International Students

American Language and Culture Program (ALCP)

The American Language and Culture Program (ALCP) provides an opportunity to learn or enhance your English skills from knowledgeable and friendly English as a Second Language (ESL) experts. This program helps students adjust to life in America and advises students on how to succeed in the U.S. and at CSUMB.

Students can enroll in ALCP without taking an English proficiency test. Students who do not meet the English proficiency requirements can enroll in ALCP and then apply to our degree program through Conditional Admission. The program is for students who wish to improve their English skills for professional development or academic preparation.

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El programa de ALCP en español.

Application Dates

CSUMB International Programs accepts Fall applications from October 1 - June 1, Summer applications from October 1 - April 1, and Spring applications from August 1 - November 1. Learn more about important dates and deadlines. 

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International students are fully integrated on campus, live and study with American students and can participate in all campus clubs and activities.

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Contact International Students & Scholar Services

Phone: (831) 582-4778

Email: Send an email

Building: Gavilan Hall (Bldg 201), Suite #207

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.