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Short-Term Programs

These are customized, short-term programs designed to meet the needs of organized groups who want to have a Southern California language travel experience and/or study English for specific purposes such as business/medical English and leadership and community engagement. 

Located in scenic North County San Diego, groups can choose from all that southern California has to offer including visits to Disneyland, Sea World, the San Diego Zoo, beach picnics, and other local attractions. These programs are open to escorted groups ages 14 and older, and individuals who are at least 18 years of age or have a local contact.  Individuals are welcome to join on a space and date available basis.

2018 programs include:

  • English through STEM (premium 2-week program)
  • English through Leadership (premium 2-week program)
  • Language and Culture

Short-Term Programs on Demand:

  • Business English
  • English for Medical Purposes
  • High School/University Preparation


View a Short-Term Program Slideshow.
View the 4-week sample calendar.

Program Program Cost*
English Through STEM $2,800
English Through Leadership $2,700

Language and Culture
                4 Week Program
                3 Week Program
                2 Week Program


$4,400
$3,300
$2,200

 Cost includes:

  • Homestay with an American family
  • English communication classes taught by fully qualified instructors
  • Fun, organized activities and tours
  • Full-day trips to world-famous theme parks
  • Beach Picnic Day
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily for on-campus activities and local trips***
  • Much more!

Items Required to Enroll:

*If you are an individual who is interested in this program, please contact alci@csusm.edu for information about available dates and programs before submitting an application.

**Airport transfer from Los Angeles International Airport may be arranged for the group in advance for an additional fee.

***Students will purchase meals on their own for all-day excursions out of the San Diego area.