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2019 IEC@OCC English Program Fees

Academic English Program Fees*
Application Fee One-time fee $100
Express mail One-time fee $50
Activities Fee Per 8 - week session $80
Medical Insurance Per 8 - week session **$250
Tuition for Academic English Program 8 - week session $3200 
Tuition for Academic English Program 16 - week session $6040
Tuition for Academic English Program 24 - week session $8900
Tuition for Academic English Program  32 - week session   $11420 

*Fees may vary each session. Visit the medical insurance page for details.
**Mandatory for all applications mailed to an international address

 

2019 IEC@OCC English Program Dates

 Session  Class Dates  Orientation Dates
 1  January 7 - February 27, 2019 January 2 & 3, 2019
2 March 4 - April 30, 2019 February 25 & 26, 2019
3 May 6 - June 26, 2019 April 29 & 30, 2019
4 July 1 -  August 15, 2019 June 24 & 25, 2019
5 September 3 - October 23, 2019  August 28 & 29, 2019 
6 October 28 - December 18, 2019 October 21 & 22, 2019

2020 IEC@OCC English Program Dates

 Session  Class Dates  Orientation Dates
 1  January 6 - February 26, 2020 January 2 & 3, 2020
2 March 2 - April 28, 2020 February 24 & 25, 2020
3 May 4 - June 24, 2020 April 27 & 28, 2020
4 June 29 -  August 13, 2020 June 22 & 23, 2020
5 August 31 - October 21, 2020  August 26 & 27, 2020 
6 October 26 - December 16, 2020 October 19 & 20, 2020

 

2019 HOLIDAYS & CLASS BREAKS

  • January 1 - New Year’s Day (no classes)
  • January 21 - Martin Luther King Jr. (no classes)
  • February 18 - Monday, Presidents’ Day (no classes)
  • April 12 - 21 OCC Spring Break (no classes)
  • May 27 - Monday, Memorial Day (no classes)
  • June 13 - 23, Early Summer Break (no classes)
  • July 4 - Thursday, Independence Day (no classes)
  • August 9 – August 25, Late Summer Break (no classes)
  • September 2 - Monday, Labor Day (no classes)
  • November 21 - Thursday, Thanksgiving (no classes)
  • December 12, 2019 - January 2, 2020, Winter Break (no classes)

 

IEC@OCC Admissions Information

Accreditation: The International Education Center at Orange Coast College is fully accredited through the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA).

Number of international students: 36 per session from more than 24 different countries

Student activities: Through IEC activities, students have numerous opportunities to practice their English skills in the real world. IEC organizes weekend excursions, volunteer opportunities, academic workshops, and daily after-school events 3 – 5 times per week to showcase the best of living in Southern California.

IEC activities are not just field trips: they are a chance for students to broaden their study-abroad experience, practice English, learn more about Southern California, and build relationships with their teachers, classmates, and locals.  

Housing: International students can choose to live in a homestay with an American family or secure their own residential housing.

Homestay accommodations are arranged through three professional homestay companies that carefully select warm and welcoming American families to host international students. Visit the IEC@OCC Housing page for more information.

By registering with JumpOffCampus, all IEC@OCC students have access to a current listing* of residential housing options in the area.

Medical Insurance: All F-1 visa international students are required to purchase medical insurance from IEC at the beginning of each session. IEC only accepts medical insurance waivers from F-1 visa international students studying in the U.S. with a government scholarship from their home country that includes a medical insurance policy. Learn more->

Required Admission Documents:

Placement: All new IEC students take a placement test during orientation to determine their level of English. During the placement test students are assessed on their knowledge of reading, writing, speaking, grammar, and listening in English.

IEC does not offer courses for absolute beginners of English language learning. Prospective IEC students should have basic spelling skills, be able to write sentences, and be able to read and understand simple paragraphs. While students without these skills may still attend IEC, they may be asked to hire a personal tutor and repeat the foundation level class until these skills are mastered.

Contact information:

International Education Center at Orange Coast College (IEC)
2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, California 92626
Ph: +1 (714) 432-5940 · Fax: +1 (714) 432-5191 · email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Global Engagement Center at Orange Coast College
2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, California 92626
Ph: +1 (714) 432-5940 · Fax: +1 (714) 432-5191 · email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Web: http://www.orangecoastcollege.edu/global

Orange Coast College (OCC)
2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, California 92626
Ph: +1 (714) 432-5772 · email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
web: http://www.orangecoastcollege.edu

 

*Orange Coast College and IEC@OCC do not review, inspect or recommend, nor are we affiliated with any of the listings that are posted. Students should be aware that the postings may be made by any person in the community, and not just OCC and IEC@OCC students. It is the responsibility of the student to interview all potential roommates and make arrangements for rent charges. OCC and IEC@OCC do not take any responsibility for the condition and/or specific circumstances arising from use of this information. OCC and IEC@OCC expressly disclaim any and all responsibility for any problems that may arise with regard to such property or rental units. All prospective tenants are encouraged to exercise their own due diligence when evaluating any housing options, potential roommates, landlord, and rental (agreements) contracts.