Adjust to Life in the US

2019 Sacramento Trip

Get to Know Davis

  • Learn how to travel around Davis by bike and bus
  • Check out local festivals and community events like Farmer's Markets and Art Walks
  • Join group outings to downtown businesses like ice cream and boba shops
  • Tour important campus locations like Shields Library and the Arboretum
Campus Tours
Summer Start students take a campus tour.

Master Life Skills

  • Learn how to get a cell phone, bank account, and shop for dorm room essentials.
  • Practice life skills like laundry, eating healthy, and living with a roommate
  • Learn how to balance school and life through mindfulness workshops, yoga, and more
  • Attend presentations on topics like financial readiness and interviewing skills
Students play frisbee outside.

Make Friends and Improve Your Language Skills

  • Join our weekly "family" dinners to get to know classmates, staff members, and advisors
  • Receive one-on-one assistance with your English language development by working with a Language Coach
  • Take communication elective courses to improve speaking, listening, presentation, and conversation skills
Closing Ceremonies
Students share dinner for Closing Ceremonies.