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1-Week Summer Programs for Middle School Students at UCLA

Los Angeles, California

1 WeekCOMING 2023
COMING 2023: Take courses in sports entertainment, business and technology while honing your leadership skills.
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    6, 7, 8
    11, 12, 13
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    Explore what makes an effective and impactful leader while exporing your career and academic interests.

    Junior Discovery at UCLA 1-Week Middle School Program

    Test drive a summer experience with our new 1-Week program at UCLA. This accelerated offering combines exploratory academic courses with elements from UCLA’s nationally renowned leadership development program to deliver an impactful academic and leadership experience.

    As part of the experience, students will participate in a leadership workshop series. Modeled after the Bruin Leaders Project, this workshop series helps students hone their leadership skills through hands-on engagement and activities. Students also explore possible career paths through academic engagement, conversations with industry experts, and case studies of successful professionals. This program is ideal for middle school students who want to develop their leadership skills while delving into an academic area of interest. You'll walk away with 21st century skills that will help you in high school, college, and future careers.

    Junior Discovery at UCLA 1-Week Middle School Program

    Experience Living, Learning, and Leadership

    At our Summer Discovery UCLA 1-Week Middle School Program courses are taught by UCLA instructors in modern classroom facilities across the UCLA campus. Course sizes average between 8 to 20 students - allowing for small group engagement and interaction. Courses are not graded, but students receive an overall written evaluation from UCLA and and a “Certificate of Completion” at the end of the program. Over the course of our leadership series, student's increase their self-knowledge and gain a better understanding of their interests, talents, and values.

    Experience Living, Learning, and Leadership

    Safety First

    Our number one priority is helping middle school students succeed in supportive, nurturing environment:

    • 8:1 student to staff ratio​
    • Strong university relationship ​

    • Morning meeting​ to engage and connect with students

    • Students walked to and from class​

    • Designated home area time; students cannot go as they please​

    • After class activities are not optional. Students must attend.

    • Highly trained and skilled Resident Counselors provide mentorship

    • And more!

    Safety First

    Campus Life & Guided Activites

    After class, explore campus with a group of friends or soak up some sun by the Sunset Canyon Recreation Center pool. Follow in the footsteps of fame with our organized trips to TCL Chinese Theater and Hollywood & Highland. 

    Our students live in their own air conditioned residence hall in Hedrick Summit Suites, right next the Sunset Rec Pool and Hitch Basketball courts. This residence hall is exclusive to Junior Discovery students, so you can get to know your peers in a comfortable setting that’s separate from the university students. Whether you’re watching a movie or working on a group project, it’s great to live with your friends. 

    Just outside our door is Los Angeles, the entertainment capital of the world. You'll enjoy guided exploration of the city famous for theme parks, television and movie studios, theaters, museums and more. We'll organize trips to connect with your LA life.

    *All on-campus activities are subject to change based on current safety protocols.

    Sample Activities

    • Rodeo Drive
    • Santa Monica Pier
    • The Grove
    • Beach Bonfire
    • Ice Cream Social
    • Kickball Games
    • Westwood Movies
    • Griffith Observatory

    Program Details

    Tuition Includes: Term fees, academic and enrichment program, housing in UCLA Residence Hall, comprehensive welcome orientation and ice-breakers, meals on campus, supervised use of UCLA athletic and recreation facilities, activities, trips, excursions, transportation to and from all included activities, blanket, pillow, sheets, and towel.

    Not Included: $100 application fee (non-refundable); $95 student ID/technology fee, airfare, airport transfers, books/class materials and course supplements, meals off campus, laundry, shopping, spending money, medical expenses.

    Commuter Student Tuition Includes: Courses, 3 Meals in Reiber Dining Hall Monday-Thursday, breakfast and lunch on final day, daily afternoon activity, and access to Hedrick Hall lounges. Note: Commuter students are not permitted to attend other evening or off-campus activities and excursions.


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