English school in San Diego: EC

From 441.- GBP
580.- USD
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Key points

  • Excellent location in a lovely district right beside the ocean
  • Modern and welcoming school
  • School specialised in the preparation of official Cambridge exams

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Exams
Cambridge (B2 First, C1 Advanced)
School size
M
Accommodation
Host family, Residence
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
26 years
Nationality mix
Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, etc..
ratings
145 authentic opinions
Please note that due to the safety measures implemented following official recommendations and requirements, some school facts and services – such as the number of students per class, schedules, access to common areas as well as certain activities - may differ from those described on our website. Please contact us for more information.

Our partner school in San Diego is located in the lovely community of La Jolla on the very fashionable Prospect Street, where you'll find a mix of Spanish classical and eccentric modernist architecture. The school's excellent location offers students easy access to the numerous restaurants, cafés, bars and shops nearby as well as panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. The language school boasts 8 modern and bright classrooms with audiovisual equipment and several areas where students can access the internet for free. During breaks and after classes, you can meet up with your new friends in the common area designated for students within the school.

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Included in the price
  • Level and needs assessment
  • Access to e-learning platform
  • Welcome activity
  • Orange Carpet Experience
  • Optional language workshops
  • Learning progress monitoring
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Activity programme

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Standard course

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 12 week(s)
1 week From 441.- GBP
(580.- USD)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-11:45
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Costa Verde residence, single room, no meals, private bathroom (18+)
1
580 USD
1010 USD
1280 USD
2
1000 USD
1770 USD
2310 USD
3
1420 USD
2530 USD
3340 USD
4
1840 USD
3290 USD
4370 USD
6
2680 USD
4810 USD
6430 USD
8
3520 USD
6330 USD
8490 USD
12
4960 USD
9130 USD
12370 USD
USD 1 ≈ GBP 0.76   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement course high season (1-11 weeks) (per week) (14.06-10.09.2021) 20 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (12.06-11.09.2021) 30 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (12.06-11.09.2021) 60 USD

Options

One-to-one course (min. 2 lessons) (per lesson) 100 USD
Extra night (host family) 50 USD
Extra night (host family) (12.06-11.09.2021) 55 USD
Extra night (residence) 160 USD
Extra night (residence) (12.06-11.09.2021) 195 USD
Extra night 145 USD
Extra night (12.06-11.09.2021) 175 USD
Extra night 75 USD
Extra night (12.06-11.09.2021) 95 USD
PLUS surfing, 5 lessons 400 USD
Visa (Courier fee) 80 USD
Airport transfer from San Diego (pick-up) 125 USD
Airport transfer from/to San Diego (pick-up and drop-off)
Students under 18 must book return airport transfer
250 USD
Airport transfer from Los Angeles (pick-up) 500 USD
Airport transfer from/to Los Angeles (pick-up and drop-off)
Students under 18 must book return airport transfer
1000 USD

Free services offered by EC schools

EC offers you a range of services free of charge, including conversation and pronunciation clubs, sightseeing visits, sports and cultural activities, discussions around a cup of coffee, a drink or a meal, movie evenings, outings and welcome parties for new students.

Contact us for more information concerning the free academic extras offered at EC San Diego.

Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 18.01 / 15.02 / 31.03 / 31.05 / 05.07 / 06.09 / 11.10 / 11.11 / 24.12.2021
Holidays
25.11.2021 - 26.11.2021

Arrival: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Host family: arrivals after 10pm may not be possible. Other accommodation options: arrivals between 8pm and 8am may not be possible.

