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University of San Diego Summer (Converse International School of Languages)

Address: 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110, USA
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Description University of San Diego Summer (Converse International School of Languages)

  • Location: San Diego, California, USA
  • Age of students: 13-17 years
  • Dates: from July 1 to August 12 (2-4 weeks, courses with additional trips are possible)
  • Type of accommodation: residence or host family (full board)
  • Type of training: joint (mixed)
  • Language of instruction: English.

One of the best language camps in the US and the west coast of the country - the University of San Diego Summer (Summer Camp for Children) - conducts exciting vacation programs for students from around the world at the age of 13 to 17 years. Converse International School of Languages ​​has been successfully operating for more than 38 years: on the campus of the best American universities, language schools offer effective and interesting programs for students with any initial level of preparation - from Beginner / Elementary to Advanced. Small groups (8-10 people) and professional teachers who have the appropriate qualifications and extensive experience working with foreign students and international groups make the training not only the most comfortable, but also effective. Comprehensively improve all the basic skills and knowledge of English:

  • Grammar
  • Reading
  • Auditing (listening comprehension)
  • Vocabulary (active expansion of vocabulary)
  • Written speech
  • Oral speech (spoken English)
  • Phonetics (correct pronunciation, accent correction)
  • Improve communication skills.

University of San Diego Summer (Converse International Summer School) is located in sunny California, in the vibrant and hospitable San Diego, one of the largest cities in the United States with a population of over one million people (8th in the country). There is a very mild, warm and favorable climate, a huge number of sunny days a year, an unusually beautiful nature and spacious golden coasts - learning here will become an unforgettable experience!

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in University of San Diego Summer (Converse International School of Languages)

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
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30.06.2019 -11.08.2019
14-17
from 3 260 $ / 2 week

Summer English courses for children and teenagers

  • Age of students: 14-17 years
  • Dates: July 1-August 12 (arrivals and departures on Fridays / Saturdays / Sundays, depending on the duration and chosen option of residence)
  • Duration: 2-4 weeks; 2-3-week courses can be combined with travel.

Universal combined course is an excellent opportunity to learn English fun and with pleasure, in the company of new friends from all over the world!

A classic summer course in English is aimed at improving all key, basic language skills:

  • Grammar
  • Reading
  • Auditing (listening comprehension)
  • Vocabulary (active expansion of vocabulary)
  • Written speech
  • Oral speech (spoken English)
  • Phonetics (correct pronunciation, accent correction)
  • Improve communication skills.

Upon arrival (before the beginning of the classes), all students pass the distribution testing - a written + oral test - which divides them into groups according to the initial level of knowledge: this makes learning more efficient, quick and comfortable. In total, the program provides 4 levels of difficulty: from the very beginners to the "advanced" students, so for any student there is a suitable training course.

The intensity of the lessons is 20 lessons per week: the children learn English from 9:00 to 12:30 (lunch break from 10:40 to 11:00). There are also special classes on culture and history of the USA - Cultural workshops: they are held on Tuesday and Thursday from 13:30 to 15:00. During the thematic additional lessons, the students not only learn a lot of new and interesting things, but they will also be able to practice their knowledge and skills, develop spoken language (oral English), and expand their vocabulary. Groups are formed small: usually 7-8 people, a maximum of 10: this gives the teachers the opportunity to practice an individual approach, to give each student a sufficient amount of personal attention and time.

Also, students who are interested in the program lasting 2-3 weeks, have the opportunity to book a supplemented tour together with an interesting and rich journey. Weekly trip (6 days and nights) covers the most interesting places and cities of this part of America:

  • Disneyland
  • Universal Studios
  • Grand Canyon
  • Las Vegas
  • Los Angeles (Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Venice, Hollywood).

The summer camp program is held from July 1 to August 12: sessions are available for 2, 3 and 4 weeks (arrivals and departures on Fridays / Saturdays / Sundays, depending on the chosen duration and option of residence). The cost of training is:

1) Accommodation in the residence of the university:

  • 2 weeks = $ 3685
  • 2 weeks + trip = $ 5490
  • 3 weeks = $ 5295
  • 3 weeks + trip = $ 7100
  • 4 weeks = $ 7035.

2) Accommodation in a host family:

  • 2 weeks = $ 3100
  • 2 weeks + trip = $ 5270
  • 3 weeks = $ 4400
  • 3 weeks + trip = $ 6370
  • 4 weeks = $ 5700.
06.01.2020 -03.02.2020
13-17
from 2 710 $ / 2 week

Winter English courses for children and teenagers

Winter programs at the University of San Diego conducts a successful language organization Converse International School of Languages. The following winter courses are developed:

1) English language + excursions

  • Age of students: 13-17 years
  • Duration: 2-4 weeks
  • Dates: from 7 to 28 January

2) English language, excursions + a week tour of the California coast

  • Age of students: 13-17 years
  • Duration: 3 weeks
  • Dates of the beginning: January 7.

The language course implies 20 lessons weekly (on weekdays from 9:00 to 12:40 hours) aimed at the integrated development of all basic, basic language skills and knowledge:

  • Grammar
  • Reading
  • Auditing (listening comprehension)
  • Vocabulary (active expansion of vocabulary)
  • Written speech
  • Oral speech (spoken English)
  • Phonetics (correct pronunciation, accent correction)
  • Improve communication skills.

