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2018 Summer Program – Francis Parker School University/College Application Camp

July 6 @ 8:00 am - July 29 @ 5:00 pm


Dates: July 6 – 29, 2018
Location: San Diego, California, USA
School: Francis Parker School
Students: 15 places for 9th grade – 11th grade students
Application start: January 1, 2018
Deadline: April 2018


  • Formal instruction and professional guidance on the university/ college admissions process provided by Parker’s Director of University/College Counseling, assisted by two senior English Department teachers, offered Weeks 2 and 3 of the program in the afternoons.
  • Formally-guided tours of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); the University of Southern California (USC); the University of California, San Diego (UCSD); San Diego State University (SDSU), and the ve liberal arts schools referred to as the Claremont Colleges: Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College, Pomona College and Scripps College.
  • Supervised trips to local and regional cultural/tourist destinations on select afternoons and evenings.
  • A daily English-language classroom immersion experience.
  • A home-stay living arrangement arranged by IEM, ensuring an English language immersion experience.

7:00 – 7:30 AM – Breakfast with homestay family
7:45 – 7:55 AM – Students transported by homestay family to campus in a private car
8:00 – 12:00 PM – Students attend classes
12:00 – 12:30 PM – Lunch at Parker
12:30 – 1:00 PM – Free period
1:00 – 4:00 PM – Week 1: Recreational/tourism activities; Weeks 2, 3: University/college visits and application preparation course
4:15 – 5:30 PM –  Additional study period or students return to their home-stay
6:00 – 6:30 PM – Dinner with home-stay family

Evening hours: Homework/next day class preparations; occasional evening field trip to local cultural sites

Saturdays and Sundays: Activities to include a mix of cultural and recreational activities with the home-stay family


As the Parker Summer Program is limited to no more than 15 students for the 2018 summer, a careful screening process for all applicants will be used. Each accepted candidate must:

  1. Demonstrate a strong grasp of conversational English and satisfactory English writing skills as appropriate to the student’s current grade level. (Note: English language proficiency testing is required as a part of the Orientation Session to assure proper course placements subsequent to enrollment and prior to the start of classes.)
  2. Possess the ability and willingness to participate in class discussions.
  3. Submit (in written English) a personal statement expressing the reasons why he/she should be accepted into the Program.
  4. Provide a letter of support from a teacher or school administrator who knows the student well.
  5. Conduct a Skype interview with the Summer Program Director or with the designated preferred vendor, IEM.
  6. Be sufficiently mature to engage in a successful homestay arrangement.


  1. Provide a valid passport, visa, health condition, and the completed application.
  2. Provide valid travel insurance that covers the student’s duration in the U.S. while attending this program.
  3. The student must follow all school and program rules.
  4. All fees for this program must be paid at least 4 weeks prior to the start date of this program. No refund if the student cancels due to personal reasons.
  5. The $250 homestay deposit is not included in the program fee. It will be refunded one week after departure of the homestay, assuming no damages caused by visiting student.

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July 6 @ 8:00 am
July 29 @ 5:00 pm


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Francis Parker School
6501 Linda Vista Rd
San Diego, CA 92111 United States
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francis parker.org