Please contact us for further information

Semi-intensive course

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 52 week(s)
1 week From 479.- GBP
(630.- USD)
Lessons
24 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 52 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-14:00 (Mon, Wed), 08:30-11:45 (Tues, Thu, Fri)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Costa Verde residence, single room, no meals, private bathroom (18+)
1
630 USD
1060 USD
1330 USD
2
1100 USD
1870 USD
2410 USD
3
1570 USD
2680 USD
3490 USD
4
2040 USD
3490 USD
4570 USD
6
2980 USD
5110 USD
6730 USD
8
3920 USD
6730 USD
8890 USD
12
5380 USD
9550 USD
12790 USD
16
7120 USD
12650 USD
16970 USD
24
9640 USD
17890 USD
24370 USD
Extra week (24+)
395 USD
735 USD
1005 USD
USD 1 ≈ GBP 0.76   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement course high season (1-11 weeks) (per week) (14.06-10.09.2021) 20 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (12.06-11.09.2021) 30 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (12.06-11.09.2021) 60 USD

Options

One-to-one course (min. 2 lessons) (per lesson) 100 USD
Extra night (host family) 50 USD
Extra night (host family) (12.06-11.09.2021) 55 USD
Extra night (residence) 160 USD
Extra night (residence) (12.06-11.09.2021) 195 USD
Extra night 145 USD
Extra night (12.06-11.09.2021) 175 USD
Extra night 75 USD
Extra night (12.06-11.09.2021) 95 USD
PLUS surfing, 5 lessons 400 USD
Visa (Courier fee) 80 USD
Airport transfer from San Diego (pick-up) 125 USD
Airport transfer from/to San Diego (pick-up and drop-off)
Students under 18 must book return airport transfer
250 USD
Airport transfer from Los Angeles (pick-up) 500 USD
Airport transfer from/to Los Angeles (pick-up and drop-off)
Students under 18 must book return airport transfer
1000 USD

Free services offered by EC schools

EC offers you a range of services free of charge, including conversation and pronunciation clubs, sightseeing visits, sports and cultural activities, discussions around a cup of coffee, a drink or a meal, movie evenings, outings and welcome parties for new students.

Contact us for more information concerning the free academic extras offered at EC San Diego.

Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 18.01 / 15.02 / 31.03 / 31.05 / 05.07 / 06.09 / 11.10 / 11.11 / 24.12.2021
Holidays
25.11.2021 - 26.11.2021

Arrival: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Host family: arrivals after 10pm may not be possible. Other accommodation options: arrivals between 8pm and 8am may not be possible.

Please contact us for further information

Intensive course

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 52 week(s)
1 week From 528.- GBP
(695.- USD)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ Options (group): 10 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 52 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-14:00
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

The programme includes two modules:
- General English classes are held in the morning and consists of 20 lessons per week. They cover grammar and vocabulary.
- A selection of special classes focusing on the areas that you want to improve, according to your level and interests, will help you gain greater fluency and accuracy. Option: Global Awareness, Writing with Confidence, English for Online Communication, Exam skills, Grammar for Real Communication , Expand your vocabulary and much more.

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Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Costa Verde residence, single room, no meals, private bathroom (18+)
1
695 USD
1125 USD
1395 USD
2
1230 USD
2000 USD
2540 USD
3
1765 USD
2875 USD
3685 USD
4
2300 USD
3750 USD
4830 USD
6
3370 USD
5500 USD
7120 USD
8
4440 USD
7250 USD
9410 USD
12
6040 USD
10210 USD
13450 USD
16
8000 USD
13530 USD
17850 USD
24
10720 USD
18970 USD
25450 USD
Extra week (24+)
440 USD
780 USD
1050 USD
USD 1 ≈ GBP 0.76   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement course high season (1-11 weeks) (per week) (14.06-10.09.2021) 20 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (12.06-11.09.2021) 30 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (12.06-11.09.2021) 60 USD

Options

One-to-one course (min. 2 lessons) (per lesson) 100 USD
Extra night (host family) 50 USD
Extra night (host family) (12.06-11.09.2021) 55 USD
Extra night (residence) 160 USD
Extra night (residence) (12.06-11.09.2021) 195 USD
Extra night 145 USD
Extra night (12.06-11.09.2021) 175 USD
Extra night 75 USD
Extra night (12.06-11.09.2021) 95 USD
PLUS surfing, 5 lessons 400 USD
Visa (Courier fee) 80 USD
Airport transfer from San Diego (pick-up) 125 USD
Airport transfer from/to San Diego (pick-up and drop-off)
Students under 18 must book return airport transfer
250 USD
Airport transfer from Los Angeles (pick-up) 500 USD
Airport transfer from/to Los Angeles (pick-up and drop-off)
Students under 18 must book return airport transfer
1000 USD

Free services offered by EC schools

EC offers you a range of services free of charge, including conversation and pronunciation clubs, sightseeing visits, sports and cultural activities, discussions around a cup of coffee, a drink or a meal, movie evenings, outings and welcome parties for new students.

