About California College Bound


About Us

California College Bound is a tour operator specializing in educator led tours to many of the best colleges and universities across the state of California.

What We Provide

Through California College Bound vast network, students gain access to a variety of professors, outstanding students and staff representing campuses across California.   

California College Bound visiting youth scholars have opportunities to sit in on current student and educator led lectures that give students greater insight on how to get into their dream school. Additionally, we provide strategies on planning ahead, that will increase the likelihood of our visiting youth scholar receiving admission in to their top choice.

As a professional company that hosts thousands of students across California and internationally, our goal is to ensure students leave each trip with greater exposure to colleges and more information that will guide their future decisions.


Student are our number one priority. Each visiting California College Bound student is in the process of making one of the biggest decisions of their life. Our mission is to help them explore college options, provide useful campus information and introduce our students to people and resources that help narrow down college options.


Our vision is to provide college tours to every student considering higher education in California.

Our Team

California College Bound works with educators and former educators across the state of California. We strive to train and work with professionals that share our passion for education and introduce students to their options regarding educational opportunities.

With over 450 college options and over 90% of California high school students staying in state after graduation, our team is prepared to offer the best experience for students to find their dream college or university.

Majority of our staff have a minimum of 10 years teaching experience and have received their Masters Degree in education or a related field. This is how California College Bound continues to provide the best quality service to students locally, nationally and internationally seeking to explore California as a college option.

How it Works

Browse our site, Register for a program and Join the tour. We make the process easy so you or our group can focus on getting into your dream college.


Brenda Cardona
Curriculum Development

Brenda graduated from Biola University, earning a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics, a minor in Bible, and a Preliminary Single Subject teaching credential. Brenda strives for excellence, knowing that, through incessant effort and determination, all things are possible. Brenda and her team lead curriculum development for California College Bound. Her previous education and professional experience allows her to establish curriculum for high school students that is both fun and engaging.



Amy Handal
Community Education Programs

Prior to joining California College Bound, Amy has held many positions as an educator such as dean of middle school and learning community coordinator. Amy works with California College Bound assisting in community educational programs development. Her team is responsible for arranging programs that allow California College Bound students learn about the nearby communities in the campuses they visit. By students having an intimate knowledge of both the school and their surroundings, students have a deeper knowledge of the visiting school. Amy resides in Menifee, California with her husband and two kids.


Ricardo Castillo
Educational Programs Logistics

As a teacher Ricardo is a highly innovative and resourceful education professional who quickly identifies and resolves challenging classroom situations.As an Educational Programs Logistics leader, Ricardo ensures all programs are well organized, structured and delivered to ensure student satisfaction. Ricardo’s team strives to reach California College Bound student learning objectives with every trip. Ricardo graduated from California State University Fullerton and has a multiple subject credential. He is an excellent educational leader that works diligently with his team to assist students across California.


Karen Terry
Teacher and Course Leader Training

Karen has over 13 years of experience in education. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Education from Concordia University, and received a master’s degree in Special Education from Azusa Pacific University with honors. Karen lived in Japan for 3 years and taught English to Japanese students at a local high school. Karen works with teachers across California to conduct teacher and course leader training. Karen trains California College Bound course leaders that work with visiting California College Bound students locally, domestically and internationally.

Want More Information About California College Bound?

We understand choosing the right college is a big decision. We’re confident that with us you or your child is in the right hands.

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