• US West Coast – The Heart of American Dream

EDVENTURE EXPLAINED

Why did we choose
US WEST COAST?

Some say, the best of US rests on its West Coast. Los Angeles, the entertainment capital of the world and San Francisco, the cradle of information technology, both stand testament to the fact. The land that once marked the gold rush has still not lost its sheen as the land of big dreams and mega deals. There is no more fertile ground on earth that grows mega corporations in such short years, viz., Apple, Google, Amazon and Intel among others. This truly scenic, beautiful land is a true inspiration for students of any age.

What does this journey offer?

The West Coast of USA is your golden gate to experience the best of entertainment, education and information technology. Entertainment doesn’t get bigger than Disney and Universal Studios. Education at its best is symbolized by UCLA and Stanford Universities. Google, Intel and a hoard of other cutting-edge companies are based in Silicon Valley. Now imagine one single journey that gives you access to them all, and much, much more.

Core Lessons/
Inspiration:
  • Business of Entertainment
  • Architectural Marvels
  • Creating Larger than Life Worlds
  • The Gold Rush

THINGS TO DO

US WEST COAST: The Heart of American Dream

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VISIT
  • Los Angeles
  • San Francisco
  • Hollywood
  • Silicon Valley
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LEARN
  • History of USA
  • Introduction to Film Studios
  • History of Silicon Valley
  • Life of Walt Disney
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ENJOY
  • Lombard Street
  • 17 Mile Drive
  • Hearst Castle
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BE INSPIRED
  • Intel Museum
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Walt Disney
  • Hollywood

ITINERARY

FROM HOME COUNTRY TO SAN FRANCISCO

DAY 1: SAN FRANCISCO

  • Arrive at San Francisco International Airport
  • Free time as per flight schedule
  • Dinner and overnight in San Francisco

DAY 2: SAN FRANCISCO

  • City Tour includes - City Hall, Fisherman’s Wharf, Golden Gate Bridge.
  • Lombard Street
  • Enjoy the view from Twin peak
  • Shopping at Union Square, as per available time
  • Overnight in San Francisco

DAY 3: SAN FRANCISCO

  • California Academy of Science
  • Westfield Mall
  • Young Authors program
  • Overnight in San Francisco

DAY 4: SAN FRANCISCO- MONTEREY

  • Breakfast and check-out
  • Driving tour of Silicon Valley
  • Intel Museum
  • Tech Museum of Innovation
  • Interaction at Stanford University
  • 17 Mile Drive
  • Overnight in Monterey

DAY 5: MONTEREY - LOS ANGELES

  • Early breakfast and checkout
  • Drive to Los Angeles
  • School visit
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Hotel check-in and overnight in Los Angeles (LA)

DAY 6: LOS ANGELES

  • Fun day at Universal Studios
  • LA City Night Tour - (includes, Kodak Theatre, Chinatown, Beverly
  • Hills/Rodeo Drive and Hollywood Walk of Fame.)
  • Overnight in Los Angeles (LA)

DAY 7: LOS ANGELES

  • Enjoy a day in Disneyland
  • Young Authors Program
  • Overnight in Los Angeles (LA)

DAY 8: LOS ANGELES- SEA WORLD

  • Spend a full day at Sea World
  • Free time for Shopping (if time permits)
  • Young Authors Program
  • Overnight in Los Angeles (LA)

DAY 9: LOS ANGELES – HOME COUNTRY

  • Depart to airport as per flight schedule
  • Fly back to Home Country

DAY 10/11: ARRIVAL IN HOME COUNTRY

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q  Who can attend an EdTerra overseas journey?

    A  

    Any student of your school in the age group of 11-17 years is welcome to join this program provided the child faces no serious medical conditions which may be difficult to address satisfactorily during the journey. Also, any adult who is not a member of the school staff or management is not allowed to join the school group.

  • Q  How do we choose the teachers to accompany our student group?

    A  

    As teachers are the legally appointed guardians of the students for the entire course of the journey, it is advisable that the selected teacher/s are experienced and have the capacity to address issues related to student safety, well-being and behavior. Physical fitness and international travel experience are added advantage as most international programs are fast-paced and hectic.

  • Q  What is the recommended teacher: student ratio?

    A  

    The industry practice is of 1 adult per 10 students (1:10), but some international schools prefer a ratio of 1:7.

  • Q  What guarantee does EdTerra provide for securing a visa?

    A  

    The visiting country’s Embassy/ Consulate has the power to either grant/decline the visa request of any applicant. EdTerra can facilitate the submission of visa application documents or help secure an interview with the Embassy/Consulate; however it cannot be held responsible in any way for the grant or decline of the visa.

  • Q  What about our students’ safety during the journey?

    A  

    Underpinning each EdTerra journey is the concern to address student safety at all levels. Being an ISO 9001: 2008 company, EdTerra complies with globally accepted standards for efficient processes, including rigorous safety standards.

  • Q  How can the parents stay in touch with their children during the journey?

    A  

    The accompanying EdTerra Journey Mentor provides daily updates on the EdTerra Facebook page (like us at edterraindia), along with photographs of the day’s activities for parents to keep a track of the journey progress. Parents are also provided with contact details of the hotels where students will be staying during the journey. Also, the school may permit students to carry their mobiles with international SIM cards.

  • Q  Can some students stay back after the journey to visit their relatives or friends?

    A  

    On account of student safety, EdTerra does not allow any child to stay back after the journey. For every EdTerra journey the rule is simple, you fly out of your home country as a group and you return as a group.

  • Q  Will our school group be merged with any other school group?

    A  

    The costing for an EdTerra journey is done on the minimum group size of 30 full paying participants. If you have 30 more paying participants then your group will not be merged with any other group. In the event that the school is unable to provide the minimum number of paying participants before 60 days of the scheduled departure date of journey, EdTerra Edventures Pvt Ltd reserves the right to merge the school group with another school group. This ensures that two or more smaller groups are able to travel economically. In such a case there is a possibility that the two groups may vary in age. In the event that the minimum number is not achieved through merging groups, EdTerra reserves the right to either postpone or cancel the journey.

  • Q  What kind of food can we expect during our overseas journey?

    A  

    EdTerra provides wholesome and hygienic food during the journey. An ample variety of local cuisine is provided as a part of the travel experience. Effort is made to provide at least one Indian meal each day, preferably dinner.

  • Q  What kind of clothing should the students carry for the journey?

    A  

    Depending on the location and time/season of travel, EdTerra will provide an exhaustive to-pack list, enabling students to pack appropriately for the journey.

  • Q  Will EdTerra facilitate the purchase of foreign currency and international SIM cards?

    A  

    EdTerra does not facilitate the purchase of foreign currency or international SIM cards. The same can be procured directly by the parents from any authorized foreign exchange agency or SIM provider.

GALLERY

US West Coast – The Heart of American Dream

From schools, with love

"EdTerra is an education company. The entire US Edventure was a testimony to their commitment... Such an inspirational journey!"

Brother L.D. Lobo
Principal, St. Columbas' School

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