Enjoying miles of golden beaches and some of the best weather in the United States while still having all the bustle and vibrancy of the city, San Diego is the ideal place to learn English in California.
Our language school is located in the very heart of San Diego, with restaurants, shops and transport links all nearby. The famous San Diego Zoo, the Symphony Hall, and San Diego Bay are all within easy walking distance. We offer TOEFL and Cambridge Examination preparation courses, among our many different English programmes. The school itself is housed in a modern building, and you will benefit from facilities including a computer room with free internet access while you study English.
Facilities: 18 Modern Classrooms, E-Learning System, Student Lounge, Self-study Area, Free WIFI, Student Computers, Official Exam Centre, Student Fridge, Student Microwave, Lunch Room, Free Materials, interactive Lessons.
The nationality and age mix at Language Studies International (LSI): San Diego varies over different time periods, courses and levels. In the summer, the average age is 23.
LSI San Diego teaches students from all over the world, including:
LSI San Diego does not hold classes on the holiday dates below. The school does not compensate for these holidays, so make sure to choose your start date accordingly.
I did like it very much. The teachers are very kind and share a lot of time with students.Show details » Read more...
The school's location is good. A short distance from downtown.
Small class sizes which is great for more focused teaching.
Friendly staff and the teachers were excellent and professional.
San Diego is nice city and there were a lot of nice things to do after the lessons.
The teacher was very good and attentive to every student in class.Show details » Read more...
My classes were very good. The teachers were always attentive to students, taught us in a very dynamic way and the school has nice facilities plus you meet people from other cultures. I would have liked to stay longer.Show details » Read more...
Homestays are carefully selected and offer students the opportunity to learn more about the local culture in a comfortable setting while studying English in San Diego. These homes are often between 25 - 50 minutes away from the school by public transport. Families usually offer affordable meal plans that allow you to sample the local cuisine. If you have special requests or diet restrictions (because of religion or health reasons), please let us know in advance. Your housing starts on the Sunday before your first day of class and ends on the Saturday after your last day of class, unless otherwise noted. Learn more about homestay housing
Student residences are more suitable for an independent student, who is looking for clean, basic accommodation at an economic price. All students must be 16+. Your housing starts on the Sunday before your first day of class and ends on the Saturday after your last day of class, unless otherwise noted. Student residences often do not include any meal plan. Learn more about apartment housing
We cannot apply for visas on behalf of students. However, the school can supply you with all the documentation you need to support your visa application.
If you are studying full time in the United States for more than 18 hours per week, you will receive an I-20 that you need to submit to the US embassy along with your F-1 student visa application. The I-20 has a SEVIS tracking number on it. Students who wish to apply for a student visa must pay the SEVIS fee online before going to the US embassy or consulate for their visa interview.
Your I-20 will be sent to your home address by regular mail at no charge to you. If you wish to receive your paperwork by express mail, you will be charged $65 when you register.
Please note that United States law states that an I-20 can only be issued to students who intend to pursue full-time English language studies. United States law does not permit students to study part-time with an F-1 Student Visa. If you are studying for less than 18 hours per week, you have to apply for a Visitor Visa (B1/B2) on your own.
The school offers airport pickup services. If you wish to be picked up, just give us your flight details and arrival date. The price of a one-way airport transfer from San Diego International Airport is $85. You must book your airport transfer in advance when you register.
Please note that we do not book flights for our students. If you are researching airfare costs, we recommend using Kayak.com, a search engine that lets you compare flight options from your home country to San Diego based on your budget, schedule and preferences.
Study abroad worry-free with Language International's health and personal effects insurance coverage. When you book a course with us, you can opt to purchase an international insurance plan that covers not only your health care cost but also loss of your personal belongings. You must book your insurance in advance when you register.
LSI San Diego is located in a modern building in the heart of the city, close to all amenities and within easy walking distance of such attractions as San Diego Zoo, the Gaslamp District, Balboa Park and the San Diego Bay.
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We always recommend that students come on a proper visa and it’s up to the student to make that decision. While the majority of our students come on an F-1 student visa, some choose otherwise. Unless otherwise instructed by the authorities, at the present time LSI will accept enrollments of individuals in any course of study should they present themselves at the school with a visa other than an F-1. In this case, the individual assumes all responsibility for the maintenance of their legal immigration status in the United States.
Persons with Tourist Visas may be allowed to study at the school if their reason for being in the US is tourism and their course is incidental to this, subject to the determination of the Port of Entry officer. According to <http://travel.state.gov/> http://travel.state.gov: Enrollment in a short recreational course of study, which is not for credit toward a degree or academic certificate, is permitted on a visitor (B) visa.
The student should be aware that if he or she chooses to travel on a tourist visa or visa waiver but tells immigration that he or she is coming here to study, the immigration officer at the Port of Entry (airport) may ask for a student visa which the student does not have. In this case, the student may not be allowed entry to the United States.
Please use this link for any other questions regarding visas: <http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/types/types_1268.html> http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/types/types_1268.html
Students wishing to enroll in the TOEFL program must test at the upper intermediate or advanced level on their placement test.
Our Standard 20 English Course does not include any activities. However, there are optional activities offered every day which students can participate in at their own cost after school and during the weekend. This can include visits to the San Diego Zoo, sporting events, outdoor activities, and visits to different restaurants around San Diego.
Our Standard 20 English Course does not include any activities. However,
there are optional activities offered every day which students can
participate in at their own cost after school and during the weekend. This
can include visits to the San Diego Zoo, sporting events, outdoor
activities, and visits to different restaurants around San Diego.
We have a wide variety of activities both in the afternoons and on the weekends for students to sign up for. Typically they include a variety of shopping, tourist and dining outings and sign-ups are available in our student lounge.
Homestay is only available for students. Instead, I recommend the Somerset Suites option.
Homestay is only available for students. Instead, I recommend the Somerset Suites option, which has studio and one bedroom suites with a number of amenities including a pool that make it a top choice for our family students
Yes, it is possible to enrol in our English Max program and transfer to the TOEFL program at a later date.
Yes, a student with a tourist visa can enroll in our English Max or
English Focus program for a period of 6 months.
Yes, a student with a tourist visa can enroll in our English Max or
English Focus program for a period of 6 months
Our Junior Program has different age ranges available depending on
the season and if they are accompanied by an adult.
1) 8-10 year olds are grouped together by age and living with their family or
a guardian as part of the Family Program, classes held at our downtown
2) 11-13 years olds only in accompanied groups on campus (summer) or living
with their family or a guardian (winter and summer). 3) 14-17 year olds can
stay on their own in homestay in winter, and on campus in residence during
4) 16 & 17 year olds: These students have the choice of joining our
Juniors’ Program or one of our adult programs. The Juniors’ Program is a
more structured program and we require full participation unless parental
consent is given to miss any activity. We understand that some 16 -17 year
olds prefer a little more independence, so we suggest that the student and
parent discuss which option would be most suitable for them.
Unfortunately, no, we do not have a Junior Winter Program in December. The Junior Winter Program starts on January and ends on February
I would recommend a room at either Comfort Inn Gaslamp or West Park Inn. Both options have their own private bathrooms, mini fridge and microwave. West Park Inn is located very close (2 blocks) from our school, and while Comfort Inn is just under a mile away, it is in the heart of San Diego’s Gaslamp district which features a number of shops and restaurants.
Typically, there are two singles in the bed; however, we can ask if we have any double bed’s available.