About IIC

The Intercultural Institute of California (IIC) is non-profit English language school in the heart of San Francisco and Oakland. Our San Francisco campuses are close to Japan town, Van Ness and Polk Street; and our Oakland campus is located near downtown Oakland next to Jack London Square. Our school always welcomes international students from around the world and thrives on the diversity they bring to our community. IIC is an affordable alternative to more expensive language schools in the Bay Area that offers 2-day or 4-day flexible schedules to accommodate our students.


IIC is also partnered with the Korean Center, Incorporated (KCI), which offers international and domestic students the opportunity to learn the Korean Language and earn a Masters degree in Korean Studies. IIC is proud to be accredited by CEA and upholds its standards of excellence in English Language teaching and administration. CEA is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a national accrediting agency specializing in the accreditation of English Language programs.


Why study at IIC?

-Quality education at an affordable price
-Professional and creative teaching staff
-Strong student community
-Locations in San Francisco and Oakland
-Flexible scheduling options


Mission Statement

The Intercultural Institute of California (IIC) is a non-profit institution incorporated with the mission of “providing post-secondary students with affordable, quality non-degree extension study programs through establishment of formal curricula and regular faculty.” More specifically, these educational programs are designed to fulfill our students’ varied learning needs, and to empower them with the necessary skills to understand and communicate with people from different cultures.