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Intercultural Communications College, Honolulu, USA

4.1/5

Rating: 4.1/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Top rated social activities

Intercultural Communications College

The language school Intercultural Communications College was founded in Honolulu, USA in 1990. ICC Hawaii is a CEA accredited ESL school and Cambridge English testing centre located in Honolulu, Hawaii. Since 1990, they have been offering quality English language programs, such as English for Communications, Cambridge ESOL Exam preparation, Business English, CELTA courses, and Juniors English Programs. Located in downtown Honolulu, ICC Hawaii is surrounded by many restaurants and shops and is only 30 minutes from Waikiki beach.

The school address is: 1585 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite 1000, 96814 - Honolulu, USA (see on map)

Accreditations and Quality seals

NAFSAQESEVPPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalCEA

School Size:

Facilities

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Movie rental

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in all classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

12

Number of public PC workstations:

10

Facilities for disabled students

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Disabled toilet

  • Wheelchair access to reception

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED Paid assistance in finding flats for long-term students at 200US$

Course material:

Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 95 US$ per course level.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 120
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 100
  • Junior courses in summer: 45

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 6
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 6
  • Junior courses in summer: 2

Minimum age of students

  • 18 years
  • 6 years for specific Junior courses

The school is an official exam center

The following language examinations can be taken directly at the school:

English teacher qualifications

  • 100% hold a university degree
  • 90% hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

2
2
5
2
2
2
2
41
8
24
2
3
2
2
2

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Honolulu International Airport (HNL).

Honolulu International Airport:
85 US$ pick up
140 US$ return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 20 Jan. 2020, 17 Feb. 2020, 25 May 2020, 03 Jul. 2020, 07 Sep. 2020, 12 Oct. 2020, 11 Nov. 2020, 26 Nov. 2020, 25 Dec. 2020, 11 Jun. 2020, 03 Jul. 2020, 21 Aug. 2020, 27 Nov. 2020.

If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are classes recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.

English Courses

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Price in US$ -- -- -- 1560 1482 2220 2109 2800 2660 4800 4560 5400 5130 6480 6156 11520 10944 240 228
Every fourth Monday of the month is a graduation & testing week and entrance is not encouraged. When holidays fall on a Monday, the course starts on Tuesday.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:00  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in US$ 420 399 800 760 1110 1055 1360 1292 1600 1520 1920 1824 2240 2128 2480 2356 3100 2945 3600 3420 300 285
Every fourth Monday of the month is a graduation & testing week and entrance is not encouraged. When holidays fall on a Monday, the course starts on Tuesday.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
3-4 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:00  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in US$ 1185 1126 2404 2284 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
2020: 23 Mar. 2020, 30 Mar. 2020.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 16:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in US$ 1185 1126 2405 2285 3475 3302 4545 4318 5615 5335 6585 6256 -- -- -- -- --
This course includes: tuition, technology and materials, lunch and activities.
Starting dates
2020: 20 Jul. 2020, 27 Jul. 2020, 03 Aug. 2020, 10 Aug. 2020, 17 Aug. 2020, 24 Aug. 2020.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 16:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in US$ 1185 1126 2405 2285 3475 3302 4545 4318 5615 5335 6585 6256 -- -- -- -- --
This course includes: tuition, technology and materials, lunch and activities.
Starting dates
2020: 06 Jan. 2020, 13 Jan. 2020, 20 Jan. 2020, 27 Jan. 2020, 03 Feb. 2020, 10 Feb. 2020.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 16:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in US$ 970 922 2020 1919 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
2020: 23 Mar. 2020, 30 Mar. 2020.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 16:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in US$ 970 922 2020 1919 2960 2812 3880 3686 4800 4560 5620 5339 -- -- -- -- --
This course includes: tuition, technology and materials, lunch and activities.
Starting dates
2020: 20 Jul. 2020, 27 Jul. 2020, 03 Aug. 2020, 10 Aug. 2020, 17 Aug. 2020, 24 Aug. 2020.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 16:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in US$ 970 922 2020 1919 2960 2812 3880 3686 4800 4560 5620 5339 -- -- -- -- --
This course includes: tuition, technology and materials, lunch and activities.
Starting dates
2020: 06 Jan. 2020, 13 Jan. 2020, 20 Jan. 2020, 27 Jan. 2020, 03 Feb. 2020, 10 Feb. 2020.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 16:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Exam Preparation
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Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2800 2660 -- -- 3840 3648
Course durations correspond to specific start dates:
8 weeks: 8 Jun
12 weeks: 2 Jan, 23 Mar, 8 Sept
Starting dates
2020: 02 Jan. 2020, 23 Mar. 2020, 08 Jun. 2020, 08 Sep. 2020.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 12:30
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
Exam dates
19 Mar. 2020, 12 Jun. 2020, 30 Jul. 2020, 25 Nov. 2020
Exam fee
265 US$
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Course durations correspond to specific start dates:
10 weeks: 15 Jun
11 weeks: 23 Mar
12 weeks: 2 Jan, 8 Sept
Starting dates
2020: 02 Jan. 2020, 23 Mar. 2020, 15 Jun. 2020, 08 Sep. 2020.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 12:30
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
Exam dates
19 Mar. 2020, 08 Jun. 2020, 20 Aug. 2020, 02 Dec. 2020
Exam fee
265 US$
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Starting dates
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Lesson duration: 55 minutes
School's administrative fee: 180.00 US$
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 80 US$. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Comments about courses:All students pay a US$25 English Only Deposit in cash on their first day at ICC Hawaii. When students use a language other than English inside ICC Hawaii or at a school activity/event US$5 is deducted from this deposit. Any unused part of the deposit will be refunded to the student in cash on graduation day or upon departure.
From the 24th of June the I-901 SEVIS Fee for international students will increase from USD 200 to USD 350.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 410 820 1230 1380 1725 2070 2415 2760 3450 3600 300 200
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Sunday
Price per person
USD 140 Roundtrip airport transfer is required for all homestay bookings.
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
60 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Air conditioning, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 80
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 515 1030 1545 1940 2425 2910 3395 3880 4850 5460 485 300
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Sunday
Price per person
USD 140 Roundtrip airport transfer is required for all homestay bookings.
Daily Transportation Fee to/from school are mandatory: USD 200
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
60 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Air conditioning, Breakfast & lunch & dinner, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 10
Maximum age of students: 17
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 400 800 1200 1600 2000 2400 2800 3200 4000 4800 400 200
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Sunday
Price per person
Cleaning Fee of USD 190 is mandatory. The cleaning will be done after the check-out.
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 80
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 275 550 825 1100 1375 1650 1925 2200 2750 3300 275 200
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Sunday
Price per person
Cleaning Fee of USD 145 is mandatory. The cleaning will be done after the check-out.
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Twin room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 80
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 1120 2240 3360 4480 5600 6720 7840 8960 11200 13440 1120 200
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Price extra night:
160 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room.
Distance from school:
2 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Phone, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Air conditioning, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Cooking10 km
Dancing2 km
Diving10 km
Football (soccer)5 km
Golf10 km
Horse riding30 km
Mountainbiking 
Music 
Sailing5 km
Tennis5 km
Volleyball5 km
Windsurfing20 km
Yoga5 km

