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Youth Conversation & American Culture Program (CAC)

Cost Estimation for Youth Conversation & American Culture Program (CAC)

Application Fee$200
Program Fee3 weeks | $1,500
Student Service Fee$100 - $300
Medical Insurance$200 - $1500
Books & Supplies$150 - $350

Housing Options

Housing Application Fee$200
International Village
  • Studio: $0
  • Single: $0
  • Double: $0
American Family Homestay
  • Cost per week: $0
  • Cost per day: $0

The information provided is designed to just give you an idea of the approximate costs of attending our programs. Actual amounts depend on several factors, such as arrival and departure dates, services requested, and others.

This is not an official invoice, it cannot be used as an official document for any payment related issue or procedure

Actual amounts will be provided on an official invoice after complete application materials have been received.

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All courses, dates and fees are subject to change without notice

Youth Conversation & American Culture Program (CAC)

Youth Conversation & American Culture Program (CAC)

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Upcoming Dates


Summer 2020
Face to Face Program Cancelled


Summer 2021
To Be Announced


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The Youth CAC program is a 3-week experiential learning program that gives junior and senior high school students an introduction to the University of California, Riverside and life in Southern California.

Offered in 3-week sessions in July and August, Youth CAC brings together global youth in an activity-filled camp-style program to promote leadership, team work collaboration, and intercultural communication soft skill development. In the CAC program, students also participate in conversational English language learning both inside and outside of the classroom. In the afternoons and on weekends, students experience American cultural and campus activities and optional trips around the area. Staying in the heart of Southern California means students can visit a wide variety of famous places-from Disneyland to the San Diego Zoo, Ontario Mills Outlet Mall, and more. The Youth CAC Program aims to get students excited about studying and traveling abroad again in the future.

Who Can Attend

Admission Requirements

This program is for all English language levels, from upper-beginning and above.

  • No TOEFL/IELTS exam requirements
  • Minimum age: 14 (individuals)

  • Immigration Information

  • This is a part-time program
  • This program is incidental to your purpose in the United States. Participants are in class a limited number of hours per week, and do not qualify for an F-1 student visa.
  • You can obtain a B-2 (tourist) visa, visa waiver, or equivalent



Summer 2020
Face to Face Program Cancelled


Summer 2021
To Be Announced

Where to Stay


  • Stay with an American family to practice English daily and learn about American life and customs
  • Fully-furnished room; double-occupancy
  • All meals and daily transportation (to/from school or school-related activities) included
  • Minimum age 14

Experience California

Social & Cultural Activities

Make the most of your California experience!

Riverside has a friendly community and centralized location. Travel an hour in any direction to explore Los Angeles, San Diego, Palm Springs, and other famous destinations.

Fill your weekends with:

  • Unforgettable places, events, and cultural immersion activities
  • FREE social events to make professional connections
  • Optional trips at a special student rate

Additional Information

Classes & Activities

  • Make friends from all over the world
  • Average age: 15-18
  • Meet American youth
  • American student volunteers from high schools and colleges participate in your program
  • Practice your English, and learn about American culture with American students

Before You Apply

You will be asked create an account and you will need to provide a valid email address, mailing address and other personal information.

Collect any required documents so that you are prepared to upload them.

Supporting Documents:

  • Agency/embassy/partner university information. (Only required if you have one.)
  • Copy of your passport photo page.
  • Statement of Financial Support Form. (Only if your program requires an F-1 (student) visa)
  • Financial statement from the Bank, in English. (Only if your program requires an F-1 (student) visa)
  • If you are applying as an F-1 transfer student from another U.S. institution, you must submit copies of your current I-20 form, I-94 form, and F-1 visa. If you are accepted, your acceptance letter will provide further instructions on completing your transfer.
  • If you are under 18 years old, have your parents complete the parental release form.

Note: Some programs require additional documentation.

“Enrich your life and transform your future by studying in the heart of Southern California. Employers all over the world recognize the University of California as the gold standard in academics. Experience YOUR California dream at sunny UCR - your place to shine.”


Associate Dean, International Education
UCR Extension Professional Studies

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