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Division of Continuing Education
Shine Brighter
University of California, 
 
Irvine
World-class University,
Incomparable Location

>> Among Top Universities for International

Students (U.S. News & World Report)
 

Experience the strength of UCI, a major research

university with the friendly feel of a small college,

located in a dynamic U.S. business environment and

in one of the most beautiful and vibrant regions in

Southern California — Orange County, famously

known as “The O.C.”

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UCI FACTS & RANKINGS

#7

31,000+

3

25+

Among U.S. public universities

and 33rd among all universities
 

Graduate programs ranked in

the nation's top 50, including

biology, business, computer

science, criminology, chemistry,  

engineering, and law

Nobel Prize- winning faculty

Students

 

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THE UC IN THE “O.C.”
There’s no place like sunny Southern California. 
 

WHY IRVINE, CALIFORNIA?
 

•       #1 safest big city in U.S. for 12 consecutive years (FBI)
•       292 sunny days per year
•       1/3 of all Fortune 500 companies have offices in Irvine
•       #1 Best College for Beach Lovers (
Money Magazine)
•       Home to Southern California’s “Tech Coast” and fast-growing industry centers
•       Mediterranean climate, with average temperatures ranging from 13° C (56° F) in

          January to 22° C (71° F) in August
•       Minutes from famed sailing and surfing beaches of Newport, Laguna, and

          Huntington, and near L.A. and San Diego
•       Enjoy local art, cultural and outdoor activities, and fantastic restaurants

UCI FACTS & RANKINGS

Among U.S. public universities

and 33rd among all universities
 

Graduate programs ranked in

the nation's top 50, including

biology, business, computer

science, criminology, chemistry,  

engineering, and law

Nobel Prize- winning faculty

Students

STUDENT LIFE & SUPPORT
 

We will help you to succeed academically, personally, and socially

while you’re attending UCI and beyond.
 

•     Assistance with transportation and health care
•     Access to libraries, computer labs, and campus-wide events
•     600+ clubs and organizations you can join 
•     Exciting trips to theme parks like Disneyland and Universal

        Studios, premiere destinations like Hollywood and Las Vegas, pro

        sports games, theater and dance performances, and local beaches

Follow our latest activities: about.me/activities

STUDENT LIFE & HOUSING

HOUSING
 

Choose from housing options that let you experience American

university or family life.
 

Visit ip.ce.uci.edu/housing for a list of companies that can tell

you more about housing in the Irvine area, including pricing and

housing application procedures.
 

UNIVERSITY APARTMENTS – safe, comfortable, and

convenient fully-furnished apartments only 4km from UCI

HOMESTAY – private or shared room in a local family’s home

English Language & Teacher

Training Programs

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROGRAMS
Take your English to the next level.

Our comprehensive English language programs give you the skills to live, work,

communicate, and succeed in the global community. 

If you want to improve your English-language skills in authentic academic,

business, and social contexts, choose from the following options based on  

your goals:

•       INTENSIVE ESL  (for university-level study) A CEA-accredited program that

          sharpens  your academic English and university success skills.

•       NEW!  Select our ENGLISH PLUS option to supplement your English studies

          with UCI Division of Continuing Education’s premiere online courses,

          including Innovation & Product Development, Spa & Wellness Management,

          Organizational Leadership, E-Sports Management, and more.

•       CONVERSATION & CULTURE  (for personal goals and specific academic interests) 

          Fun and interactive, a chance to learn and practice everyday conversation.

•       BUSINESS ENGLISH  (for professional development) Improve your business

          communications to advance your career. Includes case studies, company visits,

          and guest speakers. 

18

15

70

average class size
 

countries represented

our instructors’ average years of teaching experience

TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAMS

Whether you are a new or seasoned instructor,

UCI DCE will sharpen your knowledge of the latest

methodologies of Teaching English as a Foreign Language

(TEFL) or teaching academic content effectively in

English. For over 30 years, we have successfully trained

teachers sponsored by Ministries of Education in Chile,

France, Japan, South Korea, and more.

•       Accelerated Certificate Program in TEFL plus optional

          internship
•       English-Mediated Instruction (EMI) Program, at UCI or

          on-site at your institution
•       Customized Teacher Training programs, including

          specialized methodology for primary, secondary, and

          higher education

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STUDENT LIFE & HOUSING

Put the University of California on your CV.
 

ACCELERATED CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS (ACPs)

Gain the expertise, networking opportunities, and skillset to advance your career—in just 3 months! 

