University of California, San Diego, UCSD English Language Institute
I took part in the TOEFL Program and I’m more than happy that I made this decision. The UCSD Extension International Program provided me with the opportunity to meet many interesting people from different countries and make new friends. After the six-month TOEFL Program, I feel much more prepared for my future job because I had the chance to learn from qualified teachers. I’m definitely going to miss my time in San Diego. Hello, my name is Roxanne Nuhaily, Director of International Studies at the University of California, San Diego Extension International Programs. This campus is one of the most highly ranked universities in the world. We have eight Nobel Prize winners and fabulous research and study facilities. Students who come to our English Language Institute see the reflection of this academic excellence in our curriculum and our instructors. We met each other at UCSD ELI. Nori, what do you think about studying at UCSD ELI? Oh, I like it because I like how they teach. You know, before I came here, I heard that ELI’s teachers have very good experience teaching international students. Oh, I think so. That’s why I recommend this school. I agree. I’ve been a conversation leader for the past three years and I really enjoy this program because it provides the international students with native speakers in the classroom to practice speaking English. Hello, my name is Stacy Statler and I’m one of the teachers here at UCSD’s English Language Institute. Many people ask me what my job is and I say I’m a teacher. Next question is how old my students are. My students are all adults. The next question is how many languages I speak and I explain that I’m an English teacher My students come from all over the world. Most of my students are here because they want to learn English, which is exciting to me. For that reason, I really recommend for people to come here to San Diego and study at UCSD’s English Language Institute. Thank you! The Student Center has a two-story bookstore where you’re able to buy books, computer supplies, T-shirts and other study supplies. The Student Center also has a ticket box office where you can buy discounted tickets to movie theaters, theme parks, such as Disneyland, Universal Studios and the world-famous San Diego Zoo. Geisel Library is named after the US children’s book author, Dr. Seuss, who wrote ‘Cat in the Hat’ and ‘Green Eggs and Ham’. It holds 3,000,000 bound books and was created to resemble the tree of knowledge. The computer lab is available between 8:30AM and 4:30PM. One computer lab is for homework and the other is for personal use. All students at UC San Diego Extension International Program are entitled to a free login for free wireless connection. The Café is a nice area for students to relax and meet with friends to discuss homework or weekend events. The front desk is where students can come in and ask questions regarding their classes, visas, bus routes, where to rent a car and purchase tickets for events such as whale watching, Disneyland, Padres baseball games and more. In addition to enjoying the best possible English language instruction, they benefit from being on a beautiful campus in one of the most lovely places in the United States, San Diego, close to beaches, mountains, deserts, lakes and all kinds of natural surroundings and entertainment theme parks throughout Southern California. We hope that you will work with ApplyESL.com to choose your English language study experience and we hope that you will choose the English Language Institute at the University of California, San Diego. Welcome to San Diego! We look forward to receiving your application!