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California University Experience is a 15-day intensive program in which students have the opportunity to explore universities in California. It is our goal to help students feel empowered about their educational decisions. Through the program, students have an opportunity to attend seminars and workshops that will educate them on the American education system, and what is required to apply and enter a university in the U.S.

Participants must be at least 15 years old to attend CUE.

2014 California University Experience Dates:

CUE I February 1–15, 2014
CUE II June 28–July 12, 2014
CUE III July 17–July 31, 2014

2015 California University Experience Dates:

January 10–24, 2015
February 1–15, 2015
February 15–28, 2015 (CUE Grad)
March 15–30, 2015 (CUE Grad)
June 27–11, 2015
July 18–August1, 2015
August 1–22, 2015 (Professional Development)
August 8–22, 2015

September, October, November, and December dates are flexible.

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The cost of CUE is $2,345 USD (not including airfare or medical insurance). Cost includes meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), transportation (airport pick-up and drop-off, and transportation to all CUE events), and admission to universities and theme parks.

Housing and Meals

Housing and meals are provided throughout the duration of CUE. Participants stay in Azusa Pacific University residence halls, or a local hotel depending on the time of year you choose to come. The cost of CUE also includes meals on university campuses or at local restaurants. You will have the opportunity to experience American-style food and try some of Azusa Pacific University staff members’ favorite restaurants.


Azusa Pacific University (APU) is located in Southern California, famous for scenic beauty, ethnic diversity, and recreational and cultural activities. A mild climate provides visitors with the opportunity to enjoy the various recreational attractions of California. Situated at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains in the city of Azusa, APU is just 42 km northeast of Los Angeles—close to freeways, museums, and shopping centers. Students are within an hour’s drive of Disneyland, beaches, mountains, and desert communities.

Program Tips and Information

  1. Book early to ensure your spot. Space is limited, with a maximum of 40 participants for each CUE.
  2. Start your visa process early!
  3. Chaperones are required for each trip. For every 10 students, one chaperone is required. The chaperone will be asked to fill out a separate application.


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