Contact us for more information concerning the free academic extras offered at EC San Diego.

Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 18.01 / 15.02 / 31.03 / 31.05 / 05.07 / 06.09 / 11.10 / 11.11 / 24.12.2021
Holidays
25.11.2021 - 26.11.2021

Arrival: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Host family: arrivals after 10pm may not be possible. Other accommodation options: arrivals between 8pm and 8am may not be possible.

Please contact us for further information

English for Work, 20+4 lessons/week

Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1), 1 - 10 week(s)
1 week From 479.- GBP
(630.- USD)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ English for Work (group): 4 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 10 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
General (group): 08:30-11:45
English for Work (group): To be defined
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Costa Verde residence, single room, no meals, private bathroom (18+)
1
630 USD
1060 USD
1330 USD
2
1100 USD
1870 USD
2410 USD
3
1570 USD
2680 USD
3490 USD
4
2040 USD
3490 USD
4570 USD
6
2980 USD
5110 USD
6730 USD
8
3920 USD
6730 USD
8890 USD
USD 1 ≈ GBP 0.76   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement course high season (1-11 weeks) (per week) (14.06-10.09.2021) 20 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (12.06-11.09.2021) 30 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (12.06-11.09.2021) 60 USD

Options

One-to-one course (min. 2 lessons) (per lesson) 100 USD
Extra night (host family) 50 USD
Extra night (host family) (12.06-11.09.2021) 55 USD
Extra night (residence) 160 USD
Extra night (residence) (12.06-11.09.2021) 195 USD
Extra night 145 USD
Extra night (12.06-11.09.2021) 175 USD
Extra night 75 USD
Extra night (12.06-11.09.2021) 95 USD
PLUS surfing, 5 lessons 400 USD
Visa (Courier fee) 80 USD
Airport transfer from San Diego (pick-up) 125 USD
Airport transfer from/to San Diego (pick-up and drop-off)
Students under 18 must book return airport transfer
250 USD
Airport transfer from Los Angeles (pick-up) 500 USD
Airport transfer from/to Los Angeles (pick-up and drop-off)
Students under 18 must book return airport transfer
1000 USD

Free services offered by EC schools

EC offers you a range of services free of charge, including conversation and pronunciation clubs, sightseeing visits, sports and cultural activities, discussions around a cup of coffee, a drink or a meal, movie evenings, outings and welcome parties for new students.

Contact us for more information concerning the free academic extras offered at EC San Diego.

Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 18.01 / 15.02 / 31.03 / 31.05 / 05.07 / 06.09 / 11.10 / 11.11 / 24.12.2021
Holidays
25.11.2021 - 26.11.2021

Arrival: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Host family: arrivals after 10pm may not be possible. Other accommodation options: arrivals between 8pm and 8am may not be possible.

Please contact us for further information

B2 First exam preparation course, 30 lessons/week

Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1), 10 week(s)
10 weeks From 4190.- GBP
(5510.- USD)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
10 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
years
Schedule
08:30-14:00
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Costa Verde residence, single room, no meals, private bathroom (18+)
10
5510 USD
9000 USD
11700 USD
USD 1 ≈ GBP 0.76   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement course high season (1-11 weeks) (per week) (14.06-10.09.2021) 20 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (12.06-11.09.2021) 30 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (12.06-11.09.2021) 60 USD

Extras

B2 First exam fee (to be paid on site) 415 USD

Options

One-to-one course (min. 2 lessons) (per lesson) 100 USD
Extra night (host family) 50 USD
Extra night (host family) (12.06-11.09.2021) 55 USD
Extra night (residence) 160 USD
Extra night (residence) (12.06-11.09.2021) 195 USD
Extra night 145 USD
Extra night (12.06-11.09.2021) 175 USD
Extra night 75 USD
Extra night (12.06-11.09.2021) 95 USD
PLUS surfing, 5 lessons 400 USD
Visa (Courier fee) 80 USD
Airport transfer from San Diego (pick-up) 125 USD
Airport transfer from/to San Diego (pick-up and drop-off)
Students under 18 must book return airport transfer
250 USD
Airport transfer from Los Angeles (pick-up) 500 USD
Airport transfer from/to Los Angeles (pick-up and drop-off)
Students under 18 must book return airport transfer
1000 USD

