MiraCosta College is one of Californias comprehensive public two-year community colleges. The College has served the coastal area of North San Diego County for more than fifty years, offering a variety of programs and services to a diverse and changing domestic and international community. The Oceanside Campus of MiraCosta College, located on a scenic 168-acre hilltop, provides a panoramic view of the ocean and the coastal mountains. The College is only a few minutes from the beach and 35 miles north of the city of San Diego. The area offers easy access to many attractions and activities. Students may enjoy the San Diego Zoo, the Wild Animal Park, Sea World, Tijuana, Mexico, major professional sports events, camping, hiking, plays, concerts, museums, and films. Less than a two-hour drive away are Disneyland, Los Angeles, Hollywood, and Palm Springs. In less than a day you can drive to Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, the Hearst Castle at San Simeon, Death Valley National Monument, Yosemite National Park, or San Francisco.
The English Language & College Skills Institute (EL&CSI) offers international students the opportunity to increase their English language proficiency and develop the skills needed for success in a college or university in the United States. The intensive English as a Second Language program provides individualized instruction in small classes. Dedicated professional faculty and state-of-the-art computer software make your learning experiences more effective.
Information about housing is available on request. Off-campus housing is available for students to reside with a carefully screened local family to learn more about the culture and improve spoken English skills.