UC San Diego Extension International Programs & English Language Institute

Empowering a global community of lifelong learners to change the world.

UC San Diego Extended Studies International Programs and English Language Institute (ELI) offers the following programs and opportunities for International Students:

English Language Institute
- Academic English
- Communication and Culture
- Conversation and Fluency
- Business English
- Legal English
- Medical English
- and more...

University Credit Programs
- University and Professio

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English Conversation and Fluency Course 01/23/2024

Relive the magic of an incredible adventure led by our Cultural Ambassadors! 🌟 Exploring downtown San Diego, diving into history at the Little Italy Firehouse Museum, and strolling through the vibrant Mercato Farmers’ Market. Memories made with diverse experiences!

Our Cultural Ambassadors play a vital role to the success of our programs! 🌐 They're not just integral to our Conversation Classes and Conversation and Fluency program, but also lead campus tours and other exciting events. These UC San Diego students assist our English language instructors in teacher-guided activities and spark conversations with our international students to enhance English learning. 🗣️✨

Are you a current UC San Diego student who is interested in becoming a Cultural Ambassador? Email us at [email protected].

Interested in our Conversation and Fluency program? Join us in February! https://go.ucsd.edu/3vMgSCX

English Conversation and Fluency Course Learn English at UCSD and improve your conversation and fluency. Conversation leaders are native English speakers who will interact with you in class to give you more opportunities to speak English and learn faster.

01/17/2024

Embark on your exciting journey to become an teacher with our TEFL Professional Certificate program! Specifically crafted for those with dreams of teaching in diverse settings or U.S. classrooms, this program introduces you to the latest global 🌏 teaching techniques. Immerse yourself in hands-on learning, guided by experienced instructors with international teaching backgrounds, as they share effective methods for teaching English as a Foreign Language ( ).

Get ready for a fulfilling career in English teaching with confidence, starting your adventure with the TEFL Professional Certificate program – the ultimate gateway to becoming an outstanding English teacher! 🍎

https://go.ucsd.edu/4b0hqoU

01/03/2024

Welcome international students to Winter Quarter 2024! Orientation started out with a little bit of rain🌦, but you brought the sunshine. 🌞We are so excited for the experiences and friendships you will cultivate during your studies with us, and so grateful you choose us as your study abroad experience. 🌎

Interested in joining our winter 2024 programs? There's still time to enroll into our February and March offerings! https://go.ucsd.edu/3Qj5KUI

12/28/2023

Begin the new year with new skills. Set yourself apart from others in your field and enroll into our Business Management certificate to develop solid business management skills and benefit from a:

🔱 Skills Boost: Customize your learning with specializations in
, , or , aligning with your career goals.
🔱 Your Path, Your Way: Craft a unique career journey that suits your aspirations, no matter your degree.
🔱 Learn from the Pros: Gain practical knowledge and connections from U.S. experts.
🔱 Standout Resume: Go beyond education – prove your skills to employers and increase your confidence with personalized resume training.
🔱 Affirm Your Value: Earn a Professional Certificate for enhanced marketability.

Ready to unlock opportunities? Join our Business Management program today!

https://go.ucsd.edu/3NGM6RW

UC San Diego Extension International Programs & English Language Institute Empowering a global community of lifelong learners to change the world.

12/22/2023

Cost-effective Career Exploration for Those Considering Graduate School:

Career and family demands make it difficult for international working professionals to study abroad. Our certificate programs offer a short-term study abroad opportunity focusing on new skills, business innovation, and engagement with local companies and organizations while experiencing the incredible San Diego beaches, UC San Diego campus, and SoCal culture.

Join us in the pursuit of knowledge and excellence and build valuable networks and connections that will set you apart in your industry!
https://go.ucsd.edu/47siKyI

12/19/2023

Forge a unique career path!

Be intentional when navigating your professional journey. Escape the confines of your degree and sculpt a career tailored to you. Choose a UC San Diego Extended Studies Programs that:

🔱 Is tailor-made for you
🔱 Aligns with your aspirations
🔱 Complements or builds upon your academic and professional experience

Explore new possibilities and elevate your career to new heights!
https://go.ucsd.edu/3RDjSci


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12/13/2023

Interested in getting a paid job in the U.S.?

students who complete three quarters (one academic year) of full-time studies may be eligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT). This allows them to work for up to one year in the United States while saving money for graduate school or starting their own business. Students can do this by customizing and stacking our certificates to make up nine months of study in their area of interest. Our immigration advisor then guides eligible students through the process.

