El Camino College & Language Academy


El Camino College (established in 1947) offers quality, comprehensive educational programs and services to ensure the educational success of students from our diverse community. Our highest value is placed on our students and their educational goals; to ensure an excellent environment to achieve personal and professional goals. ECC has both an academic program, as well as an intensive English Language program.

Student Demographics

At El Camino College there are approximately 650 international students from 50 different countries at the College. Students range from 30-75 students at the ECLA program.

ESL program and/or support services

There are two ESL programs on our campus:

1. International Student Program (ISP): This program is for the international student that has a TOEFL Score.

2. El Camino Language Academy (ECLA): This program is for the international student that does not have a TOEFL score and needs to improve their English skills before entering an academic program.

Student Housing options

El Camino College does not have dormitories. There are numerous well-kept apartments close to the campus. In addition there are home stay options. Living with an American family is fun, interesting and safe. Go to: housing and click on “Student Services”.

Admission requirements for first year and transfer students

F-1 visa requirements and application. All International students will take placement tests in order to determine their academic level and to place them in the correct classes.

International Student visas issued


Cost of attendance and financial assistance
The Language Academy (ECLA) tuition is $3,000. Please visit ECLA tuition for more information on this program.
Tuition for international students is: $270 per unit (students must take 12 units) plus the cost of health insurance. Please visit tuition for more information on tuition.
Student activities and campus life
El Camino is located just a few short miles from the South Bay and sunny beach cities of Southern California. Both Language Academy and college students enjoy a full campus life with student clubs, activities, theatre, planetarium and college sports.