With nearly 266 sunny days per year, 100 kms of beaches and 50 kms of mountains to explore, San Diego offers you the perfect conditions to live an active lifestyle at one of America’s top research universities. You’ll feel at home in this city, where you can enjoy dining outdoors, shopping and exploring the many parks. On campus, swim laps in the indoor or outdoor pool, play tennis on one of 20+ courts, or connect with the UCSD Activities Manager to plan your next adventure, from whale-watching to Disneyland.
About the University
University of California, San Diego
Initially the university’s marine institute, UC San Diego has grown into a world leader in its own right. In exemplary research and transformative teaching—by faculty that hold Nobel Prizes, National Medals of Science, Fields Medals, Pulitzer Prizes, MacArthur Fellowships—UCSD stands out as one of the best universities on the planet.
Overlooking the Pacific Ocean from La Jolla, California, UC San Diego has a surprisingly relaxed vibe considering the elevated academic drive in its classrooms, lecture halls, labs, and study groups. The 263 sunny days per year, long sandy beaches, and adventure-filled mountains, though, foster the perfect conditions for an active, balanced lifestyle.
Learn more at University of California, San Diego's official website.
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“I chose to study abroad to experience a new culture and learn advanced lessons. I've been able to practice English with my roommates and professors... I learned not to be shy. You just have to be open and outgoing. I feel really supported here.”Eric Yan, Past SAF Student
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"Everyone should study abroad, because you only live once"
We caught up wtih SAF scholar, Eric, during his study abroad adventure at UC San Diego.
His advice to those thinking about studying abroad? "You only live once, and should experience more". Watch Eric's story to find out more about life at UC San Diego.
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