Combine our many eligible professional certificates for a full academic year of study: https://go.ucsd.edu/47siKyI

12/11/2023

Complement your degree with a professional certificate in Business Management or Project Management!

Our affordable programs are the perfect addition to international students’ degrees. Many , social science, and humanities majors choose our certificates in Business Management or Project Management to help them build the leadership, communication, and organizational skills employers are seeking.

🔱 Strengthen your skill foundation in , and management, digital , or .
🔱 Unlock new opportunities and maintain an advantage in your career journey.

Invest in yourself today!
https://go.ucsd.edu/47siKyI

12/05/2023

Finals got you a little bit stressed? Head down to the Farmer's Market TODAY located at the new Eipstein Family Theater. Between 11:00 - 12:30 p.m. take advantage of cuddling with UC San Diego's very own Therapy Fluffies 🐶. While you're there enjoy a tasty treat 🌮 from one of the many food vendor offerings. Good Luck on Finals! 🎇

11/30/2023

Cultural Ambassadors are an integral part of our Conversation Classes. They help students to practice their English and the lessons they learn from their instructors. Some of our Cultural Ambassadors have been with us for many years, and have become not only part of the UC San Diego Extended Studies International Programs team, but also part of our international students' family.

So it is with sadness to announce that one of our dearest Cultural Ambassadors has passed.

Joanie Nelson has helped many of our international students feel a home away from home while cultivating their English. She has been an integral part of our community and we are so grateful to her many years of dedication to our department and to our students.

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/education/story/2019-11-28/sd-me-esl-thanksgiving

If you wish to join us and celebrate her legacy and life, you are welcome to attend her Celebration of Life this Sunday, December 3.

For details, please go to: https://www.paperlesspost.com/go/dwLykRatn6Nk1gcv2kQ38

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Happy Halloween!

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Join UC San Diego's 4-week Legal English program this November 13, 2023 and build your confidence, accuracy, and fluency in Legal English through interactive lectures, guided practice, and simulated activities. Choose from 15- or 20-hour per week formats and study in one of California's most beautiful locations overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Don't wait. Join us.
https://go.ucsd.edu/3E5Sb5b

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10/30/2023

Elevate your Business English skills and join the 4-week Business English program on November 13, 2023. Participate in a 15- or 20-hour per week format. Don't wait. Join us today!
https://go.ucsd.edu/47y4ll3

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08/16/2023

Elevate your Business English skills and join the 4-week Business English program on October 16, 2023. Participate in a 15- or 20-hour per week format. Don't wait. Join us today!
https://go.ucsd.edu/47y4ll3

08/16/2023

Join UC San Diego's 4-week Legal English program this October 16, 2023 and build your confidence, accuracy, and fluency in Legal English through interactive lectures, guided practice, and simulated activities. Choose from 15- or 20-hour per week formats and study in one of California's most beautiful locations overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Don't wait. Join us.

09/28/2022

It's an exciting time to be on campus.

This week we welcome over 200 University and Professional Studies (UPS) students (in person) from 21 diverse countries 🌎 for Fall Quarter at UC San Diego Extended Studies International Programs. 🙌🏽

UPS students will take classes alongside UC San Diego 🔱 undergraduates, graduates, and professionals across over 50 departments, schools, and programs.

The university is now buzzing with over 44,000 students--in classrooms, cafes, restaurants, shops, walkways, and 🚴‍♂️ bike lanes.

Welcome!

https://lnkd.in/gj5WVuQ3

UC San Diego Named No. 3 Best Public College by Forbes 09/11/2021

UC San Diego Named No. 3 Best Public College by Forbes The University of California San Diego has been ranked third among the nation’s top public colleges, according to the Forbes 2021 list of America’s Top Colleges. UC San Diego was No. 15 out of the complete list of 600 four-year private and public colleges in the country.

