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Pre-College Enrichment

Pre-College Enrichment California On The Campus Of UCLA - 14 Days

Pre-College Enrichment California On The Campus Of UCLA
14 Days
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  • Departure Dates
    June 30 - July 13
  • What's Included
    Price Includes

    All lodging, breakfast & dinner daily, all recreation listed, entertainment (including day and weekend excursions), UCLA athletic facilities, on-campus Wi-Fi, campus identification fee, airport transfers in designated times, gratuities and taxes. A supplementary fee for surfing of $195 applies.

    Day Rate for Local Students:

    $1,999 includes 8 days of a full-day track, or a Morning and Afternoon course, student choice afternoon activity and two optional college workshops.

    Exclusive Classes

    All classes on this program are private and exclusive to Westcoast Connection students.

    Accommodations

    UCLA Residence – 13 Nights

    Transportation

    Travel to off-campus courses and excursions by passenger van or school bus while in L.A.

    Certificate of Completion

    Receive a letter of completion for your courses. Westcoast Connection staff are pleased to write letters of recommendation. For those who choose community service, a letter is issued for the hours completed.

    Similar Program

    If you prefer to come for the three or four week options of this program, please see our Pre-College Enrichment California-21 Day or Pre-College Enrichment California-28 Day itineraries.

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Are you ready for two amazing weeks to experience college life at UCLA? Enrich yourself and explore a personal interest as you choose a morning course and an afternoon course or a full-day track option. With this summer program for high school students, take advantage of incredible athletic facilities and discover the collegiate energy of the Westwood Village neighborhood of Los Angeles. Enjoy LA’s great attractions including Universal Studios and CityWalk, Hollywood & Highland, the Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica Pier, Venice Beach and more.

Choose Either A Full-Day Track Option, Or A Morning And An Afternoon Course

Full-Day Track Option (8 Sessions) – 9:30am – 3:30pm

  • Community Service
  • Note students on our 21 and 28-day programs have additional Full-Day Track options in Filmmaking, Television and the Film Industry, and College Prep Intensive.

MORNING COURSES (8 SESSIONS) – 9:30AM – 11:30AM

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Mastering Public Speaking
  • Cooking with Sur La Table
  • College Prep
  • Introduction to U.S. Law
  • TOEFL Preparation
  • Note students on our 21 and 28-day programs have additional morning course options in Business: Entrepreneurship, and Introduction to Coding.

AFTERNOON COURSES (8 SESSIONS) – 1:30PM – 3:30PM

  • College Prep
  • L.A. Digital Photography
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Community Service
  • Sports Management
  • Improv With The Second City
  • Independent Workout
  • Surfing
  • Note students on our 21 and 28-day programs have an additional afternoon course option of The Princeton Review SAT test prep.

Tools To Prep For College – Included In Your Tuition

  • College Workshop: Choosing the Right School & College Application Process. Note students on our 21 and 28-day programs have an additional College Workshop on College Essay Writing.
  • Complimentary college counseling in a small group session with Westcoast Connection’s resident college advisor
  • College Prep is available to all students as a morning or afternoon course choice and includes a one-on-one college counseling session

UCLA Residence – UCLA – 13 Nights

  • Enjoy unmatched world-class recreation facilities and sprawling campus surrounded by iconic neighborhoods like Beverly Hills & Bel Air.

Stay Active: UCLA Athletic & Recreation Facilities

  • Receive complimentary access to UCLA’s world-class facilities. Enjoy their strength & condition zone that includes weight training equipment, cardio machines and stretching mats. Refresh in the pool or break a sweat on the basketball, volleyball, tennis, badminton, racquetball and squash courts. Try out the climbing wall or hang out in the games lounge.
  • Join in the games – Our Sports Coordinator organizes games of basketball, volleyball, ultimate Frisbee and more.

Exciting Day & Weekend Excursions - All included in your tuition!

  • Enjoy Los Angeles highlights - Hollywood & Highland and Mann’s Chinese Theater, Venice Beach and Boardwalk, Santa Monica Pier and Ferris wheel, Manhattan Beach, Universal Studios with the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and CityWalk and a Dodgers baseball game.
  • Choose Either A Full-Day Track Option, Or A Morning And An Afternoon Course

    All classes are private and exclusive to Westcoast Connection students only. Morning courses meet from 9:30am to 11:30am. Afternoon courses meet from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. Full-Day Track meets from 9:30am to 3:30pm.

