Whittier offers a variety of programs for both junior high, high school, and college students outside of the United States who want to learn more about the American academic environment and make new friends.

Our menu of experiences is tailored to ensure that your time here is successful. Students can choose to take part in one of our short-term programs, which run every year from mid-June to mid-August, a summer session, or for a full fall or spring semester. Applications to these programs are accepted all year round. 

While at Whittier, participants are also able to take advantage of our group dormitory-style accommodations and on-campus dining options.

NOTE: Participants coming from outside of the U.S. are provided with an invitation letter from the College to use as a supporting document for visa appointments with the United States Embassy or Consulate.

A Look At Our Programs for Junior High, High School,
and College Students

Los Angeles Integrated Arts Program (LAIAP) 
Offered in spring and summer to college students, LAIAP delivers an interdisciplinary perspective on the impact of arts on society, and features immersion in the current arts industry in LA with leading arts venues and professionals.

Whittier International Student Enrichment (WISE)
Open to high school students and recent graduates, the WISE summer and academic year programs give students an early start in their university careers and the needed English language skills to be successful.

Sports Camps

Whittier has partnered with Brax 360 to host water polo camps for adolescent and adult groups. Also popular are our youth Poet Summer Camps, led by our Athletic Division, which include instruction in a variety of popular sports. Learn more.