4 Weeks in San Diego!
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4 Weeks in San Diego!

By CISL SD Student, Linda Sintniklaas (The Netherlands) San Diego’s Little Italy When you are staying in Vantaggio in San Diego, you will live in Little Italy. This is a little village in the centre of San Diego with a lot of restaurants, cafés and bars. People here will speak to you in Italian and...

A Day in the Life of a Student Living Abroad
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A Day in the Life of a Student Living Abroad

By CISL SD student, Linda Sintniklaas (Netherlands)       “This morning I woke up with such a good feeling! I felt really happy! Maybe you are wondering why I felt so happy this morning? It was because of my experiences as a travelling student in San Diego. During my stay here I came to...

What makes San Diego, San Diego?
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What makes San Diego, San Diego?

By CISL SD student, Dianne Kuijs (The Netherlands) Do you know the feeling of arriving in a new city? When everything is strange to you? When you even have to find out where the nearest supermarket or what the best way is to travel from place to place? I experienced all that when I arrived...

Baseball in downtown San Diego, such as sport must be!
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Baseball in downtown San Diego, such as sport must be!

By Linda Sintniklaas, The Netherlands (CISL San Diego Student) If you think you can’t go to a good baseball match in San Diego, you’re totally wrong! The home stadium of the Padres is located in San Diego, named the Petco Park. This stadium is the property of the much appreciated San Diego Padres, ‘the’ baseball...

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Learning English, meeting people and having fun at CISL!

By Dianne Kuijs, The Netherlands (CISL San Diego Student) After all the preparations, the journey to San Diego, and all the first impressions of the city, I began my lessons at Converse International School of Language (CISL) last week. Although I was already settled in San Diego, as I walked into the building of CISL...

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Feeling at Home in a New City, San Diego!

By Linda Sintniklaas (CISL San Diego Student) After a rollercoaster of emotions and events and 15 hours of travelling you finally arrive in America, at San Diego Airport. Wow, was what I thought, I’m in America. After all the preparations that have been made I’m finally here and it feels good immediately. In the central...

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Can I Survive Language School?

By CISL SD student, Dianne Kuijs (The Netherlands) Do you like adventure? Do you like getting in touch with people from many different countries and cultures? Have you always wanted to learn English or wanted to improve your English? If you answered yes to any of these questions then I have the golden tip for...

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SHOPPING in San Diego, California

By CISL San Diego student, Nicolas Sayo (France) If you are a shopping addict or if you just like shopping, San Diego is the ideal place. There are clothes for everybody : fashionistas, bargain hunters,  sportsmen, etc… San Ysidro, 40 minutes south of San Diego by trolley, is my favorite shopping destination. San Ysidro, just...

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VANTAGGIO: Converse student residence

It is the place where the students normally sleep during the travel.You have a suite with everything you need (shower, microwave, fridge…). The place is very well located in Little Italy very close to downtown, the center of the city and Converse. There are more than 300 students so it is very easy to meet people from all the...

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Amazing Mission Beach

When I first got off from the bus in Mission Boulevard my attention was captured by the huge Roller Coaster located few steps from the coast. What I didn’t know was that the Giant Dipper Roller Coaster is just one of the several rides you can find in Belmont Park. Belmont Park is San Diego’s beachfront...