Fifteen Year 11 students went to San Francisco and Los Angeles for a campus trip during Easter holiday on 26th March – 5th April 2016. This unique trip benefited our students by giving them a better understanding of the life of college student.
The visits included UC Berkeley, UC Davis, Biola, Azuka Pacific University, and California Crosspoint High School, as well as Disneyland and Universal Studio. Such visits gave our students opportunities to check the different ‘atmosphere’ which may suit their lifestyle and also type of learning, to meet IICS alumni in some universities who gave them insight into the environment, and to get the experiences of studying in a US high school. They were also given time to relax and enjoy the city as well.
The comments from our students are mainly positive. The visits have given them more motivation to do better at school to get into the universities they desire. The trip also brought them joy through being able to socialize with their friends. One positive feedback is that the schedule for campus trip may better be outside of the Easter Holiday, since most universities are on spring break qt that time. Overall, a satisfying trip.