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Junior Summer Camp in San Francisco, California

International English junior summer camp at University of California Berkeley gives students from 13 - 17 years old the opportunity to improve their English language skills while enjoying what this great Californian city has to offer. Students live and study on a world-famous University situated just a short subway ride away from the heart of San Francisco.

San Francisco has long been a favourite destination for language travellers. The combination of a mild year-round climate, fantastic sightseeing, shops and restaurants, bars and night-life, and some of the most beautiful scenery in the USA, ensures a steady flow of visitors to this relaxed but vibrant, diverse and above all welcoming city. It is the ideal environment in which to live, study and learn about American culture, offering excellent opportunities in sports, entertainment and the arts. Spectacular beaches surround the city and you can sail or surf here all year round. San Francisco has more restaurants than any other city in the USA, and is the home of many theatres, music and dance companies, as well as a variety of museums. On our junior programme, students will also have the opportunity to explore the Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge, as well as the surrounding areas of Berkeley, Napa Valley and Carmel.

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Location and Facilities

San Francisco Junior summer camp Students live and study on a world-famous University situated just a short subway ride away from the heart of San Francisco. This is a closed campus, offering a wide range of brand new facilities.

Campus facilities include a bright, modern cafeteria, spacious classrooms, large sports halls, a theatre for film shows and other activities. We also arrange discos and other fun events, all for junior students only, at a local nightclub.

Language Program and Teachers

San Francisco Language AccommodationsProgram details:

  • 20 lessons (50 minutes each) per week
  • Small multi-national classes, maximum 10 (average 8) students per class
  • 5 levels: elementary to advanced
  • Our curriculum is centered around four main areas:
    Communication and the Arts
    Test Prep (TOEFL/SAT) Strategies
    Academic Subjects/STEM
  • All textbooks and learning materials included
  • Additional 3 hours of "Cultural Workshops" per week. These afternoon Cultural Workshops are included to encourage fluency and spontaneous use of the language, and are directly connected to the week's activities.
  • End of course Certificates and Reports

On their first day, students take a test to ensure they are placed in an appropriate level. There are five levels from elementary to advanced.

All our teachers are graduates with recognised TEFL certificates, and are extensively briefed on the particular needs of young learners. The language is brought to life through a vibrant and functional approach. In addition to formal language skills training, lessons include project work, videos, games and use of our International's wide variety of modern English language teaching resources.

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We offer a Residential Program with accommodations in the student residence and a Day Camp program without accommodations.

San Francisco Language AccommodationsStudents are housed in double or triple bedrooms with shared bathroom facilities. The shared common lounge space per six students has a fridge, microwave, dining table and couches and there is an additional study room on each floor. The residence hall also includes a computer room and laundry facilities.

The accommodation is very safe - our staff live on-site, and the residence has its own 24-hour security. Students also have a special key card for entry to the complex. The cafeteria is located just across the road from students' residence and all meals are provided in large cafeteria except on excursions when a packed-lunch is given to all students. Wholesome and varied food is served, and special dietary requirements can be catered for.

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Activities in the Junior Summer Camp

There are two full-day and 2 half-day excursion per week. Full day excursions include Muir woods, Stinton or Monterey Beach, the Aquarium of the Bay and Six Flags Marine World Amusement Park. Half-day excursions are to Alcatraz prison, Pier 39 (shopping and entertainment complex), the historic cable cars and cycling on the Golden Gate Bridge.

We offer a full afternoon and evening social programme, including a variety of sports, (e.g. football, volleyball, basketball) activities, (e.g. film shows, discos, bowling) and visits to local sites of interest.

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