This is a chance for your child to study alongside American students and experience education and travel in America!

A one month camp in sunny Southern California!  Our immersion program puts international students in the classroom with American students with a ratio of 1 to 1 basis.  There will be 3 weeks of in-classroom curriculum and elective programming, followed by 1 week of sightseeing around southern California with destinations such as: Disneyland, Universal Studios Hollywood, Hollywood, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), San Diego, and much more.

  • Program Details

    • Room and Board with an American Family
    • 3 weeks of English language studies (15 hours per week)
    • Learn alongside American students
    • 3 Saturday half-day outings to local destinations
    • 5-day tour of Los Angeles (Disneyland, Universal Studios Hollywood, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Staples Center, Little Tokyo, Chinatown, Outlet Mall Shopping)
    • Guided tours of UCLA and USC
    • Airport transfer to/from nearest airport
    • Accident and medical insurance
    • Invitation letter for tourist visa (If applicable)
  • Program Requirements

    • Participants must be between 11-15 years old
    • Display a genuine interest in the English language and American culture
    • Be willing to adapt to the life of an American family
    • Agree to accept the family assigned to them by GCI
    • Sign and abide by the GCI Conditions of Participation on the application form
  • Program Locations

    • California

“I changed my way of thinking of studies and life. My host family and teacher taught me how to make life simple and easy. I want to go to an American college when I finish high school.”

Manqi – GCI Student

Program Application

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