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Overview

The Junior Program at UCSB offers a spectacular and sunny location that gives students access to outdoor activities and is within walking distance to the beach.

Every Sunday students go on a full-day excursion.
ELC UCSB Campus Summer Junior Program Santa Barbara Zoo
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ELC UCSB Campus Summer Junior Program Dormitory
Students have full access to UCSB facilities including pools and gymnasiums.
ELC UCSB Campus Summer Junior Program Pool
Daily activities take students to all of the famous locations in Santa Barbara including State Street, and Goleta.
ELC UCSB Campus Summer Junior Program Ty Warner Sea Center
Students learn conversation and grammar during their 20 lessons per week.
ELC UCSB Campus Summer Junior Program Classroom
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GENERAL INFORMATION

City: Santa Barbara, CA

Dates:

July 1, 2017 - August 5, 2017
(Saturday to Saturday, minimum 2-week enrollment)

Ages: 11 - 13 and 14 - 17 years old

Morning Course: Semi-Intensive English Program - One 80-minute and two 60-minute lessons per day - Monday-Friday from 9am-12:40pm

Residence: UCSB dormitory

Meals: 18 meals per week (full-board Monday - Friday, half-board Saturday, breakfast only Sunday)

Dormitory: Santa Catalina Dorm

Occupancy: Doubles

Afternoon Activities: Afternoon and/or evening activities Monday-Friday, full-day excursions each Sunday (Optional activities offered each Saturday)

Classic Program: Consists of a mix of cultural, sports, sightseeing and shopping activities

Special UCSB Explorer Program: Surf Explorer (requires supplemental fee) - Take advantage of the world-famous Santa Barbara beaches with group surf lessons

Special UCSB Explorer Program: Outdoor Explorer - Enjoy the beautiful Santa Barbara mountains and oceans with activities such as hiking, kayaking, and volleyball

Airport transfer: Included in the transportation fee, valid for Saturday arrivals and departures between 9am - 9pm

MORNING COURSES

Students participate in Morning Courses Monday-Friday. Morning Courses are compulsory and are included in the Summer Junior Program at UCSB package. There are no Morning sessions on Saturday or Sundays.


UCSB Morning Courses Options:

  • Semi-Intensive English Course

ABOUT UCSB

  • Spectacular, sun-drenched university campus located a short walk from the beach
  • World famous university located in Goleta, California
  • 1.5-hour drive from Los Angeles
  • Rankings: Ranked 37th in the world by The Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and 41st in the World by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)
  • National Rankings: Ranked 10th best public university in the United States by U.S. News and World Report and 23rd in the U.S. by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings

ACCOMMODATION at UCSB

  • Double occupancy, full-board (half-board on Saturday and breakfast only on Sunday)
  • Rooms are furnished with beds, desks, chairs and closets
  • Students can use the telephone located at the front desk for local calls (free of charge) and international calls (with a calling card)
  • Bathrooms are en suite (bathrooms adjoin two double rooms, 4 students share each bathroom)
  • Linens and bath towels included, students can receive fresh linens from the front desk upon request
  • Bathrooms and common areas cleaned daily
  • Laundry facilities located in the dormitory (estimated $1.25 per wash, $0.25 per dry per 10 minutes)

CAMPUS FACILITIES

  • Free Wi-Fi and use of recreation room with TV, ping pong, foosball
  • Outdoor tennis courts, basketball court, pool, field space and sand volleyball court
  • Access to UCSB library and bookstore
  • Walking distance to beautiful beaches

ACTIVITIES PROGRAMS & EXCURSIONS AT UCSB

International students participate in activities Monday-Friday after school. Afternoon activities are compulsory and are included in the Junior Program package. Evening and Saturday activities are always optional and offered to all students. ELC always offers a combination of free and low cost evening and Saturday activities. Please refer to the sample calendar for sample activities.

Afternoon Activities Program

Students at UCSB may choose from up to three different Activities Programs for their afternoon activity at no additional cost. Students may choose up to one program each week. Students must choose their selection at enrollment to ensure availability.


