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IEC@OCC Dates & Prices

 

2022 IEC@OCC English Program Dates

Session Class Dates Orientation Dates
5 August 22 - October 12 August 18
6 October 17 - December 7 October 10

 

2022 IEC@OCC English Program Tuition & 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   $11,420

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

 

2022 HOLIDAYS & CLASS BREAKS

  • November 10, Tuesday, Veteran’s Day (no classes)
  • November 23 Wednesday, 1/2 day
  • November 24 - Thursday, Thanksgiving (no classes)
  • December 8, 2022 - January 2, 2023, Winter Break (no classes) 

 

2023 IEC@OCC English Program Dates

Session Class Dates Orientation Dates
1 January 10 - February 23 January 9
2 February 27 - April 13 February 23
3 April 24 - June 14 April 20
4 June 26 - August 10 June 22
5 August 28 - October 18 August 24
6 October 23 - December 14 October 19

 

2023 IEC@OCC English Program Tuition & Fees

  • One session tuition fee: $3,400
  • Activity (required fee): $80 per session
  • IEC@OCC application fee (non-refundable): $100
  • Mandatory medical insurance per 8-week session (cost varies between $225 - $310) 
Fees to be paid based on the number of sessions selected
Number of Sessions Activity fee Tuition TOTAL Your Savings!
1 session $80 $3400 $3480*  
2 sessions $160 $6420 $6580* (save $380)
3 sessions $240 $9460 $9700*  (save $740)
4 sessions $320 $12,140 $12,460* (save $1460)

 *does not include application fee ($100) and mandatory medical insurance (cost varies between $225 - $310 per 8-week session) 

2023 HOLIDAYS & CLASS BREAKS

  • December 8, 2022 - January 2, 2023, Winter Break (no classes)
  • January 16, Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. (no classes)
  • January 17, Friday, Lincoln’s Day Observed
  • February 20, Monday, Washington’s Day Holiday (no classes)
  • April 14 - April 23, Spring Break
  • May 29, Memorial Day Holiday (no classes)
  • June 15 - June 25, Early Summer Break
  • July 4 Holiday, Tuesday (no classes)
  • August 11 - August 27,  Late Summer Break
  • September 4, Monday, Labor Day Holiday (no classes)
  • November 10, Veterans Day Observed
  • November 22 - 24, Thanksgiving Holiday (no classes)
  • Dec 15, 2023 - Jan 8, 2024, Winter Break (current students)

 

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, not just OCC and IEC@OCC students. It is the responsibility of the student to interview all potential roommates and make arrangements for rental charges. OCC and IEC@OCC do not take any responsibility for the condition and/or specific circumstances arising from the 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.