Discover California

Get to know your new home and become a part of the community through a variety of travel opportunities.

  • Participate in optional weekend group travel to popular destinations
    • Downtown Davis
    • Sacramento
    • Lake Tahoe
    • White Water Rafting
  • Learn how to get around with local transit systems
  • Use the break between Summer Start and fall quarter to explore Northern California with your new friends
Yosemite National Park

Post-Program Trips

Between summer and fall quarter, students can choose to participate in the following options exclusively for Summer Start:

  • Outdoor California
    • Travel with experienced Outdoor Adventures guides to scenic locations like Bodega Bay, Santa Cruz, Monterey, and Yosemite National Park for a sample of California wilderness. Try surfing, kayaking, camping, and hiking.
    • $895 fee includes transportation, hotels and campsites, and most meals.
  • Extend stay in residence hall
    • $444 includes 3 meals per day.
  • Arrange personal travel
    • Lodging, meals, staff and luggage storage will not be available.