Courses & 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, professional certificate, and customized programs for personal, academic, and professional development.
If you are over the age of 18 and would like to study English, the UC San Diego English Language Institute (ELI) has a course for you. The ELI offers many different types of English, from general English to English for specific purposes, and it has 12 core levels of instruction, from beginning to advanced. You progress to the next core level once you meet specific language skills requirements. To read more about each core level, please click here.
Administered through UC San Diego Extension, Certificate programs are designed for international professionals and students alike. Certificate courses vary in length from 1 to 4 quarters (approximately 10 weeks to 12 months), with different topics including Business, Project Management, and Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). We offer the following full-time Certificate programs to international students:
If you are an excellent student and already have a high level of English proficiency, university credit programs allow you to take UC San Diego or UC San Diego Extension courses for university credit. Universities in many countries count these credits towards their own bachelor’s or master’s degree programs. Course transferability is at the discretion of the home university and must be verified in advance by the student.
UC San Diego Extension International Programs can create the perfect combination of studies and services for groups of more than 12 students, professors, or professionals. Each custom program is unique and designed according to your specifications. Please click here to find out more information about customized programs.