International Programs

English Language Programs
The American Language Center (ALC) offers day-time intensive English as a second language (ESL) programs for students and professionals with student (F-1) visas and part-time programs for U.S. residents.

Certificate Programs
International participants can study side-by-side with American professionals and students in over 50 F-1 visa-approved programs in a wide range of fields. Many programs include internships and the possibility of Optional Practical Training (OPT) upon program completion.

Pre-Master's Preparation
This is a 2-quarter program designed to prepare qualified international students who wish to apply to and enter master’s and PhD programs in the U.S. The program provides advanced-level English language instruction, gives training in study skills, and offers GRE, GMAT, TOEFL and/or IELTS preparation.

Study Abroad at UCLA
This limited enrollment program allows qualified international students to enroll in UCLA and UCLA Extension courses and transfer academic credit to their home universities.

Business English Communication
Offered in Japan, the program is designed for business professionals and advanced students of business who need to conduct international business using English. The program will launch in Tokyo; planned start date is April 1, 2015.

Brazil Scientific Mobility Program (BSMP)
This Brazilian government program provides scholarships to undergraduate Brazilian students for one year of study at UCLA and other U. S. colleges and universities.

Fully Online Programs and Courses
UCLA Extension offers many fully online certificate programs as well as a wide variety of other individual courses.

Group Custom-Designed Programs
UCLA Extension designs programs to meet the specific needs of government, corporate, and university groups. Programs can be offered in Los Angeles and in many overseas locations.

Summer High School Student Programs
Summer Discovery offers programs for U.S. and international high school students on the UCLA campus with English courses for international students taught by American Language Center ESL instructors.

Other Program Options
UCLA Extension offers a variety of short courses and programs for international participants who happen to be in Los Angeles on non-student visas, e.g., on business, family visits, and tourism. These programs include the ALC American Culture and Communication Course (ACC) , the Technical Management Program , and other short courses . Except for ACC, the other courses and programs require advanced English language proficiency.

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