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Arrival and First Day - Young Learners


Emergency Number

(For use outside of office hours only)

+1 (310) 625-1057


Rieber Hall
310 De Neve Drive
Los Angeles
CA 90024

Airport Transfers


  • Airport transfers from LAX can be booked for a charge of $300 ($150 one way). Transfers are compulsory unless students are accompanied by a guardian. In this case, EC must be given a No Airport Transfers Waiver Form.

  • Students should arrive on Saturday and depart on Saturday. If students require transfers from alternative locations, fees will be quoted upon request. If the student is travelling as an unaccompanied minor with the airline, a fee of $105 one way is charged.
  • It is vitally important that EC Los Angeles is made aware of any last minute flight changes by calling the emergency phone number at +1 (310) 625 1057. Please send information regarding arrival time, flight number, airline, name of airport and terminal number to EC Head Office as soon as possible. If this information does not reach us at least 7 days prior to the student's arrival, EC Los Angeles will not be responsible for providing airport transfers to the student and will not offer any compensation to students who have not been picked up because of this.

Student Arrivals

Students will be met at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) by a driver. For domestic flights, the driver will wait at the baggage claim area, holding a sign with the students’ name on it and in front of an EC Young Learners Banner. For international arrivals, the driver will wait outside the customs area near an orange EC banner.

Students are then taken to their accommodation. The residence is 35 - 60 minutes away from the airport, depending on the traffic.


Students will be transported to and from their homestay to school.

EC staff

For the Junior Summer Programme EC employs a number of Activity Leaders and Resident Advisors who benefit from a rigorous in-house training programme. Their role is to ensure that students have an enjoyable and safe stay and provide constant support to International Leaders.

First Day

 On their first day (Monday), students must go to school between 8am-8:30am (transported by their host family) and they must bring the following:

  • Passport
  • Proof of health insurance
  • Comfortable walking shoes

Welcome Pack

Students will be given a lanyard, a student handbook, forms, directions and activities information for their programme.

Welcome Talk

Students will have a welcome talk on Sunday after their placement test. An orientation will be held from 10:00 a.m – 11:45 p.m., consisting of academic, accommodation and activities information.

Students will receive:

  • Directions to class and the dining hall
  • Activity calendar
  • Students will have a group lunch from 11:45 - 12:15 and then will begin the first activity.
  • Students will receive their textbooks at their first class, which will take place on Tuesday.

Placement Test

Between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. students will take their placement test which will assess them in all key skill areas, allowing academic staff to place students in the relevant group for their ability.


A junior student handbook will be given on the first day. This handbook contains a map of the school and emergency contact information.


  • Any questions or problems that students or international group leaders might have should be addressed to the Coordinator. The Coordinator is available from 8:00 a.m.- 17:00 daily to assist in any way.
  • Signed parents' consent/waiver form should be received along with the enrolment form.