Only tourists pay attention in this bustling passageway. We find the most famous sidewalk in the world, and for good reason: it is covered with stars! In fact, over two kilometers, we can see no less than 2,600 stars, each representing a milestone in history. Film artists, musicians, and even athletes (like Muhammad Ali) all dream of having their star as a form of recognition.
It is the city of the American dream where anything is possible. How many stories of celebrities who arrived in Los Angeles with nothing and went on to find fame have inspired our childhood? Through hard work, talent, and a dose of luck, becoming famous and having one's work recognized worldwide is possible in Los Angeles. Castings are common, talent scouts are experienced, and the desire to be a star is embraced by everyone.
What is the English proficiency level required for a language stay? There is no specific English proficiency level required to participate in an AILS language stay in Los Angeles. Whether you are a beginner or already comfortable with the language, you will find the perfect program to suit your needs. The AILS team will assist you in assessing the frequency of your lessons to optimize your progress.
A passport is essential for the USA. Regardless of your destination in the United States, you must have a modern passport, whether it is biometric or electronic. Make sure it is not an older passport as it will not be accepted at the airport. US law also requires the passport to be valid for at least 6 months after your intended departure from the United States. This means that even if you are planning a two-week language stay in Los Angeles, your passport should be valid for an additional 6 months beyond that stay.
Anticipation is essential to ensure you have all the necessary documents for your stay. If your passport is not up to date or has a short validity period, you will need to apply for a new passport and wait for it to be processed. If you submit an application close to summer, processing times are extended and can sometimes take up to two months.
For its standard of excellence!
Los Angeles is a city of extravagance and excess. The most unique individuals can go unnoticed amidst the constant buzz of this bustling metropolis. Paradoxically, people come here to stand out or "get noticed" in order to break into the film or music industry. All styles are welcome, and this artistic tolerance gives rise to real creations that gain influence and make or break trends, especially in fashion. Isn't it said that Los Angeles is the future fashion capital of the world?
The City of Angels is the endpoint of the legendary Route 66, symbolizing escapism and the hope of starting anew in a city where anything is possible. It is one of the major entry points in the country for immigrants seeking American citizenship. Los Angeles County, a thriving and affluent region, attracts and sustains a dynamic economy.
It is the city of cinema. It is where all the major studios have shaped it over the years. There are the biggest stars, but also the greatest filmmakers. One can visit the studios and immerse themselves in the real-life settings of the most popular cult films and series worldwide. The film industry is omnipresent and helps wrap the city in a fairy tale and an unreal aura.
With over 320 days of sunshine per year and a dry Mediterranean climate, Los Angeles boasts beautiful beaches, each with its own unique identity. You can go to El Matador State Beach for its rugged and wild style, or prefer Venice Beach for its entertainment and vibrant atmosphere. You'll find all styles, even when it comes to beaches!
There are nearly 4 million residents in Los Angeles, and many of them are immigrants from nearly 140 countries. Besides English, there are more than 80 languages spoken. It's safe to say that Los Angeles is cosmopolitan and conducive to learning English and experiencing diverse cultures!