University Preparation Program in California - On Campus

Study Abroad program for Teenagers in Malibu, USA

This exciting summer program offers young people from around the world the opportunity to share their time between actively learning English through a variety of activities and to participate in other activities to make their holiday enjoyable. Located in Malibu, not far from Los Angeles (60km) and in close proximity to beautiful beaches, ELS Center welcomes you to the prestigious campus of Pepperdine University.

Designed for young people between the ages of 14 to 17 years, this program aims to give participants a taste of American academic life and the possibility to prepare for Higher Education in the United States or another English speaking country. The course specifically focuses on the American university system and is taught by qualified teachers, who are all native speakers.

ELS Junior campus Malibu - California
Pepperdine University MalibuUS

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English Course

This program is a General English course that focuses on the American university system. It includes listening comprehension, note-taking for university lectures, oral presentation, conversation practice and TOEFL®/SAT Prep electives. There are a maximum of 15 students in each class. The program includes three 50-minute classes per day Monday – Friday sessions (15 per week) plus five (50 minute) expansion activities per week where the students put their language learning into practice outside the classroom.

In addition, students receive an introduction to the U.S. university system through in-class instruction and tours to universities in the local area. These visits allow students to experience first-hand what it could be like to attend a university in the USA, learn about the admissions process, and gain insight into selecting the best university for their goals and needs.

Activities during the week

Supervised activities include on-campus games and teambuilding exercises as well as late afternoon and evening excursions to some of the area’s premier shopping and tourist attractions, combined with educational field trips. All activities are supervised by experienced, trained and vetted ELS staff members.

Weekend Excursions

Supervised excursions include Universal Studios ®, Knott's Berry Farm ®, Magic Mountain ® and a Los Angeles City Tour.

Accommodation

The campus offers double rooms. 19 meals per week are included in the program cost.

Sunday

Arrive in Malibu

Monday

Welcome party and level test

Tuesday

Hollywood Boulevard & Wax Museum

Wednesday

Aquarium of the Pacific

Thursday

Visit to University of Southern California

Friday

Zuma Beach trip

Saturday

Disneyland®

This information is given as an example. On-site activities may be different.

Program Dates and Cost

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3 weeks

July 20 - August 9, 2014

4910 USD


Included in Cost:

  • Fifteen 50-minute classes plus five 50-minute expansion activities per week

  • Course materials

  • Campus residence housing – doubles

  • 19 meals per week

  • ELS medical insurance

  • Roundtrip airport transfers from/to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

  • Full program of social activities and weekend excursions

  • ELS tote bag, USB bracelet, T-shirt, beach towel and lanyard

  • ELS Certificate of attendance

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