Concord, California

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Gap Year for International Students
in the San Francisco Bay Area

Improve your English, study at a U.S. college, and immerse yourself in American culture with IEC@DVC’s Gap Year program!

In this one-year program, students first take Intensive English classes with IEC@DVC and then attend courses at Diablo Valley College.

Gap Year program details

  • Two sessions (16 weeks) of English courses at IEC@DVC (August 21 - Dec 11, 2019)
  • One semester (4 courses) at Diablo Valley College (January 27 - May 23, 2020)*
  • Gap Year program is flexible; for example it can be done at different times of the year (Session 3, 4 plus Fall Semester)
  • Variety of courses choices (such as Architecture, Business, Sports, Theater, Dance, Art, Engineering, Computer Science, and Music)
  • Homestay or furnished apartment accommodation
  • Suggested English level: CEFR B1, IELTS 4.5, or TOEFL 49

*Gap Year participants must meet the DVC English language proficiency requirement.

Prices

Option A - Homestay   Option B - Furnished Apt.
  • Homestay Family $8100
    • Includes single room with two (2) meals/day
  • Tuition $9900
  • IEC Application Fee $100
  • DVC Application Fee $50
  • Housing Placement Fee $400
  • Medical Insurance (2 sessions at IEC) $600*
  • Medical Insurance (1 semester at DVC) $850*
  • Optional: Airport pick-up or drop-off $220
    (students arriving after 20:00 will be assessed
    an additional $40 late-arrival fee)
  • InterResidential Apartments $8100
    • Includes double room, fully furnished apartment
  • Tuition $9900
  • IEC Application Fee $100
  • DVC Application Fee $50
  • Medical Insurance (2 sessions at IEC) $600*
  • Medical Insurance (1 semester at DVC) $850*
  • Optional: Airport pick-up + drop-off $200
 Option A total: $20,200 Option B total: $19,800 

 

Accommodation

Gap Year students may choose a homestay through Diablo Valley Homestay or residential apartments through InteRResidential Apartments.

  • Homestay
    • Placement with an American homestay family carefully selected by Diablo Valley Homestay
    • Single room
    • Two meals/day
  • Residential apartment
    • Fully furnished apartment through InteRResidential Apartments
    • Double room

For more information, visit the IEC@DVC Housing page.

Apply

To apply for IEC@DVC’s Gap Year, complete the following:

Contact IEC@DVC to submit documents and payments.