Check out our English, university credit, and certificate programs for international students.
We have many exciting new 4-week and 8-week programs. Take a look!
Take university classes at UC San Diego alongside American Bachelor and Master students.
Prepare yourself to enter a university degree program in selective and competitive American universities.
Improve your academic English and gain valuable volunteer experience in the San Diego community.
Develop English language teaching techniques to teach English in non-English speaking countries and in U.S. classrooms.
Earn both a Project Management Certificate and a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate while implementing a project with a local company.
Advance your engineering and technology vocabulary, improve your technical writing, and learn to communicate well in scientific discussion.
University of California, San Diego Extension International Programs offers English language, university credit, professional certificate, and customized programs for personal, academic, and professional development.
Choose from programs focused on general English or English for specific purposes, like business, law, and medicine.
Obtain skills in business or Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), and gain a competitive edge in your career.
Study with UC San Diego students, and take university classes for university credit to transfer to your home university.
Create a high-quality customized program or seminar for international groups of faculty, students, or professionals.
Apply for OPT to receive permission to work in your field of studies as a practical application of what you learned.
Below is a list of the most frequently asked questions international students, like you, ask.
Whether or not you need an F-1 student visa depends on the program you take. All of our full-time programs (18+ hours per week) require an F-1 student visa. The following programs DO NOT require an F-1 student visa: 4-week Conversation, Academic Connections International, and Summer Session I and II, when taken part-time. For more information, please see our U.S. Visa Requirements page.
To see the dates and prices of all of our programs, please visit our Dates & Fees page. If you would like to see a table which shows the total amount, per session, you will end up paying UC San Diego Extension International Programs and the amount you will need for financial verification to obtain a student visa, please see our Financial Verification document on the What to Send page.
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