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American Culture Experience
Fun in the Sun Language Camps
We invite you to join the American Culture Experience (ACE) for two or four weeks of fun in the sun! Enjoy the California lifestyle, beaches, sun, and surf. Visit Disneyland, Sea World, the San Diego Zoo, and other local attractions. ACE is open to escorted groups ages 15 and older, and individuals who are at least 18 years of age or have a local contact on a space and date available basis.
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Language and Volunteering
American Culture and Community Service Learning Experience in Southern California!
Classes on campus at California State University San Marcos. Volunteer opportunities at senior centers, libraries, schools, community gardens, food banks and more! Two to four weeks; custom programs available year-round for 15+ participants.
2015 ACE DATES & FEES
Available from January 5 to May 8 and June 8 to August 7, 2015
|Number of Weeks||Program Cost*|
- Homestay with an American family
- English communication classes taught by fully qualified instructors
- Fun, organized activities and tours
- Full-day trips to world-famous theme parks
- Beach Picnic Day
- Breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily for on-campus activities and local trips**
- Much more!
To enroll individuals submit:
- An ACE Enrollment Form (plus a $75 Enrollment Fee)
- An ACE Homestay Application(plus a $175 Homestay Application fee)
- A photocopy of your passport
- Participants who are under the age of 18 must submit the Medical Release Form
*Airport transfer from Los Angeles International Airport may be arranged by the group in advance for an additional fee.
**Students will purchase meals on their own for all-day excursions out of the San Diego area.
Custom programs are available during spring, summer, and fall for groups. Contact the ALCI at firstname.lastname@example.org or 760-750-3200 for details about custom programs or more information about the ACE program.