High school exchange - Santa Cruz

Exchange stay at the Pacific Collegiate School in Santa Cruz, CA. - for anyone interested in English language and American culture. 14 days.

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Activity & Cultural Destination

In collaboration with PCS, a unique and exciting high school stay is planned in beautiful, historic Santa Cruz in the Monterey Bay area in California, south of San Francisco. The goal is to learn about American culture and language while meeting young high school students from all walks of life and learning about high school life in the United States.

You will be living with a local family, where you will follow the family's teenager in high school. You should expect to give a short speech about yourself and Denmark during one of the first days at school, which we will help you plan in detail before the trip.


There is a lot of emphasis on the academics during the school trip and you are expected to understand and speak English at a reasonable level so that you can follow the high school program. You must also be interested in engaging with the program and the contact to other young Americans and their families. In the course of the cultural education program, you must relate to the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals and we will prepare you to discuss the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals in English when we travel to PCS. One of the goals of our cultural trip is to dress the students to take responsibility. A large part of this 'attire' is to inform students about the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, and in relation to the United States, California is far ahead of the rest of the United States with regard to all 17 goals. During the course of teaching, we will make a comparison between Denmark, California, the United States as an entity, as well as a developing country, to create awareness of the importance of Sustainable Development Goals in the students.

If you receive Spanish tuition at RE, then there may be a possibility of staying with a bi-lingual (Spanish) family.

Student requirements

You should expect to get a full-day-program where you follow your host student to extracurricular activities in the afternoon and/or evening, which may be American football, track, baseball/softball, cheerleading, band, etc.

You must comply with the school's dress code. Regular clothing meets the dress code, as long as underwear, etc. can't be seen.

You will be responsible for creating a video diary or otherwise communicating your experiences and views of high school life to the other students upon return.

The program also includes a 1-night-stay in San Francisco, where we come across the Golden Gate Bridge, visit Alcatraz and go for a walk in Haight Ashbury, Castro or China Town.

In June, the American students will come to Ranum Efterskole College, where you will then serve as a host student during the stay and you will also plan a weekend at home with your American exchange student!

We recommend that you choose USA—Santa Cruz if you plan to come to the United States on exchange visit or study later on. See more pictures and meet previous RE exchange students and PCS host students at https://www.facebook.com/groups/REPVHS/?fref=ts

Safety (water, political issues, etc.)
No safety risk.



Conditions & Econmics

Self-payment is approx. 6500 DKK

+ possible collective cancellation insurance 350 DKK

Link to shop: https://shop.ranumefterskole.dk/butik/kulturfag



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