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College Trips

College Trips

All La Jolla Country Day School (LJCDS) juniors participate in a unique, weeklong program experiencing college campuses. Trips consist of campus tours and in some cases, information sessions each day complemented by group discussion at the hotel each night. Additionally, students will soak up the local culture of the cities they visit, often touring historical sites. Much more than a field trip, the college trips are designed to expose students to a wide variety of college options.

Trips

Below is a sample of the colleges and universities we may visit in the fall. Trips occur during Experiential Week in late September through October. All regions and schools listed are possibilities. Click on a region below to view schools. The final list may not include some and may include others depending on the schedule.

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  • California

    Stanford
    Berkeley
    University of San Francisco
    Cal Poly
    St. Mary’s
    USC
    Loyola Marymount University
    Chapman

    Historical emphasis may include the concepts of the frontier and the West.
  • Pacific Northwest

    Seattle University
    University of Washington
    University of Puget Sound
    Lewis & Clark, Reed
    University of Portland
    Willamette
    University of Oregon

    Historical sites in Seattle will be visited.
  • Midwest

    University of Michigan
    Northwestern
    DePaul
    University of Wisconsin
    University of Chicago
    Beloit College
    University of Notre Dame

    Historical sites may include the city of Chicago and focus on industry, science and transportation.
  • Boston

    Harvard
    Boston College
    Boston University
    Emerson
    MIT
    Tufts
    Brandeis
    Northeastern

    Other schools in the areas surrounding Boston may be added as well as historical sites in the Boston area. Historical emphasis will be on the American Revolution.
  • Northeast

    Brown
    Boston College
    Boston University
    Providence College
    University of Connecticut
    Yale
    Trinity
    Wesleyan

    Historical emphasis will be on the American Revolution.
  • Mid-Atlantic

    Maryland
    Georgetown
    Virginia
    Johns Hopkins
    Villanova
    University of Pennsylvania
    Swarthmore
    Drexel

    Historical sites will include many in Washington D.C. and Virginia with an emphasis on the nation’s founding and government.
  • Southeast/Dixie

    University of North Carolina
    Duke
    Davidson
    Elon
    North Carolina State
    Vanderbilt
    Emory

    Historical sites will include those in North Carolina and Georgia with an emphasis on the civil rights movement.
  • Southwest/Music and Sun

    Southwestern (TX)
    University of Texas
    Rice
    Texas A&M
    Louisiana State University
    Tulane
    Trinity University
    Loyola (New Orleans)

    Historical sites will include those in New Orleans and San Antonio.
  • Friendly Neighbors/Canada

    Colgate
    Syracuse
    Cornell
    Ithaca
    Rochester
    University of Toronto
    University of Waterloo

    Historical sites will include those in Canada as well as a visit to Niagara Falls.