Los Angeles

Educational Study Tours for Teens

2-Week Tour to Los Angeles

Long before the Avengers descended into our lives, Los Angeles has been widely recognized as the entertainment capital of the world. The city today continues to entertain, and in many cases, in brand new, innovative ways. LA is now home to some of the world's most widely used social media, gaming, wellness app companies in the world. LA will always impress, and to keep a finger on the pulse of this amazing city is to stay on top of the game. For 2 weeks, Young Explorers will step out of the comforts of their homes and explore the best LA has to offer. Through company visits and hands-on workshops, they will be inspired by meeting industry leaders at leading technology companies, explore innovations at museums, challenge themselves in public speaking, create lasting friendships, and much more.

Program Aims

Master Key Frameworks & Concepts:

  • Five-phase Design Thinking process created by the Hasso-Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford (d.school)

  • Introduction to Film Production - create your very own short film!

Develop Lifelong Skills:

  • Problem-solving

  • Public speaking

  • Collaboration

  • Creativity

  • Cultural acceptance

  • Self-awareness

  • Open-mindedness

  • Good manners

Most importantly...get inspired and find your PURPOSE behind it all!

Curriculum Overview

Day 1: Arrive in Los Angeles

Day 2: Welcome Presentation / Icebreakers / Introduction to Design Thinking / UCLA Campus Tour

Day 3: Visit Walt Disney Animation Studios / Visit Headspace / Walt Disney & Headspace Case Studies

Day 4: Walt Disney & Headspace Case Study Presentations / Griffith Observatory

Day 5: PechaKucha Introduction / California Science Center / USC Campus Tour

Day 6: Visit Riot Games / Riot Games Case Study / Riot Games Case Study Presentation / PechaKucha Afternoon

Day 7: Hike to Hollywood Sign / Guinness World Records Museum

Day 8: Universal Studios Hollywood

Day 9: Introduction to Film Production / How to Write a Screenplay / Short Movie Project Time

Day 10: How to Create a Storyboard / Short Movie Project Time 

Day 11: Planning Set Design, Lighting, Wardobe /  How to Film & Edit / Short Movie Project Time

Day 12: Short Movie Project Presentation / Guest Speaker / Campfire by the beach

Day 13: Return Home

*Please note the above company visits may be subject to change based on partner availability.

Every Evening: Reflections, Skill-Building Activities & Final Tour Project Preparation.

Students will receive an Exploracademy Certificate of Curriculum Completion at the end of the tour.

Curriculum Overview

Day 1: Arrive in Los Angeles

Day 2: Welcome Presentation / Icebreakers / Introduction to Design Thinking / UCLA Campus Tour

Day 3: Visit Walt Disney Animation Studios / Visit Headspace / Walt Disney & Headspace Case Studies

Day 4: Walt Disney & Headspace Case Study Presentations / Griffith Observatory

Day 5: PechaKucha Introduction / California Science Center / USC Campus Tour

Day 6: Visit Riot Games / Riot Games Case Study / Riot Games Case Study Presentation / PechaKucha Afternoon

Day 7: Hike to Hollywood Sign / Guinness World Records Museum

Day 8: Universal Studios Hollywood

Day 9: Introduction to Film Production / How to Write a Screenplay / Short Movie Project Time

Day 10: How to Create a Storyboard / Short Movie Project Time 

Day 11: Planning Set Design, Lighting, Wardobe /  How to Film & Edit / Short Movie Project Time

Day 12: Short Movie Project Presentation / Guest Speaker / Campfire by the beach

Day 13: Return Home

*Please note the above company visits may be subject to change based on partner availability.

Every Evening: Reflections, Skill-Building Activities & Final Tour Project Preparation.

Students will receive an Exploracademy Certificate of Curriculum Completion at the end of the tour.

Every Evening: Reflections, Skill-Building Activities & Final Tour Project Preparation.

Students will receive an Exploracademy Certificate of Curriculum Completion at the end of the tour.

*Accommodation and company visits are subject to change.

Life today is hard to imagine without Google- from its search engine, to Gmail, to Google Maps, we constantly rely on Google to give us the information we need at the exact time we need it. Young Explorers will get to see what goes on behind the doors at one of the most influential technology companies in the world.

With over 2.2 billion monthly active users, Facebook is the most popular social media platform globally. Young Explorers will have the opportunity to tour the headquarters of one of another one of the most influential technology companies in the world.

Adobe has changed the way creatives work around the world by creating multimedia softwares like Photoshop, Illustrator, and Dreamweaver. Whether Young Explorers are interested in design, coding, or something else, they will all be inspired to maybe one day find a place for themselves here.

What is PechaKucha?

Developed by architects as an image based presentation method, PechaKucha is a fun and very effective new way to present projects and ideas. Presenters pick 20 images to go with the topic of their choice and have 20 seconds to talk about each image. This is a great way for Young Explorers to train their communication skills, gain confidence, and share a topic of their interest.

This Tour is Recommended For

9-15 years old who are comfortable in an all-English environment.

What's Included

Round trip flights from Hong Kong or Taipei to Los Angeles ​with our Tour Educators.

Transportation to and from Los Angeles International Airport & all local transportation throughout the tour dates.

 

International health & travel medical insurance with maximum limit of US$100,000. 

Accommodation at a leading university in Los Angeles such as UCLA and Loyola Marymount University.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks covered throughout tour dates. Dinner covered for arrival day & breakfast covered for departure day.

Entrance fee for all museums, workshops, excursions.

1:5 Tour Educator to student ratio. Available 24/7.

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