Free services offered by EC schools

EC offers you a range of services free of charge, including conversation and pronunciation clubs, sightseeing visits, sports and cultural activities, discussions around a cup of coffee, a drink or a meal, movie evenings, outings and welcome parties for new students.

Contact us for more information concerning the free academic extras offered at EC San Diego.

Starting dates 10 wk
04.01 / 12.04 / 04.10.2021
Exam dates
12.03 / 19.06 / 11.12.2021
Bank holidays
01.01 / 18.01 / 15.02 / 31.03 / 31.05 / 05.07 / 06.09 / 11.10 / 11.11 / 24.12.2021
Holidays
25.11.2021 - 26.11.2021

Arrival: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Host family: arrivals after 10pm may not be possible. Other accommodation options: arrivals between 8pm and 8am may not be possible.

Please contact us for further information

C1 Advanced exam preparation course, 30 lessons/week

Upper-intermediate (B2) to advanced (C1), 10 week(s)
10 weeks From 4190.- GBP
(5510.- USD)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
10 week(s)
Levels
Upper-intermediate (B2) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
years
Schedule
08:30-14:00
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Costa Verde residence, single room, no meals, private bathroom (18+)
10
5510 USD
9000 USD
11700 USD
USD 1 ≈ GBP 0.76   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement course high season (1-11 weeks) (per week) (14.06-10.09.2021) 20 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (12.06-11.09.2021) 30 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (12.06-11.09.2021) 60 USD

Extras

C1 Advanced exam fee (to be paid on site) 415 USD

Options

One-to-one course (min. 2 lessons) (per lesson) 100 USD
Extra night (host family) 50 USD
Extra night (host family) (12.06-11.09.2021) 55 USD
Extra night (residence) 160 USD
Extra night (residence) (12.06-11.09.2021) 195 USD
Extra night 145 USD
Extra night (12.06-11.09.2021) 175 USD
Extra night 75 USD
Extra night (12.06-11.09.2021) 95 USD
PLUS surfing, 5 lessons 400 USD
Visa (Courier fee) 80 USD
Airport transfer from San Diego (pick-up) 125 USD
Airport transfer from/to San Diego (pick-up and drop-off)
Students under 18 must book return airport transfer
250 USD
Airport transfer from Los Angeles (pick-up) 500 USD
Airport transfer from/to Los Angeles (pick-up and drop-off)
Students under 18 must book return airport transfer
1000 USD

Free services offered by EC schools

EC offers you a range of services free of charge, including conversation and pronunciation clubs, sightseeing visits, sports and cultural activities, discussions around a cup of coffee, a drink or a meal, movie evenings, outings and welcome parties for new students.

Contact us for more information concerning the free academic extras offered at EC San Diego.

Starting dates 10 wk
04.01 / 29.03 / 27.09.2021
Exam dates
13.03 / 09.06 / 04.12.2021
Bank holidays
01.01 / 18.01 / 15.02 / 31.03 / 31.05 / 05.07 / 06.09 / 11.10 / 11.11 / 24.12.2021
Holidays
25.11.2021 - 26.11.2021

Arrival: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Host family: arrivals after 10pm may not be possible. Other accommodation options: arrivals between 8pm and 8am may not be possible.

