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American

Language

Institute
 

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About San Diego

Beautiful city
Friendly people
Year-round sunny weather
Great beaches
Home to many international companies
8th biggest city in the United States
A perfect city for international students!

“America’s Finest City” is rated

as one of the most desirable

U.S. cities based on weather,

recreation, and cultural

opportunities. San Diego’s natural

beauty and friendly people attract

34 million visitors from around the

world every year.

Top 10 Best Place to Visit in the USA (US News & World Report)

Campus Life

TOP 5 REASONS TO CHOOSE SDSU

ON-CAMPUS LANGUAGE SCHOOL

1. RANKING - Top-ranked academic

    programs, award-winning professors, and

    premier research facilities.
2. LOCATION - San Diego is a thriving

    cultural, scientific, and educational center.
3. SAFETY - On-campus police

    department provides security for students’

    safety and comfort.
4. POPULARITY - SDSU ranks No. 9 in the

    U.S. for freshmen applicants.
5. WEATHER - San Diego enjoys beautiful

    weather year round with an average daily

    temperature of 21.4° C. 

San Diego State University is a truly global learning community and an ideal place to begin your international education. As part of SDSU, the American Language Institute offers programs that are among the most highly regarded in the U.S. and internationally.

WHAT DO STUDENTS GET WITH THE SDSU STUDENT IS CARD?

• Free membership to the recreation center
• Entrance to SDSU’s Aquaplex 

  (3 pools)
• Tickets to sporting events on campus
• Discounts on public transportation
• Discounts to local attractions and theme

   parks
• Access to SDSU’s library
• Access to the Student Health Center

Intensive English

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Business

English

Certificates

$405/week

Students and professionals can choose from short-term or long-term programs of intensive English with multiple start dates.

• Native-speaker Facilitators
• Interaction with Native Speakers
• Observing University Courses
• Student Life Activitie
• Intramural Sports and Conversation

   Groups
• TOEIC, TOEFL, & IELTS Electives
• Level Advisors

$405/week

This certificate program focuses on American and international business practices – interactions, etiquette, communication, and general business topics – giving students resources for success.

• Business Content Classes and English

   Instruction
• Learn from Excellent Faculty with

   Advanced Degrees
• Interact with International Business

   Students
• Observe University Courses
• TOEFL Not Required

$405 /week

In this business English certificate program, students study business trends and innovative entrepreneurships, then learn to create a business that will positively impact society.

• Learn from Excellent Faculty with

   Advanced Degrees
• Interact with International Business

   Students
• Join SDSU Entrepreneur Society
• TOEFL Not Required

Students receive certificates upon successful completion of thier program

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Business

English

Certificates

$405/week

This certificate program focuses on American and international business practices – interactions, etiquette, communication, and general business topics – giving students resources for success.

• Business Content Classes and English

   Instruction
• Learn from Excellent Faculty with

   Advanced Degrees
• Interact with International Business

   Students
• Observe University Courses
• TOEFL Not Required

$405 /week

In this business English certificate program, students study business trends and innovative entrepreneurships, then learn to create a business that will positively impact society.

• Learn from Excellent Faculty with

   Advanced Degrees
• Interact with International Business

   Students
• Join SDSU Entrepreneur Society
• TOEFL Not Required

Students receive certificates upon successful completion of thier program

University Pathway

$4,515-$6,770/semester

This semester-long program prepares students for undergraduate university programs, and the TOEFL and IELTS exams required for admission.

$4,710-$6,950/semester

This semester-long program prepares students for graduate school, with a focus on  the GMAT, GRE, TOEFL, and IELTS exams required for admission, and includes assistance with applications to SDSU and other universities.

Students can apply for Conditional Admission to SDSU's bachelor's degrees. Accepted students are guaranteed admission to SDSU, following the completion of the English proficiency requirement.

Students can apply for Conditional Admission to SDSU for bachelor’s degrees and certain master’s degrees. Undergraduate Conditional Admission guarantees admission to SDSU following the completion of the English proficiency requirement. Graduate Conditional Admission guarantees admission to SDSU following the completion of the English proficiency requirement and meeting the minimum GRE/GMAT score requirement.

University Credit

$7,325/semester

Students earn university credit while taking classes with American students at SDSU in non-business departments. 