  • Full-Day Track Option (8 Sessions) 9:30am – 3:30pm

    COMMUNITY SERVICE

    Service is offered as a Full-Day Track or afternoon option. As a Full-Day Track, perform meaningful service in the communities in and around LA. Projects are finalized in the spring; those currently planned are several days working with the children at the Boys & Girls Club and a few days helping to maintain and beautify gardens in local schools with Enrich LA. You make a difference in the lives of those we serve. A letter recognizing 40 hours of service is issued. We are a Certifying Organization for the President’s Volunteer Service Award.

    Note students on our 21 and 28-day programs have additional Full-Day Track options in Filmmaking, Television and the Film Industry, and College Prep Intensive.

  • Morning Course Options (8 Sessions) - 9:30am - 11:30am

    INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY

    What shapes your thoughts and behavior? This course introduces basic concepts in psychology and explores the different types including behavioral, cognitive and clinical psychology. Through the use of discussion, film and in-class activities, discover more about yourself as you explore topics such as how to improve emotional intelligence, limitations in perception, cognitive distortions and how to improve memory. Other topics included are mental illness, stereotyping and prejudice.

    MASTERING PUBLIC SPEAKING

    This hands-on course of workshops helps students become comfortable, confident and masterful presenters. The principles presented apply to business settings as well as to other activities in daily life. Learn to focus, prepare and deliver a presentation. Students practice exercises designed specifically for them, have the opportunity to make brief presentations, receive constructive feedback and personal coaching from the instructor, deal with emotional and mental blocks to delivering presentations, and be more in tune with oneself, the audience and the material.

    COOKING WITH SUR LA TABLE

    From learning basic knife skills to creating succulent dishes, if you are a foodie, this course is for you! Whether you’re creating gourmet entrées or delicious desserts, this course is guaranteed to make you salivate. Our expert chef will help you develop technical skills in the kitchen in this hands-on culinary experience, where each class focuses on a different theme. You even get to take away a book full of mouth-watering recipes you helped prepare!

    COLLEGE PREP

    You may choose this as a morning or afternoon course.

    This comprehensive college preparatory program covers invaluable sessions on creating your college resume, writing the perfect college essay, what to look for on campus visits, selecting the college that best fits you, and navigating the application process. Additional lessons emphasize finding and applying for scholarships and aid, understanding the role of extracurricular activities, leadership and community service and making sure you are on the right track in high school. Improve your study skills, including listening, memorization, time management, planning, note taking, test-taking strategies and critical thinking. Visit two local universities to see the differences in programs, campus size and to speak with admissions officers to hear firsthand what schools look for. This is all tied together as you receive a personalized roadmap through one-on-one counseling. An experienced college advisor guides you on finding the school that best suits your academic, social and financial profile.

    INTRODUCTION TO U.S. LAW

    This interactive course combines an introduction to the framework of the U.S. legal system with an exploration of special topics in law. Through lectures, case studies, evidence-based exercises and simulations, students will learn about the scope of laws, how they evolve, and apply these lessons to current legal issues relevant to their everyday lives. Students also have an opportunity to observe a court hearing, present an oral argument, and meet attorneys and judges. After an investigation of some of the complexities, challenges and strengths of the U.S. legal system, the program concludes with an interactive panel on legal career pathways.

    TOEFL PREPARATION

    This course is designed for non-native English-speaking students interested in attending an English-speaking college or university and to help prepare for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Thousands of schools worldwide rely on TOEFL scores to assist in admission decisions. Imagine the possibilities this test opens up to you as it demonstrates you have the English language skills necessary for an academic classroom. Our instructors guide you and offer you test-taking strategies, help you familiarize yourself with the test, and allow you to practice all sections of the exam.

    Note students on our 21 and 28-day programs have additional morning course options in Business: Entrepreneurship, and Introduction to Coding.

  • Afternoon Course Options (8 Sessions) - 1:30pm - 3:30pm

    COLLEGE PREP

    You may choose this as an afternoon or morning course.

    This comprehensive college preparatory program covers invaluable sessions on creating your college resume, writing the perfect college essay, what to look for on campus visits, selecting the college that best fits you, and navigating the application process. Additional lessons emphasize finding and applying for scholarships and aid, understanding the role of extracurricular activities, leadership and community service and making sure you are on the right track in high school. Improve your study skills, including listening, memorization, time management, planning, note taking, test-taking strategies and critical thinking. Visit two local universities to see the differences in programs, campus size and to speak with admissions officers to hear firsthand what schools look for. This is all tied together as you receive a personalized roadmap through one-on-one counseling. An experienced college advisor guides you on finding the school that best suits your academic, social and financial profile.

