• California Dreamin’

      Open to ALL Ontario High School Students!

      San Francisco, Monterey, Santa Barbara, L.A., Palm Springs, Las Vegas

      Join us on the beautiful West Coast of the USA for the ultimate road-trip this July!  Take in everything the West Coast has to offer, from the Golden Gate Bridge to the most scenic drive in the world on Highway 1. Experience first-hand, how the riches of the Pacific Coast connects to the English curriculum.

      Land in San Francisco and study like a true university student on the legendary campus of Berkeley University. Check out Silicon Valley, the place where Google and Facebook call home. Travel south to the stunning coastal city of Monterey to complete a Thematic Photo Analysis assignment that corresponds to our novel, set in this beautiful destination. What is a visit to the Golden State without beach excursions to the famous sandy stretches of Santa Cruz, Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier, or to the desert resort of Palm Springs? Be an active citizen by participating in volunteer work at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. Take on the role of the tour guide for your Location Presentation assignment at famous sites like the footsteps of the famous “Hollywood Sign” in Los Angeles. Finally, end the trip on a high note by hiking the Red Rock Canyons and experiencing a world-class show in Las Vegas.

    • Trip Highlights

      • University of California, Berkeley
      • The Beat Museum
      • Haight Ashbury
      • Fisherman’s Wharf
      • Alcatraz Island
      • Silicon Valley
      • Steinbeck Museum
      • The Big Sur
      • Golden Gate Bridge
      • Museum of Tolerance
      • Las Vegas
      • Warner Bros VIP Studio Tour
      • Hollywood
      • And so much more!
    • Courses

      *Sponsored by the District School Board of Niagara

      • English Grade 11 University Preparation (ENG3U)
        Prerequisite: English, Grade 10, Academic
      • English Grade 12 University Preparation (ENG4U)
        Prerequisite: English, Grade 11, University Preparation
      • Writer’s Craft Grade 12 University Preparation (EWC4U)
        Prerequisite: English, Grade 11, University Preparation

      Attention: Please bring a copy of your student’s passport to the orientation.

      Note:  A minimum of 5 students must be registered for a course (i.e. ENG3U or EWC4U) to run within this program.

      Instructional Timelines

      Mandatory Orientation:  Saturday, May 5, 2018  

      This is a mandatory session for parents and students.  Full attendance is required.

      Online Independent Study: Saturday, May 5 to Sunday, July 1

      Students will complete pre-trip assignments and submit through D2L prior to July 1.

      Travel Dates: Sunday, July 1 to Friday, July 20, 2018

      Students will be completing assessments throughout the travel portion.  The summative assignments will be due on or close to the final day of the trip.

    • Program Fees


      All Inclusive

      Quad Accommodations (Four students to a room; two students to a bed)

      Early booking discount of $200 available until December 15th, 2017

      * $1500 deposit is needed to secure your spot at the time of registration.
      * $1745 second deposit is due Friday, February 23, 2018
      * $1745 final payment is due Monday, April 30, 2018

      *Please contact the office for availability*

      Optional Private Bed Supplement add $800
      Deluxe medical and cancellation insurance (mandatory) add $229.00

      Please note: It is EduTravel and school board policy that all students travelling on extended trips have both cancellation and medical insurance in place. A specialized student insurance protection plan will be automatically added to the cost of the program fee upon registration. Please know there is an option to opt out of the insurance policy by filling and returning in the “Insurance Opt-Out Form” along with proof of valid insurance coverage from another source. 

      Visa Students may be required to pay an additional fee. Please contact the EduTravel office.

      Fees Include:

      • Airfare and land transportation
      • Accommodations
      • Daily breakfast and dinner
      • All admissions to both course specific sights and recreational group activities
      • Course materials
      • All applicable taxes
      • All gratuities

      Fees Do Not Include:

      • Lunches
      • Cancellation and Medical Insurance
      • Discretionary spending money
    Program Details (Click below)


    All Ontario Students

    *Sponsored by the District School Board of Niagara

    Mandatory Orientation:  Saturday, May 5, 2018 
    Grimsby SS (5 Boulton Ave, Grimsby, ON )
    10:00am – 3:00pm

    Travel Dates:  Sunday, July 1, 2018 to Friday, July 20, 2018
    Post-Trip: N/A

    *Please contact the office for availability*


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