UCSB Activities Program options:


  • Classic Program
  • Surf Explorer Program
  • Outdoor Explorer Program

Evening Activities

  • Dance party
  • Bowling
  • Talent show
  • Sports
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Shopping
  • Movie night
  • Some evening activities have fees associated with participation


Saturday Activities

  • Some Saturday activities have fees associated with participation
  • Students who do not wish to participate in Saturday optional activities can enjoy hanging out with other ELC students and staff on and around campus
  • Examples: kayaging, hiking, bike tours
  • Some Saturday activities have fees associated with participation


Sunday Excursions

  • Required that all students participate in the full-day Sunday excursion
  • Full-day Sunday excursions are included in the junior package

2017 UCSB Weekend Excursions

  • July 02: Universal Studios
  • July 08: Disneyland (Saturday optional +$195)
  • July 09: Beach Party
  • July 16: Los Angeles
  • July 22: Disneyland (Saturday optional +$195)
  • July 23: Six Flags Amusement Park
  • July 30: Beach Party

SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE

Time Monday Tuesday Wednes­day Thurs­day Friday Satur­day Sunday
7:00 - 8:30 BREAKFAST 8:00 - 12:00
BRUNCH
BREAKFAST
9:00 - 10:20 Morning Course Full-day
Excursion
10:20 - 10:35 BREAK
10:35 - 11:35 Morning Course
10:35 - 11:45 BREAK 12:00 - 5:00
Saturday
Activities
11:45 - 12:40 Morning Course
12:40 - 1:30 LUNCH BREAK
2:00 - 5:00 Afternoon Activities
5:00 - 7:00 DINNER BREAK
7:00 - 10:00 Evening Activities Evening Activities
10:00 RETURN TO RESIDENCE HALL

MORNING COURSES

SEMI-INTENSIVE ENGLISH COURSE

Students studying in our Semi-Intensive English Course will learn the rules of grammar through communicative teaching methods. Through speaking and writing, students will improve their abilities and pronunciation, as well as practice listening to and understanding native speakers.

  • Levels: Beginner to Proficiency. Up to 12 Levels. ELC's multi-level placement ensures that students are placed in the correct level for Grammar and Communication Skills.
  • Lessons (per week): One 80-minute and two 60-minute lessons per day - Monday-Friday from 9am-12:40pm
  • Lesson Duration: One 80-minute and two 60-minute lessons per day - Monday-Friday from 9am-12:40pm
  • Start Date: Course starts on the Monday following the Saturday program start date. Start any Saturday during the program dates. Minimum two weeks.


Semi-Intensive English Course Sample Topics


    Grammar
  • Past Perfect Review
  • Introduction to Simple Future and Formation
  • Time/Adverb Clauses in Future Sentences
  • Future Progressive Formation
  • Review Future Progressive, Present Progressive, Simple Future

  • Communication Skills
  • Review of Travel Vocabulary and Idioms
  • Review Short Clips of Holidays; Discuss/Read About New Places to Visit
  • Introduction of Debate Vocabulary and Debate Preparation
  • Group Work for Presentations
  • Speaking About Favorite holidays
  • Travel Role Play Activity
  • Create Travel Itineraries and Present as a Tour Guide
  • Debate - "Is Travel Tourism Good or Bad"
  • Group Presentations

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Sample Semi-Intensive Course Week

09:00 - 12:40

DAY 1 SATURDAY
Arrival & Orientation
DAY 2 SUNDAY
Beach Party!
DAY 3 MONDAY
GRAMMAR: Past Perfect Review COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Introductions and Icebreakers COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Speaking About Favorite Holidays
DAY 4 TUESDAY
GRAMMAR: Introduction to Simple Future and Formation COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Review of Travel Vocabulary and Idioms COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Travel Role Play Activity
DAY 5 WEDNESDAY
GRAMMAR: Time/Adverb Clauses in Future Sentences COMMUNICATION SKILLS Review Short Clips of Holidays; Discuss/Read About New Places to Visit COMMUNICATION SKILLS Create Travel Itineraries and Present as a Tour Guide
DAY 6 THURSDAY
GRAMMAR: Future Progressive Formation COMMUNICATION SKILLS Introduction of Debate Vocabulary and Debate Preparation COMMUNICATION SKILLS Debate - "Is Travel Tourism Good or Bad"
DAY 7 FRIDAY
GRAMMAR Review Future Progressive, Present Progressive, Simple Future COMMUNICATIONS SKILLS Group Work for Presentations COMMUNICATIONS SKILLS Group Presentations

AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES

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

  • 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)
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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: Scavenger Hunt 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: Museum of art EVENING: Movie Night
DAY 12 WEDNESDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Stearn's Wharf 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
Download sample activities calendar

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
Download sample activities calendar

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
Download sample activities calendar

ELC Junior Programs - English Language Center

ELC offers summer residential junior programs for students between the ages of 11- 13, and 14-17 years at four different locations: UCLA (Los Angeles, CA), UCSB (Santa Barbara, CA), and Wheelock College (Boston, MA), and MIT (Cambridge, MA). All junior programs take place in July and August. Junior Programs are carefully supervised by ELC staff and include a full range of exciting activities and excursions in addition to course and accommodation.
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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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