Prospective Students

Reaching Your Educational Goals
If you are...
  • a high school graduate or young adult who needs ESL training before entering college/university,
  • a university student who wants to study abroad for a year,
  • a student who would like to take a short-term course in the USA, or
  • a working professional who wants to improve your English proficiency,

IEC is an excellent place for you! Click here to apply to IEC!

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Did you know that Diablo Valley College is the number one feeder institution to the University of California at Berkeley?

Why choose IEC @ DVC?

The International Education Center at DVC is a proven program with highly qualified, professional teachers who provide just what you need to succeed, including:

  • intensive English and academic preparation, with 8-week sessions
  • no TOEFL requirement to enroll at DVC for those who complete the Advanced B English program
  • no TOEFL requirement to enroll at DVC for those who complete the Academic Bridge programs
  • variety of planned cultural and social activities
  • housing coordinator who visits and interviews all homestay families to ensure quality, and assists students with apartment and other housing options
  • highly motivated students: 95% continue on to university level
  • Diablo Valley College is the number one feeder institution to the University of California at Berkeley for both domestic and international students.

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