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IEC@OCC Dates & Prices

2024 IEC@OCC English Program Dates

Session Class Dates Orientation Dates
1 January 8 - February 22 January 5
2 February 26 - April 11 February 22
3 April 22 - June 12 April 18
4 June 24 - August 8 June 20
5 August 26 - October 17 August 22 
6 October 21 - December 12 October 17

 

2024 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) 

2024 HOLIDAYS & CLASS BREAKS

  • January 15, Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. (no classes)
  • February 19, Monday, Washington’s Day Holiday (no classes)
  • April 12 - April 21, Spring Break
  • May 27, Memorial Day Holiday (no classes)
  • June 13 - June 23, Early Summer Break
  • July 4 Holiday, Tuesday (no classes)
  • August 9 - August 25,  Late Summer Breaks 
  • September 2, Monday, Labor Day Holiday (no classes)
  • November 11, Veterans Day Observed
  • November 27, Thanksgiving Holiday (1/2 day)
  • November 28, Thanksgiving Holiday (no classes)
  • Dec 13, 2024 - Jan 6, 2025, 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 to 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 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 responsibility for any problems that may arise about such property or rental units. All prospective tenants are encouraged to exercise their due diligence when evaluating any housing options, potential roommates, landlord, and rental (agreements) contracts.