English Communication and Culture (ECC)

Juen A. - Class of 2021, Military Veteran
Juen A. - Class of 2021, Military Veteran


National University is San Diego’s largest private nonprofit university.

Program Overview


This program is offered to international groups of learners who would like to improve their English language and communication skills while enjoying the Southern California cultural experience, including various social and recreational activities. Available for cohorts only.

Cohort package:

  • Participants must be 18 years of age or older
  • Customizable curriculum (1 week; 2 week; 3 week or more) with morning classes and afternoon activities


  • Orientation and end-of-program celebration
  • Activity costs/admission tickets
  • Transportation
  • Homestay housing (two meals per day: breakfast/dinner) or other accommodations

Please contact [email protected] for more details.

Click here for program specific course information.

Why Choose National University?

We’re proud to be a veteran-founded, San Diego-based nonprofit. Since 1971, our mission has been to provide accessible, achievable higher education to adult learners. Today, we educate students from across the U.S. and around the globe, with over 180,000 alumni worldwide.

Four-Week Courses

Focus on one subject at a time — one month at a time — and finish your degree faster.

75+ Degree Programs

Choose from associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, plus credentials and certificates.

On Campus or Online

Study when and where it’s convenient for you with evening, weekend, and 100% online classes.

Year-Round Enrollment

Apply or transfer any time. Classes start monthly, and applications are accepted year round.

20+ Locations

Attend class and learn onsite at one of over 20 locations in California.

Military Friendly

As a Yellow Ribbon school, we offer tuition discounts to servicemembers and dependents.

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