ACP OPTIONS

After program completion, you have the opportunity to

participate in a professional, 3-month internship with

an American or international company. And, after 9

months of full-time study in 2 ACPs and completion

of an internship, take advantage of Optional Practical

Training (OPT) to work in a full-time salaried position

for up to 1 year!

PATHWAY TO INTERNSHIP

PATHWAY TO OPTIONAL PRACTICAL TRAINING (OPT)

ACP

3 months

INTERNSHIP

3 months

ACP

ACP

+

INTERNSHIP or ACP

+

OPT

3 months

3 months

3 months

up to 1 year

OPTIONAL PRACTICAL TRAINING
 

Work in a full-time salaried position for up to one 

year on your student visa with UCI's OPT program,

granted through the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. 
 

Acquire skills vital to your career path or to the next step in your academic

or professional training, expand your business experience, refine your

English language skills and network with local employers and professionals.

Apply the skills and concepts you learned in your ACP during a three-month professional internship with

an American or international company located in Orange County or Greater Los Angeles!
 

Internship and OPT

With an internship, you gain:
•      Valuable business experience and contacts

•      Enhanced ability to implement new ideas in your home country
•      A chance to explore new career options
•      Job hunting tips in our Resume Writing and Interviewing Skills workshop
•      Invaluable support from our dedicated internship staff

 

Internships are available for all ACPs. TEFL internships are offered within UCI’s own ESL programs. 

97%

ACP to OPT approval rate

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Put the University of California on your CV.
 

After program completion, you have the opportunity to

participate in a professional, 3-month internship with

an American or international company. And, after 9

months of full-time study in 2 ACPs and completion

of an internship, take advantage of Optional Practical

Training (OPT) to work in a full-time salaried position

for up to 1 year!

UNIVERSITY PREPARATION PROGRAMS
 

Showcase your strengths and realize your dreams of pursuing a

bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate degree in the United States. 

Our International Undergraduate Preparation Program (IUPP)

and International Graduate Studies Preparation Program (IGSPP)

offer a unique educational experience to help you become a

standout applicant and thrive at UCI or other top 

U.S. universities.

INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE 

PREPARATION PROGRAM (IUPP)

 

Successfully transition into a competitive U.S. university by

taking transferable intensive college prep and undergraduate

courses alongside UCI students.

•       Transferable credit toward your degree, including UCI

          undergraduate and intensive college prep courses 
•       One-on-one advising; strategic guidance and assistance with

          university applications
•       TOEFL, IELTS, SAT, and ACT test preparation 
•       Exclusive courses and workshops in U.S. university

          expectations, resources, and culture
•       Specialized track for STEM and Social Science majors

INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE STUDIES

PREPARATION PROGRAM (IGSPP)

 

Get the preparation, support, and experiences to stand out 

from the competition.

•       Comprehensive application assistance and academic skills 

          courses 
•       Career-advancing relationships with UCI faculty and 

          students
•       Special admission conditions to partner schools and access

          to exclusive graduate recruitment fairs
•       Letters of recommendation from U.S. educators and 

          internship employers
•       TOEFL, IELTS, GRE, and GMAT test preparation

IGSPP graduates have been

admitted to top graduate programs

at Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, MIT,

USC, and UCI.

EXPERIENCE UCI PROGRAMS

ACADEMIC STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM (ASAP)
 

Take UCI undergraduate courses and enjoy an

incomparable university experience while supplementing

your home university degree. 
 

•       Study at a top 10 public U.S. university
•       Choose courses from a variety of undergraduate

          majors and continuing education disciplines
•       Immerse yourself into UCI’s academic and student life

 

Sample subject areas available to ASAP students:

•      Biology
•      Business Project

         Management
•      Engineering/Computer

         Science
 

•      International Studies
•       Linguistics
•       Music
•       Social Science
•       Sociology

•       Writing
•       + a variety of courses

         through DCE, including

         Business, Marketing,

         Engineering, and more!

Available for 1, 2, or 3 quarters starting in spring (March) or 

fall (September). 

Immerse yourself in the inspiring academic culture and

vibrant campus life of UCI. In this intensive summer

program, international and local students learn research

methodology, strengthen their presentation skills, and

choose from a variety of university-level electives

taught by UCI professors and field experts. 
 

Sample elective choices: 

Tracks available for high school and university students.

Packages include dormitory housing, class tuition and

materials, weekend and evening cultural activities, airport

transfers, and more. 

•      Finance
•      Law
•      Social Ecology

•      Anthropology
•      Art
•      Classics
•      Criminology, Law, and

        Society
•      Dance
•      Education
•      European Studies
•      Film & Media Studies
•      Global Cultures
•      History

 

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