Pre-College Enrichment: On Campus
Emily has a wonderful summer with the Pre-College Enrichment program at UCLA. She made some new friends (including some from Rome!) and had the opportunity to experience dorm living and a taste of the college experience.
Nancy Bell-Sigman & Gregg Sigman, Weston, Florida
Thanks for your engagement with Chloe – perfect balance of ‘freedom to explore’ and ‘supervision’ – this was an enriching and good experience for her! Great experience for her – she loved the journalism course and was inspired!
Jamie & Kathleen Richardson, Mount Vernon, Ohio
Jake had a ball this summer. He made so many friends from around the world. He loved the staff, the accommodations and even the classes. I always felt that he was safe, when traveling with the group. The most important part, for me, what is that my son enjoyed his summer experience. He certainly did with Westcoast Connection. Thank you.
Iris & Larry Brownstein, Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
This program taught me independence while having fun and exploring Los Angeles!
Vasilisa Adukonite, Nice, France
I loved how I was able to immerse myself in the culture of Barcelona and appreciate the things around me. It was an amazing experience because I have gained lifelong friends and learned how to rely on myself. I would 100% recommend Westcoast Connection.
Amanda Lieber, Coral Springs, Florida
Our 4th summer with Westcoast and “best trip yet” was the quote we received from Casey. She said she loved the independence, self-reliance & social engagement combined with real life residency in a large European city. They excursions you put together seemed to be “just the right amount”. The director gave space to let the students develop routines, socialize & immerse themselves into the program & city culture.
Saul & Amy Richman, Pound Ridge, New York
The connections made between the kids were awesome. The leaders did a nice job getting everyone connected from the first introduction. This is hugely important to making all of them feel comfortable and at ease. It was a good mix of structured and unstructured time. Claudia had a wonderful experience. Nick was all we could ask for in a leader, and Steph was warm, caring, nurturing and on top of everything. Both made Claudia feel at ease and well cared for. Really awesome all around. Well done!
Shannon O’Mara, Needham, Massachusetts
Aaron had an amazing program that was enriching, experiential and engaging.
Jeremy & Rachel Brown, Montclair, New Jersey
This Westcoast Connection Pre-College program was what I expected and more. The staff were really understanding and caring and most importantly very fun to be around. I’m grateful that I got to meet so many new people from around the world. During the courses and activities, I had a chance to learn about new things, new people and most importantly about myself and my future regarding my education.
Kayra Oguz, Istanbul, Turkey
Savannah had a fabulous program. She enjoyed meeting everyone and made some great friends. She truly loved all of her staff. From our perspective, they were responsive, responsible, fun and trustworthy. The program was well managed, well planned and we are very happy Savannah had this experience.
Dee Dee & Marcos Lopez, Narbeth, Pennsylvania
This is a great program. It gives us a chance to meet new friends, take amazing courses, and have the best summer ever. My Program Director was very nice and I felt like I could talk to her about anything. She did everything for us to make us happy, found us some really fun activities, planned really fun days and I’m very thankful to have had her as my Program Director.
Emily Wallace, Boca Raton, Florida
Jackie liked the freedom they gave and the trust they ensued. She had a fabulous time!
Mindy & Michael Goldstein, Closter, New Jersey
This was by far Brendan’s best experience! He loved the city, the experience, the group, the staff, even the food! His roommate was a great match, the dorm was amazing, and the planned activities were well thought out and fun.
Paula & Jeffrey Lynn, West Bloomfield, Michigan
I feel much more prepared for college and independent living and have gained new helpful life skills. I have also seen new places and sights and participated in many fun activities. I have learned to be responsible in getting to my classes on time, and managing my time. The staff also worked very hard to make sure I felt happy and safe. This program has given me lasting memories and friends that I will always cherish.
Blythe Breitman, New York, New York
My WCC Pre-College Enrichment program was a fantastic experience that allowed me to fully experience Italian culture.
