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Philip Boyer
France
ELC is the best experience I have ever known in my life. The staff is fantastic and devoted to each student. I have met students from everywhere in the world and due to the activities it creates a strong relationship between us. It`s like a second family.
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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • All activities programs are included in the price of the Junior Program.
  • UCSB students can add surf lessons to their activities programs for a supplemental fee. Students who choose to participate in surfing will have three surf lessons per week.
  • Classic Activities Programs and Explorer Activities Programs take place during weekday afternoon activities, from 2:00pm-5:00pm.

Classic Program

In the Classic Program, students will enjoy the diversity that each city offers through participating in a variety of cultural, sports, sightseeing, and shopping activities.

Classic Program Sample Activities

  • The Getty Museum
  • Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • Rodeo Drive
  • LACMA
  • The Grove & the Farmers’ Market
  • UCLA pool party
  • Third Street Promenade shopping
  • Volleyball
  • Sunset Canyon Recreation Center
Summer Junior Programs Activity Programs Classic Program

Classic Program Sample Activities

  • State Street shopping
  • Ty Warner Sea Center
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  • Santa Barbara Zoo
  • Sports at Sands Beach
  • East Beach
  • Swimming
  • Red Tile Walking Tour
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  • The REEF (aquarium)
Summer Junior Programs Activity Programs Sterns Wharf

Classic Program Sample Activities

  • Freedom Trail
  • Museum of Fine Arts
  • Harvard Square
  • USS Constitution
  • Revere Beach
  • Newbury Street
  • Sports on the Boston Common
  • Georges Island
  • Bunker Hill
Summer Junior Programs Activity Programs Boston Common

Classic Program Sample Activities

  • Sports on the banks of the Charles River
  • Newbury Street
  • Georges Island
  • Bunker Hill
  • Tour of Harvard
  • MIT Museum
  • Freedom Trail Tour
ELC UCLA Campus Summer Junior Program LACMA

University Explorer Program

University Explorers will take college preparation classes that cover the SAT and TOEFL tests, as well as study skills and financial aid available to international students. In addition, they will visit local universities where they will participate in tours and information sessions. They will also work on essay writing.

Activities:

  • University tours
  • College Readiness Workshop
  • Writing Skills Workshop

Summer Junior Programs Activity Programs University Explorer Program

Activities:

  • University tours
  • College Readiness Workshop
  • Writing Skills Workshop

Summer Junior Programs Activity Programs University Explorer Program

Activities:

  • University tours
  • College Readiness Workshop
  • Writing Skills Workshop

Summer Junior Programs Activity Programs University Explorer Program

Film Explorer Program

Do you think you have the creativity to be a Hollywood legend? Right in the heart of the world’s entertainment industry, Film Explorers will get a chance to study the art of film, visit a selection of famous Hollywood and entertainment landmarks, and also be given the opportunity to collaborate on a film project.

Activities:

  • Film workshops and studio tours
  • Script writing
  • Storyboarding
  • Acting
  • Filming
  • Editing
  • Producing

Location: UCLA

Summer Junior Programs Activity Programs Film Explorer Program

UCLA Film Explorer 2015 - Movie Trailer from ELC - English Language Center on Vimeo


Sample Activities Program

Week 1
DAY 1 SATURDAY
AM: Arrival & Orientation PM: Arrival & Orientation EVENING: Arrival & Orientation
DAY 2 SUNDAY
Beach Party!
DAY 3 MONDAY
AM: Placement Test & Lessons PM: Filmmaking Lessons EVENING: Capture the Flag
DAY 4 TUESDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Hollywood Walk of Fame EVENING: Hollywood
DAY 5 WEDNESDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Filmmaking Lessons EVENING: Dining Out
DAY 6 THURSDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Special Effects Studio Tour EVENING: Laser Tag
DAY 7 FRIDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Filmmaking Lessons EVENING: Disco Dance
Week 2
DAY 8 SATURDAY
Disneyland (Optional)
DAY 9 SUNDAY
Universal Studio
DAY 10 MONDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Filmmaking Lessons EVENING: Dodgers Game
DAY 11 TUESDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Movie studio visit EVENING: Movie Night
DAY 12 WEDNESDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Filmmaking Lessons EVENING: Karaoke
DAY 13 THURSDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Museum of Contemporary Art EVENING: Manicures
DAY 14 FRIDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Filmmaking Lessons EVENING: Casino Night
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Outdoor Explorer Program

Santa Barbara is world-famous for its natural beauty, incredible beaches, and majestic mountains. Outdoor Explorers will take advantage of opportunities to hike, kayak, swim, and immerse themselves in the vibrant, lush, and pristine Santa Barbara outdoors.

Activities:

  • Biking
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Volleyball
  • Beach games

Location: UCSB

Summer Junior Programs Activity Programs Outdoor Explorer

Sample Activities Program

Week 1
DAY 1 SATURDAY
AM: Arrival & Orientation PM: Arrival & Orientation EVENING: Arrival & Orientation
DAY 2 SUNDAY
Beach Party!
DAY 3 MONDAY
AM: Placement Test & Lessons PM: Surfing EVENING: Capture the Flag
DAY 4 TUESDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Guided hiking EVENING: Stearns Wharf
DAY 5 WEDNESDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Boogie-boarding EVENING: Dining Out
DAY 6 THURSDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Swimming EVENING: State Street
DAY 7 FRIDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Tie-dye party EVENING: Disco Dance
Week 2
DAY 8 SATURDAY
Disneyland, Channel Islands and Sea Cave Kayak Tour or Camarillo Outlets (Optional)
DAY 9 SUNDAY
Universal Studio
DAY 10 MONDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Puzzle painting EVENING: Bonfire on the Beach
DAY 11 TUESDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Paddleboarding EVENING: Movie Night
DAY 12 WEDNESDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Guided hike EVENING: Karaoke
DAY 13 THURSDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Goleta Beach EVENING: Manicures
DAY 14 FRIDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Red Tile Walking Tour EVENING: Casino Night
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Science and Technology Explorer

Special Note: The MIT Program is not available for 2017. Please consider our Wheelock College Program.
Make the most out of your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend the summer at MIT. Science and Technology Explorers will get hands-on experience with the most recent and cutting edge advances in scientific and technological research and development. Explorers will visit on-campus and off-campus laboratories and offices!

