Academic Immersion: California Dreaming': Finding Your Place

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Sample Itinerary

Below is an example of an Academic Immersion itinerary.  This itinerary is subject to change.


Day 1 Morning introduction to curriculum and instructor.  Begin to engage with classroom material.  Evening Explore downtown Redlands Market Night for dinner.  Stay on campus.
Day 2 Meet up in the morning for coursework.  Spend the afternoon escaping the heat by heading out for an excursion to the local mountains of Forest Falls/Oak Glen or even the Palm Springs Tram!  Sleep on campus.
Day 3 Meet up in the morning for coursework.  Spend the evening at a local restaurant in Redlands!  Sleep on campus.
Day 4 Field Trip!  Head out to various points in Southern California to enjoy putting your learning to work!  Trips could go to places like Hollywood, Big Bear Lake, or Huntington Beach!  Sleep on campus.
Day 5 Meet up in the morning to conclude your coursework and reflect on your materials.  Evening dinner with all of the FYJ courses on campus!

Trip Description: 

Explore the rich representations of Southern California in our cultural imagination, from the myth of endless summers on the beach to negative images like endless traffic jams.  On this academic journey you’ll start by discovering our region through history, fiction, and journalism.  Visiting regional landmarks, such as the iconic Mission Inn and famous sites across Los Angeles, including the Hollywood Sign, you’ll situate yourself in these places through writing and photography.  How do places shape our visions?  


This is a great way to get started on college academics through an interdisciplinary approach to Southern California focusing on literature, history, and writing.  

Trip Cost:  $395.00