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La Sierra University

English As a Second Language Program
Riverside, California USA



School Introduction

The process of choosing a university is like taking the first steps of an incredible journey of discovery. Enrolling in a four-year university program represents a new beginning with life-transforming possibilities. It's an exciting process.

We are pleased to provide this information about La Sierra University. Founded in 1922, La Sierra University is a private, co-educational Christian university, known for excellent academic and pre-professional programs. The heart of who and what La Sierra is comes to life in our students who make La Sierra such a terrific place. They represent a variety of social, ethnic, economic, and religious backgrounds. They come from nearly every state in the U.S. and 60 countries around the world. They share one thing in common--a dream to make something wonderful of their lives through spiritual growth, learning and service. La Sierra is a great place to pursue their dreams.

La Sierra is the right choice if you value being treated as an individual. Above all, La Sierra is an environment which will inspire and challenge you to reach your spiritual and intellectual potential.

This guide provides only a glimpse of the university. I invite you to visit our campus and meet our students and faculty to learn more about us. We would be pleased to have you start your new beginning with us.

Designated an arboretum by the State of California, La Sierra's lush 100-acre campus is located in Riverside, about 50 miles from Los Angeles. Fully networked for technology, the campus includes a World Museum of Natural History, an observatory, a visual arts center and gallery, a Women's Resource Center and the Hancock Center for Youth and Family Ministry.

ESL Program Introduction

Welcome to La Sierra University and the English as a Second Language (ESL) Program.

La Sierra University's international emphasis brings students to us from more than 60 nations and nearly every part of the United States. About one-third of our students come from other countries, and we welcome students from every culture and religion. La Sierra University's international student clubs add to the life and color of our diverse campus, helping students learn more about American culture and develop lasting friendships.

At La Sierra, we teach the skills you need to succeed in the international marketplace. But there is more to learning English than simply studying the language. La Sierra University's ESL Program wants to help you take the first step on your journey to success.

Background Data

Schedule & Fees

Summer: 6/19 - 7/21 ( 5 weeks)
Fall: 9/

Summer Special Program:
American culture and Language Program:
$ 240 per week
Intensive English Program: $240 per week
TESL program: (call for details)
Regular ESL Program (FALL) : $2390(10weeks)
Application Fee: $ 35
Student Services Fee: $ 115
Housing: call for details

Special Courses & Features

Contact Info

English As a Second Language Program
La Sierra University

Riverside, California 92515