    L.A. DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

    For anyone with a passion for photography, no matter your level, learn about digital cameras (shutter speed, aperture, ISO, camera modes) and the basics of composition (lighting, exposure, framing, focus and blur). Beyond the classroom, the course includes fieldwork in L.A. to delve into the art of street photography. From Venice Beach to the downtown Fashion District, explore and develop your creativity while learning and practicing technical camera skills. The course also focuses on portraiture, as you step into a professional studio to learn about different lighting techniques and hit Hollywood Boulevard to test your skills.

    A DSLR or bridge camera with manual functions having at least a 12.0 megapixel sensor is required.

    SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING

    Social networking sites contain millions of user profiles. This course looks at the new channels of marketing, advertising and communication that make up social media and the Web, exploring how these tools fit into a company’s traditional integrated marketing strategy. Using case studies and real-world examples from large corporations and small business, students explore current examples and future opportunities of how marketing professionals embrace online social networks, user-generated content and content sharing to create brand awareness and buzz. Students will also learn practical tips and techniques to help successfully leverage social media marketing for their own environment and purpose.

    COMMUNITY SERVICE

    Service is offered as an afternoon option Full-Day Track. As an afternoon course, 16 hours of service are performed. Projects are finalized in the spring and may include working with the children at a Boys & Girls Club, organizing donations at the LA Food Bank or other meaningful work that makes a real difference.

    SPORTS MANAGEMENT

    This course focuses on the sports industries and provides students with an overview of the principles of business including finance, marketing and technology, as seen through the lens of professional sports. Students will learn the nuts and bolts of professional sports entities that make billions of dollars entertaining everyone around the world. Topics explored through a combination of lectures, case studies and guest speakers are producing live events, broadcasting rights, athlete marketing, sponsorship, the fan experience, sports law and more.

    IMPROV WITH THE SECOND CITY

    This introduction to improv gives you the opportunity to develop performance & life skills through game-based activities, exercises and scene work. Improv is a valuable tool in theater and also in life. Learn how to create something from nothing using only your imagination, collaboration and a few simple guidelines. Explore the principles of “Yes, and”, making your scene partner look great, letting go of your original idea in favor or collaborating, and stepping into the unknown with confidence. “Dare to Fail!” is not just a useful motto in improv, it’s useful in life! Improv helps you see opportunities, rather than obstacles. Second City is the largest school of improvisation and sketch comedy in the world. Their alumni is a who’s who of American comedy. From Bill Murray to Steve Carell and Tina Fey – The Second City imprint is felt across every entertainment medium.

    INDEPENDENT WORKOUT

    Enjoy access to UCLA’s recreational facilities. Plan your workout regimen including weight training and cardio to help meet your fitness goals.

    SURFING

    Want to hang ten and ride the waves like a pro? This course heads to Santa Monica Beach where you learn how to improve balance and technique and perfect your form in no time. All levels of ability are welcome.

    A supplementary fee of $195 applies for Surfing.

    Note students on our 21 and 28-day programs have an additional afternoon course option of The Princeton Review SAT test prep.

  • Tools To Prep For College

    INCLUDED IN YOUR TUITION

    COLLEGE WORKSHOP

    CHOOSING THE RIGHT SCHOOL & COLLEGE APPLICATION PROCESS – Choosing the college that is the right fit for your academic and personal interests is the first step in the application process and requires careful research and self-evaluation. This interactive workshop provides you with tools and resources to develop a list of criteria that is integral to choosing appropriate colleges to consider. Explore the basic elements of the college application and learn the ins and outs of the Common Application. Develop your academic/co-curricular profile, learn how to craft a high caliber application and set up your timeline for completion of applications, supplements and essays.

    Note students on our 21 and 28-day programs have an additional College Workshop on College Essay Writing.

    COMPLIMENTARY COLLEGE COUNSELING

    Get complimentary college counseling in a small group session with Westcoast Connection’s resident college advisor who shares expertise and tips with you about the college admissions process.

    COLLEGE PREP – AVAILABLE AS A MORNING OR AFTERNOON COURSE

    This comprehensive course covers sessions on creating your college resume, writing the perfect college essay, and finding and applying for scholarships and aid. Additional lessons address the role of extracurricular activities, leadership and community service, so you can make sure you’re on the right track in high school. This course includes a one-on-one college counseling session with Westcoast Connection’s resident college advisor who will help guide you on finding the school that best suits your academic, social and financial profile.

