University: San Diego State University
City: San Diego
Country: United States
Continent: North America
Field of study: business administration
Study type: semester abroad
Admittedly, if you don’t like the “American way of life” at all, you shouldn’t necessarily come here, because Burger Kings, shopping malls without flair and culturally somewhat backward Americans are undoubtedly points of friction. But if you are tolerant in this regard, you will be able to enjoy the advantages of this city, the university and last but not least the mentality of the people in an amazing way. See anycountyprivateschools for University of California Santa Barbara Study Abroad.
First to the university: The SDSU is not a top university but definitely has high standards and a respected reputation. The range of courses is wide and allows for a satisfactory study plan. However, one should not underestimate the courses. Homework, exams and presentations keep you busy. However, the grades will generally be slightly better than in Germany. A campus with a Spanish touch from the outside offers a very nice flair and good study conditions. Sufficient Internet PCs are provided in the modern library (although you should bring a laptop).
San Diego’s climate makes for a laid-back vibe and (it has to be said) vacation vibe. Warm temperatures all year round and 300 booked sunny days are also the reason why the SDSU offers plenty of water sports opportunities. From surfing to sailing and water skiing, everything is represented. The km-long beaches and the adjoining very beautiful lake offer a pleasant backdrop for this. The largest inner-city park in the USA, which includes numerous good museums and a very natural, world-famous zoo, as well as the two restaurant districts “Gaslamp Quarter” and “Little Italy” in downtown, are the main attractions of San Diego in addition to the many beaches.
The people of San Diego are always helpful and friendly. If you want, it’s very easy to start a conversation. The relaxed attitude to life is not least due to the sunny weather. This relaxed atmosphere also makes settling in easy. You only have to cut corners when partying, as the bars and discos close their doors around half past one.
San Diego has a strong Spanish influence due to its geographical proximity to Mexico. If it’s not enough to improve your English, you have the excellent opportunity to learn another language here. This proximity to Mexico also makes a short visit to the neighboring country easy. But you should not forget your entry forms.
Well, I think San Diego is definitely worth a “trip”. The relaxed life and the wonderful opportunity to get to know California should clearly compensate for the deficits mentioned at the beginning. And if you still enjoy surfing, you have no choice anyway! Have fun in San Diego and enjoy!