Experience this pre-college program for high school students on the campus of UCLA and get a sneak peek at college life! Explore your interests with a wide selection of enriching and engaging courses, and discover the best sights and activities in Los Angeles with your new friends. This high school summer program balances academic preparation, fun group excursions, and structured independence to help prepare teens for college and make new, lasting connections...(more)
- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Destination: Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Ecuador, France, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Portugal, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, United States, Vietnam, Austria, Slovenia, Galapagos Islands, Croatia, Hawaii
- Program Delivery: Residential
- Provided By: Independent Provider
- Session Start: June, July, August
- Session Length: One Week, Two Weeks, Six Weeks, Four Weeks, Other, Three Weeks, Five Weeks
- Entering Grade: 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Travel/Cultural Immersion
- Sub-Categories: Business, College Application, Finance, STEM, Fashion, Psychology, Arts, Career Exploration, Photography, Wildlife Conservation, Test Prep, Healthcare
- Selective: No
- Ages: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
- Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
- Credit Awarded: No
Westcoast Connection offers teen tours, pre-college programs, career experiences, and volunteer programs for high school students around the world. With 70+ programs available for high school and middle school students completing grades 7-12, we've had the pleasure of providing over 39,000 teen travelers with their summer of a lifetime.
Our Mission is to create life-changing experiences that teens remember as the best of their lives.
Since 1982, our summer programs for high school students, aged 13-17, have brought teens together from around the world to share unforgettable experiences. We focus on creating safe, fun, and socially comfortable environments where teens are encouraged to step out of their comfort zones, explore the world around them, make lasting new friendships, and grow.
Offering five distinct program styles in over 24 countries, we’re able to provide the perfect summer program to fit your individual needs, whether you want to Travel, Learn, or Volunteer. We are confident that one of our 70+ programs will be your summer of a lifetime.
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This trip could not have gone better thanks to the excellent staff, organization, and perfect distribution of community service and adventure. This has made me realize what kind of path I would like to follow as I get older. This trip could not have gone better. There is absolutely nothing I would change about it.- Marco Mosca, New York, New York - August 1, 2012
Shayna had a wonderful time. The trip incorporated just the right mix of "cultural" activities with adventure, downtime and fun. I was very impressed with the organization, the communications we received and the amount of Europe Shayna was able to experience. Shayna loved her trip leaders, and the kids all seemed like nice kids that all got along well. Bravo for a well planned and executed trip for 15/16 year olds!- Patti Goldberger, Cambridge, Massachusetts - August 1, 2012
What a phenomenal experience Joe had. He in fact admitted This trip has changed me for the better (which is quite an admission from a 15 year old!). It was really a lovely group of kids. The leaders did a great job making sure everyone met and interacted, so that even though Joe didnt know anyone going into the trip, he made great friends. Thank you.- Susan Harris & Hayward Kaiser, Los Angeles, California - August 1, 2012
This program exceeded my expectations beyond belief, it was everything I wanted. I have never been able to learn so much about not only myself but many other cultures in such a short period of time. I have made lifelong friends that I will always stay in touch with. There was never a dull moment. I will never forget this summer of a lifetime.- Courtney Doran, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida - August 1, 2012