  • Stay Active: UCLA Athletic & Recreation Facilities

    You receive complimentary access to UCLA’s world-class facilities.

    Enjoy their strength & condition zone that includes weight training equipment, cardio machines and stretching mats. Refresh in the pool or break a sweat on the basketball, volleyball, tennis, badminton, racquetball and squash courts. Try out the climbing wall or hang out in the games lounge.

    Join in the games – Our Sports Coordinator organizes games of basketball, volleyball, ultimate Frisbee and more.

    YOU’LL HAVE FREE ACCESS TO THE FOLLOWING FACILITIES:

    • John Wooden Sports & Recreation Center
    • Bruin Fitness Center
    • Sunset Canyon Pool & Recreation Area
    • Sunset Canyon/South/Sycamore Tennis Courts
    • Drake Track Stadium
    • Intramural Fields

    CLICK HERE TO VIEW THESE INCREDIBLE FACILITIES.

  • Exciting Day And Weekend Excursions

    ALL INCLUDED IN YOUR TUITION!

    LOS ANGELES HIGHLIGHTS

    Mann’s Chinese Theater
    In front of Mann’s Chinese Theater, there are celebrity handprints by famous actors/actresses. There are nearly 200 Hollywood celebrity handprints, footprints and autographs in the concrete. Handprints from the world’s most famous stars date back to 1927, demonstrating just what a time-honored tradition this is. Be sure to check out the handprints of some of today’s most famous stars, including Johnny Depp, Adam Sandler, Katy Perry and Jennifer Aniston. Be on the lookout for interesting variations in the concrete, like the imprints of the magic wands of Harry Potter stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint.

    Walk of Fame
    The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a series of sidewalks that serves as a permanent public monument to achievement in the entertainment industry. More than 2,500 five-pointed terrazzo and brass stars are embedded along 1.7 miles. The Walk attracts about 10 million visitors annually. Each year, about 200 nominations are submitted. Anyone can nominate someone in the field of entertainment, as long as the nominee is in agreement. The committee selects approximately 20 celebrities to receive stars. Living recipients must agree to personally attend a presentation ceremony. A fee ($30,000 as of 2016), payable at time of selection, is collected to pay for the creation and installation of the star, as well as general maintenance.

    Hollywood Sign
    The Hollywood Sign was originally written “HOLLYWOODLAND” and was just used to promote suburban housing around the area. The letters are stationed on LA’s tallest peak, Mount Lee. The sign measures 352’ long and the letters are 44’ tall. Hollywood and Highland Entertainment Complex The Hollywood & Highland Center is an entertainment complex and shopping area at Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue in the Hollywood district in Los Angeles. It is one of the most visited sites in L.A. and is home to the famous DOLBY Theatre which hosts the glamour and glitz of the Academy Awards.

    Santa Monica Pier and Ferris Wheel
    As a local landmark for over 100 years, this famous entertainment pier is best known for its famous Ferris wheel. From 130 feet over the pier, this solar-powered Ferris wheel gives visitors a panoramic view of the Southern California coastline.

    Dodgers Baseball Game
    Enjoy a professional Major League game at Dodger Stadium.

    Venice Beach
    Venice Beach is known for its canals, beaches and circus-like Ocean Front Walk, which features performers, fortune tellers and vendors. Movies filmed here include Role Models, I Love You Man, Million Dollar Baby and The Big Lebowski. Entourage, 90210 and even a South Park episode took place here! As you’re strolling along the boardwalk, keep your eyes open for bodybuilders working out at Muscle Beach.

    Diddy Riese
    Diddy Riese (often called Diddy’s) is a popular ice cream spot in Westwood Village. They are a local legend known for their made-to-order ice cream sandwiches. Pick out two cookies from a dozen flavors made fresh in-house, as well as a scoop of ice cream from two dozen Dreyer’s flavors.

    Universal Studios
    Start your day by touring one of the six major American movie studios and Hollywood’s most famous backlot. Video hosted by the hilarious Jimmy Fallon, encounter the awe-inspiring Boeing 747 wreckage at Steven Spielberg’s War of the Worlds. Check out classic wheels from Back to the Future, Fast and the Furious and Magnum P.I. Witness amazing special effects, like a simulated flash flood and an 8.3 earthquake. Come face-to-face with Jaws and smell bananas on the breath of King Kong during King Kong: 360 3-D. Afterwards, brave the 16 movie-related rides and attractions including Transformers: The Ride-3D. Fusing HD 3D media and flight simulation technology, this ride will put you in the middle of the ultimate war zone, allowing you to fight alongside Optimus Prime. Explore Hogwarts at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Take a spin on Despicable Me Minion Mayhem and The Simpsons Ride or try out the thrilling roller coasters of Jurassic Park or The Mummy.

