English school in Los Angeles Whittier College

Experience life at a real American college at this sunny campus in a charming suburb of LA

Our Los Angeles Whittier College school

Whittier is a small liberal arts college on the border of Los Angeles and luxurious Orange County. Sharing the campus with Whittier undergraduates, you’ll get a taste of the true American student experience. Join clubs; watch games from the bleachers, and hang out with your friends after lectures in the quad. Whittier is our only school to offer dormitory residence alongside American college students, allowing you more opportunities to make friends and practice English with friendly native speakers.


We have delayed the reopening of our Whittier College school due to Coronavirus. Our Seattle school reopened on 31 August with enhanced safety measures. Find out more.

  • Whittier is ranked as one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to the Princeton Review
  • Kaplan students enjoy free access to a wide range of college facilities – including the library, gym, tennis and basketball courts, running track and the Olympic-size swimming pool
  • Eat alongside Whittier students at the Campus Inn – the college’s main cafeteria
  • The perfect base for exploring the city without getting overwhelmed by the restless pace of LA life


General English course

Price from
$2,665 USD

Semi-Intensive English course

Price from
$7,705 USD

Intensive English course

Price from
$15,265 USD
This package includes: Tuition, Accommodation, Fees
School location
Kaplan International Languages, Los Angeles Whittier, 13509 Earlham Drive, Whittier, CA 90608, USA
Whittier College
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School facilities

Computer lab
Student Lounge
Gym facilities
Sports facilities
Interactive white boards

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:
    Chinese Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Farsi
  • Teacher Qualifications:
    All teachers have a level of education normally represented by a degree and they also have a CELTA or equivalent qualification. Some also hold the higher level DELTA qualification, PGCE, or MA in applied linguistics
  • College sporting facilities:
    Free access to college swimming pool, sports facilities and gym
  • School holidays:
    See our school closures

Accreditation & memberships

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

Kaplan International schools in California are approved to operate as an accredited institution by the California Bureau for Private Post-Secondary Education.

Please click here to view the documents (search for Kaplan International) which are filed with the Bureau and which are required to be made available to students prior to enrollment, including the most recent Annual Report, School Performance Fact Sheet and Catalog.

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 2018.

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Our Los Angeles Whittier 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
  • Socialize and have fun 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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Contact us

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