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University of California Extension, Santa Cruz

ELI-English Language and International Programs
Santa Cruz, California USA



School Introduction

UCSC Extension is the only University of California facility in the heart of Silicon Valley. The world’s most innovative tech companies, such as Google, Yahoo!, HP, Adobe and Cisco Systems, are a short drive away. ELI has established strong relationships with many of these companies, ensuring that our students have access to outstanding business opportunities.

The ELI campus is located in downtown Santa Cruz, just blocks from the beach. Centered around Pacific Avenue, with its numerous restaurants and outdoor cafés, downtown Santa Cruz is a cosmopolitan town featuring a lively, vibrant atmosphere. Unique shops and boutiques offer an exciting shopping experience, while galleries, theaters and cinemas give everyone the opportunity to appreciate the thriving local arts scene.

Safe and friendly, with a moderate climate, Santa Cruz is a small, picturesque city whose residents warmly welcome visitors from all over the world. Santa Cruz is very proud of its miles of beautiful, clean, sandy Pacific Ocean beaches—perfect for surfing, volleyball and sunbathing. Nearby, coastal mountains and redwood forests provide an additional wealth of opportunities for sports and recreation.
ELI students can use the UCSC swimming pool, tennis courts, fitness center, basketball, volleyball and racquetball courts, computer labs, and much more. The main campus is a 15-minute bus ride from the University Town Center, which houses ELI and the dorms. University of California, Santa Cruz, was ranked in the September 2003 issue of Outside magazine the number one place to study and live in North America!

ESL Program Introduction

Our Intensive English Program is among the best in the United States. We offer 5- and 10-week sessions in fall, winter and spring and 4- and 8-week sessions in summer. You can choose an intensive session, where you will be immersed in English through grammar, listening, speaking, reading, writing and vocabulary. You will also be able to choose from many elective courses in areas such as American Pop Culture, Global Marketing or TOEFL Preparation. We encourage our students to customize their Intensive English schedules to meet their individual needs. So whether you need classes in business management, academic preparation or computer skills, our range of classes will allow you to design the perfect program.

You will be placed in classes with students at the same English level, ensuring that you are comfortable with the pace of the classes. At all levels, you will find small classes that provide a comfortable and interactive learning environment. Students from many countries will enroll with you in the program, so besides learning English, you will make lasting friendships with students from all corners of the world.

Background Data

Schedule & Fees

APPLICATION FEE- for all sessions, non-refundable, $125

Fall 2006

Ten-Week Intensive English Program September 25 - December 1, $2, 850

Five-Week Intensive English Program A September 25 - October 27, $1, 550

Five-Week Intensive English Program B October 30 - December 1, $1, 550

Winter 2007

Ten-Week Intensive English Program January 8 - March 16, $2, 850

Five-Week Intensive English Program A January 8 - February 9, $1, 550

Five-Week Intensive English Program B February 12 - March 16, $1, 550

Spring 2007

Ten-Week Intensive English Program March 26 - June 1, $2, 850

Five-Week Intensive English Program A March 26 - April 27, $1, 550

Five-Week Intensive English Program B April 30- June 1, $1, 550

4- and 5-week programs, $300
8- and 10-week programs, $450
Includes identification card, medical insurance, unlimited-ride bus pass and recreation fees, which provide access to campus facilities: pool, raquetball, basketball and tennis courts, computer lab, fitness center and libraries

UTC Domitory double-occupancy room with private bath, kitchen, high-speed internet and cable TV access $37.50 per night
Homestay- $27 per night, 3 meals included, payable directly to the host family

Special Courses & Features

Housing/Accommodation Info

UNIVERSITY TOWN CENTER DORMITORY- Modern studio apartments in beautiful downtown Santa Cruz are in the same building as our classrooms and only steps away from restaurants, cafés and the beach. UTC is located in clean and friendly downtown Santa Cruz. Everything you need is located in one modern building—UCSC studio apartments, classrooms, computer labs, student lounges and administrative offices. All rooms at UTC are double occupancy, have a private bath and full kitchen, high-speed DSL and cable service and are shared by both ELI international students and UCSC students. HOMESTAY-Staying with a host family is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that will allow you to practice your English, experience American family life and make life-long friendships. We place students with pre-screened local families—all of whom live within 20 to 30 minutes of UTC—who truly enjoy hosting students from all over the world. You can choose a traditional homestay option, which includes meals, or a room-only option, which is appropriate for more independent students.

Contact Info

ELI-English Language and International Programs
University of California Extension, Santa Cruz
1101 Pacific Ave. Suite 200
Santa Cruz, CA. 95060