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UCLA, Los Angeles Junior English Course

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Famous for its numerous acclaimed alumni who accomplished 14 Nobel Prizes, 13 faculty MacArthur Fellows, 118 NCAA titles and 261 Olympic medals from students and alumni, UCLA is one of the most distinguished colleges in California. UCLA has 16 Welcome to UCLA dedicated recreational and athletic facilities, including a fitness centre, numerous swimming pools and much more! Throughout the last 100 years, University of California Los Angeles has established its reputation as a “Public Ivy”, making it equivalent to an education from an Ivy League university. The location is in the centre of the city making it perfect to enjoy the best of living in Los Angeles.

Key Facts:

Price (per week):

Standard triple and twin rooms: $2,000

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

Day Programme: $670

Always starting on a Monday including tuition, activities and lunch. No accommodation is included. Contact us for more information.

Location: University of California, Los Angeles

Dates: 23 June - 04 August

Ages: 12 – 18* (10,11 and 18 year olds accepted as part of a group)

Accommodation: Standard triple and twin rooms, and shared bathrooms

Sample Excursions: Santa Monica, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and Downtown LA

 

             

 


✓ Standard twin rooms and shared common space

✓ Both room types have a shared bathroom ratio of 1:8

✓ Each room is furnished with a chest of drawers, closet space and desk

✓ The accommodation is all in one building, with two wings per floor

✓ Laundry available in each residence building. High-speed internet throughout. Communal lounges on each floor of the residence building

✓ Students clean their own bedrooms. Bathrooms and common areas are cleaned by the university on a weekly basis. Towels are provided, and linens can be changed weekly upon request.

✓ Meals are served in the nearby cafeteria, and there is a convenience store not far from the accommodation. Packed lunches are provided on excursions. in on-site canteen, packed lunch at weekends

✓ Sunset Village Recreation Center is a 10 minute walk away, and has swimming pools, volleyball courts, and fields available

The programme includes 3 full-day excursions every week, and several on-site activities in the evenings. All activities are designed to continue the learning in a fun and enjoyable way, encouraging students to develop life skills and make new friends through sport, activities and socially interactive games.

Activities
Sports: With a choice of volleyball, basketball, and soccer.

Drama: Drama and performance activities, such as talent shows and karaoke nights.

Evening: Activities such as scavenger hunts, spa nights, and ice cream socials.

Sample of Full-Day Excursions

Downtown LA:

Immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of Los Angeles at Olvera Street and Little Tokyo, where historic charm and modern vibrancy converge, offering a captivating blend of Mexican heritage and Japanese influences through vibrant markets, delectable cuisine, and captivating festivities.

Hollywood:

Experience the glamour and magic of Hollywood, where dreams come to life, as you stroll down the iconic Walk of Fame, catch a glimpse of your favorite stars, and immerse yourself in the heart of the entertainment capital of the world.

Beaches:

Discover the ultimate coastal paradise in Santa Monica and Malibu, where sun-kissed beaches, vibrant pier attractions, and the breathtaking beauty of Zuma Beach await, offering a perfect blend of relaxation and excitement by the sparkling Pacific.

California Science Center:

Embark on an awe-inspiring journey of discovery at the Science Center, where hands-on exploration, captivating exhibits, and the wonders of science come together to ignite curiosity and spark the imagination for visitors of all ages.

Beverly Hills and Griffith Observatory:

Indulge in the opulence of Beverly Hills, where luxury shopping and celebrity sightings meet, and then reach for the stars at Griffith Observatory, where breathtaking views of the cosmos and the iconic Hollywood sign unite in a mesmerizing experience.

 

The classroom is at the heart of your Los Angeles Junior English Course. English lessons are student-centered and encourage the development of relevant language skills.

  • 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
  • Common spaces are used as classrooms
  • Curriculum with emphasis on communication skills
 
 

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

Breakfast

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

Lunch

Has several course options that accommodate for all types of dietary restrictions. Packed lunches are provided on excursions

Packed lunches are provided at weekends

Evening Meal

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

 

Facilities

  • Supermarket
  • Cash machine (ATM)
  • Tennis courts
  • Basketball court
  • Outdoor swimming pool
 

Classrooms: Standard classrooms located in the residence building.

Common Room: Communal lounges on each floor of the residence building and a multi-games room.

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

Week A Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Morning Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
Arrival Intake / Placement Lessons Hollywood
Walk of Fame
Lessons Downtown LA -
Olvera Street /
Little Tokyo
Santa Monica Pier
Afternoon Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Arrival Campus Tour /
Supply Run
Lessons Hollywood
Walk of Fame
Lessons Downtown LA -
Olvera Street /
Little Tokyo
Santa Monica Pier
Evening Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner
Arrival Ice Cream Social and
Speed Friending -
Make your own ice cream and socialize!
Sports Night -
Basketball / Soccer / Volleyball
Pool Night -
Relax and unwind with an evening at the pool!
Movie Night -
Settle in for a relaxing night with popcorn, drinks, and friends!
Graduation Party /
Karaoke Night -
Sing along with your favorite songs!
Spa Night -
Kick back and relax, self care to the max!
 
Week B Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Morning Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
Onsite Games /
Optional Trips
Lessons Lessons Beverly Hills /
Griffith Observatory
Lessons California Science Center Malibu /
Getty Villa
Afternoon Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Onsite Games /
Optional Trips
Onsite Activities /
Supply Run
Lessons Beverly Hills /
Griffith Observatory
Lessons California Science Center Malibu /
Getty Villa
Evening Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner
Onsite Games /
Optional Trips
Trash Bag Fashion Show -
Walk the Runway!
Talent Show -
Show Off Your
Unique Skill!
Pool Night -
Relax and unwind with an evening at the pool!
Scavenger Hunt -
Find All of the Hidden Items Before Your Friends!
Graduation Party /
Dance Party -
Get your groove on with a variety of music options!
Tie Dye -
Make Your Own Tie Dye Shirt!
 
Week C Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Morning Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
Onsite Games /
Optional Trips
Lessons Lessons Getty Center /
Century City Mall
Lessons LACMA /
The Grove Shopping Center
Venice Beach
Afternoon Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Onsite Games /
Optional Trips
Onsite Activities /
Supply Run
Lessons Getty Center /
Century City Mall
Lessons LACMA /
The Grove Shopping Center
Venice Beach
Evening Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner
Onsite Games /
Optional Trips
Ice Cream Social and
Speed Friending -
Make your own ice cream and socialize!
Sports Night -
Basketball / Soccer / Volleyball
Pool Night -
Relax and unwind with an evening at the pool!
Movie Night -
Settle in for a relaxing night with popcorn, drinks, and friends!
Graduation Party /
Karaoke Night -
Sing along with your favorite songs!
Spa Night -
Kick back and relax, self care to the max!

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