2-Week Tour to San Francisco
Ever since the Gold Rush in 1848 to today, San Francisco has not stopped booming. SF is without a doubt where the future of tomorrow is being created today. SF is not only a leader in technology, but also a leader in cultural diversity and acceptance. For students to spend time in SF is for them to see how cultural acceptance, diversity, and teamwork can lead to products and services that change the world. For 2 weeks, Young Explorers will step out of the comforts of their homes and explore the best San Francisco 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.
Master Key Frameworks & Concepts:
Five-phase Design Thinking process created by the Hasso-Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford (d.school)
Fundamentals of Public Speaking - Informative, Persuasive, Impromptu
Develop Lifelong Skills:
Most importantly...get inspired and find your PURPOSE behind it all!
University of California, Berkeley
Founded in 1868, the University of California, Berkeley, is the flagship campus of the ten University of California campuses. It is a leading research university in the U.S. and in the world. Always ranked one of the top, if not the top, public universities in the world, one would be hard pressed to not be impressed by anyone who attends UCB. To be able to be experience life at UCB, is to get an early glimpse at the road to success. Notable alumni include presidents of countries, Nobel Laureates, Fortune 500 CEOs, and superstar athletes.
DAY 1: Arrive in San Francisco
Welcome Presentation & Icebreakers
Introduction to Design Thinking
Games of Berkeley
Adobe Case Study
Adobe Case Study Presentation
Uber Case Study
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Uber Case Study Presentation
Introduce Final Tour Project
Computer History Museum
San Francisco Excursion
Planning a Speech, Hands-on Practice
Facebook Case Study
Facebook Case Study Presentation
Crafting & Delivering a Speech, Hands-on Practice
Final Tour Project Preparation
Fire Trail Hike & Picnic
Final Tour Project Presentation
Berkeley Campus Tour
DAY 13: Return Home
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.
Round trip flights from Hong Kong or Taipei to San Francisco with our Tour Educators.
Transportation to and from San Francisco International Airport & all local transportation throughout the tour dates.
International health & travel medical insurance with maximum limit of US$100,000.
Accommodation at UC Berkeley, a global leading public research 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.