Embassy Los Angeles

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Quick facts

Location: UCLA

Dates available: 25 Jun – 06 Aug

Ages: 8 – 18* (18 yr olds accepted as part of a group with a leader – junior programme)

Accommodation: Standard triple and twin rooms, and shared bathrooms

Spanish language courses & surfing lessons available

Day programme available

Emergency Number: +1 212 497 8343

Spanish Immersion Language Programme Offered Here!

Students will study Spanish 15 hours weekly with tours and activities being conducted in Spanish for a total language learning immersion experience. Special tours to San Juan Capistrano and MOLAA – the Museum of Latin American Art – the only Museum in the US dedicated fully to modern and contemporary Latin American and Latino art.

Cultural exchanges with community groups and immersion language exchanges throughout LA will round out the vibrant city that the Latinx community has created.

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 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.

Living

  • Standard triple and double dorm rooms with a shared common space
  • Dorm rooms have a shared bathroom ratio of 1:8
  • Each room is furnished with a chest of drawers, closet space and two desks
  • Laundry available in each residence building. High-speed internet throughout (WhatsApp usage limited). Communal lounges on each floor of the residence building
  • Deposit of $100 required upon arrival, replacement of lost room key $100
  • Students are responsible for keeping their rooms clean and tidy. Bathrooms are cleaned daily.
  • Meals served in on-site cafeteria, packed lunches on excursions. 
  • Study rooms located on every floor
  • Convenience shop, basketball court, tennis court, and swimming pool located nearby.

Dining & facilities

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 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
  • Outdoor areas for games and activities

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 17 students per class
  • When possible, students will be placed in an international class with students of different nationalities
  • Standard classrooms
  • Common spaces are used as classrooms
  • Curriculum with emphasis on communication skills
  • Materials included ,as well as an end of course report and certificate

Programme

Arrival

Students will be welcomed upon arrival at Rieber Hall, where they will register, get their room keys, and 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 tennis, basketball, and American football
  • Drama and performance activities such as scavenger hunts and talent shows
  • Evening activities such as karaoke, escape room, arts and crafts, and casino night
Excursions and Trips

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.

Griffith Observatory and Hollywood Sign Optional Hike: All students will take a trip to Griffith Observatory for astonishing views of LA and the Hollywood Sign. For those who are looking for adventure, there will be an optional 3 hour round-trip trek to get closer to the Hollywood Sign for the best photo opportunity in LA!

Full-day 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

 

Optional

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, and Downtown LA, 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
Week 1 (Rotates every 2 weeks)
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Morning Arrival Intake/ Placement/ Campus Tour / Supply Run Sports / Basketball / Tennis Lessons Full Day Trip: Hollywood Walk of Fame / Beverly Hills / Rodeo Drive Lessons Beach Day: Getty Villa / Malibu Pier
Afternoon Campus Tour / SoCal SoFun Shopping Experience in Westwood Full Day Trip: Century City Mall / Bonfire at Dockweiler Beach Lessons Lessons
Evening Spa Night - Get a Manicure, Pedicure, and More! Casino Night
Show Off Your Betting Skills!
Graduation Party / Karaoke Night SoCal SoFun - Local Westwood - Shopping Night / Movie Theater Night (Optional)
Preparation for Bed
Week 2 (Rotates every 2 weeks)
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Morning Disneyland / Universal Studios (Optional Trip - rotates every two weeks)

