Golden West College

Best for sunny beaches and a relaxed and friendly atmosphere on campus in one of the most popular tourist destinations in California, Huntington Beach.
98% Students recommended
Golden West College
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98% Students recommended

Why choose our Golden West College?

Explore world-famous Southern California highlights including world-renowned attractions such as Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm and Universal Studios, as well as thriving nightlife in Huntington, Newport and Long Beach. Home to the Los Angeles Angels baseball and the Anaheim Ducks hockey teams ,our English school  gives students the best chance to enjoy the fun and excitement of Orange County with the comfort and amenities of a college campus in beautiful Huntington Beach, also known as Surf City, California.

  • Frequent student activities in the community and on the college campus, such as International Day, College Football and Basketball games, Club Fair, Senior Day and many more
  • Easy transfer process into Golden West College academic programs 
  • Practice your English on campus, with the opportunity to meet thousands of local and American students 
  • Innovative SMART Boards® in all classrooms
  • Very strong reputation for the GRE® and the TOEFL® iBT and Academic English program, taught by experienced teachers 
  • Campus fee includes membership to campus clubs, access to athletic events and internet cafe and campus facilities and activities
  • Thinking of studying at a university in the US? Kaplan’s University Placement Service (UPS) uses our extensive academic network to help you gain entry to graduate and undergraduate university courses

 

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Key facts

Public holidays
21-27 Dec 2015: Christmas closure
01 Jan 2016 - New Year
18 Jan 2016 - Martin Luther King Jr Day
30 May 2016 - Memorial Day
04 July 2016 - Independence Day
05 Sep 2016 - Labor Day
24 Nov 2016 - Thanksgiving
25 Nov 2016 - Thanksgiving Friday
2016 Christmas and New Year closures: 26 Dec - 2 Jan
Minimum age
16 years old
Maximum Class Size
15 Students
Nationality mix
46 nationalities attended this school last year
Contact Location
Kaplan International English Golden West College, 15744 Goldenwest Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647, USA, Huntington Beach 92647
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Available courses at this school

Course Best for Hours per week Entry level Course price
Intensive English course
getting the most out of your time abroad and learning as much English as possible. 26hrs Beginner
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from $950
for 2 weeks
General English course
improving your general English skills 20hrs Elementary
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from $860
for 2 weeks
Vacation English course
combining English classes with a holiday 15hrs Elementary
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from $790
for 2 weeks
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General Academic Year
becoming fluent in English while fully experiencing another culture 20hrs Elementary
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from $11,220
for 32 weeks
Intensive Academic Semester - 5 months
dramatically boosting your English level while living abroad 26hrs Elementary
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from $8,245
for 20 weeks
Intensive Academic Semester - 6 months
dramatically boosting your English level while living abroad 26hrs Elementary
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from $9,905
for 24 weeks
Intensive Academic Year
immersing yourself in the English language and local culture 26hrs Elementary
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from $12,075
for 32 weeks
General Academic Semester- 5 months
immersing yourself in the local culture while learning English 20hrs Elementary
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from $7,485
for 20 weeks
General Academic Semester - 6 months
immersing yourself in the local culture while learning English 20hrs Elementary
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from $8,980
for 24 weeks
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TOEFL® Exam Preparation
success in a respected exam to prepare for university in the US or Canada 26hrs TOEFL iBT 55
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from $1,900
for 4 weeks
GRE® Exam Preparation Course
if you want to study for a Master's or Doctorate degree in the US 22hrs TOEFL iBT 77
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from $2,220
for 12 weeks

Facilities

Library
All Kaplan students receive a student ID card and are assigned a username and password that gives them access to the Golden West College library (over 100 computers available)
WiFi
Wireless access is available for free throughout the campus
Student Lounge
The Lounge has TV's, video games and a seating area where students can relax
Cafeteria
The cafeteria is located in the student services building, and is open Monday to Friday. It has made-to-order breakfast and lunch and a fresh salad bar
Sports facilities
Kaplan students have access to the tennis courts, track, basketball courts, volleyball courts, and soccer fields on the Golden West College campus. Students may check-out sports equipment from our main office. Students must be enrolled in the Kinesiology course at GWC in order to use the gymnasiums (weight room) and swimming pool.
Gym facilities
There are many gyms in Huntington Beach, including 24-hour Fitness and LA Fitness

Accommodation

Student residences are specially selected apartments, hostels, and dorms that provide a fantastic living experience. Enjoy a more independent lifestyle and the social aspects of living with new friends.
  • Live with fellow students for more independence
  • Most residences are self-catering
  • Live and socialize with your new friends
  • Single, twin, double, and dorm rooms are available at various locations
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Ideal for students who want to learn about and immerse themselves in U.S. culture. Sharing meals with your hosts every day, you'll benefit from speaking English in relaxed, natural situations.
  • Live with a local family specially chosen by us
  • Enjoy breakfasts and dinners with the family
  • Practice English daily in an informal situation
  • Immerse yourself in a new culture
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Accreditation & memberships

This Kaplan International English school is accredited by ACCET (Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training).

Our schools in California are approved to operate as an accredited institution by the California Bureau for Private Post-secondary Education (bppe.ca.gov). Take a look at our California State Disclosures list for the documents filed with the state and/or required to be made available to students prior to enrollment.

This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students. All courses offered by Kaplan International are avocational and recreational, and are not intended to lead to vocation, occupation or career opportunities. Kaplan International does not confer credits, certification, diploma or degree for any courses, and no credits are transferrable to institutions of higher education.

 

*Student recommendations are based on Kaplan students surveyed in 2015.