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San Diego State University

San Diego

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.
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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



  • 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 requests must be approved by our admissions team in advance. Appropriate welfare and safety provisions will apply.

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25 June 2023


06 August 2023

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 max 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.


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

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San Diego State University

Love Library, San Diego, CA 92115, USA

Coronado Island

1100 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118, USA

Belmont Park

3146 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109, USA

La Jolla Cove

1100 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA

USS Midway

USS Midway, San Diego, CA, USA

San Diego International Airport

Guantanamo St, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

Location guide

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Sample Programme

Day 1ArrivalsArrivalsCampus tour and ice-breaker activities
Day 2Lesson 1 (Testing/Orientation)Seaport Village Walking tourWelcome Activity
Day 3Lesson 2Little Italy & Maritime MuseumOn-site Activities
Day 4Lesson 3USS MidwayOn-site Activities
Day 5Lesson 4Coronado IslandInternational Night
Day 6Lesson 5Harbour CruiseBeach Bonfire - Ocean Beach
Day 7Full day excursion to San Diego ZooFull day excursion to San Diego ZooOn-site Activities
Day 8Full day visit to La Jolla CoveFull day visit to La Jolla CoveDisco - Downtown
Day 9Lesson 6Balboa Park & MuseumOn-site Activities
Day 10Lesson 7Sports DayTen Pin Bowling Evening
Day 11Lesson 8Pacific BeachTalent Show
Day 12Lesson 9Shopping at Fashion Valley MallOn-site Activities
Day 13Lesson 10Belmont Park (Beach Amusement Park)Sports Activity
Day 14Optional Day/Las Americas OutletOptional Day/Las Americas OutletOn-site Activities
Day 15DeparturesDeparturesDepartures

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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.