In 2005 Oak Crest’s president, Dr. Marc Baum, entered into a collaboration with a chemistry Masters-level program at the École Supérieure de Chimie Organique et Minérale (ESCOM), to provide a year of study abroad experience to their students. Since then Oak Crest has hosted pairs of French students from ESCOM in an intensive program of research and learning. Students live close to our facility and are encouraged to spend their weekends exploring the many cultural activities Southern California has to offer. ESCOM puts prospective students through a rigorous application process as the popularity of Oak Crest’s study abroad program has grown.