Conversation & American Culture Program (CAC)

Cost Estimation for Conversation & American Culture Program (CAC)

Application Fee$200
Program Fee$1,500
Student Service Fee$300
Medical Insurance$150
Books & Supplies$250

Housing Options

Housing Application Fee$200
International Village
  • Studio: $966
  • Single: $924
  • Double: $504
American Family Homestay
  • Cost per week: $225
  • Cost per day: $33

The information provided is designed to just give you an idea of the approximate costs of attending our programs. Actual amounts depend on several factors, such as arrival and departure dates, services requested, and others.

This is not an official invoice, it cannot be used as an official document for any payment related issue or procedure

Actual amounts will be provided on an official invoice after complete application materials have been received.

All prices are in U.S. Dollars (US$)

All courses, dates and fees are subject to change without notice

Conversation & American Culture Program (CAC)

Conversation & American Culture Program (CAC)

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Upcoming Dates


Summer 2018
Jul 9 - Jul 27, 2018 -or-
Aug 6 - Aug 24, 2018



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3 weeks

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12 Units

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The CAC program is offered in July and August as a 3-week session. Improve your conversational English in the mornings with interactive group work and then experience American cultural activities and optional trips in the afternoons and on the weekends. Staying on the heart of Southern California means you can visit a wide variety of famous places- from Disneyland to the San Diego Zoo, Ontario Mills, and more.

Who Can Attend

Admission Requirements

This program is for all English language levels, from upper-beginning and beyond.

  • No TOEFL/IELTS exam requirements.
  • Minimum age: 14 (individuals); 12 (for a member of an organized group).
  • This is a part-time program.
  • You do not need an F-1 (student) visa. Instead, you can obtain a B-2 (tourist) visa, visa waiver, or equivalent.

Dates and Fees


Summer 2018
Jul 9 - Jul 27, 2018
Aug 6 - Aug 24, 2018


Where to Stay

Recommended Housing

International Village (IV)

  • Conveniently located next to the Extension Center, restaurants, banks and the main UCR campus.
  • Offers three types of living arrangements: studio, single, or double
  • Open year-round
  • For adult students (age 18 or older) only.


  • Stay with an American family to practice English daily and learn about American life and customs
  • Fully furnished room; double-occupancy
  • All meals and daily transportation (to/from school or school-related activities) included
  • Minimum age 14; no minimum stay

Experience California

Social & Cultural Activities

Make the most of your California experience!

Riverside has a friendly community and centralized location. Travel an hour in any direction to explore Los Angeles, San Diego, Palm Springs, and other famous destinations.

Fill your weekends with:

  • Unforgettable places, events and cultural immersion activities.
  • FREE social events to make professional connections.
  • Optional trips at a special student rate.

Additional Information

Classes & Activities

  • Make friends from all over the world.

    • Average age: 15-18, but students of all ages are encouraged to attend.
    • Classes have mixed.

  • Meet American youth.

    • UCR arranges for American student volunteers from local high schools and colleges to participate in your program.
    • Practice your English and learn about American culture one-on-one with American students who want to share American life and get to know you.

Before You Apply

You will be asked create an account and you will need to provide a valid email address, mailing address and other personal information.

Collect any required documents so you are prepared to upload them.

Supporting Documents:

  • Agency/embassy/partner university information. (Only required if you have one.)
  • Copy of your passport photo page.
  • Statement of Financial Support Form. Click to view the instructions and form.
  • Financial statement from the Bank, in English. Click to view the instructions.
  • If you are applying as a transfer student from another U.S. institution on an F-1 visa, you must upload copies of your current I-20, the front and back of your I-94, and current F-1 visa stamp. Click to view transfer instructions and form.
  • If you are under 18 years old, have your parents complete the parental release form.
“Enrich your life and transform your future by studying in the heart of Southern California. Employers all over the world recognize the University of California as the gold standard in academics. Experience YOUR California dream at sunny UCR - your place to shine.”

Bronwyn Jenkins-Deas

Associate Dean, UCR Extension
Director, International Programs

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