Reviews

4.1/5.0

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0 
Organisation

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0 
Facilities

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1/5.0 
Social activities

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 3.6/5.0

3.6/5.0 
Value for money

Rating: 3.7/5.0

3.7/5.0 
Honolulu (students from all schools in Honolulu)
Overall city attractiveness

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6/5.0
Nightlife

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0 
Friendliness of locals

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0 
Interesing things to do

Rating: 4.9/5.0

4.9/5.0 
Geographic setting

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0 
Public transport

Rating: 4.9/5.0

4.9/5.0 
Climate

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6/5.0 
Cleanliness

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 
Affordability

Rating: 3.6/5.0

3.6/5.0 
Shopping

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 
Safety

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0 
Students liked about Intercultural Communications College, Honolulu
All the teachers were so friendly, helpful and happy
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Pay attention; in my class all students were swiss, sorry that sucks!
Very helpful and friendly staff, extensive calendar of extracurricular activities
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Other
3.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: choose appartment for accomodation and ask school to share it with other student, this way they are affordable (and they are big enough for two)
Other comments: certainly good value for the money; lots of swiss students
Meeting new people easily
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
3.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
1.0/5.0
School organization
2.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Shared Flat (apartment)
1.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: activities
Other comments: better lessons, not underestimating their students language level
Teachers are competent and pleasant
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Other
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Honolulu is perfect for learning English and have a good time
Other comments: I think ICC is an excellent school. Atmosphere is relaxed and all the people are friendly and extremely kind. You can find a lot of new friends to practice English with.
No Spanish Students
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
2.0/5.0
Accommodation
Other
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Do not forget to visit another islands

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    FAQ about Intercultural Communications College, Honolulu

  • English courses at Intercultural Communications College start at 333 US$ for FCE - Exam Preparation course with 20 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Honolulu International Airport (85 US$)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Intercultural Communications College varies from 14 students (English for Communication 20) to 15 students (Kids Spring Program)
  • 100% of teachers at Intercultural Communications College hold a university degree. 90% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Intercultural Communications College comes from Japan with a 41% representation, followed by students from Switzerland (24%) and Korea (8.5%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Intercultural Communications College offers courses from 6 years (Kids Spring Program, 15 lessons per week) to 99. Average age is 23 during the summer and 26 for the rest of the year.
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