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10-Week Intensive ESL Student
"The classes, they were so interactive, they were so interesting…there was always someone to hear us, to help us, and to give us some advice..."
Josephine talks about why she came to UCI to follow her dreams of becoming a communications officer for an NGO or the UN.
ACP International Finance, ACP Project Management, and Internship
"This program gave me the opportunity to be in contact with new technologies. And most importantly to be in contact with different cultures…"
As a former engineer, Eduardo came to UCI to update his skills. Learn how he gained the knowledge necessary to succeed in future endeavors.
Yinying Ma, China
"Before UCI I had been studying English for 15 years, but I couldn't speak or complete a sentence. I could only say ‘Hi, Hello.’ Now I am able to speak English, which helps with my job as a host on Shaanxi TV. I no longer rely on a translator when interviewing someone from another country."
Shingo Inoue, Japan
Custom Training Program
"I entered the program at UCI with an open perspective on effective teaching methods. One thing that I found most effective was how the UCI teachers showed they really care about students and made strides to meet their needs. The teachers at uci are genuinely hard workers. They think about how their students can improve their skills through the program and put it into practice."
Naroo Kang, South Korea
English Language Program
"This was my first time to participate in an English language program outside of Korea, so I think it will help open another window of opportunity. The instructors are highly qualified, and they are responsive to trainees' needs. Most of them are great listeners and give immediate feedback."
Ling Chen, China
"I think the dynamic of the whole campus is really good because I feel like there are so many international students all over the world coming here to study and share this experience. You fit into the US college step by step. First, through the language and culture, even really nuanced things like email etiquette or American idiom‒the curriculum takes care of that."
Carlos Terrades, Spain
Business and Administration (ACP)
"Ever since I was a child, I have always been drawn to America and whenever I saw American movies about college life I always imagined that one day I could come to the United States for a while. A few years later I can say that this dream has come true and the truth is that I love this magnificent university experience at UCI, with its magnificent professors, the way they teach and the perspective they give you to see things differently, has made me reflect and think outside the box. Thanks to this Business ACP that I have done I can say that this is going to be a memory for life. Here I have expanded my network of contacts and in the future I would like to return to Irvine and also meet with all my colleagues visiting them in each other's country."
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