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Business English in the Bay

Two business individuals in front of a computerThis program is designed for professionals and business-oriented students who want to focus on English for the business environment. 

Participants will: 

  • build on their vocabulary and writing skills for business environment
  • improve their presentation skills
  • practice facilitating meetings and negotiating
  • visit companies in Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area

Requirements for Admission

  • Current college students or working professionals with advanced English proficiency (IELTS 6.0; TOEFL iBT 71, or equivalent)
  • Approved tourist visa to visit the U.S 

Program Dates

Dates Fees

Monday, August 3 - Friday, August 7 (5 days) 



$25 one-time application fee (non-refundable) 

Program Fee: $1000

* Fees are accepted by credit card payment only. A link to the payment portal will be emailed to you after your application form is received by the ALP office.

Travel, Housing, and Dining Options:

Participants are responsible for arranging their own travel to and from campus, local transportation, housing, and meals while attending the program. Airport pick up with a fee can be arranged. Please visit Airport Pickup Form for more information.

Please also visit Housing for International Students for several housing options which include limited on-campus housing in our University Village (may be available depending on your program and dates) as well as contact information for homestay vendors, local hotels and other short-term housing options. There are several dining options on campus; the Pioneer Kitchen (cafeteria) offers a variety of delicious and healthy choices. Starbucks is a popular place for snacks and drinks between and after classes. You can also find a variety of ethnic food restaurants and grocery stores (American, Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Mexican, Thai, Vietnamese and more!) in Hayward and nearby cities. 

Ready to Apply?


Now Accepting Applications! Application Deadline: June 15, 2020


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