Language School San Diego — Eurocentres: The Californian Way
Swimming trunks, bikini and surfboard packed. Drive in a convertible along the coastline and feel summer on your skin. This is how your language study abroad in San Diego starts – in a genuine sunbather’s paradise in the middle of one of the most iconic regions of the world: California, where the endless, deep-blue ocean merges almost seamlessly into the radiant blue sky on the horizon.
Learn English and spoil yourself. San Diego awaits you with more than 110 kilometres of sandy beaches, wonderful waves and the altogether down-to-earth lifestyle of the Californians. Situated in the southwest of the country, “America’s finest city” has everything that you need for a successful language study abroad. San Diego has an energetic nightlife, numerous sights and an inexhaustible source of opportunities to improve your English.
Endless Summer – What to see and how to get there
Getting to San Diego
Fly towards the sun! Getting there by plane is the most comfortable way to do it. You can choose from a wealth of airlines, including Lufthansa, United Airlines and America Airlines. Most of them require a stopover within the USA before touching down in San Diego International Airport. You can get to the city centre in just 10 minutes by taxi and it costs about 15 US dollars. It is also easy to make the transfer by bus. The Amtrak train links San Diego with the vast US railway network, offering countless possibilities for city trips to the west coast and the rest of the USA.
Sightseeing: A sunny language stay in the outdoors
Getting to San Diego is a popular topic within the city too. Many locals jokingly claim that you can get to every area of the city within 20 minutes. That is not entirely true; nevertheless, you can still get to all the sights in San Diego very quickly and easily. This is a real advantage for your language study abroad – after all, in sunny San Diego life happens outside and not in any vehicle. It takes just 15 minutes to get from the city centre to the famous Coronado Bridge. Getting to Balboa Park is even quicker. In addition to endless green parks and pretty fountains, there are a total of 17 museums and the world-famous San Diego Zoo with more than 3700 animals and countless exotic plants. The summer never seems to end in San Diego – the perfect source for endless motivation for high-quality language acquisition.
Ocean view – Eurocentres Language School
Sun, beach, and the language school: The Eurocentres Language School in San Diego is in the Gaslamp Quarter, a young, trendy and lively quarter right next to the heart of the city, Downtown San Diego. The bright and airy recreation rooms at the language school create an open and pleasant atmosphere where students can chat, get to know each other and plan their next day trip. There is a library, media centre, computer room and, of course, free Wi-Fi available throughout the building for students to study and do research. In the afternoons, you can relax and recharge your batteries in the cafeteria with a freshly-brewed coffee or on the terrace with its fantastic view of palm trees and modern glass façades. Over the nearby Coronado Bridge, you soon get to the Silver Strand, your gateway to the Pacific Ocean.
Learn English on the streets of San Diego
San Diego has earned its reputation as America’s coolest city. The friendly and down-to-earth residents of this coastal city will make it easy for you to master the English language. In San Diego, one thing is particularly easy: getting in touch with your friends, whether it is on the many evenings out or lunchtimes together in the city, on a walk in the park or at the surf stations on the beach. It isn’t just because it is America’s capital city of craft beer. It is also due to the fact that its residents are so down-to-earth and open. Just getting together on an informal basis opens up new horizons for learning English. With our wide-ranging selection of day trips, you can take advantage of this during your language study abroad and road-test, consolidate and add to what you have already learnt in an interesting and fun way.
Sunsets & Palm Trees – Accommodation and lodging
Staying with a host family
In San Diego, you won’t just whisked away to dreamland by the fresh sea breeze, rustling palm leaves, and colourful orange and red sunsets; you will also find a relaxed atmosphere with your host family, where you’ll immediately feel at home. Regardless of whether you find accommodation with a family, a couple or a single person- all hosts are continually checked. In addition to a cosy bedroom, your host family will always be your contact partner for any questions you may have about the country’s culture or language. It is also possible for you to stay in a centrally-located student hall of residence or a shared apartment. In a lively atmosphere, you can chat with fellow students and explore the city and the English language together.
Apartments: The American Way of Life
You can also see the sunset from the balcony in the Pinnacle on the Park. The apartments of the 45-floor building have all the comforts and benefits of the American way of life. In addition to a shopping centre, there is also a Jacuzzi, a barbecue area, pool table and a club house with a theatre and media room, where you can get a comprehensive insight into American film culture. Be carried away by the Californians’ zest for life and enjoy a language study abroad in a class of its own.
A golden state of mind – Eurocentres Language School, San Diego
Many Californians describe their lifestyle as a golden state of mind: carefree, exuberant and full of the love of life. A language stay in San Diego will take you to the centre of this mentality of this mentality. With the Pacific on your doorstep, wonderful natural and underwater landscapes within sight and locals who will welcome you with open arms, this language study abroad will at any rate become a sunny and successful experience. And so that you don’t forget the English you have learnt, Eurocentres Language School blends perfectly into the attractive and lively cityscape with its high quality of teaching and knowledge-building leisure activities. So, go on a journey where there is always more to hear and see – and above all to speak about. Full speed ahead for your adventure in San Diego!
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A typical day at Eurocentres San Diego
Of course, Su-Yun had already heard a lot about the American lifestyle and this is why she chose San Diego. Despite this, her first few days in the new location were not so easy. The helpfulness of the Eurocentres team in San Diego, however, helped her get over the initial difficulties. Now, Su-Yun goes back and forth to school, goes on excursions with her classmates from all over the world and can no longer understand why she had such problems in the beginning. This morning, Su-Yun was dropped off at school by her host father, John, on his way to work.
Before going to her classroom, Su-Yun grabs an apple, one of the many snacks in the cafeteria that are free of charge. She looks forward to her classes and her English skills have improved tremendously in a very short time. Encouraged by this quick success, she is even considering taking the certificate exam. She wants to discuss this option with the administration team during the lunch break before meeting her friends in the nearby steakhouse.
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