American Language & Culture Immersion at CSU, Chico

Improve Your English at ALCI at California State University, Chico

The American Language and Culture Immersion Program (ALCI Chico)

The American Language and Culture Immersion (ALCI) at California State University, Chico is an inclusive program that fosters active student engagement, the free expression of ideas, and unity through diversity. We provide intensive English language instruction to international students of all proficiency levels for personal and professional growth, as well as an introduction to American culture and the higher education system in California and the United States.

The COVID-19 international travel restrictions and transition to online instruction have greatly impacted the American Language and Culture Immersion program. As a result, instruction has been suspended until further notice.

If you have any questions or previously attended ALCI Chico and would like to request a transcript, please email us.

ALCI Chico Student Engagement

ALCI students enjoy the view from atop "Monkey Face" in Upper Bidwell Park, Chico, CA

The Fall 2 Session has a terrific group of students in in regular academic classes, as well as Acting/Pronunciation, and Survival English electives. In addition to their academic work, students have enjoyed a number of cultural and recreational activities, including campus events, hikes in Upper Bidwell Park, a Sierra Nevada Brewery tour, a Thanksgiving dinner, and a day trip to Nevada City for a Victorian Christmas celebration.

ALCI United Womens Soccer Team

The ALCI United women's soccer team began league play and did great in their first game! We are so excited to watch these women in action this season.

ALCI students smile for the camera with Lake Shasta in the bakcground

ALCI Chico welcomed new students traveling from home countries including Japan, Kuwait, Mongolia, and Libya for our Summer 2019 session.

Otsuma Women's University student receive end-of-program certificates from ALCI faculty Jamie Morris

Farewell Otsuma Women's University students and congratulations on a successful short program at ALCI Chico. You were so much fun and we miss you already!

Students from the Naha Nikkei Business College arrive for their studies at ALCI, Chico

Naha Nikkei Business Vocational School participants completed the Spring Higher Education Preparation Program. It was an honor to host them at ALCI Chico!

ALCI United Football at Chico State CSU Chico Cal State Chico Soccer Fun

Congratulations ALCI United Football - Chico State Intramural Soccer Champs Once Again!

Okinawa Global Leadership Students

Well done, Okinawa Global Leadership Program students and teachers! We were honored to host you in Chico.

Shinshu University at ALCI Chico group photo

Congratulations to Shinshu University Students on a Successful Session!

alci chico kimchi class

Learning About Fermentation by Making Kimchi!