Choosing the right school for you is a big decision and we help you make this process as fun as possible with a week visiting prestigious Boston area colleges and universities and having a blast doing it! Receive complimentary college counseling in small groups and exciting activity highlights.
On August 26, 2017 Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Houston, Texas bringing with it record breaking rainfall and it became the costliest hurricane to ever hit the United States with an estimated $200 billion in damage. At its height, Harvey displaced more than 30,000 people in the Houston area and while rebuilding efforts have been ongoing, there is much work to do.
This program is an opportunity to give back and help Houston homeowners recover from the effects of Harvey. Participants will be spending their days working under the direction of Westcoast Connection and SBP and their AmeriCorps members in Houston on an active build site to directly help with the rebuilding efforts.
SBP is a national organization born out of the rebuilding process of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans with the goal of shrinking the time between disaster and recovery. Since 2006, SBP has directly rebuilt homes for more than 1,300 families with the help of more than 180,000 volunteers across the country. SBP has committed to supporting long-term recovery in Texas and has opened an office in Houston to conduct operations.
ON TOUR trips are specifically for older students completing 11th and 12th grades.
Kia Ora and welcome to Aotearoa – the Land of the Long White Cloud! Journey to a truly magical land – a place where sheep vastly outnumber people, adventure is as common and natural as breathing and the land is more dramatic and beautiful than any place you’ve ever seen. Welcome to New Zealand! Here you will Zorb, waterfall raft, alpine trek, ski or snowboard, luge and even jetboat on a true once in a lifetime student adventure tour.
There is no better city in Spain to spend a summer in than Barcelona! It offers the rare combination of sophistication, vibrancy and culture along with unique architecture and the charm of a Mediterranean beach town. College is a time of growth and personal choice; why not get a head start? You’ll leave Barcelona and your unforgettable summer feeling more independent and better prepared for college while making great friends, seeing incredible sites and falling in love with Spain along the way.
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 one of the most beloved cities in Spain to improve your Spanish this summer. Barcelona is a sophisticated, vibrant city with unique architecture and the charm of a Mediterranean beach town. Spanish Language is one of the most popular major course choices. The main objective of this program is to improve your Spanish communication skills. Emphasis is on the development of both conversational and written skills. You’ll leave Barcelona and your unforgettable summer feeling more independent and better prepared for college while making great friends, seeing incredible sites and having improved your Spanish along the way.
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) CLASS is designed to increase your overall fluency through real experiences with American culture. Improve your vocabulary and pronunciation, review proper grammatical structures, and practice your writing skills.
TOEFL PREPARATION CLASS 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). 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.
As part of the Pre-College Enrichment Barcelona program, Community Service is available as both a morning major or as an afternoon elective. Give back to children and families in need as you participate in educational and recreational programs with Barcelona’s Martí-Codolar Youth Center, or welfare improvement projects with the community of Sant’Egidio. Preview college life as you stay at Residence Collegi Major Sant Jordi and take advantage of the impressive fitness spa & pool club around the corner. In addition to discovering the best Barcelona has to offer, enjoy exciting excursions to Madrid, Figueres, Girona and more!
As part of the Pre-College Enrichment Los Angeles program, Community Service is available as either a full-day track option or an afternoon course, along with your choice of a morning course. Work with incredible organizations and truly make a difference while enjoying a little sunshine and staying at a UCLA residence with their world-class recreation facilities. Study breaks include exciting excursions around L.A.
What better place to learn the beautiful romance language of French than in the second largest primarily French-speaking city in the world after Paris? Whether you are ordering the local favorite, poutine, in a restaurant or shopping at Atwater Market, Montreal offers plenty of opportunities for French language practice. After an assessment is administered on the first day, you will be grouped with other students according to your appropriate level. Attention will be given to grammar, vocabulary, reading and writing with the ultimate goal of enhancing your verbal skills. As the French language is spoken on five continents, this will become a universally accepted skill for your future career or educational directions. We don’t just want you to know Français; we want you to be able to use it!
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Montreal and Mont-Tremblant, Quebec; Burlington, Vermont; Hampton Beach, New Hampshire; and Boston, Massachusetts.