English Study Locations

Go WEST: Study English in New York City
Live and study in one of the world's most diverse and influential cities: New York. Through its partnership with Kaplan International Centers (KIC), Cultural Vistas provides Korea WEST participants with the opportunity to advance their English language skills and begin immersing themselves in American culture – right in the heart of bustling Manhattan!

At KIC, Korea WEST participants study together with students from all over the world in SoHo, a trendy, student-centered neighborhood in the middle of the Big Apple. English language courses are taught by experienced English teachers, and all classrooms are equipped with smartboards. Students will be placed in morning or afternoon classes, and include Business English courses.
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Go WEST: Study English in San Diego

Live and study in the culturally diverse and thriving coastal city of San Diego, California.  Through its partnership with KIC, Cultural Vistas provides Korea WEST participants with the opportunity to advance their English language skills and begin immersing themselves in American culture in one of the United States' premier destination cities.

At KIC, Korea WEST participants receive formal English training from an experienced and well-known authority in the language instruction community. The curriculum features an array of language components, including classes geared specifically towards the WEST program, which help deliver a comprehensive four-month program designed to build confidence, language proficiency, and the skills needed to succeed in professional U.S. internships.
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Go WEST: Study English in Washington, D.C.
Live and study just blocks away from world leaders in the multicultural hub of U.S. politics: Washington, D.C.  Through its partnership with the International Language Institute (ILI), Cultural Vistas provides Korea WEST participants with the opportunity to advance their English language abilities and begin immersing themselves in American culture in the nation's capital.

Located in the heart of Washington, D.C., ILI has provided quality language instruction to thousands of students from around the world since 1970. ILI's intensive ESL program consists of five hours of daily classes daily, Monday through Friday. Business English courses are held two times a week and focus on academic writing, presentation skills, career management, and American cultural orientation.  Korea WEST participants attend classes that are exclusive to the program, as well as ones where they are integrated with ILI students from around the world.
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Cultural Vistas WEST Business Workshops
In addition to the regular curriculum, participants also benefit from occasional WEST-specific sessions conducted by Cultural Vistas staff, available via online webinars for all three locations. Topics include: networking, marketing your international experience and various topics which will shed light on differences between U.S. and Korean business norms.Cultural Vistas also offers an online interviewing tool for participants to practice on their own at their convenience, and record their practice interviews for review.  WEST staff then provide tips, corrections, and additional practice before their actual interviews. These sessions are intended to supplement formal language training and prepare participants for the interview and internship components of the program.