San Diego & California
America’s Finest City” – fantastic wide sandy beaches, Mediterranean climate, international flair and a vibrant city characterize San Diego as one of the most beautiful places in the world! With a population of 1.4 million, San Diego is the second largest city in California and is situated directly on the Pacific Ocean.
Mexico is just 30 minutes away, which gives San Diego an international flair. You can also find a lot of Mexican input in San Diego County’s architecture, flair and culinary delights. Historically, San Diego has a lot to offer: all over the city, you’ll find museums and monuments which show the footsteps of the early pioneers and settlers of the western United States.
Study Abroad in San Diego – Climate
The southern location of San Diego and the city’s close proximity to the Pacific ensure a pleasantly mild climate all year round. The average daytime temperatures are between 24 and 29 degrees in summer. In winter on only a few days the temperature falls to less than 18 degrees. With an average of 9 hours of sunshine per day and less than 30 rainy days per year, San Diego has countless outdoor recreational activities – on the beach, in the city, or in the nearby mountains.
Studying between palm trees and surfboards – an incomparable experience. Learning with the sun on my face and sand between my toes has made my dreams come true.
Laurine K. – Semester Abroad – National University in San Diego