Pursue your interests with engaging courses and get a taste of the college experience. For high school students completing grades 9-12.
Get a Taste of the College Experience
Live and study in an exciting city while making lasting friendships along the way. A summer pre-college enrichment program gives teens the opportunity to gain independence, pursue interests, and prepare for their next big step.
Stroll down Las Ramblas in Barcelona or across the Ponte Vecchio in Florence. Wander the historic quarter in Old Montreal or LA's Westwood Village. Local day trips and weekend excursions are the very best kind of homework!
Travel to Europe and make Florence or Barcelona your home for the summer. You’ll feel like a local in no-time, and leave with inspiration for your future and a love of the European lifestyle.
“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
“I had a great time on my program. I made so many new friends that I am so excited to keep in contact with. The staff were very easy to talk to and always there for us when we needed help or just wanted to talk. I got a taste of what it was like to be in college and make new friends.”
Maya Posner, Short Hills, 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.”
All classes on our Pre-College Enrichment programs are private and exclusive to Westcoast Connection students, with the exception of Careers in Fashion at UCLA.
Are your programs open to international students?
Yes, of course! We welcome travelers from all over the world and look forward to sharing an unforgettable summer with you. For more information, visit our International Students page.
Are there any certificates offered after completing a Pre-College Enrichment program?
You will receive a Certificate of Completion for your courses outlining the corresponding hours of class and course content. For those who choose community service options, a letter is issued for the hours completed. If requested, our staff is also pleased to write letters of recommendation.