Our experiential Summer Youth Programs empower students to improve their English conversation skills, while also learning more about U.S. culture. Our curriculum builds confidence, encourages self-reliance and positions students to succeed academically. Extracurricular activities are integrated into the educational experience.
Communication and Culture Program for Youth
Adapted from our popular Communication and Culture Program for international university students and professionals, this summer youth program offers international junior high and high school students (ages 12-17) an enriching, transformational educational experience. Our academic expertise, professional instructors and beautiful California campus make this an exciting opportunity for students to grow beyond their expectations.
Each two-week session includes 15 hours of instruction per week and combines a variety of in-classroom instruction, as well as engaging activities with UC Davis students. Daily instruction consists of three 50-minute classes and includes presentations, lectures, group projects, discussion sessions and homework. The sessions are complementary and individuals and groups may apply for one or both sessions. Courses include U.S. Society and Culture, Intercultural Communication Skills, and Idioms and Everyday Expressions.
- Gain confidence and skills in English speaking and listening
- Strengthen pronunciation and verbal presentation skills
- Learn more about American culture and customs
- Practice American English natural speech patterns and idioms