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UCSC Silicon Valley Extension

San Francisco, United States

The UCSC Extension school’s modern facility shares a neighbourhood with some of the nation’s top companies, including Apple, eBay, Intel, and Cisco!

UCSC Silicon Valley is a branch of the world-renowned University of California, Santa Cruz, one of the US’s premier public higher education institutions (ranked #82 in the 2016 U.S. News & World Report).

Located in Santa Clara, Silicon Valley Extension offers practical, career-oriented certificate programs right in the heart of Silicon Valley – an area world-famous for cutting edge innovation in IT, global business, and entrepreneurship.

The school’s modern facility shares a neighborhood with some of the nation’s top companies, including Apple, eBay, Intel, and Cisco. Its perfect location has helped make UCSC Extension attuned to the needs of industry.


English for Academic Purposes
From 16 years old 12 students per class 1 lesson — 45 minutes

Learn the language and specific academic skills required for successful study at an English-speaking university.

You will focus on areas such as: writing assignments on specific topics, listening to lectures and taking effective notes, and preparing and giving academic presentations.

You will also understand issues such as referencing, how to avoid plagiarism, and other ‘dos and don’ts’ you will need to know at university.

This is a Special Focus Programme, combining 20 lessons of General English with 10 Special Focus lessons of Academic English for a complete intensive experience that is tailored to you and your personal reasons for learning.


You can check out other accommodation options on Airbnb. Grab $20 for your first trip!

Host Family

60 minutes from school on public transport
Minimum age — 16
Breakfast only/half board

Staying with a real English-speaking family is a great way to use your English naturally and a great way to learn about the local culture.

As a family member you live as the family lives and eat what they eat.

Many students love being part of the family and enjoy the extra feeling of security.

All our host families are properly checked for their suitability.

breakfast only


Lifehack: download Uber (an app that enables you to request a taxi from your smartphone) and get $20 for your first trip by using promocode r19ur


Flight is not included. We recommend you book your flight only after you get a visa to your destination country or make sure that you don't need one. Ticket price is for your information only.


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3175 Bowers Ave, Santa Clara, CA 95054, США
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