University of California, San Diego

UC San Diego
University of California, San Diego
Greetings from San Diego! Thank you for your interest in the University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego). UC San Diego is ranked 15th internationally in the 2013 academic rankings of world universities conducted by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China and 8th overall in the USA. With a faculty of 6 Nobel Prize recipients, UC San Diego is recognized throughout the world for its great beach-front location, research, faculty members, and for its “top-notch” graduate and undergraduate programs.
UC San Diego Campus
University of California, San Diego Extension International Programs is a department of UC San Diego which provides international students and professionals an opportunity to advance career and academic objectives. UC San Diego Extension International Programs offers short-term and intensive English language programs for professional and academic development, university credit programs (short-term study abroad), customized programs, and professional certificates to help the student or professional achieve career goals. Extension International Programs presents a great environment to learn, network, and have access to UC San Diego’s many world-renown resources. For more information on any of the programs listed below, please email ipinfo@ucsd.edu

English Language Programs
UC San Diego Extension International Programs offers short-term and intensive English language programs to international students 18 and older of all levels of English language proficiency. Testing at the beginning of the each program will determine students' placement. There are 12 levels of English language instruction.

  • Communication and Culture 
  • Intensive Academic
  • Intensive TOEFL
  • Intensive Business
  • Intensive Legal English
  • Medical English
  • Intensive Pre-University
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University Credit Programs
University Credit Programs, such as the University and Professional Studies (UPS) and Summer Session, are short-term study abroad programs which allow international students to enroll in University and University Extension courses for university and/or university extension credit. Credit earned in these courses may be transferred to the student’s school in their home country. These programs do not lead into matriculation into UC San Diego degree programs, but are great if the student would like to have a “California-Cool” study-abroad experience! For more information please send an email to ups-programs@ucsd.edu or visit our website at www.ip.extension.ucsd.edu.

Professional Certificate Programs
Professional Certificates offered through UC San Diego Extension International Programs help you to develop the skills and competitive advantage to accelerate your career goals in Business Management and Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). Please see our website at www.ip.extension.ucsd.edu for more detailed information about our many certificate programs.
  • Business Management (Global Commerce, Marketing, Finance and Human Resources)
  • Business Essentials
  • Project Management
  • Teaching English as Foreign Language Proficiency
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)
  • Teaching English to the Young Learner (TEYL)
  • Teaching English Grammar (TEG)
  • Web Publishing
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Current Courses

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    • Type
    • Course Title
    • Duration
    • Location
    • Various
    • English Language Institute (ELI)
    • 4-10 Weeks
    • La Jolla, California
    • TEFL
    • Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)
    • 22-26 Weeks
    • La Jolla, California
    • Various
    • University and Professional Studies (UPS)
    • 12-13 Weeks
    • La Jolla, California
    • Various
    • English Language Institute (ELI)
    • 4-10 Weeks
    • La Jolla, California
    • TEFL
    • Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)
    • 22-26 Weeks
    • La Jolla, California
    • Various
    • University and Professional Studies (UPS)
    • 12-13 Weeks
    • La Jolla, California
    • Various
    • English Language Institute (ELI)
    • 4-10 Weeks
    • La Jolla, California
    • TEFL
    • Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)
    • 22-26 Weeks
    • La Jolla, California
    • Various
    • University and Professional Studies (UPS)
    • 12-13 Weeks
    • La Jolla, California

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