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Enjoy living in a fast-growing city with every possible convenience, and being able to travel an hour or two in any direction to explore places like L.A. and Hollywood, San Diego, Palm Springs, and more. Enjoy beautiful sunshine, the unique California culture, and social activities to make your stay unforgettable.

Explore the Great Outdoors

Riverside is well known for its palm trees, parks, citrus history, and innovation, but it’s also known for being the best place to experience all Southern California has to offer. On any given day, you can:

  • Go to the beach to enjoy sun and sand, swim or surf, year-round.
  • Hike in the mountains; go skiing or snowboarding in the winter; camp in the desert.
  • Take a picnic to the park; bike, swim, skate, or challenge your friends to a game of basketball.

Have Fun with New Friends

Relax and meet new friends from around the world at free social events held every quarter. You have plenty of opportunities to:

  • Celebrate different cultures and U.S. holidays.
  • Attend a dance or karaoke party.
  • Join game nights, luncheons, and many other fun events!

Take an Optional Tour

On the weekends or after class, join a group trip arranged by IEP. You will be able to:

  • Experience Disneyland, Universal Studios, or Sea World.
  • Shop at Ontario Mills or Cabazon.
  • Discover Hollywood, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Yosemite and more!

These are just a few of the many optional trips available. Take as many trips as you want at special student rates. Each trip fee includes transportation, chaperones, and entrance fees.


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