Course Description

Inspiring tomorrow's great leaders through a project-driven English program for teens

This program is designed to engage students in their learning process and transform them into active learners.  Students will reinforce language skills, as well as develop new ones which will help them succeed in a post-secondary setting. Through a variety of projects and task-based activities, including debates, presentations, research, and teamwork they will improve their communicative and leadership abilities. 

The Global Leadership Summer Program will not only provide students with an amazing academic experience, but also offer an opportunity to develop international friendships during an exciting, fun-filled summer!

Course Details

Who Should Attend: Non-native English speakers who are between 13 and 17 years of age

Academic Schedule: The program offers flexible start dates with 2, 3, and 4-week options and consists of 17.5 hours of language instruction in the morning, Cultural Workshops in the afternoon, field trips, activities and social events in the afternoon and on weekends.

Individual Prices

Weeks Residential Homestay
2-Weeks $4,105 $3,360
3-Weeks $5,895 $4,750
4-Weeks $7,820 $6,120
5 or 6-Weeks Contact Program Director Contact Program Director
* See details below *LA Trip Included

*LA Trip (Optional/Contact Program Director)

Schedule and fees subject to change.  


*LA Trip Details: a 3-day weekend, 2-night trip to Los Angeles July 29-July 31, 2022 (which includes visiting famous sights & entrance into Disneyland).  Students attending the trip must plan to depart San Diego August 1, 2022. If students do wish to depart on July 31, 2022, it must be from LAX.  

Airport Transfer Assistance: please contact Program Director.

International Agency or Group Bookings: Contact Program Director, Francine Chemnick at or call (619) 260-7621 for a quote.

Residential Accommodations: Students stay in the university’s student residence halls. They are modern, clean and comfortable apartments, generally for eight students in twin-study bedrooms with two en-suite bathrooms and a living area. Each residence has its own reception area, round-the-clock security, vending machines and laundry facilities. Residential students have full-board which includes three meals per day.

Homestay Accommodations:  Single and double rooms with an American host family, breakfast & dinner with family and lunches on campus Monday-Friday; lunch and dinner provided on Saturday excursions; local bus/trolley pass included.

Instructors: USD faculty and experienced staff provide a stimulating and participative learning environment.

Course Options

Course Date Units Price

What You Will Learn

  • An intensive all-English environment to practice and refine language skills 
  • Participation in field trips, sporting activities and social events provide opportunities to interact with local community


Professional development courses offered by the University of San Diego’s Division of Professional & Continuing Education are taught by faculty that possess a depth and breadth of academic and real-world professional experience.

Why USD?

PCE nurtures key partnerships on the local, national and international level to better serve working professionals who seek to enhance or build their careers, as well as with their employers to help achieve their highest value and potential. Contact us today to learn more.

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Learning Method Information

Courses offer a convenient, yet rigorous style of learning that allows you to structure your education to suit your schedule while keeping you on pace toward achieving your educational.


These on-campus courses are offered in a traditional classroom where you can connect with your instructor and classmates in a live setting. This learning environment facilitates communication in real time, enables immediate feedback and fosters face-to-face interaction with the instructor and classmates. Classroom courses have a scheduled start and finish date, and students are expected to attend all course sessions.

Key Benefits of English Language Academy Courses

Dynamic, Practical Language Skills

Our individualized, skill-based placement system stimulates dynamic learning for students of varying levels of language proficiency with instruction that is tailored to their unique needs.

Sense of Community

Our faculty and staff engage students from around the globe in an enriching, high-quality educational experience where they also build friendships that help stimulate academic success.

Invested in Your Success

Our mission is to help each student thrive while developing the English language skills that position them to achieve personal, professional and academic goals.