Come meet other international students who are learning about American culture and practicing their English-conversation skills. You will enjoy classes in the morning, fun themed activities in the afternoon, and you can practice your English with your local host family in the evening.
• High school students or recent high school graduates who are starting college this year
• Parent permission for students under age 18
• Visa: Approved tourist visa to visit the U.S
Participants may choose to attend one, two, three, or four weeks:
|Week 1||Mon, July 20, 2020 - Fri, July 24, 2020||Discover California|
|Week 2||Mon, July 27, 2020 - Fri, July 31, 2020||Leadership|
|Week 3||Mon, Aug 3, 2020 - Fri, Aug 7, 2020||College Preparation|
|Week 4||Mon, Aug 10, 2020 - Fri, Aug 14, 2020||Career Preparation|
• Discover California - Learn about and experience what California and San Francisco Bay Area have to offer! You will visit some iconic places in San Francisco.
• Leadership - Develop your knowledge and practical leadership skills! Through team-building activities and public speaking practice, you will boost your self-confidence too.
• College Preparation - Are you ready for college? Develop your study skills and prepare to be a successful college student!
• Career Preparation - Get started on your path to career success! Explore your interests and discover your educational and career possibilities.
$25 non-refundable one-time application fee + $625 participation fee per week
Fees are accepted by credit card payment only. A link to the payment portal will be emailed to you after your application form is received by the ALP office.
|Item||Included in the fee||NOT Included||Note|
Transportation (airfare, local transportation)
|Housing & Meals||✓||Minimum weekly cost for homestay with breakfast and dinner is $450 (varies depending on a vendor). Estimated cost for lunch $10/day|
|Health Insurance||✓||Health insurance from our recommended vendor can be purchased online (Price TBD)|
|Personal Entertainment||✓||Optional weekend trips can be added ($50-$160/trip)|
Participants are responsible for arranging their own travel to and from campus, local transportation, housing, and meals while attending the program. Airport pick up with a fee can be arranged. Please visit Airport Pickup Form for more information.
Please also visit Housing for International Students for several housing options which include limited on-campus housing in our University Village (may be available depending on your program and dates) as well as contact information for homestay vendors, local hotels and other short-term housing options. There are several dining options on campus; the Pioneer Kitchen (cafeteria) offers a variety of delicious and healthy choices. Starbucks is a popular place for snacks and drinks between and after classes. You can also find a variety of ethnic food restaurants and grocery stores (American, Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Mexican, Thai, Vietnamese and more!) in Hayward and nearby cities.