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“I wanted to start a new journey of studying in the U.S.A. I heard of the reputation that IEC and DVC had and it encouraged me to come. IEC helped me achieve my goals because the teachers really encourage the students. At DVC my overall experience has been amazing, challenging, and worthy! DVC helped me in reaching the academic level I need for transferring to a university. There is a lot of dedication among the students.” Bernardo (Peru)

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San Francisco Bay Area


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My experience at IEC and DVC was great! I learned a lot thanks to my teachers and met people from all over the world. IEC helped me reach my goals by providing a good education. I took 2 sessions at IEC and I got a qualifying score on the TOEFL test. I decided to go to DVC to study Business Marketing. I would tell future students, “Come to IEC! Improve your English by having a lot of fun.” Khalida (France)

WHY START AT IEC? • Conditional admission to DVC; no TOEFL required for IEC • Highly motivated students: over 95% of IEC students continue on to DVC or other colleges and universities • Excellent student services: academic advising, volunteer opportunities, organized activities, workshops, homework club and much more • Highly trained and caring ESL faculty all with master’s degrees and overseas teaching experience

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WHAT IS DVC? Founded in 1949, Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill is a public California community college. Its modern and green campus sits in the shadow of Mount Diablo, near Berkeley and San Francisco. It provides a safe, friendly and nurturing environment conducive to studying, with easy access to transportation. DVC offers the first two years of a bachelor’s degree education, twoyear associate degrees, and certificate programs designed to prepare students for employment and career advancement in today’s workplace. The college offers 100 programs of study, including transfer majors as well as 35 majors for the associate degree and 53 certificate programs. The college has a long history of excellence and transfer to top universities, and it is a leader in international education. Students from more than 80 countries have studied here.

More Choices for a World-Class Education • Diablo Valley College is located in the heart of California’s beautiful and exciting San Francisco Bay area • The San Francisco Bay Area is home to of some of the world’s top universities, including UC Berkeley, Stanford University, and San Francisco State University. • The Bay Area offers world-renowned tourist attractions, professional sports teams, shopping and restaurants. • DVC’s central location puts it minutes from the wide variety of activities the area offers.

WHY CHOOSE DVC? Excellent Academics DVC is #1 in transfer to UC Berkeley and UC Davis

Excellent Value Small class sizes, dedicated instructors, and low tuition costs

Tuition Cost Comparison DVC

$6,000 - $9,400

Cal State University

$9,000 - $14,000

University of California Private University

$34,000 - $47,000 $19,000 - $54,000

Excellent Services and more Visa and immigration, medical insurance, volunteer and employment opportunities, tutoring, academic advising

Excellent Location Safe environment located in the San Francisco Bay Area, close to UC Berkeley and San Francisco

Excellent Academic English Preparation DVC's unique relationship with IEC provides students with the opportunity to improve their English language proficiency and academic readiness before beginning college courses

Excellent Transfer Opportunities DVC international students can transfer to renowned universities both in and outside of California. DVC also has transfer admission guarantee (TAG) agreements with some UC and CSU campuses that guarantee admission to highly-qualified students. See and for details.

DVC TRANSFER DVC: #1 in transfers to UC Berkeley and UC Davis UC  Berkeley

UC  Davis

University of San Francisco

“As an exchange student I was exposed to many different cultures and new styles of learning, and I began to imagine many more opportunities for my future. I knew I wanted to continue my education at a community college, but that my ultimate goal was to go to UC Berkeley.” Bikem (Turkey) Previous DVC student and UC Berkeley Spring 2013 graduate

University of California 10 campuses, including: UC  Riverside UC Santa Cruz UC  Santa Barbara

UC  Davis San Francisco State UC  Berkeley DVC UC Merced UC  Santa Cruz UC  Santa Barbara USC

UC  Riverside UC  Irvine San Diego State

Shown on the map are some of the colleges and universities students have transferred to.

UC  Davis UC  Irvine UC Merced

DVC has transfer admission guarantee (TAG) agreements with 6 UC campuses. Refer to for details.

California State Universities 23 campuses, including: San Francisco State San Diego State

San Jose State

DVC has transfer admission guarantee (TAG) agreements with all 23 CSU campuses. Refer to for details.

Private and Out-of-State U of Washington Indiana U Bloomington U of Michigan Georgetown

Cornell USC UT  Austin

321 Golf Club Road Pleasant Hill, California 94523 USA

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Bay Area train (BART) provides easy access to IEC, DVC, San Francisco downtown, UC Berkeley, and airport

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