ICES Student Arrival Orientation Los Angles

Welcome to the City of Angels


ICES Student Arrival Orientation & Tour Los Angles

The Orientation

The West Coast Orientation in Los Angeles begins with an introduction to your host community. You’ll learn all about what to expect of American culture, including differences you haven’t seen in the movies or on TV! You’ll also get an overview about the exciting adventures that lie ahead. You will also have an individual meeting with an ICES staff member to go through any specific questions you have about your placement, school and community.

The City Tours

The Los Angeles and Hollywood tour begins in Beverly Hills, where you may catch a glimpse of famous movie stars in their own fashionable neighborhood. You’ll also see the Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica Pier, where you can enjoy the beach. Other highlights of the tour include the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Dolby Theater, Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum, the Chinese Theater and the Griffith Observatory for a great view of the famous Hollywood sign.

Why attend a Student Arrival Orientation?

The Student Arrival Orientation is a 4 days/3 nights stop-over that will give you a ‘soft-landing’ on U.S. ground before continuing to your final destination to meet your host family. Here are some of the great benefits:

  • You will have time to get over the worst jet lag.
  • You will meet other students from around the world.
  • 2 fun city tours to get a ‘taste’ of the local highlights.
  • A short orientation to go over the most important topics and expectations.
  • Individual time with an ICES staff member for personal questions.
  • You will be better prepared for a good start on your study abroad experience.
  • You will feel fresh and rested when you fly out to meet your host family for the first time.

ICES Student Arrival Orientation Los Angeles

Itinerary 4 days/3 nights

DAY 1 – Arrival Day
ICES representative will meet you at the airport
Shuttle bus to hotel and check-in
Light evening dinner at hotel

Orientation with ICES staff
City Tour with some free time for lunch and shopping
Evening dinner

Time for individual student questions
City Tour with some free time for lunch and shopping
Evening dinner

DAY 4 – Departure Day
Shuttle bus to airport
ICES representative will assist with flight check-in
… and soon you will be meeting your host family for the first time…

Check out the alternative Student Arrival Orientation in New York

“I definitely do not regret going to the Orientation in L.A.”

Chiara was an exchange student from Slovakia, and this is how she started her story about her time at the orientation in Los Angeles:

“Before I went to my host family in Texas I decided to go on an orientation. We could choose between orientation in New York City or Los Angeles. My choice was Los Angeles. The flight was super long and I was extremely tired when I finally arrived in LA…”

Read Chiara’s full story about the orientation in LA