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ALCI Chico welcomes Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU) Students

Thursday, July 7, 2016

ALCI Chico welcomes 13 Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU) students from Taiwan. This is the fourth year CYCU students will take part in the ALCI Chico Summer English Program on campus. The program schedule includes morning English language classes with afternoon conversation and cultural activities. The CYCU students will take part in an exciting Sacramento river rafting trip run by Adventure Outings along with several other events and activities during their 4 week stay. The program runs from through July 30.

Please join us in welcoming our CYCU students!

ALCI Chico Welcomes NIC Students from Japan

Thursday, June 30, 2016

The American Language and Culture Institute (ALCI Chico) welcomes 13 students from NIC International College, Tokyo, Japan who are participating in the annual ALCI Chico Summer Bridge Program on the Chico State campus.

Welcome Shinshu University Students to Chico!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Shinshu University Students Visit ALCI Chico at Chico State - Shinshu Uni logoCalifornia State University, Chico and the American Language and Culture Institute (ALCI Chico) are very happy to welcome 17 students and a University official from Shinshu University, Japan.

Dantona Is President-Elect of the American Association of Intensive English Programs

Monday, September 17, 2012

Dantona Is President-Elect of the American Association of Intensive English Programs


William Dantona, director of the American Language and Culture Institute at California State University, Chico (ALCI Chico), has been elected to serve as president-elect of the American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP).

Chico Prepares to Welcome Summer Bridge Students

The American Language & Culture Institute (ALCI) welcomes 15 students from NIC International College in Tokyo, Japan. The students, who will arrive in Chico on June 23, 2010, will be taking part in the 19th annual Summer Bridge Program on the Chico State campus. Summer Bridge is an intensive, six-week schedule of English language, culture, and academic preparation courses and activities. The courses, presented according to skill level, enable the visiting student an opportunity to learn English and prepare for academic study.

Summer Bridge

ALCI director quoted in Language Travel Magazine

American Language & Culture Institute (ALCI) director William Dantona is quoted in Language Travel Magazine’s latest issue, saying “People often talk about the Chico Experience when they speak of this region of California.”  The article presents the wide variety of experiences that California has to offer international students.

Make A Cross-Cultural Connection!

This week, the American Language & Culture Institute (ALCI) welcomes a new group of international students from around the globe to CSU, Chico. These students will be participating in a program of intensive English language instruction, and a variety of social and cultural activities. If you’d like to make a cross-cultural connection, sign up to be a Conversation Partner! ALCI’s Conversation Partners program pairs international students with American students and members of our University community. Partners meet weekly to chat in informal situations, allowing ALCI students to improve their English and learn about American society. In return, you have the chance to learn about a new culture and make international friendships. If you are interested in becoming a Conversation Partner, you can sign up using our online form. If you have any questions, please email Whitney at alciconversation@gmail.com or call the ALCI office at 530-898-6821.