San Diego & California
San Diego is “America’s Finest City.” Wide sandy beaches, Mediterranean climate, international flair, and a vibrant culture 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, giving San Diego an international flair. You can find a lot of Mexican influences in San Diego County’s architecture, flair, and culinary delights. Historically, San Diego has a lot to offer. Throughout the city, you’ll find museums and monuments that show the footsteps of the early pioneers and settlers of the western United States.
Study Abroad in San Diego – Climate
San Diego is located in Southwestern California, and the city’s close proximity to the Pacific ensures a pleasantly mild climate year round. The average daytime temperatures are between 24 and 29 degrees in the summer with very few days falling below 18 degrees in the winter. With an average of nine 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