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International Youth English Programs

UC Davis Division of Continuing and Professional Education’s International programs offer unique summer programs for students ages 12-17. These programs are designed to provide youth with the latest knowledge and training in English and American Culture (for non-native English speakers).

Our programs are perfect for international students wanting to sharpen their conversational English and listening skills, and immerse themselves in U.S. culture. Each two-week session offers a distinct topic of focus and allows you to practice your English-speaking skills and enhance your understanding of the language and culture. Programs combine a variety of in-classroom instruction, as well as fun and exciting field trips. You can apply for one session, two sessions or all four.

To Apply

Sign up for multiple sessions and receive a $200 discount on each additional session (agents excluded).

To apply for the summer programs for individual students, complete and submit an online application along with a $100 U.S. nonrefundable application fee. For more information, please contact us at youth@ucde.ucdavis.edu or (530) 752-3772.

Applications will be accepted through May 31, 2018.

About Our Programs

SESSION 1: English and Culture

Explore what makes the United States unique while learning and improving your English. From participating in American games to exploring American history, you’ll develop a better understanding of U.S. culture, and gain confidence and skills in your ability to speak and understand English.

Dates and Fees:

Monday, July 9- Friday, July 20
$1,595 U.S.

SESSION 2: English with Leadership and Team Building

Develop your collaboration and leadership skills and strengthen your English, while learning about and participating in team-building and leadership exercises and activities. Learn how to take a group of individuals and turn them into a cooperative team and how to guide individuals and teams toward a common goal.

Dates and Fees:

Monday, July 23- Friday, August 3
$1,595 U.S. 

SESSION 3: English and Life Enrichment

***SESSION CLOSED***
What do you want to accomplish? What impact do you want to have on your future? What is it that you want to be? How can you impact others? Explore these questions and what they mean to you, while continuing to improve your English language skills.

Dates and Fees

Monday, August 6- Friday, August 17
$1,795 U.S. 

SESSION 4: English and College Preparation

***SESSION CLOSED***
Learn about the U.S. educational system and how to become a successful college student in the United States. Explore how to select the university and major that is right for you. Discover methods for improving your study skills, and continue to enhance your level of English, while also boosting your English writing skills in preparation for college-level work.

Dates and Fees:

Monday, August 20- Friday, August 31
$1,795 U.S. 

July 2018 English Programs (Sessions 1 and 2)

Sample Schedule*

SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

 

Session 1

 

English and Culture

 

9
Introduction to Section 1/English

UC Davis Tour 1

Icebreakers 1

10
English

 

Scavenger Hunt 1

11
English

 
American Game Day 1

12
English

 

Conversation Day -
Bowling

13
English

 

Arboretum/Botanical Conservatory/Bohart Museum  

14

 

Tour of San Francisco

 

15

 

Free Day

 

16
English

 

Movie Day

17
English

 

American Game Day 2

18
English

 

Outlet Shopping

19
English

 

Student Farm and Sustainability Tour

20
English
     

Ice Cream Social

Certificate Ceremony

21

 

Free Day for Continuing Students

 

Session 2

English with Leadership and Teambuilding

Free Day for Continuing Students

23
Introduction to Section 2/English

 

UC Davis Tour 1/2

Icebreakers 2

24
English

 

Scavenger Hunt 2

25
English

 

Team Building Introduction and Activity

26
English

 

Team Building Activity

Rollercoaster Build

27
English
     

Team Building Activity

Rollercoaster Competition

28

    
Ropes Course

29

 

Free Day

 

30
English

 

Movie Day/Outlet Shopping

31
English

 

Tour of State Capitol and Old Sacramento

1
English

 

Leadership Activity I

2
English

 

Leadership Activity II

3
English

 

Ice Cream Social

Certificate Ceremony

4

 

Free Day for Continuing Students

 

August 2018 English Programs (Sessions 3 and 4)

Sample Schedule*

SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

 

Session 3

English and Life Enrichment

6
Introduction to Section 3/English

UC Davis Tour 1/2/3

Icebreakers 3

7
English

 

Scavenger Hunt 3

8
English

 
Life Enrichment Workshop

9
English

 

Life Enrichment Workshop

10
English

 

Life Enrichment Workshop 

11

 

Six Flags

 

12

 

Free Day

 

13
English

 

Movie/Outlet Shopping/Swimming

14
English

 

Life Enrichment Workshop

15
English

 

Life Enrichment Workshop

16
English

Life Enrichment Workshop

17
English
     

Ice Cream Social

Certificate Ceremony

18

 

Free Day for Continuing Students

 

 

Session 4

English and College Preparation

20
Introduction to Section 3/English

 

UC Davis Tour 1/2/3/4

Icebreakers 4

21
English

 

Scavenger Hunt 4

22
English

 

College Prep Workshop

23
English

 

College Prep Workshop

24
English
     

College Prep Workshop

25

 

Stanford/UC Berkeley Campus Tours

26

 

Free Day

 

27
English

 

Movie/Outlet Shopping/Swimming

28
English

 

College Prep Workshop

29
English

 

College Prep Workshop

30
English

 

College Prep Workshop

31
English

 

Certificate Ceremony


Ice Cream Social

1

 

Departure

 

 

* Schedule and activities subject to change based on availability or unforeseen circumstances.

Apply now

For more information, contact us at youth@ucde.ucdavis.edu or (530) 752-3772.

Housing

The Youth Programs do not include housing, so please let us know if you need housing assistance. The International Housing office can help you arrange housing. Please contact the Housing office at ciehousing@ucdavis.edu. To learn more about housing options and fees, please visit our Housing page.