$7,415/semester

Students earn university credit while taking SDSU business classes. Students are also eligible to take classes in non-business majors. Students choose between two programs: Undergraduate Business Courses or Graduate Business Courses.

$7,635/semester

Semester at SDSU Certificates are available for students who would like to receive a certificate in a specialized area of interest such as Sustainable Tourism Management, or Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation Management (HTM).

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$4,515-$6,770/semester

This semester-long program prepares students for undergraduate university programs, and the TOEFL and IELTS exams required for admission.

$4,710-$6,950/semester

This semester-long program prepares students for graduate school, with a focus on  the GMAT, GRE, TOEFL, and IELTS exams required for admission, and includes assistance with applications to SDSU and other universities.

Students can apply for Conditional Admission to SDSU's bachelor's degrees. Accepted students are guaranteed admission to SDSU, following the completion of the English proficiency requirement.

Students can apply for Conditional Admission to SDSU for bachelor’s degrees and certain master’s degrees. Undergraduate Conditional Admission guarantees admission to SDSU following the completion of the English proficiency requirement. Graduate Conditional Admission guarantees admission to SDSU following the completion of the English proficiency requirement and meeting the minimum GRE/GMAT score requirement.

University Credit

$7,325/semester

Students earn university credit while taking classes with American students at SDSU in non-business departments. 

$7,415/semester

Students earn university credit while taking SDSU business classes. Students are also eligible to take classes in non-business majors. Students choose between two programs: Undergraduate Business Courses or Graduate Business Courses.

$7,635/semester

Semester at SDSU Certificates are available for students who would like to receive a certificate in a specialized area of interest such as Sustainable Tourism Management, or Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation Management (HTM).

Public Transportation

Our Services

The metro, known as the San Diego

Trolley, which has a transit station

on the SDSU campus, enables

students to navigate San Diego

without a car.
The Trolley provides students connections to:
• Downtown San Diego
• Some of the finest shopping in

   Southern California
• Quick connections to San Diego’s

   many beach communities
The Trolley also gives students

without a car a wide choice of

living options away from campus.

• ON-CAMPUS DORMITORY OR APARTMENT  – On-campus

   housing is available at all times of the year
 

• OFF-CAMPUS PRIVATE HOUSING –  Our staff assists students in

   finding the perfect housing option. Many students live in private

   houses and apartments within easy walking distance of campus.
 

• HOMESTAY– The ALI coordinates and manages the homestay

   program with over 300 families. All locations are within 30

   minutes of campus by public transportation.

STAFF SUPPORT

ADMISSIONS AND IMMIGRATION – Staff supports students throughout the application and  immigration process

ORIENTATION – Students receive useful information about their ALI program at orientation.

TRANSITIONING  – Staff provides resources to help students transition successfully into life in the U.S.

ADVISING   – Advisors are available to help with course information.

COUNSELING, HEALTH INSURANCE, AND STUDENT LIFE  – Our trained staff is available to assist.

• ON-CAMPUS DORMITORY OR APARTMENT  – On-campus

   housing is available at all times of the year
 

• OFF-CAMPUS PRIVATE HOUSING –  Our staff assists students in

   finding the perfect housing option. Many students live in private

   houses and apartments within easy walking distance of campus.
 

• HOMESTAY– The ALI coordinates and manages the homestay

   program with over 300 families. All locations are within 30

   minutes of campus by public transportation.

ARRIVING– Airport pickup service is available for students at the San Diego International Airport

Our Services

Natalia from Germany

“I came to San Diego because of the weather, and decided to stay for a second semester because I like it so much here. I like to go shopping, to the beach, or downtown - you can always do something because the weather is just awesome!”
 

Andres from Colombia

Luqi from China

“It’s a very nice big campus, the buildings are beautiful; you can find many things to do. It’s very interesting to have many new friends from other countries and other cultures, so I have learned a lot.”
 

“The American Language Institute at San Diego State University teachers are really nice and patient, so it really helped me to improve my English in order to go to university successfully.”
 

Inquiry form
Gender:

5250 Campanile Drive
San Diego, California 92182
(619) 594-5907  •
 ali@mail.sdsu.edu

HOW  TO APPLY

1. Complete online application
2. Submit application fee of $175
3. Submit a current bank statement by email, mail, or fax
4. Submit copy of passport
5. Submit proof of English proficiency (if applicable)
Contact the Admissions and Immigration Team
Email:
applyali@mail.sdsu.edu

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