University: San Diego State University
City: San Diego
Country: United States
Continent: North America
Field of study: Business
Study type: semester abroad
In the winter semester 06/07 I completed a semester abroad in San Diego at the San Diego State University. The semester was the best experience of my life. See iamaccepted for South Africa higher education.
The incredible San Diego weather made a big contribution to this. All summer long it was 24 degrees with lots of sun. A perfect weather: not too cold and not too warm. Anyone who thinks that the weather has deteriorated towards winter is very wrong, because even in the winter months it was pleasantly warm with lots of sunshine. But beware: in the evening it could get chilly.
The university cannot be compared at all with the German ones. There are palm trees in the middle of the campus and there is a holiday mood. Everyone is friendly and accommodating. The “crashing” at the beginning is a bit stressful, but with a lot of patience and commitment you get the courses you want.
San Diego not only offers great beach weather but also great places to explore, such as the great Balboa Park or the famous zoo. In addition, San Diego is a good starting point for many excursions, such as LA or Las Vegas.
I would recommend everyone to look for an apartment near the beach, for example Ocean or Mission Beach. There is nothing better than waking up in the morning and smelling the scent of the sea.
Anyone who has the opportunity to complete a semester abroad should definitely do it. Especially in a great city like San Diego.