Why Your Teen Should Consider a Pre-College Summer Program

What better way to prepare for college than to have a summer preview while still in high school? With pre-college programs, students can do just that while taking enriching courses and living on the campus of UCLA in Los Angeles, at McGill University in Montreal, at Florence University of the Arts or at prestigious schools in Barcelona.

Choose From a Wide Range of Courses

Be inspired by a selection of courses that cover many different disciplines including: 3D Animation, Business Management, Cooking, Entrepreneurship, Filmmaking, Coding, Law, Photography, Psychology, Robotics, Social Media Marketing and more. For teens aspiring to be a fashion editor, photographer, stylist or designer, the Seventeen Fashion Experience in NYC offers exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the world of Seventeen.

Get a Head Start on College

Valuable courses and college-prep workshops are also included. Students can learn about the college application process, explore strategies for writing the college essay, meet with a college advisor, take a test prep course and tour college campuses. Learn more with 6 Best Ways to Start Preparing for College.

Experience Campus Life

Staying on campus or in a college residence gives students the opportunity to experience college life, preparing them for what’s ahead! Participants attend courses, meet new people, share a dorm room, use the sports facilities, all while getting acquainted with the campus grounds.

Explore the City

Students also take in the sights at their destination of choice with impressive weekend and day trips, all included in the program tuition. Considering travel is an education in itself, students get to immerse themselves in a new city, culture and sometimes language for an overall enriching experience.

Safety First

This taste of independence is made available in the safety of a structured program. From campus security to safety on excursions, students’ security is always priority. With 36 years of experience operating teen summer programs, thorough planning and safety protocols have resulted in an impressive track record and a 98% recommendation rate.    

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More Programs & Destinations

Westcoast Connection’s TRAVEL, LEARN and VOLUNTEER programs offer different experiences, all while staying true to the philosophy of perfectly planned, perfectly paced itineraries and positive group dynamics. By traveling to new places with peers their own age, teens not only make everlasting friendships, they also get to step out of their comfort zone, which is key to building confidence and independence. Discover over 70 summer programs traveling to destinations such as Hawaii, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Costa Rica, Peru, South Africa, Vietnam and Thailand.

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