For a better future
This high school summer program balances academic preparation, fun group excursions, and structured independence to help prepare teens for college and make new, lasting connections. Living and studying on the campus of UCLA, students will have access to incredible athletic facilities and be able to discover the collegiate energy of the Westwood Village neighborhood of Los Angeles. This is the 21-day version of this program. The 28 version includes a final week traveling up the coast to Santa Barbara and ends in San Francisco.
UCLA’s incredible campus situated in one of the most vibrant cities in the world, Los Angeles, and surrounded by iconic neighborhood like Beverly Hills, Westwood & Bel Air.
Designed as a “college in a garden,” the 419-acre Westwood campus sprawls across the Santa Monica Mountain foothills and south into the Los Angeles basin. You might wonder if every building, bench and path has a story to tell. Chances are, they do. Would you like to listen?
You can also stay active with complimentary access to UCLA’s world class facilities, including gym, pool, basketball, volleyball, tennis, badminton, racquetball and squash courts. There are also climbing wall and games lounge.
For the last week, Santa Barbara campus,** **located on cliffs directly above the Pacific Ocean, welcomes you as it welcomes around 5,000 students per year.
- Stay on-campus in a UCLA residence
- Breakfast and dinner daily
- Unlimited access to the world-class facilities of the UCLA Bruins
- A variety of courses taught by experienced university-level faculty, instructors, and local professionals
- Workshops on choosing the right school and college application process, writing college essays, and navigating the professional world
- Highlights of Los Angeles, including Universal Studios, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and Disneyland
- Flight from the New York area to Los Angeles (chaperoned)
- Return flight from Los Angeles to the New York area (chaperoned)
UCLA Pre College Summer School Program participants accommodate in Delta Terrace in a premium campus location, close to multiple dining halls, the Sports and Rec Center, pools, classroom and student union.
Delta Terrace, suite style residence, features double or triple rooms connected to another double or triple room with your own bathroom. Each room features your own workspace, closet space, air conditioning and Wi-Fi.
During the last week travel to Santa Barbara and San Francisco, you will stay at UC Santa Barbara residence and a hotel in San Francisco.
Breakfasts on this program are served at the UCLA dining hall or students ca grab and go café at Café 1919. Dinner is either at the UCLA dining hall or at restaurants.
Food options are varied and plentiful. The UCLA dining hall is terrific and features a different menu every night, with staples always available including a fresh salad bar, hamburgers, grilled chicken sandwiches, and pizza.
In the spring, you will receive program-specific information including suggested spending money for your program. Your spending money is for personal items like laundry, snacks and souvenirs as well as for lunches depending on the program. The recommended amount varies depending upon the program type, length and destination.
We will greet you at the airport after you come through immigration and customs. We transfer you to the accommodations with no added fee as long as you arrive in our designated times. Our staff will be wearing clothing with our Westcoast Connection logo and have a sign with your name on it for easy recognition upon arrival.
The nearest airport to UCLA is Los Angeles Airport.
From learning basic knife skills to creating succulent dishes, if you are a foodie, this course is for you! Whether you’re creating gourmet entrées or delicious desserts, this course is guaranteed to make you salivate. Our expert chef will help you develop technical skills in the kitchen in this hands-on culinary experience, where each class focuses on a different theme. You even get to take away a book full of mouth-watering recipes you helped prepare!
Choose either a full-day track option or a morning and afternoon course. Your personal schedule and lunch time may vary based on your course choices.
Option 1: Morning & Afternoon Courses
Option 2: Full-day Track
Experience college life with the balance of engaging courses, group excursions, and free time.
Receive a letter certifying the completion of your courses. Letters of recommendation are also available.
All classes on this program are private to Westcoast Connection students.
Courses taught by experienced university-level faculty, instructors, and local professionals
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