2017 IEC Program Fees and Dates:

 

Academic English Programs

Academic English Program Fees
Application Fee One-time fee $100
Express mail
(mandatory for all applications mailed to an international address)*
One-time non-refundable $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 
Homestay* (per 8 weeks) Single room with 2 meals (Monday to Friday) and 3 meals on the weekends   $1750
Apartment* (per month) Single private room:
Double shared room
Triple shared room
$1395
$795
$695

* Housing options do not include placement fee and security deposit.  Prices are per person.   Apartment rent includes furniture and all utilities.

 

Academic English Program - 2017 & 2018 Dates
Session Class Dates Orientation Dates
1 January 4 – February 22 January 3 & 6
2 February 27 – April 13 February 23 & 24
3 April 24 – June 14 April 17 & 18
4 June 26 – August 10 June 19 & 20
5 August 28 – October 18 August 23 & 24
6 October 23 – December 13 October 16 & 17
2018
1 January 3 - February 21 January 2 & 3
2 February 26 – April 12 February 21 – 22
3 April 23 – June 13 April 16 – 17
4 June 25 – August 9 June 18 – 19
5 August 27 – October 17 August 22 – 23
6 October 22 – December 12 October 15 – 16
2019
1 January 3 – February 20 January 2 & 3

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2017 IEC Academic Calendar

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2017 Bridge Program Fees
Academic Bridge Program Placement Fee One-time non-refundable $400
Express mail for all acceptance packages mailed internationally One time non-refundable $50
DVC Application Fee One-time non-refundable $50
Medical Insurance Insurance is mandatory and covers students from orientation to the start of the next semester Varies
Tuition Tuition covers 2 DVC academic classes $2300
Homestay* (per 8 weeks) Single room with 2 meals (Monday to Friday) and 3 meals on the weekends $1750
Apartment* (per month) Single private room
Double shared room (per person)

$1395
$795
$695

* Housing options do not include placement fee and security deposit.  Prices are per person.   Apartment rent includes furniture and all utilities.

IEC Admissions Information

Accreditation: The IEC is fully accredited through the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA).

Number of international students: 150 – 200 per session from more than 20 different countries

Student activities: IEC provides students with many opportunities to practice their English skills in the real world. Weekend excursions, volunteer opportunities, academic workshops, and daily activities are organized 3 – 5 times per week to highlight and utilize the fun and exciting environment California has to offer. From snow-ski trips to Friday homework help, university campus tours to homeless shelter volunteering, IEC’s activities are so much more than fun field trips. We encourage students to join activities not only to broaden their study-abroad experience, but to practice English and get to know their surroundings as well as their classmates.

Housing: International students have several options for living accommodations. Students can choose to live in a homestay with an American family, in a private apartment within walking distance of the campus, or they may arrange their own housing. Homestay accommodations are arranged and managed by Diablo Valley Homestay. Instructions on how to apply can be on their website: http://www.diablovalleyhomestay.com/
Apartment accommodations are arranged and managed by InterResidential Services and students may apply online through their website: http://www.interresidential.com More information regarding housing is available at http://www.iec-dvc.edu/housing/ 

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.

Required Admission Documents:

  • 2017 IEC Application
  • $100 application fee 
  • Copy of passport (if available)
  • Proof of financial support
  • Copy of Bank Statement with correct amount ($5,000 per session)

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 Diablo Valley College (IEC)
2151 Salvio Street Suite 210 Concord, CA 94520
Ph: +1 (925) 676-4600 · Fax: +1 (925) 676-4200 · email: iec@dvc.edu  ·

Diablo Valley College (DVC)
321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill, California 94523, USA
Ph: +1 (925) 969-2196 · Fax: +1 (925) 691-9503 · email: isas@dvc.edu
web: http://www.dvc.edu/international/


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