ideal size for effective English language instruction.
    • Course Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 15 students
      CLASS LEVELS: 1 level
      COURSE LENGTH: 4, 6, 8, 10, 30 weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 15 yrs. old
      REQUIREMENT: Advanced-level English proficiency. TOEFL Score 61 iBT, 500 PBT or IELTS 5.5
      VISA INFORMATION: F1
      HOUSING: Dormitory/On-Campus Apartment
      Homestay
      Off-campus Residence
    • Dates
    • 2017
      4 WEEKS:
      3/29 - 4/286/28 - 7/287/31 - 8/309/27 - 10/27
      6 WEEKS:
      3/29 - 5/129/27 - 11/10

      8 WEEKS:
      6/28 - 8/30


      10 WEEKS:
      3/29 - 6/99/27 - 12/8

      30 WEEKS:
      3/29 - 12/86/28 - 3/169/27 - 6/15
    • Fees
    • APPLICATION FEE
      US$ 200
      TUITION FEE (2016-2017)
      4 WEEKS US$1,950
      6 WEEKS US$2,925
      8 WEEKS US$3,700(Summer)
      10 WEEKS US$3,700
      30 WEEKS US$10,200
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      US$ 200
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      4 WEEKS US$ 900 US$ 900-1,040 US$ 900-1,040
      6 WEEKS US$ 1,350 US$ 1,350-1,560 US$ 1,350-1,560
      8 WEEKS US$ 1,800 US$ 1,800-2,080 US$ 1,800-2,080
      10 WEEKS US$ 900/month US$ 2,250-2,600 US$ 2,250-2,600
      30 WEEKS US$ 900/month US$ 6,750-7,800 US$ 6,750-7,800
      Airport Pickup Service
      US$ 120 (from Los Angeles), US$ 70 (from Ontario)
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application fee is non-refundable.
      Homestay fees include meals.
    • English for International Business

    • About This Course
    • The English for International Business Program is designed for students with advanced English language skills to learn basic American business practices and acquire English language skills to use in an academic or professional setting. The Program is offered in 4, 8, 10 and 30-week sessions throughout the year. Students enrolled in the Program receive 25-30 hours of in-class instruction per week.

      The Program offers 1 level of English classes at the advanced level. On registration day, students are given an English proficiency test in order to demonstrate their required advanced English proficiency. If students’ test results exhibit high intermediate or lower proficiency, the Program will advise students to instead attend the Intensive English Program.

      The Program’s intensive curriculum focuses on developing students’ skills in the areas of Business Writing and Grammar, Business Reading, Culture and Idioms, Business Practice/Case Studies, as well as offering classes including Introduction to Computers, Business Videos, and Trips to Local Businesses. Additional computer laboratory hours are a part of the curriculum in order to allow students to practice their newly-acquired English skills in the Language Laboratory. Students attending the 10-week session may be allowed to attend regular UCR classes and earn transferable University of California credit. The institutional TOEFL and TOEIC examinations are offered to students every quarter at the UCR Extension Center.

      Outside of the classroom, students attending the 10-week session are encouraged to participate in the private or group conversation partner program to practice their English conversational skills and develop a deeper understanding of American culture.

      The average class size is 15 students per class. Every effort is made to keep classes at an ideal size for effective English language instruction.
    • Course Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 15 students
      CLASS LEVELS: 1 level
      COURSE LENGTH: 4, 8, 10, 30 weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 17 yrs. old
      REQUIREMENT: Advanced-level English proficiency. TOEFL Score 61 iBT, 500 PBT or IELTS 5.5
      VISA INFORMATION: F1
      HOUSING: Dormitory/On-Campus Apartment
      Homestay
      Off-campus Residence
    • Dates
    • 2017
      4 WEEKS:
      3/29 - 4/286/28 - 7/287/31 - 8/309/27 - 10/27
      8 WEEKS:
      6/28 - 8/30


      10 WEEKS:
      3/29 - 6/99/27 - 12/8

      30 WEEKS:
      3/29 - 12/86/28 - 3/169/27 - 6/15
    • Fees
    • APPLICATION FEE
      US$ 200
      TUITION FEE (2017)
      4 WEEKS US$1,950
      8 WEEKS US$3,700(Summer)
      10 WEEKS US$3,700
      30 WEEKS US$10,200
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      US$ 200
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      4 WEEKS US$ 900 US$ 900-1,040 US$ 900-1,040
      8 WEEKS US$ 1,800 US$ 1,800-2,080 US$ 1,800-2,080
      10 WEEKS US$ 900/month US$ 2,250-2,600 US$ 2,250-2,600
      30 WEEKS US$ 900/month US$ 6,750-7,800 US$ 6,750-7,800
      Airport Pickup Service
      US$120 (from Los Angeles), US$ 70 (from Ontario)
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application fee is non-refundable.
      Homestay fees include meals.
  • Location
    • United States Riverside, California
    • Location
      International Education Programs
      University of California, Riverside
      University Extension

