Los Angeles (Occidental College)


USA Residential Summer Centre



Our Los Angeles Residential Summer Center is based on the beautiful 120-acre campus of Occidental College, which counts President Barack Obama as an alumnus. It is conveniently located in Eagle Rock in the Northeast of LA, close to Hollywood, Downtown and many of LA's famous attractions, as well as historic Pasadena. Occidental College is the perfect choice for a safe campus experience in a central city location.

Nearest Airports

Los Angeles International Airport

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  • 25 meter swimming pool
  • On-campus accommodation
  • Marketplace student restaurant
  • Modern classrooms
  • Large student lounges
  • WiFi on campus
  • Outdoor performance theater
  • Laundry (pay-per-use approximately $3 per wash/dry)

Typical activities

American football, arts and crafts, baseball, basketball, dance, disco, dodgeball, fashion shows, karaoke, mini-Olympics, movie nights, quizzes, soccer, swimming, talent shows.

Courses available

Summer Course

15 hours of English lessons per week plus full programme of sports, activities and excursions.

1–6 weeks (1-week bookings accepted for 1 July and 5 August only)
Start dates
1, 8, 15, 22, 29 July, 5 August 2018 (Sunday arrive/ Saturday depart)
End date
11 August 2018
Minimum entry level
Age range

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On-site residence

On-campus residential accommodation with separate areas for boys and girls. Accommodation is mainly in twin and triple rooms, and bathrooms are shared between six students on average.

Please note a deposit of $100 per student is required on arrival, in case of damages. Lost keys can be charged up to $50. Towels are not included.

Meal plan

Full-board. Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided every day. Lunch and dinner are usually hot and on excursion days students are given a packed lunch. Some dinners will be off-site depending on the program. We can cater for vegetarian and other dietary requirements on request.

Typical excursions

Three full-day excursions per week, including:

  • Universal Studios
  • Santa Monica
  • Outlet Stores
  • Manhattan Beach
  • Hollywood and Griffith Observatory
  • Huntington Beach
  • Six Flags
  • Getty Centre and Beverly Hills
  • Venice Beach
  • Disneyland