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

The UCLA campus is so amazing that after your stay here, you might not be able to wait to send in your application. Enjoy their unmatched world-class recreation facilities and scenic campus situated in one of the most vibrant cities in the world and surrounded by iconic neighborhoods like Beverly Hills & Bel Air. Dorm rooms are double or triple occupancy.

The University of California, Los Angeles, or UCLA, is considered as one of the flagship institutions of the University of California with over 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. With approximately 31,000 undergraduate and 13,000 graduate students, UCLA is the largest university in the state of California. UCLA student-athletes compete as the Bruins. The Bruins have won 134 national championships, including 113 NCAA team championships, more than any other university. The Bruins have had at least one competitor in every Olympics since 1920 with one exception in 1924.

*Note that this summer program for high school students is operated by Westcoast Connection. While students stay at a UCLA residence, use UCLA classrooms, athletic facilities and business, psychology, coding, law, sports management, public speaking and marketing courses are taught by UCLA Extension instructors, this is not a UCLA program and responsibility for the program resides solely with Westcoast Connection.

Safety and supervision, our #1 priority – no ifs, ands, or buts about it!

At Westcoast Connection nothing else comes first. From our extensive program planning department through our management team and our leaders, it is our single biggest priority! Safety procedures, equipment – we’ve got it covered. All Program Leaders and Directors are certified in First Aid and CPR. We are extremely proud of our safety record and welcome all questions you may have in this area. Please see more under Safety First.

Flight To and from Los Angeles

As a participant on this program, you may fly on our chaperoned group flight from the New York area to Los Angeles. Our leaders greet you at the airport and are with you from check-in onward. For the many travelers from outside the New York area, you may fly to LA and be greeted upon arrival and for flights in designated times, enjoy complimentary transfer from the airport to our UCLA residence. If you prefer, you may be dropped off directly at our UCLA residence and meet your staff there.

For the 14-day program return from Los Angeles, for flights in designated times, we provide airport transfer and our leaders help you to check in and remain in the airport until flights have departed. You may also arrange to be picked up at the UCLA residence if you prefer.

Trustworthy Staff – Leaders Worth Following

Once you are on your program, you will have sensitive leaders that are caring, approachable and always there for you. Your Program Director and Program Leaders are people with incredible backgrounds including teachers, guitar players, IRONMAN triathletes, SCUBA divers, volunteers, and so much more. Every staff member takes part in and must complete our extensive training weekends that review our philosophy and procedures to provide a well-supervised and fun-filled program.

Our Program Directors, the individuals responsible for overseeing each itinerary, take on the roles of teachers, coaches, camp counselors, mentors, concierges and hosts. They’ve been trained to provide individual attention and create an all-inclusive family atmosphere (our EACH & EVERY philosophy). There’s a definite art to building dynamic groups, and we’ve worked hard to master it!  We want you smiling on day one right through to a teary goodbye at your farewell banquet.

Our leaders are non-smokers. To learn more about our staff, please visit our Summer Leaders section.

Group Dynamics & Dynamic Groups

We can’t say it too many times this is a really incredible group experience. Great dynamics on every program starts with our secrets for group bonding. Our bag of tricks goes way beyond traditional ice breakers. We work hard to get everyone moving beyond first impressions and creating an atmosphere of total acceptance. Our staff hiring and training emphasizes social safety and establishing an inclusive culture. Many of our participants come as individuals and we have a geographically diverse enrollment. This mix helps eliminate cliques at the outset and establish an open environment that benefits you. We take great care in assembling groups to create an unforgettable social experience.

Typical Weekday Schedule

OPTION 1: Morning & Afternoon Courses OPTION 2: Full Day Track
8:00 AM – Wake Up
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM – Breakfast
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM – Morning Course
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM – Lunch
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM – Afternoon Course
3:30 PM – 6:00 PM – Student's Choice (Sports, Fitness Center, Free Time, Special Activities)
6:00PM – 7:00 PM – Dinner
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM – Evening Activities (Group or Several Options)
11:30 PM – Curfew
8:00AM – Wake Up
8:30AM – Breakfast
9:30AM – 3:30PM – Full Day Option
3:30 PM – 6:00 PM – Student's Choice (Sports, Fitness Center, Free Time, Special Activities)
6:00PM – 7:00 PM – Dinner
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM – Evening Activities (Group or Several Options)
11:30 PM – Curfew

Note the schedule above is “typical”, your personal schedule and lunch time may vary based on your course choices.