The groups include up to 8 people: the instructors of the course are experienced, qualified professionals who practice an individual approach and are able to create for each student a unique, individual plan of classes according to his needs and abilities.

Sunday is completely reserved for students' rest, on Saturdays usually there are excursions, trips to major theme parks, interesting events and games on campus.

A week-long tour of the California coast, which students can book in addition to the main winter program, includes 5 excursions for several hours and a minimum of 1 full day excursion each week:

  • the beaches of Santa Monica and Venice
  • Hollywood
  • Los Angeles
  • Disneyland
  • Beverly Hills
  • tour to Universal Studios
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • Las Vegas
  • Alley of Glory
  • the San Diego Zoo.

The cost of training in the winter programs is (the minimum price for 1 person):

  • English + excursions: 2 weeks = $ 3150, 3 weeks = $ 4600, 4 weeks = $ 5700
  • English, excursions + a week tour of the California coast: 3 weeks = $ 5900.

Accommodation and food

The students of the summer program who chose the University of San Diego, have the opportunity to choose the most suitable option for them:

1) Student residence-apartment

Located in the southern part of the campus: the rooms are designed for two people, and each apartment - in two rooms. For a small additional fee, students can connect to the local wireless Internet, use the laundry. The whole territory is carefully guarded in the 24/7 mode, boarding (three meals a day) is provided.

2) Host family

Proven, reliable and law-abiding citizens of the USA are happy to receive pupils from all over the world in their comfortable homes! All families are carefully selected and constantly checked by the school staff: students are offered cozy rooms with full equipment and furniture, as well as board meals (including lunch on campus).

Events University of San Diego Summer (Converse International School of Languages)

Every day for the pupils there are various and interesting events - sports and creative sections, games, competitions, quizzes and entertainment:

  • cricket
  • discos and dancing evenings
  • barbecue and picnics
  • badminton
  • swimming
  • Watching movies and going to the movies
  • bowling tournaments
  • Talent show
  • parties and bright themed holidays
  • large and table tennis
  • basketball
  • surfing
  • visits to the campuses of the largest US universities, including the universities of the legendary Ivy League and much, much more.

The excursion program is a separate pride of the Converse International School of Languages. Each week students go for a minimum of 1 trip for the whole day (usually on Saturdays):

  • Santa monica
  • Shopping in Los Angeles
  • Six Flags amusement park
  • Hollywood Boulevard and Avenue of Stars
  • Universal Studios
  • Palm beach
  • Beverly Hills and other very interesting places.

In addition, students who have chosen a 2-3-week course can supplement it with an exciting week-long trip (6 days and nights) - California Coast Trip:

  • San Francisco
  • Monterey
  • Santa Barbara
  • Carmel
  • Disneyland
  • Universal Studios
  • Grand Canyon
  • Las Vegas
  • Los Angeles (Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Venice, Hollywood).

The cost of this course already includes all transfers, hotel accommodation (shared rooms for 2-3 people), but meals are paid separately.

There is an opportunity to book a shorter additional trip in July - 3 days in Los Angeles. Please note that in this case, an additional flight booking from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) is required.

Equipment University of San Diego Summer (Converse International School of Languages)

University of San Diego (USD) is part of the huge University of California and is considered one of the most important and developed of its units (founded in 1949). It covers an area of ​​120 acres in a respectable area of ​​La Hoya: students can enjoy the magnificent views of the ocean, urban areas, golden beaches and waters of the Mission Bay every day, feel the local warm, favorable climate. In just 10 minutes, you can get to San Diego city airport, which greatly facilitates the children's transfer and travel.

Students of summer programs can freely use the entire developed infrastructure of the campus, including numerous gyms, courts and courts, an Olympic-style pool, green areas and lawns for relaxation, barbecues and picnics.

Term dates and fees

The summer camp program is held from July 1 to August 12: sessions are available for 2, 3 and 4 weeks (arrivals and departures on Fridays / Saturdays / Sundays, depending on the chosen duration and option of residence). The cost of training is:

1) Accommodation in the residence of the university:

  • 2 weeks = $ 3685
  • 2 weeks + trip = $ 5490
  • 3 weeks = $ 5295
  • 3 weeks + trip = $ 7100
  • 4 weeks = $ 7035.

2) Accommodation in a host family:

  • 2 weeks = $ 3100
  • 2 weeks + trip = $ 5270
  • 3 weeks = $ 4400
  • 3 weeks + trip = $ 6370
  • 4 weeks = $ 5700.

This price already includes:

  • training on the program
  • necessary teaching aids, books and materials
  • initial knowledge level testing for class distribution
  • firm certificate at the end of the program
  • accommodation and meals - full board (university residences / host family of choice)
  • leisure, entertainment and sports program, excursions (minimum 1 full-day trip weekly)
  • round trip.

The indicated cost is not included and is paid additionally:

  • Registration fee
  • Examination Boards
  • Deposit for residing at the residence (refundable) = $ 150
  • Additional academic and language classes (optional)
  • Additional leisure activities and excursions (optional)
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Compulsory medical insurance
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Consular fee (paid at the Embassy).

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
university
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution


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- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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