Language Studies International (LSI): San Diego

1706 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
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reviews

Reviews

75% recommend

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Quality of teaching
School facilities
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Housing

"A refreshment moment to study and speak English"

Oswaldo Filho, student from Brazil

I did like it very much. The teachers are very kind and share a lot of time with students.

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My ratings for this school

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Date of study
16 Oct 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"A good learning atmosphere and excellent teachers."

Mikko Inkala, student from Finland

The school's location is good. A short distance from downtown.
Small class sizes which is great for more focused teaching.
Friendly staff and the teachers were excellent and professional.
San Diego is nice city and there were a lot of nice things to do after the lessons.

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My ratings for this school

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Date of study
17 Oct 2016 - 21 Oct 2016
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"My experience hasn't met my expectations."

Rita Orlando, student from Italy

The teacher was very good and attentive to every student in class.

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
8 Aug 2016 - 19 Aug 2016
Would you recommend this school?
No
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"Is was amazing, I think it is the best experiencie in my life"

Gloria Estefany Avila Gomez, student from Mexico

My classes were very good. The teachers were always attentive to students, taught us in a very dynamic way and the school has nice facilities plus you meet people from other cultures. I would have liked to stay longer.

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Duration of study
3 weeks
Date of study
6 Jun 2016 - 1 Jul 2016
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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housing

Housing

LSI San Diego offers the following housing types:
homestay

Homestay - Twin room - Bed & Breakfast

£ 171
weekly
Age range: 16 years old and older
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: 2-person shared room
Board type: Breakfast (7 meals per week)
Distance to school: 15 - 50 minutes
Availability: Jan - Dec
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
Restriction: 2 students must book together
£ 171
Our homestays are carefully selected and offer students the opportunity to learn more
about the American culture and California life in a comfortable setting. Our Student
Services Coordinator visits all homestays on a regular basis to ensure a welcoming
and friendly atmosphere.
 Welcoming and friendly atmosphere
 Carefully selected by our Accommodation Coordinators and visited on a
regular basis
 Choice of single rooms with bed and breakfast or half-board
 All bed linen and towels provided
 Laundry facilities available in the home or at local laundry for about
US$5
 Good and reliable transport links. Commutes range from 15 to 50
minutes.
 Minimum age: 16

Homestay - Single room - Bed & Breakfast

£ 195
weekly
Age range: 16 years old and older
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: Breakfast (7 meals per week)
Availability: Jan - Dec
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
£ 195
Our homestays are carefully selected and offer students the opportunity to learn more about the American culture and California life in a comfortable setting. Our Student Services Coordinator visits all homestays on a regular basis to ensure a welcoming and friendly atmosphere.

 Welcoming and friendly atmosphere
 Carefully selected by our Accommodation Coordinators and visited on a regular basis
 Choice of single rooms with bed and breakfast or half-board
 All bed linen and towels provided
 Laundry facilities available in the home or at local laundry for about US$5
 Good and reliable transport links. Commutes range from 15 to 50 minutes.
 Minimum age: 16

Homestay - Twin room - Half Board

£ 212
weekly
Age range: 16 years old and older
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: 2-person shared room
Board type: Breakfast and dinner (14 meals per week)
Distance to school: 15 - 50 minutes
Availability: Jan - Dec
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
Restriction: 2 students must book together
£ 212
Our homestays are carefully selected and offer students the opportunity to learn more
about the American culture and California life in a comfortable setting. Our Student
Services Coordinator visits all homestays on a regular basis to ensure a welcoming
and friendly atmosphere.
 Welcoming and friendly atmosphere
 Carefully selected by our Accommodation Coordinators and visited on a
regular basis
 Choice of single rooms with bed and breakfast or half-board
 All bed linen and towels provided
 Laundry facilities available in the home or at local laundry for about
US$5
 Good and reliable transport links. Commutes range from 15 to 50
minutes.
 Minimum age: 16

Homestay - Single room - Half Board

£ 248
weekly
Age range: 16 years old and older
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: Breakfast and dinner (14 meals per week)
Availability: Jan - Dec
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
£ 248
Our homestays are carefully selected and offer students the opportunity to learn more about the American culture and California life in a comfortable setting. Our Student Services Coordinator visits all homestays on a regular basis to ensure a welcoming and friendly atmosphere.

 Welcoming and friendly atmosphere
 Carefully selected by our Accommodation Coordinators and visited on a regular basis
 Choice of single rooms with bed and breakfast or half-board
 All bed linen and towels provided
 Laundry facilities available in the home or at local laundry for about US$5
 Good and reliable transport links. Commutes range from 15 to 50 minutes.
 Minimum age: 16

Executive Homestay - Single room - Bed & Breakfast

£ 269
weekly
Age range: 16 years old and older
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: Breakfast (7 meals per week)
Availability: Jan - Dec
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
£ 269
Executive Homestays are often of a higher standard than other homestay accommodation. They are evaluated in terms of décor and some have a private bathroom (en-suite or sole use) and/or extra facilities such as a television in the bedroom.

