A great opportunity for students to see and experience North America through learning and travel! An 18-Day camp spanning the United States and Canada, students will experience three weeks of ESL learning in the morning and cultural activities in the afternoon, living with an American host family, and visiting destinations in around the United States and Canada. Destinations include: Disneyland, Universal Studios, and Hollywood in the West Coast; The Statue of Liberty, The White House, and the United Nations in the East Coast; and the great city of Toronto, the biggest city in Canada.
  • Program Details

    • Room and Board with an American Family
    • 15 hours of English language studies
    • 4 half day excursions, including entrance fees (If applicable)
    • Welcome and farewell parties
    • 9 day tour of American and Canada (Los Angeles, New York, Washington D.C. Philadelphia, Boston, Niagara Falls, and Toronto)
    • 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
    • Pennsylvania
    • Maryland
    • Delaware

“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

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