Where is the American Language and Culture Institute?

California State University San Marcos
The ALCI is part of the California State University San Marcos campus, a modern, growing university with the latest computer technology, high tech labs, athletic facilities, and state-of-the-art library facilities.  CSU San Marcos is a university dedicated to the academic success of global citizens.

ALCI Office
The ALCI is located in Academic Hall, Room 415 on the CSU San Marcos campus.
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San Marcos
San Marcos is a small, friendly and safe community in beautiful north San Diego County. San Marcos is about 37 miles (60 km) north of downtown San Diego and 100 miles (160 km) south of downtown Los Angeles.  The campus is close to Southern California beaches, mountains, and deserts, where you can swim, surf, hike, bicycle, golf, and ski. The San Diego Zoo, Downtown San Diego, and Sea World are about a 40-minute drive from San Marcos; Disneyland is a one-hour drive; and Hollywood is a 120-minute drive.

Weather                                                                                          
The San Diego region has one of the best climates in the United States. Average temperatures range from a low of 57F (14C) in January to a high of 75F (24C) in June. The humidity is very low, and the average yearly rainfall is less than 9.8 inches (25 cm).

map of california san marcos is located in the southern part of the state 

csusm building with flowers

markstein hall at csusm

view of campus with students

university campus at night

library plaza with students