Please contact us for further information

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.1/5
Overall rating

97% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
School
/ 5
Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

145 students gave their opinion about this school

19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Der Sprachaufenthalt hat mir wirklich sehr gut gefallen. Die Schule sowie die Lehrer dort und auch die Angebote für Ausflüge finde ich wirklich gut. San Diego war definitiv die richtige Entscheidung. Der Standort der Schule ist wirklich gut weil es ziemlich in der Mitte von allen Umliegenden Ortschaften mit Gastfamilien oder Apartments liegt. Der Nationalitäten-Mix war okei aber hätte noch besser sein können ich denke aber auch das dass in der Sommerzeit wo mehr Schüler dort sind besser aussieht. Der Unterricht war Lehrreich, hätte manchmal noch ein bisschen abwechslungsreicher sein können. Das Ausflugsangebot sowie das Freizeitangebot war ziemlich gross. Danke viel Mals für Ihre Unterstützung.
15 weeks, August – December 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja das habe ich. Ich kann jetzt zb gute Konversationen in english führen was ich vorher nicht konnte und mich auch nicht getraut hätte. »
School highlights
« Die gute Stimmung bei den Lehrern und auch die Hilfsbereitschaft. »
23 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Scuola ubicata a La Jolla, un pò distante dall’abitazione ma comunque in uno splendido quartiere che merita di essere vissuto.Staff e docenti della scuola molto cordiali e competenti. Tutte le lezioni si svolgono sempre in un’atmosfera positiva, tutti gli studenti vivono la lezione come un momento di svago e divertimento uniti alla voglia di incrementare le proprie conoscenze linguistiche. Bay Pointe è una struttura confortevole, adatta soprattuto agli studenti. La camera e il bagno sono in buon stato (possono variare da app. a app, essendo qualcuno più rinnovato rispetto ad altri). Ampia la zona di svago (campi da tennis/basket, piscina, palestra, jacuzzi).Nonostante questo raccomando maggiormente il residence Ava Pacific Beach, la differenza di prezzo è piccola ma l’abitazione è superiore sotto tutti gli aspetti (camera e zona svago). In settimana vengono proposte attività a San Diego (baseball, kayaking, bonfire, ecc) mentre nel fine settimana grazie a Expedition America (agenzia che collabora con la scuola) è possibile trasferirsi e trascorrere il weekend in altre località (Las Vegas, LA, San Francisco, ecc) Consiglio questo tipo di viaggio a studenti maggiorenni negli USA (+21)Ho avuto modo di conoscere molti ragazzi minorenni e non hanno avuto la possibilità di godersi a pieno questa esperienza.
10 weeks, August – October 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Si, il mio livello di inglese è ora ad un livello più alto di quando sono partito. »
School highlights
« Amicizie fatte con gli studenti »
Top tips
« San Diego è una città che non si può spiegare, bisogna viverla. Dal centro città fino alle spiagge, tutto merita di essere vissuto. »
29 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
17 weeks, January – August 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.7 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
34 years old - Italy
/ 5
2 weeks, August 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
22 years old - Italy
/ 5
12 weeks, February – April 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.7 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
26 years old - Italy
/ 5
La scuola si trova in una delle zone più popolari di San Diego (La Jolla). In generale la scuola è piccola ma confortevole.
5 weeks, March – April 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
28 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
San Diego est une ville très sympa. Il y a beaucoup de choses à découvrir dans cette ville et ces alentours. Le cadre est magnifique. Les gens sont en général accueillant. Je recommande fortement San Diego pour un séjour linguistique. L'emplacement de l'école, la Jolla, est un gros point fort pour moi. Ce quartier de San Diego est très agréable à vivre. C'est un endroit calme et très joli où on trouve tout ce qu'il faut (restaurants, boutiques, parc au bord de l'océan) Le partage en classe avec les différentes nationalités présentes est très intéressant. Dans l'ensemble l'appartement était correct. Le ménage est fait une fois par semaine. Il y a toute fois certain point qui mérite d'être amélioré :-La qualité de la literie-Les douches-Les sols (la moquette ne sentait pas très bon)Le gros bémol est le prix, je trouve que cette appartement était trop cher pour ce que c'est. De multiples activités sont organisées chaque semaine, par exemple : -Grimpe-Visite du Zoo-Bonfire-Surf....Les étudiants ont également la possibilité de proposer des activités qui sont organisées par l'école dans la mesure du possible. C'est vraiment un point très positif.
5 weeks, March – April 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
School location
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Relations with the teachers
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Accommodation (3.3 / 5) (Residence)
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Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui. Mon test de sorite à montrer que j'avais progressé. Et je sens que mon oreil est meilleur. Je suis actuellement en voyage en Californie et je me débrouille beaucoup mieux qu'avant pour comprende et répondre aux gens. »
School highlights
« L'accueil des professeurs et de Nick ! »
Top tips
« Le zoo, Pacific Beach, Torrey Pines, La Jolla, Balboa Park, Maritime Museum of San Diego, Coronado Island, Old Town, Seaport Village, Little Italy (pour manger un bon repas italien)Déjeuner au Breakfast Republic ! »
23 years old - Netherlands
/ 5
4 weeks, January – February 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (3.8 / 5)
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (1 / 5) ()
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« De sfeer die er rond hing. De docenten waren altijd zo positief en vrolijk. »
25 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
3 weeks, January – February 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (2.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
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Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
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24 years old - France
/ 5
14 weeks, September – December 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Shared apartment)
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Leisure (5 / 5)
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Testimonials
Giusanto Rainone
Giusanto Rainone
EC, San Diego
Duration: 10 weeks

