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|Arrival||Classes from 9am-12pm||Classes from 9am-12pm||Classes from 9am-12pm||Classes from 9am-12pm|
|2-5pm: Orientation||2-9pm: Ferry to Coronado Island & Beach||2-9pm: Gaslamp Quarter & Horton Plaza||4th of July Celebrations||2-7pm: Swimming Pool & BBQ||San Diego Harbor & USS Midway Museum|
|8-10pm: Welcome Party||8-10pm: Dance|
San Diego is the second largest city in California. It is located in Southern California, on San Diego Bay. It is two hours south of Los Angeles. Many consider San Diego to possess the best climate in the United States. Daytime temperatures average 70 degrees Fahrenheit year round.
The weather is typically sunny and mild without many temperature extremes. San Diego is a center of arts and culture. It offers museums, the performing
arts, and much more. With more than 70 miles of sandy beaches and beautiful ocean views, San Diego is the ideal location for your vacation study program.
Our summer program in California is offered on the campus of San Diego State University. Located on Montezuma Mesa, the SDSU is ideally located in the very heart of the city. Here you will be just minutes away from miles of beautiful beaches to the west, the scenic mountains to the east, lovely La Jolla to the north, and the laid back charm of nearby Mexico down south. Sprinkled throughout the city are major entertainment centers, championship golf courses and popular shopping districts.
All of the residential facilities are conveniently located on the SDSU campus and near the surrounding business community. Each residence hall features a lounge, recreation room, bathroom facilities, vending machines, laundry facilities, security desks, telephone and cable television. Each hall has central air conditioning. For your convenience, the residence halls feature two swimming pools. The pools are located on the east side of campus to accommodate guests. Each swimming pool and surrounding common area is available for our students throughout their stay during previously scheduled hours.
The residence hall is a unique complex which includes a dining facility for all guests. In addition to the swimming pools, there is a sand volleyball court and a convenience store. Each suite has a common area, small kitchen with a full-size refrigerator, microwave and two full-size bathrooms. Each residence hall includes in-house laundry facilities with card-operated washers and dryers. Laundry facilities are located on the first floor of each residence hall. Guests need to bring their own laundry supplies. Cards are available for purchase for a discounted price.
Sports facilities include soccer and baseball fields, a gym and swimming pools.
Some activities provided – beach volleyball court, billiards, air hockey, ping pong, grass area available.
Entertainment centers are available and used for evening and some afternoon activities, including bowling and dance parties.
Food services are offered on campus including breakfast, lunch and dinner from Monday through Friday at an all you can eat dining facility. Menu choices include such items as hot and cold breakfast, deli sandwiches, hamburgers and lunch specials. A vegetarian entrée is available at each meal. Please, refer to the calendar of activities on the side panel for schedule of daily meals. The SDSU is within close proximity to many of the area hospitals and health centers. Alvarado Hospital Medical Center, a full-service hospital with emergency care, is located within a mile of the university.
San Diego has attractions too numerous to do justice in a simple list. Some of San Diego’s more unique attractions include:
•Balboa Park, overlooking both downtown San Diego and the Pacific Ocean
•Seaport & the USS Midway Museum
•Old Town San Diego
•The Gaslamp Quarter Historic District
•The world famous San Diego Zoo
In a city with easy access to beaches and parks and an eminently civilized climate, it would be hard not to do as the San Diegans do and venture outdoors.
Daily supervised activities are included, most of them off-campus. We visit the most exciting and interesting tourist sites. Full-day weekend trips and optional excursions, such as Disneyland, SeaWorld, Hollywood and Universal Studios complete this exciting program.