About the American Language and Culture Institute

The American Language and Culture Institute (ALCI) is the English language program at California State University San Marcos.  We offer many programs for international students and travelers. 

The ALCI welcomes more than 100 students each year from countries including Brazil, China, Colombia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Finland, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mali, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand,  Turkey, Vietnam, and others. 

Instructors in our Intensive Academic Preparation program have Master's Degrees and several years of teaching experience.   Our average class size is 15 students. The average student age is 22 years old, but older students are welcome to join us.

We invite you to study with us!