National University San Diego

National University Los Angeles

San Diego & Los Angeles

Study Abroad in San Diego

Anil T. - Auslandssemester Kalifornien, USA San Diego is known as „America’s Finest City“. This dream location in the sunny south of California is the eighth-largest city in the USA with a population of 1.4 million. The close proximity to Mexico gives San Diego an international flair – you can still find traces of the early pioneers and settlers in many places, who developed the West. 

San Diego is famous for being the biomedicine hub, as many biomedical companies are based here. This can be an advantage for students who wish to connect to these companies and possibly complete an internship after their study abroad period in San Diego.

Study Abroad in San Diego – Climate

The southern location of San Diego and the city’s close proximity to the pacific ocean ensure a pleasantly mild climate all year round. The average day temperature is rarely higher than 25 degrees Celsius (77 ° Fahrenheit) in the summer, and in winter temperatures rarely fall below 18 degrees Celsius (64 ° Fahrenheit).

Study Abroad in San Diego – Leisure Time

San Diego is a very popular travel destination and offers a colorful variety of leisure time fun for all tastes. Especially animal lovers get their money’s worth at the Wild Animal Park or in world-famous San Diego Zoo. Moreover, between November and March every year from ashore or taking a boat trip you can spot whales passing San Diego on their way south. San Diego’s location by the sea is perfect for surfing, diving, snorkeling, sailing, and all other kinds of water sports. This ideal location also gives you the chance to plan day trips and explore other places: feel the flair of Hollywood, discover a different country in Mexico, or take a trip to the deserts of California, or what about a road trip with breathtaking views along Highway #1 to San Francisco?

Study Abroad in Los Angeles

The fascinating “City of Angels” is the second-largest metropolis in the USA (after New York City) with a population of 4 million. Los Angeles, with spectacular sights like the Chinese Theater, Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, Sunset Boulevard, Venice Beach, and famous Universal Studios, is a magical center of attraction for many people from all over the world.

Los Angeles is one of the USA’s most popular economic, cultural, and social hub with its numerous universities and colleges, research institutions, theaters and museums. Hollywood is America’s film factory and its most popular export hit. L.A. is a true “Salad Bowl” hosting people from over 140 different countries in the world, who live and work in California’s largest city. There is no limit to cultural and culinary diversity in Los Angeles.

Study Abroad in Los Angeles – Climate

The climate in Los Angeles is pleasantly Mediterranean all year round, with an average yearly temperature of 19 ° Celsius (66 ° Fahrenheit) and an average of 300 days of sunshine a year. The city of Los Angeles is an ideal place to spend your free time and is the epitome of the sunny California life style for many Americans.

Study Abroad in Los Angeles – Leisure Time

The outskirts of the greater Los Angeles area has a lot to offer when it somes to outdoor activities.  You can engage in various water sports at any of the dreamlike wide beaches of Los Angeles, such as Malibu, Venice, Manhattan, or Long Beach. Climbers, hikers and nature lovers will enjoy Topanga and Malibu State Park as well as Angeles National Forest. Every year Los Angeles is host for various festivals and events, such as film and music festivals, the Hollywood Bowl, or Los Angeles Independent Film Festival. Shopaholics can indulge themselves in the exceptional boutiques and shopping havens of Hollywood, Downtown, and West Los Angeles. Culinary delicacies and snacks are offered at almost every corner of the city, and for every budget. Whether you feel like having Asian food in Chinatown, a hearty Italian meal in Little Italy, wish to enjoy a Mexican dish or rather the classic American burger –  the home of the movie stars promises an exciting experience.

If you want to know what else San Diego and Los Angeles have to offer, we invite you to browse through the experience reports written by our students. This way you will get a first-hand impression of what awaits you during your study abroad adventure in San Diego or Los Angeles.