Winter Immersion Camp

LOCATION: Southern California

WHO: Students of all ages


Students will stay with a host family while attending English and culture classes at an American private school in Southern California. Chinese students will learn culture and practice their English alongside American high school students. They will experience the student life in American school by attending classes and eating lunch with American students. In the evenings they go home with their host parents to experience the “real” American family environment.

Highlights & Outcomes


  • International students immerse themselves in American education by attending school with American students.
  • Live with safe and caring host families.
  • Tour sunny Los Angeles and visit Universal Studios, Hollywood, Disneyland, and the Pacific Ocean beach..
  • University visits to UCLA, Azusa Pacific University and University of California, Irvine.
  • Seminars on practical topics such as studying in American schools, college planning, cultural understanding, leadership, communication and relationship skills
  • Build the college list and Inventory Assessments to determine personality and potential college majors and career options
  • Participate in workshops on a university campus to get tips on the college admission process.
  • Do challenging things – work on a class project with American students; Learn how to cook American dishes at a cooking class; kayak in bay; team building (depending on age level).
  • Build confidence in English fluency
  • Make life-long American friends!

Sample Daily Schedule


Day 1: Arrive in Los Angeles

Day 2: Orientation & Team Building at University of California

Day 3: Disneyland

Day 4: Visit UCLA

Day 5: Hollywood/Universal Studios Theme Park

Day 6-7: Weekend with Host Family

Days 8-12: Attend School with American students (M,W,F)

         Visit College and college workshops (Tues, Thursday)

Days 13-14: Weekend with Host Family

Days 15-19: Attend School with American students (M,W,F)

        Visit College and college workshops (Tues, Thursday)

Day 20-21: Farewell Banquet

        Weekend with Host Family

Day 22: Fly back to China



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