Improve Your English at ALCI Chico on the California State University, Chico campus

Improve Your English at ALCI Chico on the California State University, Chico campus

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The American Language and Culture Institute, located on the campus of California State University, Chico, offers five sessions of intensive English language instruction per year to students of all proficiency levels. The faculty, staff and students of the American Language and Culture Institute on the Chico State campus welcome you to learn at our University. They are an inclusive program and believe in active student engagement, the free expression of ideas, unity through diversity and every person’s right to a good, healthy lifestyle. Join us and discover our welcoming community.

They provide general English language skills for your personal and professional growth, as well as an introduction to American culture and the higher education system in California and the United States. Find out why thousands of students around the globe have found Chico to be an excellent place to learn English and prepare for their academic success. Come to a great University, enjoy beautiful Northern California, meet new friends, and improve your English!


  • High quality, intensive English language instruction
  • Affordable college town in beautiful northern California
  • Excellent faculty, small class sizes, and individual attention
  • Access to University courses and student services
  • Conditional admission to the University without TOEFL
  • Admissions counseling, TOEFL and math prep
  • Conversation partners and access to University student clubs
  • Great housing options; on campus, private apartments, and homestays
  • Fun social, travel, and recreational opportunities

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California State University, Chico ALCI American Language and Culture Institute is waiting for your application. Are you ready? Let’s get started with StudyUSA+.

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