ELS COLLEGE YEAR PROGRAM

Combine ELS STUDY with One SEMESTER AT A California COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Study English for 16 weeks at ELS San Francisco, North Bay, then complete one full first-year semester or quarter at Foothill, De Anza, or Santa Rosa Junior College. The ELS College Year Abroad Program will provide you with a cultural and English language immersion experience that will enrich your life, and support your future study goals!

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Why choose the college year program?

  • Spend 16 weeks studying Intensive English at ELS San Francisco-North Bay, located on the beautiful campus of Dominican University of California in San Rafael, California
  • Transfer to Foothill, De Anza or Santa Rosa Junior College with no TOEFL or IELTS test required - our partner colleges accept completion of ELS level 109 for entry.
  • At the college, choose from a wide variety of first-year courses and earn course credits that you may be able to transfer to a university program at home.
  • Get a unique international English language study and college experience to support the next steps in your higher education journey at home, or in the USA.

Quick Facts About ELS's College Year Program

Centers Offered

ELS San Francisco, North Bay

ELS Entry Level

ELS 106 level or above*

(iBT TOEFL – 55-64; IELTS – 4.5-5.0; or GTEC – 946-1075 also accepted)

*ELS Level 109 required prior to matriculation to college coursework

Program Length

ELS Study: 16 weeks minimum
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College Study: One semester or one quarter (up to 4 months)

Program Start Dates

Apr 1 and Aug 19* or Sept 16*, 2024

*Varies depending on chosen college, see program flyer for full details

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How we support you

ELS handles all aspects of your study plan, including college admission processing, homestay arrangements, language training, and college transfer. You can feel confident in your study abroad plans from day one, knowing that your College Year Program journey is fully taken care of.

Discover our partner community colleges:

Foothil +De Anza

Foothill College

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De Anza College

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Santa Rosa Junior College

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