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Embassy Los Angeles

UCLA Day Programme

Quick facts

Location: UCLA

Dates available: 25 Jun – 06 Aug

Ages: 8 – 17

Spanish language courses & surfing lessons available

Accommodation: Not included

Emergency Number: +1 213 723 0500

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

This programme does NOT include accommodation. We recommend that parents book accommodation within easy reach of CSUN

Dining & facilities

Breakfast

Not included
 

Lunch

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

Packed lunches are provided at weekends

 

Evening Meal

Not included 

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
  • 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

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
Excursions and Trips

Day students calendar below includes optional weekend trips reflected here

Full-day Excursions

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

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

3 Week Sample Programmes

All Day Programmes start on a Monday and vary in length dependent on the centre. Some includes the full 7 days of the week, others 6 days (excluding Sundays) and the Malta programme for Juniors (8-13) include 5 days. Students will take part of lessons, have lunch at the centre and go on activities and excursions with the rest of the students. Below is a sample of the full summer programme.

Student may have lessons either in the morning or in the afternoon in week 1, alternating weekly after that.

*Saturday/Sunday activities available for $40 daily / or as priced optionals

This programme is for illustrative purposes and activities and visits may change.
Week 1
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Morning Arrivals

On-site activities

Intake/ Placement/ Campus Tour / Supply Run / Culture Club: Southern California Vibes Los Angeles! Lessons 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
Week 2
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Morning Disneyland
(Optional Trip)
Lessons Full Day Trip: Camarillo Shopping Outlets / Ventura Harbor Boardwalk Lessons Full Day Trip: Science Center & 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
Week 3
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Morning Universal Studios
(Optional Trip)
Lessons Full Day Trip: LACMA / The Grove / Melrose / Bronson Canyon Hike Lessons Full Day Trip (Optional): Getty Center / Griffith Observatory / Hollywood Sign Hike Lessons Departures
Afternoon Campus Tour / SoCal SoFun Shopping Experience in Westwood Lessons Lessons
Evening Graduation Party/ Poll Party (Optional)

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:

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

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

Location

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