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Financial Aid is Available!
Students will have the opportunity to apply for various scholarships to help with the costs of trips. OxyEngage trips are all-inclusive, we will cover food, transportation, and lodging. Students will need to arrive at Oxy on their own.
Social Justice and the City $300
This trip aims to introduce new students to the needs of surrounding communities through intentional partnerships with campus departments and local non-profits. The trip includes neighborhood excursions, community service projects and other fun activities through which students can become more familiar with the challenges and opportunities that come from living in an urban environment. Each summer OxyEngage partners with different campus partners including the Office of Community Engagement, the Urban & Environmental Policy Institute (UEPI) and the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life to build a comprehensive social justice trip that touches on pertinent issues such as environmental justice, food access, equitable transportation and others.
California Coasts $350
Southern California is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Explore our shorelines from Santa Barbara to Newport and discover all the activities that the Pacific coast offers from outdoor nature hikes to historic beach towns. Play volleyball along side the pros at Hermosa Beach, come face to face with familiar marine life at the Long Beach Aquarium, and enjoy a stroll through the Venice Beach boardwalk. This trip is a must for sun-lovers who want to become familiarized with the beach culture of SoCal.
Icons of Los Angeles $350
Explore the mainstays of Los Angeles. Over the course of three days, participants will traverse the cultural landscape of Los Angeles exploring museums, studios, music venues, theaters, restaurants and alternative spaces. From MOCA on Bunker Hill to the cliffs-top views of the Getty, from the spanning garden of The Huntington to the artist studios of Highland Park, and from the glossy bakeries on La Brea to the Skirball Cultural Center. This trip is a crash course to those new to the Southland.
Los Angeles Music & Film $350
Los Angeles has a rich history in the film and television industry. Join fellow first year students on studio tours, see the behind the scenes of your favorite shows, and be part of a studio audience (pending availability)! As part of this trip you will stroll down the walk of fame, tour the Dolby Theater (formerly known as the Kodak Theater) , and take in a movie at Mann's Chinese Theater. Students will visit Hollywood museums and see the famous wax figures at Madame Tussaud's Hollywood. This trip is a must for anyone interested in show business.
Los Angeles Underground $350
Our Underground trip focuses on those areas of Los Angeles often overlooked and hidden away from the masses. We've asked our students what they wish they had known about as first year students, this trip is the answer. Take in the sights of the LA river on a unique graffiti tour, make tamales with "Mama", stroll the boardwalk of Venice Beach, and see a concert in MacArthur Park. Learn what the locals know with a departure from your typical sightseeing tour!
Wilderness L.A. $350
Visit a wildlife sanctuary, touch a sea urchin on a tour of coastal tide pools, and kayak on an urban river. These experiences may sound out of place in a big city, but at Oxy interacting with wildlife is a key part of living in Los Angeles. Visit a variety of parks, wildlife refuges, walking trails, and natural habitats throughout out Los Angeles. This is a great way to learn about the many ways nature interacts with our urban environment and how we can help it thrive!
Ventura & Santa Barbara Camping $400
Pack your bags and go camping for two nights in the beach towns of California, Ventura and Santa Barbara! Emma Woods Campground is walking distance to the Ocean located in Ventura. This trip includes a visit to Santa Barbara as well as various outdoor activities. This has been the most popular OxyEngage trip for 5 years running because of the variety of beach activities: surfing, kayaking, and rock climbing. At no other location can you sleep so close to the ocean. There is also plenty of time for you to enjoy the sun, sand, and fresh air. Our wilderness trips are run by trained professionals through a third party adventure company, Arc. Please do not contact Arc regarding OxyEngage trip offerings or with OxyEngage related questions--all OxyEngage inquiries should be directed to email@example.com.
Program Basics: Camping, kayaking, rock climbing (all activies are subject to change)
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