Roll out the red carpet and step into the lights, behind the cameras and into the action of Los Angeles. Explore the glamour and luxury of Sunset Boulevard, the Walk of Fame and Rodeo Drive. Spend time at California State University Northridge (CSUN) and learn about the institutions leading program for Deaf Studies, including a comprehensive tour of the campus and the opportunity to meet with an academic advisor. Let the artists take the lead with a sign language interpretation tour of the Getty Museum and the Getty Center. Learn how to entertain an audience in an acting workshop at the Deaf West Theatre. Step into the shoes of actors and go behind the scenes of filmmaking with an ASL-guided tour at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Enjoy a day of fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, including time to explore The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™. Stroll along the endless beaches and boulevards of Venice and Santa Monica, before the journey home.
Fly from Portland to Los Angeles. Upon arrival, take a motorcoach on a guided Los Angeles sightseeing tour to the Hollywood Sign, Walk of Fame, Sunset Boulevard and Rodeo Drive. End the tour at The Grove, and enjoy dinner at the adjacent historic Farmers Market.
Spend the morning at the California State University Northridge (CSUN), a leading institution for Deaf Studies. CSUN’s undergraduate program offers a quality education in a variety of deaf-related fields and provides unique experiential opportunities. Go on a comprehensive tour of the campus and meet with an academic advisor to learn about the school’s academics and student life. Visit the Getty Museum with a sign language interpretation tour to learn about the extensive collections of artwork. After, take a walking tour of the Getty Center, taking in the unique architecture of the buildings and gardens on the grounds. End the tour with free time for students to explore the exhibits.
Attend an interactive masterclass and participate in a workshop at the Deaf West Theatre. Taught by a professional deaf actor, students learn fun improv-style exercises utilizing American Sign Language (ASL) and put on their own performances at the end. Discover the art and science of film production at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures* with a tour conducted in both ASL and English.
*Activity is subject to museum opening date. An alternative activity will be provided closer to travel date.
Experience a full day of entertainment at Universal Studios Hollywood film studio and theme park. Have fun with movie-themed rides, shows, shopping, dining, and more. Journey into The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ to visit the magical shops in Hogsmeade and discover the mysteries of Hogwarts.
Today is for fun in the sun, with free time to enjoy the beaches of Venice and Santa Monica, wander Venice Boulevard and explore Santa Monica Pier. Depart for home full of beautiful memories.
Note: Activities are subject to change based on availability. Your Group Leader will not be representing the school or district on this trip. This is a non-school sponsored activity.
On this five-day adventure of arts and entertainment in Los Angeles, students visit multiple cultural institutions, practice improv acting at the Deaf West Theatre and discover one of the leading Deaf Studies programs in the country. A tour of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures encourages students to discover the history of film production. Gain a deeper understanding of interpreting and understanding art with a visit to the Getty Museum. With a curated curriculum for educators to apply with the program, students are empowered to put their learning into practice before, during and after the trip.
At Experience, we make sure everything is covered – from housing to technology and beyond – to provide the best experience for our students.
Quality, safe hotels with quad occupancy corresponding to the destination.
All transportation is provided throughout the program.
Airfare covers round-trip flights from major airports.
A night chaperone is on site to ensure security.
Two meals are provided daily, breakfast and dinner, featuring local cuisine.
Interactive learning experiences designed to expand educational and career goals.
Scheduled activities, experiences and guided tours are all included.
Customized experiences developed by travel experts to promote learning and engagement.
Full-time Tour Directors are on site for the duration of the trip, for an all-inclusive experience.
Tips for bus drivers, guides, Tour Directors and meals.
Advanced student security software that integrates geofencing, logistics, communication and more optimized safety features.
Dedicated 24/7 staff availability, supporting students every step of the way.
Experience understands there is a growing concern over the COVID-19 outbreak and travel. We are attentively monitoring the situation and following updates from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Department of State.
Public health authorities are focusing on prevention efforts and actively testing anyone whose symptoms are compatible with COVID-19. It is important to note that for travel and community settings, the CDC reports a low risk of exposure for those who are in the same environment for a prolonged period of time and without close contact as someone with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19. Learn more about the CDC Exposure Risk Categories.
To alleviate any uncertainty, Experience is implementing an Upcoming and Future Travel Policy for 2020. This policy allows our programs to adjust their travel dates and plans to provide more flexibility for travelers and relieve any immediate concerns. As the situation evolves, we will remain in contact with group leaders to keep them informed and adjust any travel plans as needed. We want to assure all group leaders, parents and travelers that we will not send programs to destinations that are deemed unsafe by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) or the U.S. Department of State. The health and safety of our travelers is of the utmost importance and always a main concern on our educational tours. We will continue to stay informed and safely navigate the situation.