A Taste Of The College Life

Talk about an incredible summer. This program is the perfect balance of college preparation and touring highlights. You will have the unique opportunity to study at one of the most popular universities in the United States while living in the Westwood Village district of Los Angeles. You’ll live in a college residence, work out at the gym, go to class and get a true taste of the college experience.

Today’s Travelers, Tomorrow’s Leaders

As you travel to new places and experience different cultures, your journey may challenge your ideas and preconceived notions. We recognize this and strive to provide an environment where you are free to question and learn. This is nurtured by our leaders’ open and non-judgmental guidance.

Our experience lends itself to trying new things and stepping outside of one’s comfort zone. While living, working and learning together, you are afforded the chance to interact with very different communities. Everybody grows in their social acceptance of others. Your perception will change as your understanding of and empathy for others grows. Whereas prior to your travels, you may have held stereotypes for some communities, your new first-hand experience will enable you to see we often share more in common with others than we may have known.

Value & Over The Top Service

There really is a difference in how different summer programs operate! Motivated students going away with qualified leaders is a given. But what sets us apart is the depth of our qualified personnel that allow us to perform with the greatest consistency at the highest level.

Your Program Director and Program Leaders are with you throughout your program. They have daily contact with one of our two 24-hour Communication Centers and are in regular contact with our Company Directors. Our Company Directors are the most seasoned veterans who each oversee specific programs providing support to program staff and to assist with any situations that may arise. Our Company Directors alternate between traveling to visit programs and being reached in the office. Program visits enable us to provide ongoing support and development to our Program Directors, allows staff to have a sounding board for their own progress in reaching program goals, helps us to identify any challenging areas for improvement while it still has relevance to your summer rather than as a mention on your end-of-summer survey, and helps us to identify the future Directors from the current crop of all-star summer staff.  These visits are by Company Directors along with our Regional Supervisors, who are former Program Directors with further experience out in the field. Collectively this supervisory and management team has an incredible resource with 420+ summers of combined teen travel experience. This way we can lend a hand wherever and whenever a little extra effort is called for. Last year we had 205 scheduled supervisory program visits to make sure all was running well, provide ongoing support to our staff in the field, and have fun! This investment in depth of personnel is unrivaled in teen travel and is a critical element to achieving consistent, excellent program quality and surpassing client expectations!

Included in the tuition are all activities and entertainment described, breakfast & dinner daily, airport transfers in designated times, campus Wi-Fi fees, gratuities, taxes, land transportation, accommodations, and fanatical customer service from our full-time team and summer Communication Centers. This can add up to tremendous value!

Food & Meals

A big part of your program’s success depends on how well you eat. We are proud of the fact that year after year we are complimented for our quality, quantity and choice of food! Breakfasts on this program are served at the UCLA cafeteria. For lunch, you enjoy the choice of eating in smaller groups and choosing from small restaurants or the UCLA cafeteria. Dinner is either at the UCLA cafeteria or at restaurants. Food options are varied and plentiful.

We have satisfied the choosiest of eaters and gladly accommodate most special dietary requests including vegetarian, anaphylactic food allergies, lactose intolerance, celiac disease and kosher style. We welcome discussing your individual requirements with you and have extensive personal experience in this area.

Getting Around

You will travel to off-campus courses or excursions by passenger van or school bus while in Los Angeles.

Laundry

You only need to bring one week’s worth of clothing as outlined in our packing list as we have the opportunity to do laundry at your convenience in our residence hall.

We Deliver – 98% Approval Rating!

In last summer’s surveys, 98% of responding teens and parents said they would recommend us to others. We must be doing something right!

Keeping In Touch Over The Summer – 24/7 Peace Of Mind

While you’re out having the summer of your life, your parents should feel like they are in on the action as well.  We post updates to our blog and Facebook page and e-mail photos approximately once a week so those at home can be in on the fun. Parents also have access to our dedicated office Program Monitors 24/7 for any questions and/or concerns. We’re as in touch as any program operator could possibly be via smartphones with e-mail and text. The goal is uncompromising safety and peace of mind, day after day, hour by hour, minute by minute. Participants may bring their personal cell phones.