As California’s capital university, we pride ourselves on the
diversity of our campus community. Our students represent more
than 100 different countries and cultures from around the globe.
In an effort to enhance international experiences and successes,
Sacramento State continues to build robust educational
opportunities and invest in programs that expand our
students’ global perspectives.
We offer these programs through a partnership with the Office of
International Programs and Global Engagement (IPGE). For more
information about international admissions, scholar services or
other global initiatives, please visit IPGE’s webpage.
The English Language Institute (ELI) is currently
not offering courses or accepting applications
from new students. While we hope the
program will return in the future, no definitive start date has
been identified. Please return to visit our page for any updates,
ELI for more information.
The English Language Institute (ELI) at California State
University, Sacramento offers superior language instruction
and exceptional cultural experiences.
The Intensive English program is designed for non-native English
speakers who have a serious desire to improve their language
skills, whether for academic, personal or professional
Highly skilled and caring and instructors take an interactive
approach to teaching that provides students the opportunity to
collaborate with one another and with the local community.
All classes are held on the campus of Sacramento State, providing
a genuine American university experience.
The American Language & Culture Program is a program for
participants wanting to explore American culture and improve
their conversational English skills in an immersive, fun and
supportive atmosphere. Students will develop their vocabulary,
fluency, understanding and usage of idioms, and intercultural
competency through classroom activities and weekly field trips
centered on different aspects of American culture and life in