Timeline photos 09/10/2021

Here’s an image from last night’s thunderstorm, taken by the campus photographer, Erik Jepsen.

05/05/2021

It's World Teacher Appreciation Day! Have you thanked a teacher today? Who would we be without teachers, instructors, and professors?

04/22/2021

Attention ELI alumni from 1987! Hello, my name is Kaz Uekawa and I was in the ESL program in the spring of 1987. I would like to reconnect with my old teachers and friends. The names of the teachers I can recall are Mike, Peter, Pam, and Chuck. The director was Jennifer. I fondly remember my friends from Japan, Switzerland (Peter, Claudia, Heidi, John-Paul), Korea, Thailand, and Mexico (Rafael). I at least kept in touch with Atsushi and Sumio (Sam) from Japan. Contact me, Kazuaki Uekawa, if you recognize me or if you know any of these teachers and friends! We had a great time inside and outside the classroom. Thank you!🙏🏽

04/20/2021

After successfully preventing outbreaks of COVID-19 through the program, UC San Diego announced plans to have the campus nearly fully occupied for fall 2021. The plans center on the safety and efficacy of vaccines — the campus expects to have about 90% of students and 85% of on-site staff fully vaccinated by fall quarter. As of last Thursday, young adults and teens over 16 years old are eligible to receive the vaccine in California. UC San Diego’s RIMAC Arena vaccination site has already vaccinated over 100,000 people! 💉🤩🎉

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04/10/2021

Calling all admitted future Tritons! UC San Diego’s virtual Triton Day is today! Check UC San Diego Extension Live Session at 12-12:30 p.m. (PDT): Work Locally. Teach Globally.

Open a door to a world of opportunities and participate in the Cultural Ambassador program (a student work opportunity) or Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certificate.

Activities for parents and family members of a are available, too! Hope to see you soon!



https://tritonday.ucsd.edu/

Triton Day 2021 – UC San Diego Take a virtual dive into what makes UC San Diego so special: our campus, our culture, and our unique academic lifestyle. On the edge of a country and continent awaits an extraordinary place that can fire your imagination and launch you to do great things. In other words, we’re pretty sure you’ll...

01/08/2021

The vending machines are here! Students and employees now have an easier way to get their weekly COVID-19 tests.

You won’t find any Doritos or Kit-Kats in these vending machines. There is only one product inside: COVID-19 self-test kits.

The locations are:
* Muir College: Roots Restaurant
* Seventh College: Next to the Parcel Center
* Nuevo East (Porton): Outdoor gym area
* Price Center: Ground Floor, across from Burger King
* Thurgood Marshall College (Lower): TMC Residence Life lobby
* Warren College: Across from the Residence Life Office
* Eleanor Roosevelt College: Next to the laundry room
* Village at Pepper Canyon Lodge
* South Mesa: 9126 Laundry Room
* One Miramar: Next to the Parcel Center
* Central Mesa: Next to L aundry Room - Coming soon

IP Students: You will need to set up your AD account, download the UC San Diego app, and also have the UC San Diego MyChart app on your smartphones. Each test has a barcode you scan with your phone. Contact your student health and welfare advisor, Deniz, for instructions!

Once you have your AD account and apps, grab a free test kit, swab outside, and return the vial within 72 hours. You will have the results within two days of testing.



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Happy holidays to our wonderful students! We hope everyone is healthy and happy. ❤️

10/23/2020

is playing tomorrow! Students can register for free at homecoming.ucsd.edu. Enjoy!

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09/21/2020

Happy International Day if Peace and happy ! Welcome to those who just started fall quarter UPS and programs! We hope you make some good friends while you’re here. ✌🏼☮️

09/11/2020

Stay safe on campus this fall ✅. Don’t forget your mask and find out about the Return to Learn program at returntolearn.ucsd.edu. It’s up to all of us to stop the spread. 🗣🦠🙅🏻😷

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08/21/2020

UC San Diego has been named the fourth best public university in the U.S. for the second consecutive year by the 2020 Academic Ranking of World Universities. The overall rankings list the campus as the country’s 14th best university, up one spot from last year, and 18th in the world. 🔱 Repost

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UC San Diego Extension International Programs and English Language Institute (ELI) offers the following courses and certificates:

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