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California Summer Experience

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.

Requirements for Admission

• 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

Program Dates

Participants may choose to attend one, two, three, or four weeks:

Week Dates Theme
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


Theme Descriptions

• 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
English classes 
Afternoon activities  

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)


Travel, Housing, and Dining Options:

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. 


Now Accepting Applications! Application Deadline: June 15, 2020


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