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UCLA Campus, USA

Psychology and Neuroscience - UCLA

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age icon 14-18 years old

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Dive into the enigmatic world of the human mind with our program on the campus at UCLA! This course offers a captivating exploration into the brain, a mere 3 pounds of complexity that defines our very essence.

  • Discover how this small organ, accounting for less than 2% of our body weight, orchestrates language, thought, memory, and imagination.
  • You'll delve into why people behave differently, unveiling the intricate relationship between brain function and human behavior.
  • Learn about the anatomy of the brain, its functions, and how these impact social dynamics, emotions, personality, and mental health.
  • This isn't just a theoretical journey; you'll actively engage in the scientific process, developing your own psychology theory, conducting experiments, and presenting your discoveries.

Join us to unravel the mysteries of psychology and neuroscience, and embark on a journey to understand what makes us uniquely human!

This program is not run by the campus partners. Universities and their affiliated departments are not responsible for this program in any way.


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Location

UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

For the second year in a row, UCLA has been ranked #1 among top public universities in the U.S. and 20th overall in national university standing, according to U.S. News & World Report. Its premiere location and elite academic status complement the experience well to create one of the best educational opportunities for college-bound teens.

What's Included

Full Board - Residential Students:

  • Includes: all meals, lodging, excursions, academic course, weekend excursions, application fee $99

  • Excludes: optional airport pickup and drop off service (available for an additional fee)

Day Course - Commuter Students:

  • Includes: lunch, academic course, excursions, programming from 9am to 6pm, Monday-Friday, application fee $99

  • Excludes: lodging, breakfast, dinner, and weekend excursions (Weekend excursions can be added on for $125 per day)

Activities

Diverse Discovery! Activities and sights to suit every interest await in the vibrant surroundings:

  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Lawn games, and more.

Accommodations

  • Accommodation in double or triple rooms, with triples being more common.

  • Rooms equipped with shared bathrooms.

  • Gender-specific housing, with separate rooms for different genders.

  • Room amenities include Twin XL beds, desks, drawers, a mirror, and a closet.

  • Basic linen package provided, including sheets, blanket, pillow, pillowcase, and bath towel.

  • Most meals served in the on-campus dining hall.

  • Wide food selection catering to various diets: vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, kosher, halal, and specific food allergies.

Excursions

  • Griffith Park/Observatory: Panoramic views of L.A. and the Hollywood sign, hiking on Mt. Hollywood Trail.
  • Ovation Hollywood: Explore the complex at Hollywood Blvd and Highland Ave, visit the Walk of Fame.
  • Beverly Gardens Park & Rodeo Drive: See the "Beverly Hills" sign, optional stroll on Rodeo Drive.
  • Santa Monica Pier & Sunset: Experience the pier's amusement park and shops, stay for a sunset.
  • The Grove & Farmers Market: Visit open-air retail and restaurants, explore the Farmers Market.
  • Amusement Park Visit: Enjoy a day at a local park like Six Flags or Knott's Berry Farm.

Educational Excursions:

  • Guest speakers included the Director of Harvard’s Moral Psychology Research Laboratory, a Cognitive Psychology professor from UCLA, and a People Analyst from Google.

Transportation

  • Group airport transfers: $95 each way.

  • Transfers outside of the official group pick-up and drop-off time window: $195 each way

Arrivals During Flight Window:

  • Greeted by campus staff.

  • Stay at the airport with staff until the flight window closes and all students have arrived.

  • Transported to campus after the flight window ends.

  • No immediate meeting by staff; must wait for the official arrival window.

  • For late arrivals(within reason), for those that pay a transfer fee will be met at the airport.

General Departure Information:

  • Students who opt for departure transfer (with a $95 fee) will arrive at the airport at maximum 10:00am.

  • Suitable for flights departing at 12:00pm or later.

  • With additional fee, there might be service for flights departing before 12:00pm.

Lesson Plan

Program Overview:

  • Uncover the mystery of how the mind works, and examine the connection between the brain and human behavior.
  • Develop solutions to the complex questions of human behavior through hands-on activities such as a brain dissection and real-world experiments.
  • Understand treatment strategies for a variety of mental health issues that affect millions of individuals.
  • Interact with clinical psychologists, neurologists and researchers who are experts in this specialized field.

Course Schedule:

  • First week: Five 3-hour classes, 9am-12pm, Monday to Friday
  • Second week: Four 3-hour classes, 9am-12pm, Monday to Thursday
  • Wednesday afternoons are dedicated to additional academic time (excursions, speakers)
  • 6 hours of Enrichment Electives

Sample Tutors

Salvador Brito:

  • Holds a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, B.A. in Psychology from California Lutheran University, graduated summa cum laude.

  • PhD candidate in Neuroscience at Harvard University.

  • Specializes in how neurons process environmental threats.

  • Aims to advance understanding of psychiatric disorders, including PTSD.

  • Committed to mentoring students and postdoctoral fellows in the lab.

  • Active in extracurricular mentorship for high school students.

  • Leadership roles in Harvard student-led organizations, like Underrepresented Scholars in Neuroscience.

  • Dedicated to guiding students in exploring brain intricacies and complexities.

Extras

  • Airport Shuttle service: $95 (Each way)

  • Registration fee: $99

  • Pocket Money: We suggest an extra $100 per week.

Requirements

Criteria for Admission:

  • Vaccination Requirements: May be necessary for in-person programs, depending on university policies.

  • Academic requirements:

    • For students entering grades 9-12

    • A grade point average of 3.0 (or equivalent)

  • English Proficiency for International Students: Telephone interview or minimum test scores:

    • TOEFL: 490 (paper) or 60 (iBT).

    • Cambridge: PET-Distinction or FCE-C.

    • SAT: 450 in Reading/Writing.

  • Decisions are emailed within 7 to 10 business days after application review.


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Session Dates

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June - Boarding

Start 6/23/2024
End 7/5/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price $5,997

June - Day Camp

Start 6/23/2024
End 7/5/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price $3,297

July - Day Camp

Start 7/7/2024
End 7/19/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price $3,297

July - Boarding

Start 7/7/2024
End 7/19/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price $5,997

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