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Courses and Programs


Courses and Programs

"It is our mission 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."

University of California, San Diego Extension International Programs offers English language, university credit, customized, and professional certificate programs for personal, academic, and professional development.

English Language Institute:

The UC San Diego English Language Institute offers English language courses to students 18 years of age and older at all levels of ability.


10-week Programs

4-week Programs



Certificate Programs:

Administered through UC San Diego Extension, programs are for international professionals and students alike. These classes vary in length from 1 quarter to 3 quarters (approximately 10 weeks to 9 months), with different areas of focus including Business Management, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, Project Management, Web Publishing, and Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL).

Custom Programs:

UC San Diego Extension English Language Institute can create the perfect combination of studies and services for groups of students, professors, and professionals of any size, and according to your specifications.

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University Credit Programs:

University credit programs allow international students to take a full-time schedule of UC San Diego and UC San Diego Extension courses in any combination for university credit. Universities in many countries count these credits towards their own bachelor's or master's degree programs. Transferability is at the discretion of the home university and must be verified in advance by the student.