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  • Spring 2019 Newsletter #2 February 25, 2019

    Dear EAP & Pre-MBA/Pre-Master’s Students,

    The semester is almost half way over, and we have more sunshine now with spring approaching. Soon, the days will get longer with Daylight Saving Time starting on Sunday, March 10!

    Please read the second program newsletter of the semester. With SDSU application deadlines fast approaching, Spring is a busy time for everyone getting ready to begin university in Fall. Please don’t hesitate to ask questions to the ALI academic advisors if you need help. We are here to help you.

  • Spring 2019 Newsletter #1 January 28, 2019

    Dear Student,

    I hope you are enjoying the sunshine in this rainy season.

    You should have received a copy of the program newsletter last week. Here is an electronic version of the same newsletter. It contains a lot of important information about the EAP and Pre-MBA/Pre-Master’s program and beyond. Please be sure to read it carefully and ask questions if you need clarifications. I am happy to assist you, and so are our academic advisors!  — Mariko Poupard (Program Director)



  • Welcome to Pre-MBA/Pre-Master’s – Spring 2019 January 17, 2019

    Pre-MBA/Pre-Masters StudentsDear Pre-MBA/Pre-Master’s Students,

    I hope the new semester is off to a great start! We are happy to have you as our students. Please let me know if I can make your experience at the ALI a more enjoyable one.

    I would also like to inform you that I have taken over the Pre-MBA/Pre-Master’s program administration since the departure of Frank Herrera, who was the program’s long-time director. Kristin Miller continues to be the academic advisor for all graduate-level students, and Delicia Navarette is our statement of purpose advisor. Please continue to take advantage of their office hours to ensure that you are on the right track with your graduate school applications.

    If you have any issues regarding matters that cannot be answered by Kristin or Delicia, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I would be happy to assist you.

    Have a wonderful semester,

    Mariko Poupard

  • Fall Semester Newsletter #2 October 11, 2018

    Dear EAP & Pre-MBA/Pre-Master’s Students,

    Are you enjoying the cooler weather?

    It’s three weeks till Halloween, which is an interesting day of costumes, scary movies, candy, and more! Check out the latest program newsletter to find out what ALI has for you to get a taste of Halloween in the U.S.!

    If you have questions about the information in the newsletter, please contact Mariko or visit the ALI Office.



  • Spring 2019 Registration – NOW OPEN! September 6, 2018

    EAP GroupAre you thinking about studying at ALI in Spring 2019? You can now register to continue with us online!

    • Register to Continue in Spring 2019:
    • Spring 2019 Tuition for EAP: $6,350
    • Spring 2019 Tuition for Pre-MBA/Pre-Master’s: $6,530
    • Return Date for Spring 2019 (EAP & Pre-MBA/Pre-Master’s): Thursday, January 10, 2019


    If you have any questions about continuing at ALI, please visit the ALI Office. Program directors would be happy to assist you. Please also take a look at the first program newsletter of the semester for important program information.





  • EAP & Pre-MBA/Pre-Master’s Program Newsletter #2 April 10, 2018

    Dear EAP & Pre-MBA/Pre-Master’s Students,

    We are almost at the end of the semester! Please take a look at the final newsletter of Spring to learn about important events and rules regarding the end of the semester. If you have any questions, please contact Mariko at

    April is National Poetry Month. We have 4 student poems in this newsletter! Please look for them on pages 2-3. Congratulations to all the students who submitted their work!



  • Summer 2018 Registration – Now Open! February 15, 2018

    SDSU ArchesDear EAP and Pre-MBA/Pre-Master’s Students,

    I hope the semester is going well for you. I know that many of you have been sick. If you get sick, please see a doctor at the health clinic on campus (right across the street from the ALI) so that you may get the proper care and recover quicker. You can request a same-day appointment at the clinic by calling 619-594-4325.

    I also wanted to inform you that you can now log onto our website to register for the Summer 2018 semester at ALI! If you’d to continue to study with us this summer, please visit I recommend that you review the important dates below as you plan your summer.

    • Deadline to register to continue in Summer: Friday, April 20th
    • Deadline to pay your Summer tuition: Friday, April 27th
    • Last day of Spring 2018: Thursday, May 3rd
    • First day of Summer 2018: Monday, May 21st

    Please let me know if you have any questions. We look forward to having you again in Summer!



  • EAP & Pre-MBA/Pre-Master’s Program Newsletter #1 January 18, 2018

    Dear Student,

    The first newsletter of the semester is here! You should have received a copy of this newsletter in your class this week. It has a lot of important information, such as the student calendar, information session dates, Fall 2018 SDSU application, ALI attendance rules, and how to move up in general level.

    Please take a moment to read the newsletter. If you have any questions, please ask me any time! -Mariko



  • Spring 2018 Continuing Registration Deadline September 14, 2017

    SDSU Bridge Dear EAP and Pre-MBA/Pre-Master’s Students,

    Fall semester has had a fantastic start, and it’s time to begin planning for spring! To continue studying with us at the ALI for our spring 2018 semester, please review the following information:

    You can register to continue with the ALI.

    • Deadline to register for Spring 2018 at ALI (any program): Monday, Nov. 20
    • Deadline to pay for Spring 2018: Monday, Dec. 4
    • Last day of fall 2017: Thursday, Dec. 14
    • First day of spring 2018 for EAP and Pre-MBA/Pre-Master’s Students: Monday, Jan. 8, 2018

    Please note that all program change requests (e.g. change from EAP to Pre-MBA/Pre-Master’s) must be completed by Nov. 20. Late requests are not possible. Please also note that if you do not pay the tuition and fees for spring by Dec. 4, you will be charged the $250 late fee. 

    If your plans change and you cannot continue in Spring even though you’ve registered, you must cancel your registration by completing the withdrawal form in the ALI Office by Dec. 4. If you cancel after December 4th, there will be a fee. If you do not cancel your registration before the Spring semester begins, you can be dismissed from the ALI.

    Please contact Johanna ( or Frank ( if you have any questions about the EAP or Pre-MBA/Pre-Master’s program as you consider continuing at the ALI. We are happy to help you and look forward to having you join us again in Spring!