      1200 University Avenue Dept. INT Riverside, CA  92507  U.S.A.
    • Getting To Your School
    • From Los Angeles International Airport:
      The IEP provides airport pick-up service that costs $120 and brings students directly to the University campus. Students must request airport pick-up service 10 days prior to departing their home country. Taxis are also available at the airport. It will cost approximately US$120 and will arrive on-campus in 60 minutes.

      From Ontario International Airport:
      The IEP provides airport pick-up service that costs $70 and brings students directly to the University campus. Students must request airport pick-up service 10 days prior to departing their home country. Taxis are also available at the airport. It will cost approximately US$60 and will arrive on-campus in 25 minutes.
  • Student Reviews
    • Academic Quality: 4.2
      School Environment: 3.5
      Helpfulness of Staff: 3.9
      Activities and Social Life: 3.3
      Accommodation: 3.0

      3.6

    • There are 11 reviews for this school

    • Sophia
      [ Seoul, South Korea, Age 22, Female ]  2010/12/1
      25 of 29 people found the following review helpful.
      The school is good!!!!
      This was my first time studying abroad. UC Riverside's teachers are very good. I found that when I was there, there were quite a few Korean students. There are two different kinds of homestays that you can choose from, IRC and IV. I chose the IV homestay option. I enjoyed having the ability to cook there and I saved a lot of money. It was a very good experience for me.
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      學生
      [ Taipei, Taiwan, Age 39, Male ]  2009/3/8
      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
      My American Life
      I was 38 years old when I went to America. Why I wanted to go to America is because my wife, she wanted to live overseas after she worked 5 years. I have to say it's a very good experience for me, it seems a 9 months dream, and I hoped I won't wake up! I want to say it, if you want to go to America, come to UCR, it's my choice, and I believe it would be your best choice, too!
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      元留学生
      [ 千葉, 日本, Age 21, Male ]  2009/3/9

    • Below you will find additional reviews in other languages.
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      張紘賓
      [ 台北, 台灣, Age 27, Male ]  2009/3/30
      3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
      整體GOOD
      關於交通方面,如果學校能改進公車的優惠將會更好,畢竟遊學生沒有交通工具,出入學校以外的地方對學生來講是很好的課外教學。

      其他學校都還做的不錯。


      學生
      [ Taichung, Taiwan, Age 30, Male ]  2009/3/16
      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
      UCR評論
      UCR的教學品質不錯,
      我在校時華人比較多。


      學生
      [ 彰化, 台灣, Age 24, Female ]  2009/3/8
      3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
      亞洲學生較多..
      校內較多部分的人是亞洲人,也以韓國人居多..
      教職人員..也有部份是亞洲人,
      但我覺得裡面的教職員的確是很熱情也很有耐心..


      元留学生
      [ 千葉県, 日本, Age 23, Female ]  2009/3/9
      5 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
      英語を集中して勉強したい人におすすめ
      私が参加したUCR Extension CenterのIntensive English Programは、英語基礎の基礎から学べるとても良い学校でした。先生達は皆熱心で、それぞれが授業を楽しくするように工夫していました。私のいた頃は日本人と韓国人の留学生が比較的多かったですが、中にはヨーロッパや南アメリカ、アフリカからの留学生もいたので、自分から英語で話せる友達を沢山作ることをおすすめします。教師予備生による夜のクラスや、放課後ボランティアのネイティブと英会話をできたりと、留学生にはとても役立つ無料のプログラムもあったので、自分の意欲次第ではとことん集中して英語を勉強できる環境だと思います。ただ学校がある場所は、都会の生活に慣れている人は不便に感じると思います。でも学校のすぐ傍にはスタバや映画館があるので、放課後友達と過ごしたりできます。郊外ならではの、静かで勉強に打ち込むにはもってこいの場所だと思います。


      學生
      [ Taipei, Taiwan, Female ]  2010/9/30


      學生
      [ 台北市, 台灣 ]  2009/3/16


      Ya-Ling Chang
      [ Taipei, Taiwan, Age 30 ]  2009/3/12


      こば
      [ 東京都, 日本, Age 41, Male ]  2016/6/17
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