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CSU LA, Los Angeles Junior English Course

Embassy Summer at CSU LA


Welcome to sunny California! Ranked number one in the United States for the upward mobility of our students, CSU LA prides itself as the premier comprehensive public university in California. Located in the heart of Los Angeles, California State University has easy access to all that Los Angeles has to offer.

Key Facts:


Dorm rooms with triple or double rooms.: $1,610

Apartment rooms with triple or double rooms: $1,650

Prices include tuition, trips, activities, accommodation and full board

Location: CSU-LA

Dates: 18 June – 06 August

Ages: 12 – 18 (18 yr olds accepted as part of a group with a leader – junior programme)


Dorm rooms with triple or double rooms.

Apartment rooms with triple or double rooms. 

Sample Excursions: Santa Monica, California Science Centre and Disney Concert Hall, Disneyland, Hollywood with Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive, and Downtown LA with plenty of visits such as stops at the Walk of Fame.




  • Standard dorm rooms with triple or double rooms.
  • Dormitories have a bathroom ratio of 1:6
  • Apartment bathrooms are cleaned by students. 


  • Apartment rooms with triple or double rooms. 
  • Both room types have a shared bathroom ratio of 1:4/5
  • Dorm bathrooms are cleaned daily.


Important Information

  • Each room is furnished with a chest of drawers, closet space, and a desk of drawers, per person.
  • Laundry available in the residence (at a small fee). High-speed internet throughout. 
  • Communal lounges on each floor of the residence building
  • Deposit of $100 required upon arrival, replacement of lost room key $100
  • Students are responsible to keep their rooms clean and tidy. 
  • Common areas are cleaned daily and linen changed weekly. 
  • Towels provided.
  • Meals are served in on-site canteen, with bagged lunches for excursions. 
  • Study rooms & game room located nearby. 
  • Convenience store, basketball court, volleyball court, and swimming pool located nearby.


Activities are organised on evenings and afternoons with full-day excursions on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. On Sundays students can choose between an optional — not prepaid — excursion or on-site activities. These may include:

  • Sports such as American football, soccer, volleyball, and basketball
  • Drama and performance activities such as scavenger hunts and talent shows
  • Evening activities such as karaoke, escape room, arts and crafts, and casino night


Sample of Full-Day Excursions

Downtown LA: Students get to explore the most interesting sites such as LA Cathedral, Olvera Street, and the Getty Centre.

Hollywood: Students get to stargaze on the famous Hollywood Boulevard with stops at the Walk of Fame, Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive.

Beach Day: No visit to California is complete without a trip to the beach! Beach days include trips to the Getty Villa, Malibu Pier, and Santa Monica.

California Science Centre and Disney Concert Hall: Students get to learn the wonders of science through interactive exhibitions and visit the magnificent concert hall of Walt Disney, with a stop in the historic district of Little Tokyo.

San Clemente: Take the train along the stunning Pacific coastline to this quaint beachside city. Students will have the chance to shop and dine with unique Southern California home-town vibes.

  • Taught by friendly and professional English teachers
  • 20 x 45 minute lessons per week
  • Placement test on day 1 to ensure students in appropriate level
  • Maximum 17 students per class
  • When possible, students will be placed in an international class with students of different nationalities
  • Standard classrooms
  • Classrooms are located in the residence building
  • Curriculum with emphasis on communication skills
  • Materials included, as well as an end of course report and certificate

Dining & facilities

Meals: All meals are served in a large self-service canteen.


We serve cooked and continental options which might include pancakes, eggs, juice and coffee



Has several course options that accommodate for all types of dietary restrictions.

Packed lunches are provided at weekends. 


Evening Meal

Buffet style with a salad bar, including options to accommodate all dietary restrictions.


  • Supermarket
  • Cash machine (ATM)
  • Basketball court
  • Volleyball court
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor areas for games and activities
  • Outdoor areas for games & activities
  • Games room

Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi throughout the campus and in bedrooms.

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Each 14-night stay includes 3 full-day excursions to exciting places around Los Angeles such as Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Downtown LA and Malibu, visiting places of interest in each location. Transport for trips may be by private coach or public transport. Students may have lessons either in the morning or in the afternoon in week 1, alternating weekly after that. 

This programme is for illustrative purposes and activities and visits may change.

(Early Risers Club / Run and Yoga morning / room sweeps - 6:45 - 8:15)











Intake/ Placement/
Culture Club: Southern California Vibes Los Angeles!

Full Day Trip:
LACMA / The Grove


Full Day Trip:
San Clemente


Full Day Trip (rotates every two weeks) Hollywood Walk of Fame / Beverly Hills / Rodeo Drive


Campus Tour / Local Shopping / Supply Run




Sports / Rock Climbing /
Volleyball / Table Tennis

Casino Night
Show Off Your Betting Skills!

Graduation Party / Karaoke Night