Language Travel
American Culture Experience
Fun in the Sun

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.

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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! 2-4 weeks July 2014; custom programs available year-round for 15+ participants.

2014 ACE DATES & FEES

Available from January 6 to May 9 and June 9 to August 8, 2014

Number of Weeks
Program Cost*
4 $3,800
3 $3,000
2 $2,100

Cost includes:

  • 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
  • Picnics or beach BBQs
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily for on-campus activities and local trips**
  • Much more!

 
To enroll submit:

*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 alci@csusm.edu or 760-750-3200 for details about custom programs or more information about the ACE program.

students at Disneyland

two male students at a lake

students outside staples center in los angeles

san diego skyline

group of male students walking on campus

students on a ride at an amusement park

students at balboa park

male student holding a starfish at seaworld