The people who work at EC are very kind and give me a familiar sensation. I am very lucky. The teachers explain in a good way to let me understand words, and if I have some problems, I can ask. They make the classes interesting. San Diego is beautiful, relaxing, and the people are very kind.

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David Fleury
David Fleury
EC, San Diego
Duration: 18 weeks

I really liked EC San Diego because the school’s location is incredible, being located right next to the sea and you can reach two of the most beautiful beaches of San Diego in 10 minutes. The school is really well organized and all the staff are very friendly, competent and professional. Furthermore, most of the teachers are young but very knowledgeable which allows a good cooperation with the students and creates perfect learning conditions. Finally, a lot of diverse activities are prepared by the staff throughout the whole week which are really useful to meet new students and to discover the city. San Diego is an incredible city which can be described by these two words: friendly and easy-going!

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Aurélie Blasutto
Aurélie Blasutto
EC, San Diego
Duration: 4 weeks

San Diego is a very diverse city. On one side, you have Downtown and its buildings standing alongside the “Gaslamp Quarter”, with all the beautiful boutiques and cupcakes shops! It’s the city centre, where you can go out at night or take a boat to visit Coronado. On the other side, you have Ocean Beach, Pacific Beach and La Jolla! The first one is a hippy area where you can spend the night on the beach around a bonfire, singing “No Woman No Cry” with amazing strangers! The second one is a more residential neighborhood, but it’s incredible! The very long beach and the shops on Garnet and Grand Avenue were my “head quarter” for a month. As for La Jolla, I loved the atmosphere and a beautiful cove next to the resting sea lions, a few minutes from the school. This trip was unforgettable not only because San Diego is a city full of surprises, but also thanks to the warm people at school – both teachers and students!

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Host family
Discover the American way of life by choosing to stay with a host family in San Diego - you'll have the opportunity to speak English outside of class! You'll have your own room, and if you're travelling with a friend, you can share a double room on request. For your meals, you'll have the choice between breakfast only or half-board. The host families, carefully selected by the school, live approximately 60 minutes from the school by bus.
Note: It is compulsory for students under 18 to book homestay accommodation and provide a parental consent form.

Superior Costa Verde Aparthotel
These shared apartments offer an ideal balance between privacy and socialising! You’ll have a choice between a twin room with a semi-private bathroom and a single room with a private bathroom. Common areas include a living room and a fully equipped kitchen where you can prepare your meals. Bedlinen and towels are provided, and laundry facilities are available for free on-site. You’ll be very well located, with the area offering many conveniences such as restaurants, supermarkets, and departments stores. Downtown San Diego is easily reached in 45 minutes by public transport.

Our EC partner school offers a wide choice of cultural and sports activities which allows students to put into practice the English they have learned in class in an authentic context. San Diego's location is ideal for outdoor sports and all water activities. Our partner school will offer you a live impressive spectacle of whale-watching, a visit to the Zoo, surfing classes and weekend excursions to such places as San Francisco, Hollywood and even Las Vegas. Close by, students can also spend the day in one of the amusement parks, the best-known of which is Disneyland, or simply go for a walk through the nature preserves of San Diego.

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