San Diego and San Francisco are springing into spring, and there are plenty of events in both cities to keep our students busy! Are you looking to get a little exercise? Mingle with CISL students and hear some live music? Or learn a bit more about new cultures through art exhibits? CISL has an array of activities for our students this March.


San Francisco Activities

Monday, March 19, 2012

Bowling at the Yerba Buena Gardens

4:30 pm

Admission: See the Activities Coordinator for prices


Yerba Buena Gardens Bowling Alley

With a playground, a carousel, an interactive museum, an Ice Skating and Bowling Center and much more, the Rooftop at Yerba Buena Gardens just might be the coolest place to bowl. Join CISL SF on Monday for an afternoon of bowling at this incredible location!


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Wine Tasting at Pe Yale Wine Bar and Lounge 

4:30 pm


21 and over only

Sip wines from around the world in this beautiful wine bar and lounge. Not a wine lover? Pe Yale also offers a wide selection of domestic and imported premium beers, not to mention a delicious menu of small plates, including the Charcuterie Plate of duck pate, molinari (aged dried Italian sausage) and prosciutto and the Beef Skewers with a cashew and sun-dried tomato sauce.


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Live Jazz and Rock: Burritt Room 

5:30 – 8:30

Admission: Free (21 and over only)


Located in the old lobby of the 100-year-old Crescent Hotel, the Burritt Room’s vintage decor, brick walls, and chandeliers give the venue a romantic feel that was described by one journalist as “a set of a 1940’s Nior Film.” Enjoy live jazz and rock music from this location alongside great company!


Thursday, March 22, 2012

Nightlife at the Academy of Sciences

4:45 pm

Admission: Free for Premier Students, $12 general admission (21 and over only)


Every Thursday night, the Academy of Sciences hosts “Nightlife,” where “music, creatures and cocktails come together.” Guests enjoy drinks while exploring exhibits and aquariums featuring exotic animals from around the world.  Each week features a live band or DJ, and a unique theme: on March 22, the theme will be “Tattoos.” Guests can view tattoo exhibits, get henna tattoos, and learn about the art of tattooing around the world.


Saturday, March 24, 2012

Bicycling at the Golden Gate Bridge

11:00 am

Admission: $25 (plus $10.50 for the ferry)

Start your weekend off right with a little exercise… and enjoy stunning views of the San Francisco Bay and the city at the same time! San Francisco is proud to be rated one of the country’s healthiest cities. With fun exercises excursions like these, it is no wonder why San Franciscans are so fit.


Monday, March 26, 2012

Classical Revolution at Revolution Cafe

7:30 pm

Admission: Free

Websites: and!/sf/as_music-venues?detailID=2181

Soak in some culture with a little classical music at the Revolution Cafe, which hosts live music events seven days a week. Classical Revolution began in 2006 as an organization aimed at making live chamber music accessible to the public. In the short time since it was founded, it has performed over 700 times at more than 90 Bay Area venues. Pretty impressive!


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Live Jazz: Cosmo Alleycats at the Le Colonial

6:30 pm

Admission: Free

Websites: and

The tile floors, tall shuttered windows, and palm trees of the Le Colonial restaurant decor are reminiscent of the French colonial era in Vietnam, and its menu–designed to “evoke the flavors of Vietnamese cooking as well as the airy elegance of French Colonial Southeast Asia”–reflects the fusion of these two cultures as well. Join CISL SF on Tuesday for an evening of live music and delicious fusion cuisine.


Thursday, March 29, 2012

City Hall and Asian Art Museum 

4:30 pm

Admission: $10


The Asian Art Museum–Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture–one of San Francisco’s premier arts institutions—houses an impressive collection of more than 18,000 Asian Art treasures spanning 6000 years of Asian history. Join CISL SF as we travel back in time and learn about the culture-rich heritages of the East.


Friday, March 30, 2012

Hiking to Lands End and the Cliff House

4:30 pm

Admission: Free

Explore the hiking trails of Lands End park, which is a park on the shoreline just next to the Golden Gate bridge (and located in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.) Many of the park’s trails were once railroad lines, and some lead to a memorial for the USS San Francisco, a Navy vessel which was active during World War II.



San Diego Activities

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

World Famous San Diego Zoo

1:30 pm

Admission: $8.00 for CISL students; $5.00 for bus fare


They certainly call it the “World Famous San Diego”  for a reason! The San Diego Zoo is home to over 4.000 animals, including tigers, elephants, hippos, reptiles, and hundreds of birds. In addition, the Zoo is one of just four zoos in the U.S. to house the rare Giant Panda.  We will meet at CISL San Diego at 1:30 pm and then take the bus to Balboa Park for a day of exploring animal species from around the world. CISL students receive a discount on tickets and pay just $8.00 for admission.


Friday, March 23 – Sunday, March 25

Las Vegas weekend trip

Los Angeles weekend trip

Are you interested in exploring Las Vegas or Los Angeles? Join CISL in a weekend trip to either of these cities! Transportation and hotel costs are included in the trip. See the Activities Coordinator for more information on the itinerary for each of these trips.


Wednesday, March 28, 2012


1:30 pm

Admission: $2.00 per game per person; $3.75 for shoe rental

Meet new students, practice English, and have some fun at CISL’s bowling activity on March 28. Students meet at the school at 1:30 pm and then head over to the bowling alley for a few games. Make sure to brush up on your bowling vocabulary before this activity!