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Embassy California State University

Los Angeles
Quick Facts
Our centre is located on the Northridge campus of California State University, situated in the Los Angeles San Fernando Valley.
The campus has excellent sports facilities with outdoor sand volleyball and basketball courts, swimming pool and plenty of outside space to use for games and activities. The modern residences are located in a new residential block complete with a nearby multi-purpose game room, café and mini convenience market.
Location: 
California State University
Dates available : 
14 Jun – 2 Aug
Ages: 
10 – 17
Accommodation: 
Standard twin room / Apartment style twin-room with en-suite
Emergency Number: 
+1 212 497 8343

Living
Standard twin rooms or apartment-style twin rooms with en-suite and shared common space
Both room types have a shared bathroom ratio of 1:4
Each room is furnished with a wardrobe, desk and chair
All rooms have air-conditioning
The accommodation is divided across four residential buildings, two dedicated to twin standard rooms and two dedicated to apartment-style rooms
Laundry available in each residence building
Meals are served in a large self-service canteen
Wi-Fi throughout
Communal lounges on each floor of the residence building
Deposit of $100 required upon arrival, replacement of lost room key $100
Food Options
Breakfast: 
We serve cooked and continental options which might include pancakes, eggs, juice and coffee
 
Lunch: 
Two courses, 3 options including a vegetarian option.

Packed lunches are provided at weekends: Water, fruit, sandwich, crisps and biscuits/cake 
 
Evening Meal: 

Buffet style with salad bar including a vegetarial option.

Snacks: 
Vending machines are located in some of the communal lounges for drinks and confectionery.
Facilities
Mini supermarket
Cash machine (ATM)
Sand volleyball court
Basketball court
Outdoor swimming pool
Outdoor areas for games and activities
Outdoor gym and exercise equipment
Multi-games room
MEALS
Meals served in a large self-service canteen in Geronimo’s Dining Hall.

Learning
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 15 students per class
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

Programme Information
Arrival: 

Students will be welcomed upon arrival at the CSUN Conference Office where they will register and get their room keys and can check in to their rooms.

Welcome: 
On the first evening there will be a welcome activity which is designed to ensure students have the opportunity to meet staff and other students and get to know more about the campus, its facilities and useful information which will help them during their stay.
 
Activities: 
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 football, mini Olympics, table tennis, volleyball and basketball
  • Drama and performance activities such as scavenger hunts and drama workshops
  • Evening activities such as karaoke, talent show, pool party and BBQ

Excursions and Trips
FUll-DAY
Downtown LA: Students get to explore the most interesting sites such as LA Cathedral, Olvera Street, LA Union Station, Chinatown 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 includes trips to the Getty Villa, Malibu, Zuma Beach, Santa Monica and Venice Beach.
California Science Center 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.
Grammy Museum and Griffith Observatory: Students visit the famous Grammy museum, the Staples Centre, home arena of LA Lakers. They also do a stop from some shopping in Santee Alley and finish off with a visit to Griffith Observatory.
OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS
Disneyland: The first and still one of the most visited theme parks in the world
Universal Studios: Full of action-packed adventure of rides, shows and real movie studio
Six Flags Magic Mountain: This 260-acre theme park features world-class roller coasters and over 100 rides
Shopping Mall Trip: Students head to Northridge Fashion Centre for a taste of Californian shopping.
3 WEEK SAMPLE PROGRAMMES
Extra
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.
 
Student 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.
WEEK 1/4SUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAY
Jun14/Jul5Jun15/Jul6Jun16/Jul7Jun17/Jul8Jun18/Jul9Jun19/Jul10Jun20/Jul11
MorningArrivalsOrientation/ PlacementsFull Day Trip: Getty Center/ LA Cathedral/ Olvera Street / LA Union Station / ChinatownLessonsFull Day Trip: Hollywood / BeverlyHills / Rodeo DriveLessonsBeach Day: Getty Villa / Malibu/ Zuma Beach
AfternoonCampus Tour/ Supply Run / Mall Trip
EveningWelcome PartyIce Cream SocialArts and Crafts NightScavenger HuntVolleyball TournamentRock Art Project / Graduation PartyFIFA Tournament
WEEK 2/5SUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAY
Jun21/Jul12Jun22/Jul13Jun23/Jul14Jun24/Jul15Jun25/Jul16Jun26/Jul17Jun27/Jul18
Morning
Disneyland
(Optional Trip) or
Onsite Activities
Campus Tour /
Supply Run /
Optional Mall Trip
Full Day Trip:
Science Center
(Endeavor
Included) / Disney
Concert Hall / Little
Tokyo
Lessons
Full Day Trip:
LACMA / The Grove
/ Melrose
LessonsBeach Day:
Santa Monica
Afternoon
Lessons
EveningKaraoke NightPool NightSoccer Tournament

Summerfest: Move Night

Tie Dye / Graduation PartyTalent Show

 

WEEK 3/ 6SUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAY
Jun28/Jul19Jun29/Jul20Jun30/Jul21Jul1/Jul22Jul2/Jul23Jul3/Jul24Jul4/Jul25
Morning
Universal Studios
(Optional Trip) or
Onsite Activities
Campus Tour /
Supply Run /
Optional Mall Trip
Six Flags (Optional Trip) or Camarillo Shopping Outlets Lessons

Full DayTrip: Grammy Museum / Staples Center / Santee Alley / Griffith Observatory

LessonsBeach Day: UCLA /
Venice Beach 
AfternoonLessonsLessons
EveningEgg DropTrash Bag Fashion Show Basketball TournamentSpa Night
Game Night /
Graduation Party
July 4th Celebration

 

STUDENT WELFARE
We place the highest priority on care and supervision at all of our Embassy Summer centres so you can rest assured students are well looked after. Members of staff are available 24 hours a day.
Student Services:
Our student support staff can help you with:
Accommodation
Airport transfers
Information about local services
Assistance with individual and personal problems
Emergency contact
Medical
If a student needs medical attention an Embassy Summer staff member will help make an appointment. Group leaders must accompany the student to an appointment. An Embassy Summer staff member will accompany any student that is not part of a group. All costs have to be paid by the student. Students must have written consent from their parent or guardian for any medical treatment to be administered. Students must provide proof of medical insurance prior to arrival.
 
LOCAL HOSPITAL
Northridge Hospital Medical Center, 18300 Roscoe Blvd., Northridge, CA 91328, Tel: +1 818 885 8500
 
INSURANCE
If a student does not have insurance, guard. me insurance is available to purchase through Embassy Summer.
 
SAFE
A safe will be available for the storage of passports, travel documents and deposits.

 

In Case of Emergency
A 24 hour emergency telephone number is available all summer:
+1 212 497 8343
Office Address
Embassy Summer Schools
c/o Conference Services
California State University, Northridge
17950 Lassen Street
Northridge, CA 91325-8286
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