San Diego State University Summer Course


Program Description

The prestigious San Diego State University campus houses the oldest and largest higher education institution in the San Diego region. Founded in 1897 as San Diego Normal School, it is the third-oldest university in the 23-member California State University.

Key facts

  • 10-17 years
  • 15 contact hours per week
  • Groups & Individuals
  • University Campus
  • Residential & Homestay
  • 160 max beds per week


  • Beach and Belmont Park visits.
  • Trips to San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park.
  • USS Midway Museum visit.

About the programme

  • English levels: Elementary – Proficiency (the programme can be adjusted to lower English levels).
  • Average class size: 15.
  • 2 full-day excursions*.
  • 6 half-day excursions*.
  • Enjoy the sun and beach.
  • Beach amusement park.

*In a two-week programme

Activity choice

  • For a supplement, sign up for 6 hours of surfing lessons a week on Pacific Beach! All equipment and transportation provided.
  • For a supplement, optional extra 2-night stay and tour of LA.

Oxford International Junior Programmes understands that occasionally slightly young/older siblings or friends may wish to come in a group. Oxford International Junior Programmes reserves the right to accept students who are slightly younger or older than the advertised minimum/maximum age. These exceptional requestions must be approved by our admissions team in advance. Appropriate welfare and safety provisions will apply.


Sample Programme

Day Morning Afternoon Evening
Day 1 Arrivals Arrivals Campus tour and ice-breaker activities
Day 2 Lesson 1 (Testing/Orientation) Seaport Village Walking tour Welcome Activity
Day 3 Lesson 2 Little Italy & Maritime Museum On-site Activities
Day 4 Lesson 3 USS Midway On-site Activities
Day 5 Lesson 4 Coronado Island International Night
Day 6 Lesson 5 Harbour Cruise Beach Bonfire - Ocean Beach
Day 7 Full day excursion to San Diego Zoo Full day excursion to San Diego Zoo On-site Activities
Day 8 Full day visit to La Jolla Cove Full day visit to La Jolla Cove Disco - Downtown
Day 9 Lesson 6 Balboa Park & Museum On-site Activities
Day 10 Lesson 7 Sports Day Ten Pin Bowling Evening
Day 11 Lesson 8 Pacific Beach Talent Show
Day 12 Lesson 9 Shopping at Fashion Valley Mall On-site Activities
Day 13 Lesson 10 Belmont Park (Beach Amusement Park) Sports Activity
Day 14 Optional Day/Las Americas Outlet Optional Day/Las Americas Outlet On-site Activities
Day 15 Departures Departures Departures

San Diego State University


Sports: The residences complex offers outdoor volleyball courts, table tennis and a patio. There are large fields which can be used for sports.

Other: Residences include a television room, lounge area and foosball tables.



  • Double occupancy. Singles for group leaders, triple occupancy available per request.
  • Students share eight private single-gender bathrooms maximum ratio 1:5.
  • Separate bathrooms reserved for group leaders.


Qualified and welcoming families provide students with double rooms, a place to study and the experience of living with a North American family. Single room accommodation can be arranged on request as per availability.

Local transport

Trolley: The Greenline Trolley connects east and west routes to SDSU. The trolley stops at the SDSU underground station and takes 30 minutes to central San Diego.

Bus: Bus routes 11, 13, 55, 81, 115 and 936 service the campus, from here you can transfer to anywhere in the San Diego area

The use of San Diego State University (SDSU) name is strictly for the purpose of identifying the location at which Oxford International Junior Programmes are delivered. Oxford International Junior Programmes have no affiliation with SDSU and SDSU is not involved in or responsible for the quality, suitability, delivery or other aspects of Oxford International Junior Programmes in any way.

Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

Oxford International Junior Programmes is part of the Oxford International Education Group. Oxford International was founded in 1991 as ISIS Education and Travel by David Brown and Robert Darell.

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