Institution: University of California San Diego

4-week program offered in January, July, and
• 20 hours per week
• Mostly four hours each day, schedule varies
• High-intermediate and advanced students*

This program is for students and professionals who want to master medical terminology and increase English fluency within a clinical context. Participants must have previously taken an anatomy or physiology course.

Topics may include:
• U.S. healthcare delivery system
• The language of patient interaction
• Human anatomy and physiology
• Medical history-taking
• Trauma and emergency care
• Diagnostic and treatment procedures
• Development of presentation skills
UC San Diego is a major center for medical research and healthcare development. This program features expert guest speakers according to availability.

Due to visitation restrictions and patient privacy laws, we do not guarantee visits to hospitals and clinics nor observations of actual medical procedures as part of the Medical English program.

Substantial homework

Application fee: $150
Express mail fee: $50
Tuition: $2,500
ISS fee: $140
Medical insurance fee: $180



4 weeks 11 weeks additional nights
Placement Fee $200 $200 $200 $200
Private Room (incl. breakfast and dinner) $900 $2,475 $35 per night
Rent a Room (no meals included) $800 $2,200 $35 per nigh

Airport pick-up fee of $60 and a drop-off fee of $40. If a student breaks current contract with homestay agency he/she has to pay $250 penalty.

Near campus apartment

4 weeks
Shared Bedroom $925
Private Bedroom $1,525

All prices are per person for shared rooms (two people to a room, four to an apartment) and private bedrooms

A non-refundable $250 placement fee is required to reserve your space. The rest of your fees are due on or prior to arrival.

On-campus apartment

July 4-week August 4-week
Move-in Jul-01 Jul-29
Move-out Jul-28 Aug-25
Shared bedroom $1,620 $1,890
Private bedroom $1,890 $2,160

Includes three meals per day at assigned campus cafeterias.

Space is limited. Early reservations are important. Full payment is due at the time of submitting the reservation and should be paid by credit card. Other payment methods will delay or lose the reservation guarantee. No reservations will be made without full payment.

Refunds: There are no refunds for on-campus housing if a cancellation is made within 14 business days of the published move-in date. However, if you cancel on-campus accommodation MORE THAN 14 business days before the published move-in date, you will receive a full refund minus $1,000.


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Admission Requirements

High-intermediate or advanced level of English

Available departures

Unfortunately, no places are available on this program at the moment

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