John Desantis, Chagrin Falls, Ohio
WCC runs excellent programs. The activities are varied and fun, like bike rides, comedy show, jazz festival. Brandon made amazing friends from so many different countries that he keeps in touch with regularly. Brandon loved many things about the program: Montreal, kids (he made great friends from around the world), and his Business Entrepreneurship class (great professor and field trips to Montreal start-up companies).
Ellen & Jonathan Silver, Mamaroneck, New York
Tessa had a wonderful experience. She really got to explore Florence and thanks to that has truly fallen in love with the city. She enjoyed the excursions but really loved the trip to the Amalfi Coast (I mean, who wouldn’t?).
Nycci & David Nellis, Kensington, Maryland
This program was a great experience for me to meet new people, learn new things, and try new activities. I had a lot of fun, and the staff was helpful and understanding. I really enjoyed the college campus and town next to it.
Max Chu, Brooklyn, New York
WCC really did well on the academic aspect of the program. The courses were well chosen. Making friends from all over the world was an unforgettable experience. The relationships built between the staff and the students became a key element to the enjoyment of the program.
Anais Guille, Paris, France
Jillian loved the program. She made some fabulous friendships and loved hearing from the guest speakers in Sports Management. She really enjoyed Cooking as well and sent us pictures every day of what they made and now wants a pasta maker for us to have at home to make our own pasta.
Caryn & Cory Davis, Alpharetta, Georgia
Abby made amazing friends this summer as well as from her program last summer. She was signed up originally for two weeks at UCLA and was so happy and not ready to come home that she extended another week. She loved every minute of her time at UCLA. The Directors, counselors, leaders are fantastic. This is Abby’s second program and each one has exceeded her expectations.
Jodi & Geoff Quintiere, Pleasantville, New York
Anton really liked his two weeks in Montréal. Especially organized classes and activities that seemed to be fully scheduled and interesting. He especially liked connecting with his peers, which for us is the main element in choosing Westcoast.
Charlotte Peters & Tom Van Gyseghem, Singapore
This was an excellent program, I enjoyed all aspects of it. I made lots of new friends and being able to experience Montreal with them was amazing. As a rising junior, I found all of the college resources incredibly valuable. Seeing colleges with kids my age was a great opportunity.
Noah Lichstein, Chicago, Illinois
On Pre-College Barcelona, I grew more confident in my verbal Spanish skills and my skills in photography grew as well. I also gained a great experience by coming to Spain.
James Gullett, Winchester, Virginia
My Psychology course was good because we learned the information in a way that wasn’t just a boring lecture. The surfing instructors taught us what we needed to learn and also gave us the freedom to then get to surf on our own.
Jack Riekena, Atlanta, Georgia
The Program Director and leaders were amazing. Sophie thought the cooking class was incredible and we have already enjoyed some of the recipes. She enjoyed the independence and the experience of living in Barcelona!
Courtenay & Ed Wallach, Bethesda, Maryland
My teachers were amazing and we did so many things and went to such cool places in photography, we even got to shoot in our teacher’s studio. It was an amazing experience!!!! My psychology teacher was also amazing. Our Director was so so sweet!!!! One of the best Directors I’ve ever had, she made such an effort to have a personal connection with each and every student and was always understanding and patient.
Tessa Karikas, East Williston, New York
The campus was perfect, beautiful. The staff was funny and friendly. All the locations we visited were interesting and amazing. The whole program was well organized.
Federica Bosio, Brescia, Italy
Everything about this program was amazing. From my classes, I learned how to cook and take amazing photos. I also learned so much about the college application process and made so many friends along the way. I would definitely recommend this program to everyone.
Jonathan Choeff, Miami Beach, Florida
Wonderful summer experience. Very organized, great communication with parents and supervision with students. Staff, classes, trips, activities and accommodations were all great. Every aspect was very well planned. Jake had an amazing time with fun, educational and rewarding experiences.
Jami & Robert Scanlon, Savannah, Georgia