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Short-Term Programs

The Experience of a Lifetime!

We invite you to join us for an American culture adventure while improving your English language skills in our customized, short-term programs. Come and meet our CSUSM student ambassadors and explore new places!

Located in scenic North County San Diego, groups can choose from all that Southern California has to offer including visits to Disneyland, Sea World, the San Diego Zoo, beach picnics, and other local attractions. These programs are open to organized groups of university students and escorted high school groups ages 14 and older. Individuals are welcome to join on a space and date available basis.

Sample Programs

  • English through STEM 
  • Sustainability and Leadership 
  • Language and Culture
  • Business English
  • English for Medical Purposes
  • High School/University Preparation
  • English Language Teacher Development

Program Features

  • Professional, experienced, and engaging instructors
  • Carefully designed lectures with a focus on improving English language skills.
  • Final presentations
  • Certificate Ceremony
  • Dedicated Staff
  • Small class sizes
  • On and off campus activities
  • Fun, organized activities and tours
  • Full-day trips to world-famous theme parks

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Sample Schedule: Leadership & Sustainability Program
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
  • 9 - 10:15 AM: 
    Finding Your Leadership Style
  • 10:30 - 11:45 AM:
    San Diego Culture
  • 1 - 5 PM: 
  • 9 - 10:15 AM: 
    UN Sustainable Develpoment Goals Introduction
  • 10:30 - 11:45 AM: Capstone Project Introduction
  • 1 - 3 PM:
    Workshop: Conflict Resolution
  • 9 - 10:15 AM: 
    Campus Sustainability: Walking Tour
  • 10:30 - 11:45 AM: Capstone Project Introduction
  • 1 - 7 PM:
    Excursion: Beach Clean-up & Farmer's Market
  • 9 - 10:15 AM:
    Effective COmmunication
  • 10:30 - 11:45 AM: San Diego Coastal Waters
  • 1 - 3 PM: Project Planning
  • 9 - 10:15 AM:
    San Diego Safari PArk Prep
  • 10:30 AM - 12 PM: Presentation Skills
  • 1 - 3 PM: Team BUilding
  • 9 AM - 5 PM:

Student Reviews

“Thank you for 5 weeks! My study abroad was wonderful. I was able to improve my English skills, learn important things, make new friends, and grow up strongly! Also, I think I could change my way of thinking.”

“I really love this program and I finally have opportunities to speak English in and out of class, learn in an American school and improve my English. I love all the teachers I met, you are all so friendly, I will never forget you!”

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Additional Information

If you are an individual who is interested in this program, please contact for information about available dates and programs before applying.

Airport transfer from Los Angeles International Airport may be arranged for the group in advance for an additional fee.

 Students will purchase meals on their own for all-day excursions out of the San Diego area.

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Fill out the form below to learn more about short-term programs. On the form, enter your contact information and select "Short-Term Programs" from the "Study Abroad Programs" dropdown.