With its 5km of sandy white beach, Pacific Beach (known as “PB” by the locals) is a stunning city in southern California between Mission Bay and La Jolla. This city is a heaven for surfers and definitely represents an element of the ‘Californian dream’. What with its Cape Cod style houses in Crystal Pier and its boutiques that look right onto the Pacific ocean, this dynamic city has something for everyone. If you take a stroll down Garnet street, you’ll find yourself in the heart of the city with numerous bars, clubs & restaurants. Pacific beach is known for having the best nightlife and restaurants in all of San Diego.
The population is largely composed of students, young professionals and international travellers, giving the city a dynamic and lively atmosphere.
San Diego has been named as one of the best cities to live within the United States on more than one occasion.
Dates & Prices 2020
Session start dates:
Classes start every Monday all year round, except in the case that Monday is a holiday, in which case classes start on a Tuesday.
Bank holidays & holidays (no classes will be held on these or rescheduled – apart from the 23/11, which will be rescheduled): 01/01, 20/01, 17/02, 25/03, 03/07, 07/09, 26/11, 27/11, 25/12.
The school does not close during the Christmas holidays, with the exception of the 25/12.
|Courses & accommodation|
|Homestay, shared room, half board|
|Duration||20 lessons||24 lessons||30 lessons|
|2 weeks||€ 1.295||€ 1.350||€ 1.455|
|3 weeks||€ 1.775||€ 1.855||€ 2.015|
|4 weeks||€ 2.310||€ 2.415||€ 2.625|
|6 weeks||€ 3.375||€ 3.535||€ 3.850|
|8 weeks||€ 4.330||€ 4.545||€ 4.970|
|12 weeks||€ 6.410||€ 6.730||€ 7.365|
|16 weeks||-||€ 8.770||€ 9.620|
|18 weeks||-||€ 9.845||€ 10.800|
|20 weeks||-||€ 10.385||€ 11.450|
|24 weeks||-||€ 12.425||€ 13.705|
|32 weeks||-||€ 16.225||€ 17.930|
|36 weeks||-||€ 18.230||€ 20.150|
|Additional week||-||€ 500||€ 555|
|Supplements - Per week||Low season||High season (26/06-14/08)|
|Shared room, half board||-||€ 20|
|Single room, half board||€ 25||€ 45|
|Premium, shared room, half board||€ 55||€ 70|
|Premium, single room, half board||€ 115||€ 135|
|Diet (vegan, intolerance...)||€ 30||€ 30|
|Shared Apartment Superior|
|Shared room, no meals||€ 45||€ 60|
|Single room, no meals||€ 295||€ 380|
|Surf option (2 lessons x 2 afternoons / week)||€ 150||€ 150|
|Transfer - from San Diego Airport (SAN)|
|To go||€ 90|
|Round trip||€ 180|
- The chosen language programme
- Accommodation with a host family, shared room & half board OR in a standard apartment, shared room and no meals (4 week minimum)
- Course materials
- Unlimited internet access
- All taxes and school administrative fees
Prices do not include:
- Travel to San Diego and airport transfers
- Exam fees for TOEFL etc. (if applicable)
- Deposit (for residence or shared apartment)
- Visa fees
- Optional insurances
Important: A medical insurance is required to enter the United States