About Us

Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, the International Education Center (IEC) is Diablo Valley College’s (DVC’s) English language center, and we offer intensive, academic English language classes. When a student completes the highest level of the IEC curriculum, he/she is guaranteed admission to DVC without a TOEFL or IELTS or ITEP score.  And we are proud to say that 95% of our international students transfer to DVC!

Our Academic Bridge graduates before they begin classes at DVC!

At IEC, we provide our students with many ways to socialize and explore the Bay Area. Our weekly activities give students the chance to attend sporting events and meet people from the U.S. as well as students from many other countries. IEC students volunteer, interact with IEC and DVC students and teachers, and enjoy our many cultural events (such as weekly cooking classes) to make them feel at home.  

The IEC@DVC Blog is for current students to learn more about the Bay Area, life in California, and the English language. Our helpful posts are filled with ideas to make the most of your time as an IEC student and enjoy your life in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area!


For more information, visit our website and say hi to us on Facebook and Instagram.