or Onsite activities
Lessons Full Day Trip: Camarillo Shopping Outlets / Ventura Harbor Boardwalk Lessons Full Day Trip: Science Centre & Rose Garden / Little Tokyo / Olvera Street / Drive by & Pictures: Disney Concert Hall and Crypto.com Arena Lessons Beach Day: Santa Monica Pier / 3rd Street Promenade
Afternoon Lessons Lessons Lessons
Evening Trash Bag Fashion Show - Walk the Runway! Egg Drop - Who Can Cushion Their Egg So It Doesn't Break? Talent Show
Show Off Your Unique Skill!
Graduation Party / Dance Party Escape Room Night - Solve Puzzles To Escape the Room!
Preparation for Bed
Week 3 (Only applies to students who will stay for three weeks or more)
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Morning Disneyland (Optional Trip) or Six Flags (Optional Trip) or Onsite Activities Lessons Full Day Trip: LACMA / The Grove / Melrose / Bronson Canyon Hike (Optional) Lessons Full Day Trip:
Getty Center / Griffith Observatory / Hollywood Sign Hike (Optional)
Lessons Departure
Afternoon Campus Tour / SoCal SoFun Shopping Experience in Westwood Lessons Lessons
Evening Escape Room Night - Solve Puzzles To Escape the Room! Arts and Crafts Night - Make Door Tags and Art Pieces! Ice Cream Social
Make Your Own Ice Cream Creation and Socialise!
Graduation Party / Pool Party
Preparation for Bed

3 Week Sample Programmes - Spanish Immersion

Extra

Each 14-night stay includes 3 full-day excursions to exciting places around Los Angeles such as Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, and Downtown LA, 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.

Trips and activities are conducted in Spanish.

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
Week 1 (Rotates every 2 weeks)
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Morning Arrival Intake/ Placement/ Campus Tour / Supply Run Full Day Trip: Long Beach and MOLAA - the Museum of Latin American Art Lessons Full Day Trip: Hollywood Walk of Fame / Beverly Hills / Rodeo Drive Lessons Beach Day: Getty Villa / Malibu Pier
Afternoon Campus Tour / SoCal SoFun Shopping Experience in Westwood Lessons Lessons
Evening Sports / Rock Climbing / Volleyball / Table Tennis Spa Night - Get a Manicure, Pedicure, and More! Casino Night
Show Off Your Betting Skills!
Graduation Party / Karaoke Night SoCal SoFun - Local Westwood - Shopping Night / Movie Theater Night (Optional)
Preparation for Bed
Week 2 (Rotates every 2 weeks)
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Morning Disneyland / Universal Studios (Optional Trip - rotates every two weeks)

or Onsite activities
Lessons Full Day Trip: Camarillo Shopping Outlets and Hispanic Heritage Tour of Camarillo Lessons Full Day Trip: Science Center & Rose Garden / Little Tokyo / Olvera Street Lessons Beach Day: Santa Monica Pier / 3rd Street Promenade (Rotates every 2 weeks)
Afternoon Lessons Lessons Lessons
Evening Trash Bag Fashion Show - Walk the Runway! Egg Drop - Who Can Cushion Their Egg So It Doesn't Break? Talent Show
Show Off Your Unique Skill!
Graduation Party / Dance Party
Preparation for Bed
Week 3 (Only applies to students who will stay for three weeks or more)
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Morning Disneyland (Optional Trip) or Six Flags (Optional Trip) or Onsite Activities Lessons Sports / Basketball / Tennis Lessons Full Day Trip:
Getty Center / Griffith Observatory / Hollywood Sign Hike (Optional)
Lessons Departure
Afternoon Campus Tour / SoCal SoFun Shopping Experience in Westwood Full Day Trip: Century City Mall / Bonfire at Dockweiler Beach Lessons Lessons
Evening Escape Room Night - Solve Puzzles To Escape the Room! Ice Cream Social
Make Your Own Ice Cream Creation and Socialise!
Graduation Party / Pool Party
Preparation for Bed

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 information

If a student needs medical attention, an Embassy Summer staff member will help make an appointment. Group leaders must accompany the student to the 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/guardian for any medical treatment to be administered. Students must provide proof of medical insurance prior to arrival.

LOCAL HOSPITAL 
UCLA MEDICAL CENTER
200 Medical Plaza Driveway
Los Angeles, CA, 90024

INSURANCE 
If a student does not have insurance, Guard.Me International 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

Location

Embassy Summer Schools
UCLA Rieber Hall 310 De Neve Drive
Los Angeles, CA, 90024