University of California, San Diego Extension International Programs

With eight Nobel Prize winners on its faculty, University of California, San Diego is ranked as one of the top universities in the U.S. Situated on over five square kilometers overlooking the Pacific Ocean, UC San Diego is located in “America’s Finest City,” known for its superb weather, safety, natural beauty, tourist attractions, and excellent business and research environment. In keeping with UC San Diego’s strong academic reputation, UC San Diego Extension’s English Language Institute (ELI) and International Programs offer the finest English language, university credit, & professional certificate programs in the United States.


ELI is located right on campus. Its teachers are experts with master’s degrees and many teaching specialties. ELI students have access to University and University Extension resources such as native-speaker conversation leaders, computer labs, a state-of-the-art language lab, 10 libraries, Student Health Services, and a wide variety of core and elective courses for personal, academic, and professional development. Our highly experienced International Student Services staff organizes recreational activities, provides housing information, advises students about their study and career objectives, and provides expert advice on immigration and visa issues.


  • Conversation
  • Academic
  • Business
  • Medical
  • Legal
  • Pre-University


  • Business Essentials
  • Business Management
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Proficiency
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)
  • Special Studies in TEFL
  • Teaching English to the Young Learner (TEYL)
  • Teaching English Grammar (TEG)


  • University and Professional Studies (UPS)
  • Summer Youth Program: Academic Connections International

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