English school in Golden West College

Discover an endless summer on the shores of California’s Orange County, in a place known as “Surf City, USA”

Our Golden West College school

With perfect waves breaking on ten miles of warm golden sands, Huntington Beach has been a haven of surf culture for more than a century. When you’re ready to step off your board, try beach volleyball, or relax beside one of 500 free fire pits and watch the sun sink into the sea over the landmark pier. Our Huntington Beach English school is located on the campus of Golden West College, a community college providing two-year arts degrees

  • Share many campus facilities, mingle with local students and practice your English in a real American college setting.
  • Enjoy access and borrowing privileges at Golden West College’s library facilities, career and tutoring centers and cafeteria
  • Access to the tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, as well as the track and soccer field. Kaplan students enrolled in GWC’s Kinesiology course may also use the gym and swimming pool
  • Provides an easy transfer process to academic programs at Golden West College, which in turn offers straightforward transitions to the four year UC college system
School location
Kaplan International English Golden West College 15744 Goldenwest Street Huntington Beach CA 9264, USA
Golden West College
”At break time, you are talking with your friends and telling jokes, and you realize that all of your friends are from different countries, cultures and languages. We can’t understand each other with our own languages, but we can understand each other by using English even if it is not perfect. How cool is this?”
Natsumi Fujioka
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School facilities

Student Lounge
Sports facilities
Gym facilities
Outdoor Area

Other information

  • University Placement Service:
    Our University Placement Service (UPS) allows you to benefit from our extensive network of partner universities and colleges. Combined with our wealth of experience, we help you gain entry to graduate and undergraduate courses. Learn more.
  • Languages spoken by staff:
    Arabic, French, German, Korean, Spanish, Vietnamese.
  • Teacher Qualifications:
    Bachelor’s (or equivalent) in combination with TESOL, CELTA, TEFL certicate (including practicum) or six months of ESL/EFL teaching experience.
  • Childcare:
    There is childcare available on campus.
  • School holidays:
    See our 2018 school closures

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 2017.

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Our Golden West College school has a dedicated social program, designed to help you explore the city and build friendships, through organised events and activities


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 in a local homestay specially chosen by us
  • Enjoy breakfasts and dinners with your hosts
  • Practice English daily in an informal situation
  • Immerse yourself in a new culture
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