san diego homestay

2017 San Diego Homestay Programs
January & July

2, 3, or 4 weeks English in San Diego + Homestay
+ Optional Southwest Trip

7 student class average; 8 student class maximum

Immerse yourself in U.S. culture by living with an American host family! The SD Homestay option allows students to attend courses at CISL San Diego while living in the warm, welcoming home environment provided by one of CISL’s carefully selected host families. This program is offered in both the summer and winter and is an excellent opportunity for students to continue improving their English skills outside of the classroom setting.

By day, homestay students participate in CISL’s Standard English Program and interact with students from around the world. The Downtown San Diego campus, which is well connected by SD Transit, centrally locates students for afternoon activities. Students can take full advantage of CISL’s activities such as laser tag, trips to the San Diego Zoo, beach days, surfing, indoor rock climbing, and biking… and then come home to a meal provided by the host family. Breakfast is also provided for students every day.

SD Homestay students are also offered the optional one-week Southwest Trip, which provides the chance to see some of the most popular destinations in Southern California, Nevada, and Arizona. While exploring Los Angeles, students tour unique Venice Beach, celebrity-filled Rodeo Drive, picturesque Santa Monica, iconic Hollywood, Disneyland, and exciting Universal Studios. Students then make their way to Las Vegas for a fun-filled two days before visiting nature’s most striking creation, The Grand Canyon.

SAN DIEGO JUNIOR HOMESTAY (available January 2017 & Summer 2017)
20 lessons per week, Monday to Friday, 9:00am - 12:40pm, with MAXIMUM 8 students per group.
Homestay, 14 meals per week (breakfast and dinner)
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Pacific Beach
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Coronado Island
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San Diego Zoo
Afternoon activities Monday to Friday plus Saturday excursions.
One-Week trip
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Los Angeles
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Las Vegas
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Grand Canyon
Best of the Southwest: 6 days/6 nights- Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon. Includes hotels (shared rooms), coach transportation/tickets. Meals not included. View trip itinerary.
*Airport Transfers
Included both ways from San Diego International Airport (SAN). Additional fees apply if arriving at any other airport.
Daily Schedule
  Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun
9:00-10:40 English Class Saturday Excursions Host Family Day
10:40-11:00 Break
11:00-12:40 English Class
12:40-13:30 Lunch
13:30-18:00 Afternoon Activities

*Note: Local two-way airport transfer from San Diego (SAN) included for Homestay students arriving on a Saturday/Sunday between 9:00am and 21:30pm. Transfers can be arranged for students arriving at other hours/days for an additional charge. **Meals are not included on trips.

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Attention Group Leaders and Teachers!

Complimentary accommodations and activities are included for one group leader with each group of 12 students. For groups of fewer than 12, the cost of accommodations and activities will be proportionate to the number of students in the group.

Interested in bringing your students to one of our Junior programs? Contact the Junior Director for information.

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