New to LA? We've got just the trip for you!
This is the perfect opportunity for students unfamiliar with Los Angeles to encounter the diversity of arts and cultures in our immediate Eagle Rock/ HIghland Park community and in the greater Los Angeles area. OxyEncounters trips feature tours Los Angeles, visits to famous towns/ attractions, arts, culture, and much more!*Please note that the descriptions below are not reflective of the entire trip, they are itended to give you a brief overview of some of the things that participants will experience.
California Coasts ($450)
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 ($450)
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 ($450)
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 ($450)
Underground 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. Los Angeles Underground is a departure from your typical sight seeing tour.
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