The University of California, San Diego is ranked 18th internationally in the 2019 academic rankings of world universities. With a history of 16 Nobel Prize recipients, UC San Diego is recognized throughout the world for its great beachfront location, research, faculty members, and for its “top-notch” programs.

University of California, San Diego Extension International Programs is a department of UC San Diego which provides international students and professionals an opportunity to advance career and academic objectives. UC San Diego Extension International Programs offers short-term and intensive English language programs for professional and academic development, youth summer programs, university credit programs (short-term study abroad), and professional certificates to help the student or professional achieve their goals. Extension International Programs presents a great environment to learn, network, and have access to UC San Diego’s many world-renown resources.

Ivana Bonaccorsi, born and raised in Brazil, has two professional certificates from UC San Diego Extension: Teaching English as a Foreign Language and Business Management with an emphasis in marketing and is currently doing her MBA at the prestigious UC San Diego Rady School of Management.  Her fantastic experience as an international student made her fall in love with the international education field. As part of the marketing team, she maintains relationships with educational counselors, agent and university partners from all over the world. She travels to several countries to nurture these relationships and attend many study abroad fairs where she also has the opportunity to share her personal experience with other international students. With more than 10 years of experience in this field, she has given presentations about the programs offered at UC San Diego Extension International Programs in several countries in Latin America, Europe, and Asia.


If you would like to learn about the programs offered to international students at UC San Diego Extension don’t miss Ivana’s presentation at the fulbright Commission Portugal on October 7th at 4 pm.