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Los Angeles & Grand Canyon
Pitzer College

Two weeks – July / August 2019
06/07 \ 20/07
19/07 \ 02/08
20/07 \ 03/08
27/07 \ 10/08
Ages: 14/17 years


Pitzer College is widely recognized for being a reputable college comprising of the five Claremont colleges. Pitzer’s academic reputation and unique landscape and architecture make the campus an ideal place for a language school. The modern facilities include new en-suite residence halls. When not on campus, students can take a leisurely, supervised stroll down to the Village of Claremont.

 

Accommodation College – Modern suite-style apartments feature air-conditioning. All suites are double bedrooms and 4:1 bathroom ratio. Full board, ‘all-American’ menus.

 

Facilities Sports facilities on campus include beach volleyball, lit court, basketball courts, and a beautiful outdoor swimming pool.

 

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The language course includes 30 hours of tuition in two weeks* with an average of 15 hours per week, by qualified English speaking teachers, with an entry test and a final certificate. On their first day students will be tested and assessed in order to be properly assigned to their language course – courses range from elementary to advanced level**.

Student’s follow a topic based syllabus and will take part in tasks that are designed to improve their spoken communication. Maximum 15 students per class.

*Students may study for up to eight hours a day at this campus
**Subject to student numbers

Top Programme

1. Activity Leaders throughout the stay.
2. 20 English lessons per week – Usually 15 hours of tuition per week.
3. Four full-day excursions to Los Angeles by private bus and support of mother
tongue staff:
• Hollywood & “Walk of Fame”.
• Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive; Griffith Observatory.
• Venice and Santa Monica Beaches: Santa Monica Pier and Third Street Promenade.
• Huntington Beach: bonfire at Sunset.
4. One half-day excursion with support of mother tongue staff:
• Walking tour of Claremont, CA.
5. American Experience
• Western Barbecue Dinner
• Graduation Ceremony
6. Sport and Leisure:
• Welcome Party x1, Disco Night (Glow with show, Reverse Party, Farwell Party) x3,
The Amazing Race x1, Karaoke Night x1, Trivia Night x1, Movie Night x1,
Olympic Games x1, session of sports x3.

Top Plus Programme

1. Activity Leaders throughout the stay.
2. 20 English lessons per week – Usually 15 hours of tuition per week.
3. Six full-day excursions to Los Angeles by private bus and support of mother
tongue staff:
• Hollywood & “Walk of Fame”.
• Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive; Griffith Observatory.
• Venice and Santa Monica Beaches: Santa Monica Pier and Third Street Promenade.
• Huntington Beach: bonfire at Sunset.
• Getty Center (admission included) & The Grove.
• L.A. Live & Staples Center; California Science Center with IMAX and Space Shuttle
(admission included).
4. One half-day excursion with support of mother tongue staff:
• Walking tour of Claremont, CA.
5. One full-day excursion by private bus and support of mother tongue staff:
• San Diego: visit to La Jolla and Pacific Beach; Cabrillo National Monument (admission
included); Gaslamp Quarter.
6. MiniBreak (three days/two nights) in Las Vegas and Grand Canyon in hotel/
university residence in standard accommodation and half board:
• Walking tour of the Las Vegas Strip: Bellagio Fountain and Fremont Street Experience.
• Grand Canyon South Rim: walking tour of the canyon and dinner in Kingman, Arizona.
• Hoover Dam on the Colorado River: shopping at Barstow Premium Outlets.
7. Hard Rock Cafe dinner in Las Vegas.
8. American Experience
• Western Barbecue Dinner
• Graduation Ceremony
9. Sport and Leisure:
• Welcome Party x1, Disco Night (Glow with show, Reverse Party, Farwell Party) x3,
The Amazing Race x1, Karaoke Night x1, Trivia Night x1, Movie Night x1,
Olympic Games x1, session of sports x2.

For details about costs please see Rates page (password required).

*The programme is subject to change.