University of California, Irvine - University of California, Irvine - Study in the USA Irvine CA

University of California, Irvine
Division of Continuing Education

Fast Facts

  • School Size

    Large

  • Tuition

    $6,000 - $8,000 Quarter

  • Affiliation

    Public

  • Type of School

    University/Intensive English Program

  • Student Body Gender

    Co-ed

  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students

    No

  • Conditional Admission Available

    No

  • Top Programs

    Business, Project Management, Data Science

  • Setting

    Suburban

  • Accreditation and Certification

    CEA

  • Type of Housing

    Homestay, Apartment

  • Social Media

WORLD-CLASS UNIVERSITY, INCOMPARABLE LOCATION

Founded in 1965, UCI is renowned for its strength as a major research university. We are located in a dynamic U.S. business environment and in one of the most beautiful and vibrant regions in Southern California.

UCI Division of Continuing Education is the bridge to the next step in your academic or professional journey—connecting you with the skills, knowledge, and network you need to expand your horizons and opportunities. 

The city of Irvine has been ranked the #1 Safest Big City in the United States for more than 15 years in and is surrounded by 42 miles of coastline featuring world-famous beaches.

UC Irvine is situated near a wealth of activities, including beach resorts and theme parks like Disneyland and California Adventure.

Many programs are being offered on campus and remotely, so you can study with us in Irvine or from the location of your choice!

10-Week Intensive ESL

  • Learn with dedicated, highly-trained teachers with an average of 16 years of teaching experience
  • Prepare for success in your future career or studies at an American college or university
  • Advance your skills in upper-level elective classes
  • Practice your English and learn about campus life with a UCI undergrad friend through The Communication Club

Business English

  • Enroll in just one 2-week session or study for 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, or 12 weeks
  • Gain business English skills for finance, marketing, or international trade
  • Develop a network of business contacts from many countries
  • Complement your learning with case studies, guest speakers, and company visits
  • Advance your skills seven further with elective courses in topics such as American film, pronunciation, English for specific purposes, and iBT TOEFL preparation
  • Receive a certificate upon successful completion of your program

Conversation & Culture

  • Enroll in just one 2-week session or study for 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, or 12 weeks
  • Immerse yourself in American culture as the focus of your listening, speaking, reading, and writing practice
  • Develop connections with your classmates from different countries and gain an international perspective
  • Advance your skills even further with free elective courses in topics such as American film, pronunciation, English for specific purposes, and iBT TOEFL preparation
  • Receive a certificate upon successful completion of your program

Accelerated Certificate Programs (ACPs), Internship, and Pathway to OPT

Accelerated Certificate Programs (ACPs) are specialized short-term certificate programs that balance theory and practice with an emphasis on real-world experience. 

UCI offers ACPs, in the following fields:

  • Business Administration
  • Business of Esports
  • Creativity & Product Development
  • Data Analytics for Business
  • Data Science
  • Digital Marketing & Communications
  • Global Human Resources Management
  • Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship
  • International Business Operations & Management
  • International Finance
  • International Tourism & Hotel Management
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Meeting and Event Planner
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Communication Management
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)

Internships: After the successful completion of an ACP, students are eligible to enroll in our 10-week Internship Experience. 

Optional Practical Training (OPT): After completing 9 months of the program, students have the opportunity to apply for OPT

University Preparation Programs

Undergraduate Success Through Academics and Research (STAR)

  • Transferable units through Concurrent Enrollment and College Fundamentals classes towards your future bachelor's degree
  • Undergraduate Preparation Seminar and Research & Citation courses that are designed to increase critical thinking skills and provide a foundation for the process of academic research expected in many top U.S. universities
  • Strategic guidance and assistance with U.S. university applications
  • Comprehensive academic support and individual advising
  • SAT, TOEFL iBT, and other test preparation to help you reach your target score
  • Introduction to and interaction with the UCI campus, its prestigious faculty and students, its abundant resources, and its academic rigor

Graduate Success Through Academics and Research (STAR)

  • Expert guidance on U.S. graduate school selection and ACTS ( Authentic, Comprehensive, Targeted, Strategic) focused on application assistance
  • Exclusive networking opportunities with selective graduate programs to showcase your strengths and to receive pre-admission consultation
  • Undergraduate and Graduate academic credit-bearing  classes that may satisfy, prerequisites of  and be transferable to your desired graduate program
  • Enhanced CV  with completion of our Accelerated Certificate Programs/UCI credit courses, plus expert guidance on building a successful graduate school resume and career-related advising on internships and OPT
  • GRE, GMAT, and other standardized test preparation courses that focus on test-taking strategies and improving scores
  • Comprehensive support in academic study skills and individual advising
  • School partnership and scholarship opportunity: UCI Graduate Success Through Academics and Research (Grad STAR) Program has partnered with A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management at UC Riverside to waive the English requirement for students who have successfully completed the Grad STAR program. Also, Grad STAR Program students who have successfully matriculated to A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management will be guaranteed up to a $10,000 USD scholarship.

 

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Division of Continuing Education

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University of California, Irvine
Division of Continuing Education

Irvine, California, USA
510 East Peltason Dr
Irvine CA 92697
P: +1-949-824-5991


UCI Division of Continuing Education
International Programs P.O. Box 6050
Irvine CA 92616-6050
P: +1 949.824.5991
English Programs
  • American Conversational English
  • Evening & Weekend English
  • Business English
  • English for Postgraduates
  • English for Professionals
  • English for Specific Purposes Programs
  • English Language (ESL)
  • General English Programs
  • Intensive English as a Second Language
  • Online Certificate Program
  • Summer Intensive English
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • TESOL and Teacher Training
  • TOEFL and University Preparation
Certificate/Short Term
  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Business
  • Business Analytics
  • Business English
  • Communication
  • English for Specific Purposes Programs
  • English Language (ESL)
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Executive and Professional
  • Finance
  • Foreign Language Teaching
  • General English Programs
  • General Management
  • Homestay Programs
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Hospitality Business Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • Internships
  • Management and Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Project Management
  • Teaching English Language
  • Technology/Computers
  • TESOL and Teacher Training
  • TOEFL and University Preparation
  • University Preparation
Summer
  • Business
  • Business Analytics
  • Business English
  • Communication
  • Computer Science
  • English Language (ESL)
  • Executive and Professional
  • Finance
  • General English Programs
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Hospitality Business Management
  • Marketing
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Online Certificate Program
  • Summer Intensive English
  • Teaching English Language
Online
  • Business
  • Business Administration
  • Business Analytics
  • Communication
  • English Language (ESL)
  • Finance
  • Foreign Language Teaching
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Hospitality Business Management
  • Intensive English as a Second Language
  • International Business
  • Internships
  • Marketing
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Project Management
  • Sports Administration
  • Sports Management
  • STEM
  • Strategic Communications
  • Summer Intensive English
  • Teaching English Language
  • Technology/Computers

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