Winter 2015 Camps for Individual Students

LEADERSHIP CAMP
Northern California only
ESL/CULTURAL IMMERSION
Northern California
ESL/CULTURAL IMMERSION
Southern California
WHERE Foothill College Foothill College CSU Channel Islands
WHEN February 15 – 21, 2015 February 15 – 21, 2015 February 15 – 21, 2015
HOW MUCH $1700 $1200 $1200
WHAT’S INCLUDED Abbreviated one-week camp for the winter months. See the sample calendar below. Please contact us for more information.
  • Host family placement
  • All meals
  • Daily transport to and from school by hosts
  • ESL class Monday – Friday, 9am – 12pm
  • Afternoon activities/excursions Monday – Thursday
  • All-day trip to San Francisco

See the sample calendar below.
Please contact us for more information.

  • Host family placement
  • All meals
  • Daily transport to and from school by hosts
  • ESL class Monday – Friday, 9am – 12pm
  • Afternoon activities/excursions Monday – Thursday
  • All-day trip to Disneyland

See the sample calendar below.
Please contact us for more information.

Leadership Camp

ISP is pleased to offer Leadership Camp! This camp is specifically designed for international students who wish to contribute to global advancement, learn leadership skills and styles, understand social responsibility, and practice effective communication techniques. Do you want to be an entrepreneur? a CEO? an ambassador? This is the camp for you! All students live with local host families who provide the cultural component to our program. Students will be active, engaged, and learn many new skills while having some great adventures along the way. This camp is designed for students with a medium to high level of English. The minimum age is 14 years old.

The Leadership Camp is available only in Northern California. Please contact us for more information.

ESL & Cultural Immersion Camps

ISP offers ESL and Cultural Immersion camps for students 10–20 years old. Students receive ESL instruction, tours of universities, field trips to amusement parks and museums. ISP accommodates groups of students of 20 or more participants. Students live with local host families and receive room and board. Our ESL program is designed for beginning English speakers and our curriculum is fun and engaging. Students receive a Certificate Of Completion at the end of camp.

ISP can customize programs for groups based on budget and needs in both Northern and Southern California. Camps can extend to two or three weeks.

For individual students who are not part of a group, ISP is holding one-week ESL and Cultural Immersion camps in Southern California on June 22–28, 2014.

Viewbook

Please go to the Viewbook page to view photos of our summer and winter camps.

Sample Program Schedules

Two-week Leadership Camp — Week 1:
ISP SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
Arrival and welcome reception for students and host families Getting to Know You Communication Curriculum Leadership Curriculum Communication Curriculum All day in San Francisco: Golden Gate Bridge, Ghirardelli Square, Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39 Flight to Los Angeles (early a.m.); Universal Studios
Break
Leadership Curriculum Research and Action Curriculum Leadership Curriculum
Lunch The Challenge Ropes Course, Fort Miley, SF: Physical and mental challenges to encourage team development, leadership, and goal setting Lunch
Tour of Stanford University; lecture: “The College Application Process in America” Tour and presentation; lecture: “Setting up a Non-Profit in America — The Why and How” Tour and lunch; Google and Facebook lecture: “How social media can be used to effectively promote change”
Home
Two-week Leadership Camp — Week 2:
ISP SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
Santa Monica and Hollywood/city tour; return to San Jose in evening Research and Action Curriculum Leadership activities:
“What will be your leadership style?”
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Departure
Break
Communication Curriculum Leadership Curriculum Research and Action Curriculum
Lunch
Tour of local high school; lecture: “Student government and leadership in American high schools” Tour of city government offices; lecture: “Styles of Leading” Final preparation of presentations; outdoor games Final presentations
Home

One-week ESL & Cultural Immersion Camp — Northern California:
ISP SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
Arrival and welcome reception for students and host families ESL class San Francisco: Golden Gate Bridge, Ghirardelli Square, Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39, Lombard Street, and more! Departure
Break
ESL class
Lunch
Stanford University tour and shopping American Culture Class San Jose Tech Museum & IMAX Theater Local high school tour and activities
Break
American games with local high school students and camp counselors
Host pick-up

One-week ESL & Cultural Immersion Camp — Southern California
ISP SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
Arrival and welcome reception for students and host families ESL class Your choice: Disneyland or Universal Studios Departure
Break
ESL class
Lunch
UCLA and Hollywood tours American Culture Class Santa Monica Local high school tour and activities
Break
American games with local high school students and camp counselors
Host pick-up

ESL Classes

The ISP ESL curriculum was developed in conjunction with TESOL-certified university teachers and focuses on two components: reading/writing and listening/speaking. Students are given a pre and post test to determine fluency levels. The ESL program is interesting and dynamic, and incorporates fun, hands-on activities like writing scripts, performing plays, singing, and storytelling.

American Culture Class

This class teaches students about American culture and includes holidays, American currency, the U.S. school system, and American dining etiquette.

Excursions

Safety is our number one priority. Our program is designed to highlight areas of interest in Northern and Southern California. Students spend time at American high schools to meet new friends and see many wonderful sights.

Host Families

Our camp host families are excellent, high-energy, fun, and thrilled to show their students interesting places in their areas.