English Courses in Cal Poly USA

3 Reasons to LOVE Cal Poly:
1. Picturesque on-campus California location
2. Pathway to 6 graduate programmes
3. Become part of a university community

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Embassy California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) is an on-campus study centre. Located in the city of San Luis Obispo, CA, halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Our language school at Cal Poly is perfect for those students who want to learn English in an American university setting and immerse yourself with the rest of the Cal Poly student population.

General English - Standard, Standard Plus and Intensive Programmes
Vacation & Travel English

Communication Skills
TOEFL Exam Preparation

Offering a Pathway into Select Graduate Programs!

Prospective students who meet academic qualifications but who lack the necessary language skills can apply for conditional eligibility into these graduate programs at Cal Poly.


  • MBA
  • MS Industrial Engineering 
  • MS Engineering with specialization in Integrated Technology Management
  • MS Fire Protection Engineering
  • MS Civil and Environmental Engineering


  • Apply for conditional eligibility into an approved graduate program
  • Study at Embassy's on campus location until you reach your target level.
  • Take the TOEFL exam at the test center on Cal Poly's campus
  • Submit remaining documents for full admission (including test scores)
  • Begin your graduate studies

1 Grande Avenue, Science Building 52
San Luis Obispo, California, 93405
Phone: +1 415 690 9428

Live as part of an English-speaking household while studying at Embassy English Cal Poly. Depending on the type of accommodation you book, you’ll have your own bedroom, or share a room with another Embassy English Cal Poly student. You will eat breakfast and, with a half board booking, also evening meals with your hosts. Homestay are a great chance to meet local people and experience this amazing California city. Living with English-speakers also means that you will never stop learning and improving your fluency.

Nearest bus stop: 5-minute walk
Nearest public transport hub: 5-minute walk
Nearest park: 20-minute walk to Leaning Pine Arboretum
Nearest coffee shop: On campus 2-minute walk
Nearest post office:  On campus 2-minute walk
Nearest bank: ATM machines located on campus and a 2-minute walk to Bank of America
Nearest church: 25-minute bus ride
Nearest mosque: 20-minute bus ride, or 32-minute walk
Nearest place to buy a newspaper: On campus at the bookstore, two-minute walk
Nearest restaurant: Several options located on campus two-minute walk, off campus 12-minute walk to Canyon Circle
Nearest supermarket: 12-minute walk to Canyon Circle

San Luis Obispo, or SLO, has a regional transit authority that operates buses that connect with SLO Transit downtown, and run throughout the area.

We currently advise students taking an English course in Sydney to budget approximately $300 per week. This will cover all basic transport, food and entertainment costs.

Price in USD$
Cup of Coffee (e.g. Starbucks)
1.10 - 2.10
Can of Coca-Cola
Big Mac Hamburger
Takeaway, e.g. from a noodle bar 8.00 - 15.00
3 course meal in mid-range restaurant
25.00 - 35.00
Cinema ticket
13.00 , 5.00 on "cheap Tuesdays"
Nightclub entrance
10.00 - 25.00
Local trains  10.75 for a day pass discounted monthly pass available for 115.50
Taxi Minimum fare 4.20, then 1.75 per km (more at night)

From the Blog:

We are excited to announce the partnership of Embassy English with Cal Poly. Located in San Luis Obispo, CaliforniaCal Poly has an outside-the-classroom learning approach where theoretical knowledge comes together with practical knowledge and creates a ‘Learn by Doing’ environment. This perfectly matches Embassy English’s ‘Bringing English to Life’ philosophy where interactive activities and lessons outside of the traditional classroom setting inspire memorable student achievements.

Read the full post HERE

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