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Diablo Valley College (DVC)

The International Education Center (IEC) [Concord, California]


  • IEC provides students with convenient 8-week sessions of intensive English and academic preparation with conditional admission to Diablo Valley College.
  • Diablo Valley College transfers more students to the University of California, Berkeley than any other college. Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) is also available for students wishing to transfer to the University of California, Davis, Irvine, Merced, Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz.
  • Live in warm, beautiful Pleasant Hill, California, only 30 minutes east of downtown San Francisco.
  • Information
    • About the ESL Program
    • Fast Facts
    • Affiliation : Private English School
      Establishment : 2000
      Membership/Accreditation : EnglishUSA / CEA
      Enrollment : 170
      Average Class Size : 11
      Airport Pickup : Available from School
      Tuition : Low
      Community Type : Suburban
      Transportation : Bus, Train, Taxi
    • A Message from School
    • Welcome from the San Francisco Bay area! We look forward to giving you more information about IEC and all the wonderful opportunities here. Students love the sense of family that we develop at IEC. The friendships made while improving English language skills last students for a lifetime and become a support system during academic studies. Come join us!

      Sally Conover, Director
      The International Education Center
      at Diablo Valley College
    • Diablo Valley College
      The International Education Center

      2151 Salvio Street, Suite 210
      Concord, California  94520  U.S.A.
      TEL: +1 (925) 676-4600
      FAX: +1 (925) 676-4200
  • More Details
    • Housing
    • Surrounding Area
    • About the College/University
    • Conditional Admission / Credit Courses
  • Study Options
    • Intensive English Program

    • Overview
    • Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 11 - 15 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 6 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 8,16,24,32 Weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 16 Years Old
      VISA INFORMATION: I-20 Issued Upon Request
      HOUSING: Homestay
      Off-Campus Accomodations
    • Dates
    • 2021
      8 WEEKS:
      8/19 - 10/1310/12 - 12/8

      8 WEEKS:
      1/3 - 2/172/14 - 4/74/11 - 6/86/13 - 8/4
      8/18 - 10/1210/10 - 12/7

    • Costs
      TUITION FEE (2021 - 2022)
      8 WEEKS US$ 3,200
      16 WEEKS US$ 6,040
      24 WEEKS US$ 8,900
      32 WEEKS US$ 11,420
      8-32 WEEKS US$ 1,750 Per Session N/A US$ 1675-2975 Per Session
      Airport Pickup Service
      US$ 100 (San Francisco International Airport)
    • Remarks / Other Information
  • Location
    • United States Pleasant Hill, California
    • Location
      Diablo Valley College
      The International Education Center

      2151 Salvio Street, Suite 210 Concord, California  94520  U.S.A.
    • Getting To Your School
    • From San Francisco International Airport:
      IEC arranges airport pick-up service that costs US$ 100 and brings students directly to the school in approximately 45 minutes. Taxis are also available at the airport.
  • Student Reviews
    • Academic Quality: 4.8
      School Environment: 4.5
      Helpfulness of Staff: 4.5
      Activities and Social Life: 4.5
      Accommodation: 4.2


    • There are 6 reviews for this school

    • Seung Soo Kim
      [ Seoul, Korea, Age 27, Male ]
      8 of 8 people found the following review helpful.
      The teachers are great and professional. The school is located near the bus station which is convenient if one needs to commute.
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      Ahmad Alheyrai
      [ Suliloikhat, Kuwait, Male ]
      5 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
      A Good Idea
      The school is good. I hope that in the future they add a room for prayer. Thank you so much!
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      [ Huizhon, China, Male ]
      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
      Getting Help
      All the teachers at IEC@DVC are responsible. I could get help from them anytime that I wanted.
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      [ Fukuoka, Japan, Age 19, Male ]
      2 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
      They Helped Me a Lot
      All the people at Diablo Valley College are very responsible. They all helped me a lot.
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      [ Shenzhen, China, Female ]
      2 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
      IEC is Good!
      Our school has amazing teachers and they are strict. I appreciate it. I think the environment is good. We have kitchen facilities. The staff is very helpful to us. I think I can learn more English here. I hope all students can realize their dreams.
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      [ Taichung, Taiwan, Female ]
      6 of 7 people found the following review helpful.
      It's Great to Be Here
      I am grateful that IEC helped me to prepare the skills that I would need when I go to college. Thanks to the great academic quality of the program and the nice staff here!
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