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USA CAMP_Stanford University/Google/Oracle/Hearst Castle

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Stanford University

123 Encina Commons

Stanford, CALIFORNIA 94305-6020

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You might be familiar with this ancient saying: “It is better to travel ten thousand miles than to read ten thousand books.” Even if you don’t agree with the saying, you may agree that our world is much more connected than ever before and having good grades alone is no longer the key to success. Therefore, more and more people realize the importance of expanding one’s horizons and having real cultural and social experiences with the world beyond one’s borders. This is also the passion of JOYN Global Culture, Inc.—helping students to expand their horizons and to learn.

In our 2018 winter program to the US, you will be thrilled to see the dynamic landscapes, visit world-class tech companies and top universities; you will also be meeting people from different backgrounds and listen to their inspiring stories. Don’t miss the unique opportunity to explore the US with Stanford PhD Graduate Dr. Sheng Chen and see how some of your stereotype thinking of the US might be challenged!

Day1. Head to L.A.

Day2. In the morning, the group will take an in-depth visit at UCLA-one of the top public universities in the US. They will experience campus life in different colleges and professional schools, and communicate with faculties and students to explore the footprints and the dynamics of UCLA. In the afternoon, the group will head to Hollywood for a guided tour at Warner Bros. Movie Studio, where the group gets to experience the best studio for live action movies such as “The Dark Knight” and “Matrix”.

Day3. A unique full-day exploration at The Entertainment Capital of L.A.- Hollywood Universal Studios. The group will experience thrilling theme park rides and shows, real working movie studios with special effects, attractions and L.A.’s best shops and much more!

Day4. Morning trip to the Hollywood Icon: Walk of Fame-A boulevard where the stars of Hollywood are immortalized with bronze star-plaques, embedded in pink and charcoal terrazzo squares. The group will take an exciting journey in exploring their stars of interest along the boulevard. In the afternoon, the group will head to Alabama Hills Recreation Area where they will enjoy the great rock formations and fun little hike on the Movie Road where over 400 movies have been filmed here, such as “Transformers” and “Iron Man”.

Day5. A full-day exploration of “Star War” shooting place-America’s hottest, driest, and lowest National Park-Death Valley National Park, where the group will explore many extremes and mysteries such as the sailing stones and Dante’s View. Death Valley is an otherworldly place for sightseeing and has multiple possibilities for hiking.

Day6. A full-day exploration at one of the most fascinating ecosystems on earth-Joshua Tree National Park where two distinct desert ecosystems, the Mojave and the Colorado, meet together. The group will see a fascinating variety of animals like wild birds, lizards, ground squirrels and California tree frog; as well as surreal geological wonders in this Southern California wilderness.

Day7. Experience Southern California’s largest premium outlet and learn its business model at Desert Hill Premium Outlets.

Day8. Study the influence that Danish and Spanish cultures had on America at Solvang village-a unique historic Danish village with rich cultural heritage and offerings. It’s also a photographers’ paradise that everywhere you turn there you find delightful photo opportunities. The group may taste the authentic Danish pastries at Solvang’s world-famous bakeries; they may stroll through the village and admire the old-world European architecture or stop at various charming boutiques and shops for souvenir hunting.

Day9. Discover the unforgettable Hearst Castle guided tour. Travel back in time to experience what it is like to be a guest of William Randolph Hearst. The group will see the magnificent Grand Room’s walnut paneling, Renaissance and Baroque tapestries and masterpieces of neoclassical sculptures; the refectory that conveys the atmosphere of the Middle Ages; and the group may relax and play both billiards and pool at Billiard Room and enjoy other parts of the Hearst Castle.

Day10. In-depth visit at Stanford University: study the history and the culture of Stanford. The group will visit places like Stanford Hoover Tower, Stanford Museum and the Memorial church, as well as the popular Stanford bookstore.

Day11. In the morning, the group will head to the famous Stanford Farmers Market and taste a range of fresh and delicious local fruits. In the afternoon, they will visit Stanford Flying Club Swamps before climbing Stanford Hills.

Day12. In the morning, the group will take an in-depth visit to the world’s largest database and the second largest software company-Oracle. Then the group will head for lunch at Fisherman’s Wharf. In the afternoon, the group will visit Golden Gate Bridge which is heralded as one of the top ten construction achievements of the 20th Century.

Day13. Morning visit to Google Headquarter at Silicon Valley, lunch at Google cafeteria, the group will taste a surprising variety of food selections. Afternoon trip to Intel Headquarter, the group will study the history and the development of Intel during the guided tour at the Intel Museum; and they will take a class that Intel offers to teach students the importance of instruction writing.

Day14. The group will head to California Capital Sacramento and take an in-depth visit at the State Capitol to experience California’s rich history and witness the making of history through the modern lawmaking process.

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