University of California, San Diego - Extension International Programs


Welcome to the University of California San Diego Extension International Programs

UC San Diego Extension International Programs provide instruction of the highest quality, in which people can learn to their full potential. Quality academics, combined with our superb campus facilities, student support services, and idyllic natural surroundings, guarantee the best possible opportunities for your success and satisfaction.

UC San Diego Extension International Programs is the perfect choice for, university credit, professional certificate programs, and English language courses.

The benefits of an international experience motivate thousands of people to study in the United States every year. As you seek academic advancement and skill development to boost your career, you will improve your intercultural understanding and gain a competitive market advantage. After 9 months of consecutive studies, you may apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT) and receive employment authorization to apply for a job in the U.S. for 12 months. University of California San Diego’s (UC San Diego) commitment to academic excellence is reflected in the high quality of instruction and curriculum in the programs described on this site. We welcome you to UC San Diego and look forward to helping you embark on the experience of a lifetime!

We welcome you to UC San Diego and look forward to helping you embark on the experience of a lifetime!


UC San Diego is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). UC San Diego Extension—like all other UC San Diego schools, colleges, and departments—is accredited by WASC through the University. All courses and certificate programs offered by UC San Diego Extension have been developed and administered in accordance with the Extension policy and the regulations of the Academic Senate of the University of California.


UC San Diego Extension International Programs provide you with the skills and competitive advantage to help you achieve your study or career goals. Many of our students go on to find success in the U.S. or their home country after their studies at UC San Diego Extension.

“After completing a Quantitative Finance Master’s at another university, my goal was to achieve a well-rounded, more comprehensive professional profile that would potentiate my Quantitative Finance background by expanding my spectrum of operation within real world business applications. UC San Diego helped me achieve these goals through both the Project Management and Business Management certificates. I now feel empowered with a diverse set of tools in various disciplines. Whether it is finance, business, accounting, or project management, the certificates I have taken at UC San Diego have truly increased the value I can provide to a company as well as to any enterprise in which I choose to venture.

I would most definitely recommend the programs at UC San Diego to anybody who is interested in linking their name to a prestigious educational system that is ranked among the best in the world.”

Felipe Correa Maal (Colombia)


San Diego

Known as “America’s Finest City,” San Diego boasts over 100 kilometers of magnificent beaches, mountains up to 2,000 meters, and the best year-round climate in the United States. San Diego’s average temperature is 21° Celsius, with mild winters and perfect summers. As California’s second-largest city and the eighth-largest city in the United States, San Diego is full of life and culture. San Diegans are relaxed, friendly, and active people of very diverse cultures and backgrounds.

University of California, San Diego

Situated on over 5 square kilometers of woodland overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the University of California, San Diego has a truly spectacular location and the rich intellectual environment of one of the top 15 research universities in the world. UC San Diego was founded by exceptional scholars who were not afraid to take risks to redefine conventional wisdom. Today the university continues to drive innovation to advance society, propel economic growth, and improve our world. For several years, UC San Diego has been ranked the #1 public university in the nation by Washington Monthly, based on the positive impact the university has on the country.

University of California, San Diego Extension

The University of California, San Diego Extension is the professional education and public service division of UC San Diego. Taught by instructors who are experts in their fields, UC San Diego Extension courses offer the most advanced knowledge and cutting-edge insight into a wide range of industries. Extension students benefit from immediately applicable information, a professional and academic network of peers, and a better understanding of American culture.


UC San Diego Extension International Programs

UC San Diego Extension International Programs is located on the beautiful and prestigious UC San Diego campus. International Programs is the section of UC San Diego Extension which offers opportunities for international students and professionals to study abroad at the University of California, San Diego. UC San Diego Extension International Programs include: English language courses and Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certificates offered by the UC San Diego English Language Institute; certificates in Business and Project Management; and university credit programs which allow students to take classes within nearly all academic departments on the University of California, San Diego campus.

In addition to our course offerings, International Programs has highly experienced international student services staff to help with every aspect of studying abroad.


UC San Diego Extension has uniquely qualified instructors providing best in class education & training. At UC San Diego Extension, we take pride in our instructors and believe they are the heart of the Extension experience. Because Extension instructors are carefully selected and experts in their field, they bring both up-to-date subject matter expertise and a passion for sharing their knowledge in the classroom context.


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