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California State University – Los Angeles- Ages 12-17


Located on the sunny West Coast, in one of the world’s most famous cities, this centre offers the perfect location for exploring California’s beaches as well as all the attractions of the city of Los Angeles.

Students will enjoy the comforts of a modern campus, situated towards the north of the city. There are fantastic sports facilities on site, and the campus is within easy reach of beaches and the city’s main attractions.

Students enjoy full-day, all-inclusive excursions to iconic theme parks every week, as well as a range of other exciting day trips and activities such as beach visits, shopping and volleyball.

 

2 weeks course

From  23 June to 04 August 2019

Package includes

  • 20 lessons per week (16.7 hrs)  in multinational classes
  • Full Board Residential Accommodation on campus in twin rooms (shared bathrooms)
  • Afternoon and Evening Activity Programme
  • 2 full day trips per week
  • 3 half day trips per week
  • All course books and materials
  • Leaving Certificate and End of Course Report
  •  24 hour care good supervision and high level of security
  • Travel and Medical insurance.

 

2 WEEKS – USD$ 3,240

 

Please contact us directly if you are interested in buying this course.

If you are booking a residential course after 31st March, please contact us  to check availability of places before booking online.

If you need a VISA, please contact us  before booking online

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Excursions include:

 

  • Disneyland
  • Hollywood
  • Santa Monica Beach
  • Six Flags Magic Mountain
  • Universal Studios

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THE LOCATION

The California State University Northridge campus is located in a scenic suburb of Los Angeles, 20 minutes’ drive from Hollywood. The campus provides high quality teaching and leisure facilities, including large modern classrooms, and plenty of outdoor space to relax and enjoy our varied social programme. This centre is the perfect location for exploring some of California’s best beaches as well as all the attractions of the city of LA. Accommodation is in modern residence buildings which have twin bedrooms and communal spaces for students to relax with their new friends. The contemporary urban campus offers students a city location and a taste of the Southern Californian lifestyle. Students enjoy full-day, all-inclusive excursions to iconic theme parks every week, as well as a range of other exciting day trips and activities such as beach visits, shopping and volleyball.

 

ARRIVAL  AND DEPARTURES

All arrivals and departures should be on Sundays. If students wish to arrive or depart on a Saturday, one way supplementary fees will be charged. Saturday arrivals and departures are arranged subject to availability. Please let us know in advance so we can arrange suitable airport transfers .

Please note: Courses run from Sunday to Sunday. All prices are based on arrivals and departures on Sundays. Arrival and departure on other days is only available at limited centres and is subject to availability. Non-Sunday arrival or departure will incur a supplementary charge of £100 or US/Can$200 in addition to the extra night charge, available on request.

Unaccompanied Minors: Any student travelling as an Unaccompanied Minor (UM) must pay our UM fee of £50/US$100/Can$100 per single journey

Airport bus transfer: The school is now able to offer a bus transfer service from certain airports. Students will travel with other students, and adult supervision, on a dedicated minibus that will leave the airport at 4pm each Sunday while the course runs. It will leave the centre at 10am every Sunday to return to the airport. This option may be subject to availability.

 

CLASSES & MEALS

Classes take place in buildings on campus, just a short walk from the residence. All meals are taken in the university dining room except for on full-day excursion days when a meal ticket is usually provided.

ENGLISH PLUS LANGUAGE

Our English Plus Language Options are available at this centre including Speaking and Writing, University Studies Taster, and Performing Arts.

Optional Extra -  5 hours coaching per week - FREE

 

COURSE

  • Number of language levels: 5 (A1 Elementary to C1 Advanced)
  • Number of weekly lessons: 20 per week (4 x 50 minute lessons on 4 days)
  • Maximum number of students in a class: 15
  • Content: Comprehensive theme-based syllabus focusing on language development and communicative competence.
  • Certificate: An end of course certificate and full report is given to all students who have taken part in the programme at an awards ceremony.

 

RESIDENCE
Number of student beds: Approximately 80
Hand-basin in room: No
Number of beds per room: 2
Bathrooms: Shared – 1 bathroom to 2 students
En-suite: No
Laundry facilities: Yes – 1 wash per week included
Vending machines: Yes
Towels provided: No
Common areas in housing: Communal areas in each residence building
Internet in room: Yes
Security: Overnight supervision by St Giles staff living at the residence
Sports facilities: Playing fields, swimming pools, sand volleyball and basketball courts on campus
Security: 24 hour supervision by the school's staff living in the Residence; secure access to building & rooms
ACTIVITIES & EXCURSIONS
A full afternoon and evening activity programme is included. There are a range of activities per week including discos, film nights, karaoke, soccer, themed student nights, casino night, shopping and visits to local attractions. There will also be at least two full-day and two half-day excursions per week included in the package price. Destinations include Disneyland, Hollywood, Santa Monica Beach, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Universal Studios.

 

BREAKAGE MEDICAL DEPOSITS AND GUARDIANSHIP FEES

Breakages and Medical Deposits: Please note that a deposit  is payable in cash on arrival, and will be collected from all students on the first day of their course.

The breakages deposit will be returned to students with a deduction made if any for loss of keys and/or personal damage to any property of the school has occurred.

Students studying the US and Canada are also requested to pay a refundable deposit  to cover the insurance excess payable for any medical expenses in the event that the student is ill and requires treatment.

Please note that a guardianship fee of CAD$100.00 is payable on all junior courses in Toronto and Vancouver. Junior students must obtain a Canadian Junior Guardianship Certificate through our agency, these will be processed by the school on 1st March, 2nd April 1st May and 1st June at a cost of CAN$15 or on other dates at CAN$50.

 

RULES FOR STUDENTS

Students must follow the law of the land, which means  that

no student can buy alcohol (it is illegal to buy alcohol in the USA if you are under the age of 21):

 no student can buy cigarettes/tobacco (it is illegal to buy cigarettes/tobacco in the USA if you are under the age of 18):

The use of alcohol and drugs is strictly forbidden and will not be tolerated under any circumstances.  No smoking is permitted while on the course.  This applies to all students.

Students are expected to keep their bedrooms tidy and put their litter in bins provided.  Students are not permitted to leave the campus unsupervised.

The school reserves the right to terminate without notice the course of any student who persistently misconducts him/herself during the programme, or who fails to meet the attendance requirements of the course. There is no refund of fees to students whose courses are terminated in this way.

 

WHAT TO BRING

Students should bring summer clothes as well as waterproof jackets, swimwear, trainers (sports shoes) for outside usage, white -soled sports shoes for use in the sports hall, and a towel.. Students should also bring, an alarm clock and hairdryer if needed. Students should remember to bring an adaptor for their mobile phone charger and other electrical items. We advise that students do not bring valuable items such as expensive watches, jewellery, valuable electronic items, expensive cameras etc.

However, valuables and items such as passports and airline tickets can be handed over to the school staff for safe keeping. The school cannot accept responsibility for the loss of items or money unless given to them for safe keeping.

 

 

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