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UCLA ACADEMY

A century of learning in sunny Los Angeles

EC ACADEMY UCLA

Based on campus at UCLA, one of the world’s most prestigious universities, English students get a real taste of life in the Golden State - visiting world-famous Hollywood and Beverly Hills, relaxing on beautiful beaches like Malibu and Venice, and spending the day at Disneyland or Universal Studios.

DATES: 27 June - 8 August 2020

AGES: 12 - 17

LOCATION: UCLA, Los Angeles


WHY CHOOSE UCLA ACADEMY?

ACCOMMODATION

The residence twin standard rooms and multi-bedded rooms are available upon request.

UCLA is located in the residential area of Westwood, bordered by Bel Air, Beverly Hills and Brentwood.

The campus' location in Los Angeles makes excursions to local museums, theatres, or other entertainment venues relatively quick and easy.

The accommodation on campus has all the facilities students may need with lots of communal areas to meet friends.

Students can take advantage of UCLA's sports facilities, which are also used for many on-campus activities.

PROGRAMME DETAILS

  • Academic Programme

    Our qualified and competent teachers are the key to ensuring a successful summer at EC Academy. They create a productive learning environment through engaging, inspiring lessons and the small class sizes mean that students will benefit from individual attention, providing a great opportunity to develop and progress.

    Excellence in English Learning:

    Qualified and competent English teachers. 

    15 hours of English language tuition per week for all students (23 hours for Academic Study course).

    Maximum class size of 12 (General English), 6 (Intensive course), 8 (Academic Study course)

    End of course certificates and reports to take home.

  • Specialised Courses

    Each week, students receive 8 hours of professionally taught specialist activities. Students can choose from:

    - Surfing
    - Climbing & Bouldering
    - Coding & Gaming
    - Multi Activities

    Specialist activities are run with small group sizes to maximise the students' personal development.

  • Student Care & Welfare

    Supervision is provided by EC residential staff who support students outside class and activity times and ensure students observe the curfew and required standards of behaviour. The campus is safe due to campus police and 24-hr security. There is a first aid and emergency medical centre on campus.

    24 Hour Support
    Anyone who has questions or needs any kind of support can speak to our staff at the centre, or contact our dedicated EC Academy 24-hour emergency telephone number.

  • Meals

    The bright and modern dining hall is located a short walk from the residence. It is buffet style with a choice of many different global cuisines for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu is different every day, which encourages students to sample a variety of foods. All dietary requests and needs can be catered for.

  • Arrival & Departure

    Arrival
    EC Academy provides a dedicated meet-and-greet and transfer service for all students to ensure their comfort and safety.

    Departure
    We provide a departure transfer for all students and our team will also assist students' checking in at the airport.

  • Insurance

    All students travelling abroad must have adequate insurance in case of medical or other emergencies. EC Academy offers a comprehensive insurance policy wit trusted insurance provider called guard.me, which is specifically designed to meet the needs of international students. Read more about guard.me here.

UCLA SPECIALISED COURSES

  • Surfing

    On our surfing programme, students will start with the basics of surfing including safety, basics and etiquette, as well as some practice. They will also learn about ocean ecology and conservation to complement their surfing practise.

    Students will expect to enjoy at least 4 days per week out surfing, at least 2 hours each session. All of our instructors are certified members of The International Surfing Association (ISA) and will be there to help students every step of the way.

    Key Facts
    - 15 hours English language tuition per week

    - Surfing 4 days per week, 2 hours per day

    - We provide all the equipment necessary

    - Instructor to student ratio is up to 1:5

    - Students join in the whole school activity hour where they will get a chance to mix with students on other programmes

  • Climbing & Bouldering

    Let your mind, body and soul climb on some of the best indoor walls created for specialist climbing. Over 4 days students will take part in a varied programme of climbing and bouldering for 2 hours each day. Located in state-of-the-art facilities available with the support of experienced and qualified instructors, students will enjoy:

    Principles of Climbing
    Safety, Harnessing, Belaying, Catching and lowering and more.

    Bouldering Techniques
    Crimping, matching, planning your routes and more.

    Key Facts
    - 15 hours English language tuition per week

    - 4 days per week, 2 hours per day

    - Instructor to student ratio of 1:10 maximum

    - Students join in the whole school activity hour where they will get a chance to mix with students on other programmes

  • Coding & Gaming

    With our curriculum at UCLA designed by graduates of some of the leading Ivy League universities in the US. Students will use games like Fortnite, Overwatch, Minecraft or League of Legends to further their understanding of the industry. At UCLA students have access to a full lab including 3D printers, computers and any other technology required to complete their projects.

    Students can expect to enjoy at least 4 days per week at their Coding and Gaming programme, for at least 2 hours each session. Our dedicated staff will be there to assist students during every stage of their project.

    Key Facts
    - 15 hours English language tuition per week

    - Coding and Gaming 4 days per week, 2 hours per day

    - Instructor to student ratio is up to 1:8

    - Students join in the whole school activity hour where they will get a chance to mix with students on other programmes

  • Multi Activities

    With swimming pools available as well as fantastic sports facilities and spacious grounds, our activities team organise a different combination of sports and activities every day to ensure a varied week.

    Students will spend 2 hours per day over 4 days participating in a selection of activities that may include football and swimming, as well as treasure hunts and team games.

    Key Facts
    - 15 hours English language tuition per week

    - Multi activities 4 days per week, 2 hours per day

    - Coach to student ratio is 1:12

    - Students join in the whole school activity hour where they will get a chance to mix with students on other programmes

ASK A QUESTION

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