English school in San Diego

Listen to the waves, feel the warm sea-breeze in your hair, then grab a taco in this surfers’ paradise

Our San Diego school

With 70 miles of pristine beaches, sunny weather all year round, and a mellow, fun-loving attitude it’s no wonder San Diego is one of the great hubs of California surf culture. But sun, sea and sand are only the beginning. Just across the border from Tijuana, the city has its own unique fusion cuisine, “Cali-Baja” – as well as a tempting array of Mexican restaurants and deliciously fresh seafood. Toast marshmallows over a camp fire on La Jolla Beach, wander the beautiful gardens and zoos in Balboa Park or hike along the wild trails of Anza Borrego Desert.

  • Provides year-round residential options near the beach
  • Our San Diego English school has 20 state-of-the-art classrooms, all with interactive whiteboards
  • Tailored courses for Young Learners are available
School location
Kaplan International English San Diego 660 6th Ave San Diego, CA 92101, USA
San Diego
Chloe Jobard Student Testimonial San Diego
”What I like most about San Diego is the weather. It is also a great city because you have a lot of things to visit: museums, the zoo, the beach, Sea World, bars, the harbor… I would recommend to live in a home stay because you will improve your English.”
Chloe Jobard
Studied in San Diego
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School facilities

Computer lab
Outdoor Area
Student Lounge
Interactive white boards

Other information

  • University Placement Service:
    Our University Placement Service (UPS) allows you to benefit from our extensive network of partner universities and colleges. Combined with our wealth of experience, we help you gain entry to graduate and undergraduate courses. Learn more.
  • Languages spoken by staff:
    French, Japanese, Spanish, Turkish.
  • Teacher Qualifications:
    Bachelor’s (or equivalent) in combination with TESOL, CELTA, TEFL certificate (including practicum) or six months of ESL/EFL teaching experience.
  • School holidays:
    See our 2018 school closures

Accreditation & memberships

This Kaplan International English school is accredited by ACCET (Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training).

Our schools in California are approved to operate as an accredited institution by the California Bureau for Private Post-secondary Education (bppe.ca.gov). Take a look at our California State Disclosures list for the documents filed with the state and/or required to be made available to students prior to enrollment.

This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students. All courses offered by Kaplan International are avocational and recreational, and are not intended to lead to vocation, occupation or career opportunities. Kaplan International does not confer credits, certification, diploma or degree for any courses, and no credits are transferrable to institutions of higher education.

*Student recommendations are based on Kaplan students surveyed in 2017.

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Our San Diego school has a dedicated social program, designed to help you explore the city and build friendships, through organised events and activities


Student residences are specially selected apartments, hostels, and dorms that provide a fantastic living experience. Enjoy a more independent lifestyle and the social aspects of living with new friends.
  • Live with fellow students for more independence
  • Most residences are self-catering
  • Socialize and have fun with your new friends
  • Single, twin, double, and dorm rooms are available at various locations
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Ideal for students who want to learn about and immerse themselves in U.S. culture. Sharing meals with your hosts every day, you'll benefit from speaking English in relaxed, natural situations.
  • Live in a local homestay specially chosen by us
  • Enjoy breakfasts and dinners with your host
  • Practice English daily in an informal situation
  • Immerse yourself in a new culture
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