Activities for international students in San Diego… America’s Finest City

“America’s Finest City” is known for its surf and sun, and CISL students have plenty of opportunities to experience all of this (and more!) during their time in San Diego. Sailing trips, long days on the beach, sunsets over the water . . . San Diego offers students the best aspects of laid-back California culture.

CISL students have access to the many water sports and activities offered in San Diego: from surfing and sailing to kayaking and whale watching, there is always something water-related to experience! The fun does not stop at the water’s edge: CISL also organizes many exciting activities, like indoor rock climbing and hiking through local parks and nature preserves.

San Diego’s close proximity to many popular destinations makes weekend getaways easy. Explore the beaches and attractions of Los Angeles, the exciting lights of Las Vegas, or the culture of San Francisco through a CISL-organized excursion.


CISL students are encouraged to participate in optional afternoon activities, scheduled Monday through Friday after lunchtime and Saturday/Sunday. These include:


Whale watching

Beach Volleyball


La Jolla



Pacific Beach


Inline Skating


Seaport Village

Balboa Park

Little Italy

Rock Climbing




San Diego Zoo



Coronado Beach

Weekend Excursions from San Diego

There are also weekend excursions, providing a great opportunity to practice with English, to places such as:


Las Vegas

Universal Studios

Los Angeles


San Francisco

Magic Mountain

Palm Springs

A week in the life of a CISL SD student

Have you ever wondered what life would REALLY be like as an English student at CISL San Diego? We decided to take a look at the CISL Activities Calendar for this week and see exactly what life is like for a CISL student this Monday through Sunday. The result? A week of fun!