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The Global Student wants to make each student's exchange a memorable experience!


While all of this sounds exciting, we understand that as a parent it can also seem very frightening to be away from your child for a prolonged period of time. But rest assured that we have dedicated staff and chaperones all looking after your child. SAFETY and SECURITY are our most important concerns.

 

ALL TRIPS PRICES INCLUDE:

A welcome package that includes a bag, water bottle, shirt

A double occupancy room at a university or hotel

Three meals a day

Entrance fees for all attractions such as Disneyland

Professional English teachers

Language evaluations

One Chaperone per 20 students

Visiting different colleges and speaking to admission officers

 

For sports programs:

College coaches

Discussion with colleges on scholarships

Competition with local teams and/or tournaments

Exposure to a variety of universities

 

Most importantly, each student will see and experience the beauty and diversity of Southern California that makes it a world wide destination!

Below are a number of topics of interest for students and their families.

Are there any requirements to participate in the Summer Academic Tour?

You are responsible to obtain your passport, visa and transportation to Los Angeles.  In some case we can assist you with this process. There are no language requirements. 

You will need to take a language test before you leave. The results will help us to to create tours based on similar language skills so everyone feels comfortable.

Tell me more about the Summer Soccer Program?

This program will be lead by Thales Peterson, a Brazilian born soccer player and coach.  He is currently the Director of Coach for one of the largest club teams in America.  His teams have won 4 US National titles and numerous other championships.  He has sent 4 players on to the US National team.  He will have a number of coaches from different colleges conducting practices and coaching games for the purpose individual evaluations and exposure to the people that give scholarships.

This program is geared for those students that are serious about playing soccer in an American college.   Therefore the students must meet the following requirements:

  • Participants must be at least 15 years
  • They must be enrolled in high school with a 2.5 grade point average or above
  • They must have previous soccer experience

Tell me more about the Summer Volleyball Program?

This program will be lead by coach Wayne Teng.  He is currently the Director of Coach for one of the largest club teams in America.  His teams have won 4 US National titles and numerous other championships.  He has sent 4 players on to the US National team.  He will have a number of coaches from different colleges conducting practices and coaching games for the purpose individual evaluations and exposure to the people that give scholarships.

This program is geared for those students that are serious about playing volleyball in an American college.   Therefore the students must meet the following requirements:

  • Participants must be at least 15 years
  • They must be enrolled in high school with a 2.5 grade point average or above
  • They must have previous volleyball experience

How Are Students Selected?

There are a limited number of spaces available for each tour. All students are interviewed and screened by Global Student Program to place them in the best program possible to meet their needs.  Items we consider are academic standing, age, demonstration of adequate level of proficiency in English and why they want to participate in the program, since we try to make the Program as fun and inexpensive as possible.

What type of visa is required?

 Participants in this program only require a tourist visa.

Do I need Medical Coverage?

Students receive a specialized accident and illness medical insurance policy. This policy provides medical coverage to ensure that, in an emergency situation or with a general illness, they will be treated as soon as possible, anywhere in the US.  You will need to show proof of insurance before your arrival.

What are the costs?

13 day Academic Tour - $2,500
10 day Soccer Tour - $2,500
10 day Volleyball Tour - $2,500

The costs include transportation from Los Angeles International airport and during the stay.  It includes housing, three meals each day, the admission costs to any sights and any entry fees for sporting events.

Costs that are not included are:

  • Any cost associated with Visas, passports, travel health insurance
  • Transportation from the student's home to the airport
  • Airfare to and from students home
  • Personal expenses
  • Gifts and souvenirs
  • Soccer players ONLY also are required to: Purchase TOP SOCCER PRO uniform kit that consists of: 2 game jerseys (home and away), 2 pairs of game shorts, 2 game socks, backpack, full warm-up suit, 4 practice shirts, 2 practice shorts, 2 practice socks, 1 pre game shirt and travel polo.