Activities:

  • Museum of Science
  • Computer programming
  • Model rocket launch
  • Waterworks Museum
  • Apple Store product demonstration
  • Harvard Microrobiotics Lab

Location: MIT

Summer Junior Programs Activity Programs Science and Technology Explorer

Sample Activities Program

Week 1
DAY 1 SUNDAY
Arrival & Orientation
DAY 2 MONDAY
AM: Placement Test & Lessons PM: Scavenger Hunt EVENING: Capture the Flag
DAY 3 TUESDAY
AM: Lessons PM: MIT Academic Tour EVENING: Movies/Concerts on the Esplanade
DAY 4 WEDNESDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Lecture/Workshop EVENING: Dining Out
DAY 5 THURSDAY
AM: Lessons PM: MIT Nuclear Reactor Laboratory EVENING: Soccer
DAY 6 FRIDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Charles River Musuem EVENING: Disco Dance
Week 2
DAY 7 SATURDAY
New York City Trip (Optional)
DAY 8 SUNDAY
Six Flags Amusement Park
DAY 9 MONDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Marine Science Center EVENING: Red Sox Game
DAY 10 TUESDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Rocket Launch EVENING: Faneuil Hall
DAY 11 WEDNESDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Waterworks Museum EVENING: Karaoke
DAY 12 THURSDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Museum of Science EVENING: Museum of Science stargazing
DAY 13 FRIDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Zeisger Center EVENING: Casino Night
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Sports Explorer Program

Summer is meant for sports and Boston is home to some of the world’s best sports teams: Celtics, Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins, and Revolution. Take advantage of world-class sports facilities and spend your summer playing a variety of sports with students from a variety of different countries. Explore the stadiums and fields where some of the world’s greatest players on earth spend their time.

Activities:

  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Baseball
  • Sports Museum
  • Soccer tournament
  • Fenway Park Tour
  • Volleyball

Location: Wheelock College

Summer Junior Programs Activity Programs Sports Explorer

Sample Activities Program

Week 1
DAY 1 SATURDAY
AM: Arrival & Orientation PM: Arrival & Orientation EVENING: Arrival & Orientation
DAY 2 SUNDAY
Newport, Rhode Island
DAY 3 MONDAY
AM: Placement Test & Lessons PM: Harvard Square EVENING: Capture the Flag
DAY 4 TUESDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Tour of Fenway Park EVENING: Movies/Concerts on the Esplanade
DAY 5 WEDNESDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Soccer EVENING: Dining Out
DAY 6 THURSDAY
AM: Lessons PM: American Football EVENING: Soccer
DAY 7 FRIDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Baseball EVENING: Disco Dance
Week 2
DAY 8 SATURDAY
New York City Trip (Optional)
DAY 9 SUNDAY
Six Flags Amusement Park
DAY 10 MONDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Revere Beach EVENING: Red Sox Game
DAY 11 TUESDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Kickball Tournament EVENING: Faneuil Hall
DAY 12 WEDNESDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Soccer EVENING: Karaoke
DAY 13 THURSDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Sports Musuem EVENING: Museum of Science stargazing
DAY 14 FRIDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Bowling EVENING: Casino Night
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Surf Explorer Program

Surf Explorers will learn to surf in the waters off the coast of Santa Barbara that are famous for their mild temperatures and great waves. Surfing activities include professional surf instruction, boogie-boarding and other exciting outdoor activities.

Requires a supplemental fee

Activities:

  • Surfing
  • Boogie-boarding
  • Biking
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Volleyball
  • Beach games

Location: UCSB

Summer Junior Programs Activity Programs UCSB Surf Explorer

Sample Activities Program

Week 1
DAY 1 SATURDAY
AM: Arrival & Orientation PM: Arrival & Orientation EVENING: Arrival & Orientation
DAY 2 SUNDAY
Beach Party!
DAY 3 MONDAY
AM: Placement Test & Lessons PM: Surfing Lessons EVENING: Capture the Flag
DAY 4 TUESDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Hiking EVENING: Stearns Wharf
DAY 5 WEDNESDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Boogie Boarding EVENING: Dining Out
DAY 6 THURSDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Sports at Sands EVENING: State Street
DAY 7 FRIDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Surfing Lessons EVENING: Disco Dance
Week 2
DAY 8 SATURDAY
Disneyland, Channel Islands and Sea Cave Kayak Tour or Camarillo Outlets (Optional)
DAY 9 SUNDAY
Universal Studio
DAY 10 MONDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Surfing Lessons EVENING: Bonfire on the Beach
DAY 11 TUESDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Paddleboarding EVENING: Movie Night
DAY 12 WEDNESDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Guided hike EVENING: Karaoke
DAY 13 THURSDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Swimming at Santa Catalina Pool EVENING: Manicures
DAY 14 FRIDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Surfing Lessons EVENING: Casino Night
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Philip Boyer
France
ELC is the best experience I have ever known in my life. The staff is fantastic and devoted to each student. I have met students from everywhere in the world and due to the activities it creates a strong relationship between us. It`s like a second family.
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