De Anza College in partnership with ELS

ELS Educational Service, Inc. has 55 years of experience in preparing international students for university studies. For those interested in studying at this institution but who have not currently achieved the required TOEFL score, ELS offers you the opportunity to develop your language skills to the required level. In addition, we focus heavily on giving you the necessary study skills for


study at the university of your choice. ELS offers over 60 study locations across the USA, including a center nearby to this institution.


De Anza College is located in the heart of Silicon Valley, south of San Francisco, home to top companies such as Apple, Google, Adobe, Tesla, NASA Research Labs and Facebook. With 300 sunny days a year and an average temperature of 21°C, you can enjoy some of the best beaches, hiking, golfing and sightseeing, all very close to our campuses! The nearby cities of Sunnyvale, Santa Clara and San Jose are consistently ranked as the country’s safest. San Francisco and San Jose have also been named as top cities for young professionals. De Anza College is home to about 23,000 students and provides a lively campus atmosphere about 10 minutes away in Cupertino, home to Apple. The college welcome students from 110 countries and offer personalized attention, small class sizes, state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories, athletics facilities, theaters, many clubs and activities, and more. Our students are regularly accepted into the third year at top universities such as UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Davis, USC, Columbia, Yale, Stanford, NYU, Indiana University and more.


No campus housing is available, although a Host Family Program exists for international students who would like to live in an American home. Also available is a rental listing for students looking for independent housing arrangements. It is recommended that students under age 18 live in homestays first, until they have become familiarized with the area. Please see for homestay options. A wide range of nearby apartments and rooms are often available. De Anza students benefit from a convenient county bus system.

Student life

    • De Anza College offers many students clubs, organizations and activities.
    • The International Student Programs Office offers social and cultural activities for International students and provides a multi-lingual staff.
    • Campus facilities include a 2,570-seat auditorium, a planetarium, an Olympic-sized aquatics center, a television center, state of the art multimedia labs, art studios and an outdoor events arena seating 4,000.
    • Services include a bookstore, tutorial center, transfer center, health services, general counseling, assessment center, plus a Language center nearby to this institution (ELS/Silicon Valley)..


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