Samuel Centenary Academy Study Tour 2018-12-05T05:10:14+00:00

Experience America has developed an exciting new program exclusively for Samuel Centenary students. This trip will show the best that LA has to offer, including sightseeing, education, sports, and local traditions. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to experience one of the most vibrant cities in the world!

Eight days in Los Angeles

The city of Los Angeles is home to 4 million people and is one of the most progressive places on earth–setting trends in music, fashion, and entertainment. With its pristine beaches, endless sunshine, and Hollywood flair, LA is a premier location for year-round fun. Feel energy in the streets of the world’s fashion and entertainment capital and create lasting memories in this legendary city. Students will see the people, food, activities, and events that make LA extraordinary.

LA is also a hub for technology and innovation, ranking third among global cities for entrepreneurship and producing such cutting-edge companies as SpaceX and Snapchat. With an estimated 900 startups and a booming venture capital scene, LA’s “Silicon Beach” has definitely stepped into the tech spotlight.

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Experience & Learn

Day 1:   Arrive in LA

Day 2:  Student orientation

   LA City Tour

Day 3:  Classroom Learning

   NBA Game (optional)

Day 4:  Classroom Learning

   Griffith Observatory

Day 5:  LACMA Art Museum

   Shopping at the Grove

Day 6:  California Science Center

  JPL (Jet Propulsion Lab) Tour

Day 7:  Santa Monica Pier

   Venice Beach

Day 8: Depart for home

Meet the Experience America LA team and learn more about the program, the University of Southern California, and the city of LA.

Experience the atmosphere of a professional basketball game, and watch the world’s best players face off in Staples Center.

Soak in the view of the LA skyline and the famous Hollywood sign from one of the best viewpoints in the city.

Appreciate the rich cultural heritage of one of the world’s largest art museums, home to over 135,000 artifacts with a history spanning 6,000 years.

See the Endeavor Space Shuttle,  at the California Space Center. Now a now retired orbiter, the Endeavor was the the fifth and final shuttle built for NASA’s Space Shuttle Program. It is famous for being driven across LA to its new home at the center. Students will also visit the leading U.S. center for robotic exploration of the solar system that recently helped send a drone to Mars.

Enjoy a day of walking by the water, shopping, and taking photos in the warm California sun at two world-famous beaches.

What’s Included?

At Experience America we make sure everything is covered—from housing to technology and beyond—to provide the best experience for our students.

Students will be housed in a 3-star or higher hotel located near the heart of the city.

We provide private transportation throughout the program, including airport pickup and dropoff.

Our industry tours complement and enhance the curriculum we create for our students.

We provide a bespoke educational program that inspires students while meeting their school’s learning objectives.

All scheduled activities and experiences are inclusive of the cost.

Our programs offer full-service 24/7 support—there is always someone ready and waiting to help!

Three meals per day—breakfast, lunch, and dinner—with the freedom to explore places locals love!

Curated Experience

Create lasting memories with our customized itineraries that combine learning, sightseeing, and exceptional meals.

Get Inspired

Broaden your worldview through exposure to new cultures while gaining independence and feeding your curiosity.

Reliability & Safety

Feel secure knowing that we use advanced technology for seamless planning and communication, including real-time GPS tracking for students.


The Samuel Centenary Academy program includes all of the following amazing sights and activities, and much more.

Experience the best of the city!



  • Education on the University of Southern California campus
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Three meals per day (a combination of meals provided at hotel and by Experience America at local restaurants)
  • Premium activities around the city (unless stated as optional)
  • Private transportation throughout stay
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