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Education Tourism

Educational Tourism

Why send your child to study somewhere you’ve never been? College tours are the best way to explore whether both the university and the surrounding community are the right fit.

Choosing where to send your child to college or to further invest in your own higher learning is a major decision that depends on many different factors. With most degree programs spanning a minimum of four years, choosing a university also means choosing a place to call home --- both throughout the university years, and also in the job-hunting years that follow.

Orange County, California, is home to some of the best universities in the country, as well as the world. Located in the heart of southern California, “The OC” is also a thriving metropolis with endless opportunities for career development in sectors like medicine, technology, tourism, energy and other growing industries. We also have one of the country’s lowest unemployment rates.

Plus, Orange County is an incredible place to live. With 42 miles of uninterrupted beaches, hundreds of miles of nature trails, world-class restaurants, major sports and entertainment arenas, and a diverse mix of cultures and languages, “The OC” offers the true California dream -- and attending university here is an unparalleled opportunity to be immersed in the SoCal lifestyle.

Our university partners invite you to learn more about the world-renowned programs and opportunities they offer:

University of California, Irvine

Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI's unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national and global communities in many ways.

Visit their website to explore the campus, learn more about degree programs, and arrange for a tour.

California State University, Fullerton

CSU Fullerton offers a variety of unique programs, not least of which is its innovative Entertainment and Tourism Management Center at the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics. Located in central Orange County just a short drive from the capital of entertainment itself, Los Angeles, CSU Fullerton and Mihaylo prepare students for successful careers in the diverse fields of entertainment and tourism. These programs teach business skills specific to the media, film, hotel, theme park and related industries.

Visit their website to learn more about the university, the Center and the concentration.