ABOUT US

The Intercultural Institute of California

Multicultural Service Center For All

IIC was established after the Korean Center Incorporated, also known as The Multi-service Center For Koreans, which helped Korean immigrants build a life in America after the Korean war. Students could take programs such as English for special purposes, computer science, and masters in Korean studies at the original location on Post Street. Since then, IIC has refined its English programs, added two new locations in the Bay Area and extended its services to anyone who seeks to achieve these same goals.

ABOUT US

The Intercultural Institute of California

Multicultural Service Center For All

IIC was established after the Korean Center Incorporated, also known as The Multi-service Center For Koreans, which helped Korean immigrants build a life in America after the Korean war. Students could take programs such as English for special purposes, computer science, and masters in Korean studies at the original location on Post Street. Since then, IIC has refined its English programs, added two new locations in the Bay Area and extended its services to anyone who seeks to achieve these same goals.

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Mission Statement

Established on a foundation of service for our International Community

The Intercultural Institute of California (IIC) is a non-profit institution incorporated with the mission of “providing post-secondary students with affordable, quality non-degree extension study programs through establishment of formal curricula and regular faculty.” More specifically, these educational programs are designed to fulfill our students’ varied learning needs, and to empower them with the necessary skills to understand and communicate in English with people from different cultures.

IIC Campuses

ESL Programs in the Bay Area

The Intercultural Institute of California has three campuses that offer English language classes in the heart of Oakland and San Francisco to better serve our community in the Bay Area. We partner with other non-profit institutions to provide facilities that are conveniently located near public transportation and comfortable for students. Check out our locations to learn more about the history, the facilities and the location.     

In, 2019 IIC received 10-year accreditation from the Commission on English Language Accreditation.

The Commission on English Language Accreditation (CEA) ensures standard quality among English language institutions Nationally and Internationally. You can find a list of CEA’s 44 standards on its website. You can also find out how to file a complaint through the CEA website here.

IIC is a SEVP certified school, authorized by the DHS to issue I-20 for international students.

The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) is a web-based system that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) uses to maintain information regarding (SEVP)-certified schools, like IIC and international students that attend U.S. based institutions. Learn More here.

The Intercultural Institute of California is licensed to operate by the BPPE.

The Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) licenses schools in California. You can find a list of approved institutions on its website. Here is IIC’s entry.

In 2019, IIC received 10-year accreditation from the Commission on English Language Accreditation.

The Commission on English Language Accreditation (CEA) ensures standard quality among English language institutions Nationally and Internationally. You can find a list of CEA’s 44 standards on its website. You can also find out how to file a complaint through the CEA website here.

IIC is a SEVP certified school, authorized by the DHS to issue I-20 for international students.

The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) is a web-based system that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) uses to maintain information regarding (SEVP)-certified schools, like IIC and international students that attend U.S. based institutions. Learn More here.

The Intercultural Institute of California is licensed to operate by the BPPE.

The Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) licenses schools in California. You can find a list of approved institutions on its website. Here is IIC’s entry.

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