Summer English Camp at the University of San Diego

1, 2, 3, or 4-week English Course + Activities + Optional Southwest Trip

10 student class average; 12 student class maximum

Come experience the relaxed vibe of Southern California on the beautiful University of San Diego campus! In addition to English classes, USD program students take part in cultural workshops and explore sunny San Diego through CISL-organized afternoon activities such as trips to the San Diego Zoo, shopping at Fashion Valley Mall, surfing and biking on Pacific Beach, and exploring upscale La Jolla Village. CISL’s Summer English camp in San Diego also offers an optional Southwest Trip that includes stops at Disneyland, Universal Studios, Hollywood, Santa Monica, Venice Beach, and Rodeo Drive before an extended stay in Las Vegas and at the Grand Canyon.

Commuter (day) students are welcome. Students can participate in classes & activities and commute to the campus each morning. Please contact us ([email protected]) to inquire about commuter pricing.

Summer English Camp at the University of San Diego

The San Diego ESL Camp includes:

  • Classes and accommodation on the beautiful University of San Diego campus, which has stunning views of Mission Bay, the Pacific Ocean, and San Diego
  • Central location: San Diego’s beaches, Downtown, and Old Town are just minutes away
  • 2-day trip to Los Angeles (July 18-19, 2024)
  • Optional California Coastal Trip
  • Commuter Students: Day campers can participate in classes + activities and commute to the campus each morning. For more information on commuter pricing please contact us at [email protected].

Curriculum and courses for CISL’s English camp in San Diego include:

  • CISL-created curriculum actively engages students in their learning process through a project-driven English program
  • English classes are held on USD’s safe campus with modern facilities and manicured grounds
  • Small class size: 10 students per class on average (no more than 12)
  • 20 English lessons/ Cultural Workshops per week
  • Classes from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm, 4 days per week and Cultural Workshops from 1:30-3:10 Tuesday and Thursday

CISL’s San Diego English Camp offers residential accommodation options at the University of San Diego.

  • Residential accommodations in spacious and modern on-campus suite-style dorms
  • 19 meals per week provided with residential accommodations
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Laundry facilities (fee payable)

CISL’s English camp in San Diego offers:

  • Afternoon or evening activities such as  visits to local beaches, barbecues, organized sports, and trips to the aquarium allow students to engage in socialization as well as cultural and physical activity
  • Excursions provide the opportunity to further explore San Diego and other areas of Southern California and enjoy the beautiful local climate
  • All-day excursions to exciting locations such as nearby Los Angeles
  • Optional 6 day/6 night California Coast Trip
  • See the USD Camp Activities Calendar for more information.
USD Summer English Camp in San Diego Details

16 ESL lessons per week: from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm 4 days a week (with a 10 minute break)

4 Cultural Workshop lessons per week: In addition to English classes Monday-Thursday 9:00 am-12:30 pm, on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons 1:30-3:00 pm, San Diego ESL Camp students will participate in Cultural Workshops focused on Environment and Sustainability and local venues/culture. .

Class levels: 4

Note: Class size is an average of 10 students, with a maximum of 12

University residence (Valley Complex; 19 meals/week)

Pacific Beach

Los Angeles

Coronado Island

Half-day activities plus 1 full day  excursion per week. See the sample USD activities calendar for details on CISL’s exciting activities!
Optional trip

San Francisco


Santa Barbara

California Coast: 6 days/6 nights- San Francisco, Carmel, Monterey, Santa Barbara. Includes hotels (shared rooms), coach transportation/tickets. Last night in Los Angeles at the end of the trip (in hotel, shared room). Meals not included. 
Airport Transfers
Airport Transfers are not included in price.  For group/ individual airport transfers please Contact Junior Program Director.
USD English Camp in San Diego (USD) Daily Schedule
9:00 – 10:40English ClassEnglish ClassEnglish ClassEnglish ClassCheck Out


Afternoon/ Evening  Activity



Optional Sunday Excursion

10:40 – 10:50BreakBreakBreakBreak
10:50 – 12:30English ClassEnglish ClassEnglish ClassEnglish ClassFull Day Excursion
12:30 – 13:30LunchLunchLunchLunch
13:30 – 15:10Afternoon ActivitiesCultural workshopsAfternoon ActivitiesCultural workshopsAfternoon Activities
15:10 – 18:00Afternoon and Evening Activities

* Wednesday, July 4th is a national holiday; activities will be provided on this day.

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