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American Language & Culture Institute

Located in beautiful North County San Diego, the American Language and Culture Institute (ALCI) offers a wide range of programs at California State University San Marcos for international students, professionals, and travelers wanting to study in the United States. 

University English Pathway

The University English Pathway program is the premier intensive English program at CSU San Marcos that accepts students of varying levels of English ability and offers qualified students a pathway option to take English language courses along with university courses.

Undergraduate and Graduate Conditional Admission

This program grants Undergraduate Conditional Admission for students wanting to study for a bachelor's degree and Graduate Conditional Admission for students wanting to study for a master's degree. Students have the opportunity to be recommended for university admission without a TOEFL of IELTS score if they successfully complete this program.

Study @ CSU San Marcos

Study @ CSU San Marcos is a non-degree program for visiting/fee-paying international students who want to enroll in university classes for credit for one or two semesters at California State University San Marcos.

Short-Term Programs

These are customized short-term programs designed to meet the needs of small groups who want to study English and enjoy a memorable Southern California cultural experience.

Teacher Training

These programs are for American and international students preparing to teach English abroad or in the U.S.

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