Executive Homestay - Single room - Half Board

£ 321
weekly
Age range: 16 years old and older
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: Breakfast and dinner (14 meals per week)
Availability: Jan - Dec
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
£ 321
Executive Homestays are often of a higher standard than other homestay accommodation. They are evaluated in terms of décor and some have a private bathroom (en-suite or sole use) and/or extra facilities such as a television in the bedroom.
student-residence

Vantaggio Suites - double room - No meals - *2 students must book together

£ 195
weekly
Age range: 18 years old and older
Housing type: Student residence
Room type: 2-person shared room
Board type: No meals
Facilities: Kitchen, laundry, telephone, wireless internet, free internet, tV room, and air conditioning
Availability: Jan - Dec
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
Restriction: 2 students must book together
£ 195
Rooms: All rooms feature Cable TV, Mini Refridgerator, Microwave, Telephone (free local calling),
Desk & Chair, Dishes & Silverware, Towels and Linens
Facilities: Free Wifi, Community Kitchen and dining area, Laundry Facilities, Bi-Weekly Housekeeping

Vantaggio Suites - Single room - No meals

£ 358
weekly
Age range: 16 years old and older
Housing type: Student residence
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: No meals
Facilities: Kitchen, laundry, telephone, wireless internet, free internet, tV room, and air conditioning
Availability: Jan - Dec
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
£ 358
Rooms: All rooms feature Cable TV, Mini Refridgerator, Microwave, Telephone (free local calling),
Desk & Chair, Dishes & Silverware, Towels and Linens
Facilities: Free Wifi, Community Kitchen and dining area, Laundry Facilities, Bi-Weekly Housekeeping
visa

Visa support

We cannot apply for visas on behalf of students. However, the school can supply you with all the documentation you need to support your visa application.

If you are studying full time in the United States for more than 18 hours per week, you will receive an I-20 that you need to submit to the US embassy along with your F-1 student visa application. The I-20 has a SEVIS tracking number on it. Students who wish to apply for a student visa must pay the SEVIS fee online before going to the US embassy or consulate for their visa interview.

Your I-20 will be sent to your home address by regular mail at no charge to you. If you wish to receive your paperwork by express mail, you will be charged $65 when you register.

Please note that United States law states that an I-20 can only be issued to students who intend to pursue full-time English language studies. United States law does not permit students to study part-time with an F-1 Student Visa. If you are studying for less than 18 hours per week, you have to apply for a Visitor Visa (B1/B2) on your own.

Learn more about how to get a US student visa »

Flights and airport transfer

The school offers airport pickup services. If you wish to be picked up, just give us your flight details and arrival date. The price of a one-way airport transfer from San Diego International Airport is $85. You must book your airport transfer in advance when you register.

Please note that we do not book flights for our students. If you are researching airfare costs, we recommend using Kayak.com, a search engine that lets you compare flight options from your home country to San Diego based on your budget, schedule and preferences.

Travel insurance

Study abroad worry-free with Language International's health and personal effects insurance coverage. When you book a course with us, you can opt to purchase an international insurance plan that covers not only your health care cost but also loss of your personal belongings. You must book your insurance in advance when you register.

Learn more about our insurance plan »

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1706 5th Avenue
San Diego
CA 92101
USA

School location

LSI San Diego is located in a modern building in the heart of the city, close to all amenities and within easy walking distance of such attractions as San Diego Zoo, the Gaslamp District, Balboa Park and the San Diego Bay.

questions

Questions and answers

Have questions? Get answers from Language Studies International (LSI): San Diego staff, Language International student advisors, and past students.

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"Is it possible to take this course with tourist visa B1/B2 as it is only during 2 weeks?"

Isabel Cristina bernal, student from Colombia

We always recommend that students come on a proper visa and it’s up to the student to make that decision. While the majority of our students come on an F-1 student visa, some choose otherwise. Unless otherwise instructed by the authorities, at the present time LSI will accept enrollments of individuals in any course of study should they present themselves at the school with a visa other than an F-1. In this case, the individual assumes all responsibility for the maintenance of their legal immigration status in the United States.

Persons with Tourist Visas may be allowed to study at the school if their reason for being in the US is tourism and their course is incidental to this, subject to the determination of the Port of Entry officer. According to <http://travel.state.gov/> http://travel.state.gov: Enrollment in a short recreational course of study, which is not for credit toward a degree or academic certificate, is permitted on a visitor (B) visa.

The student should be aware that if he or she chooses to travel on a tourist visa or visa waiver but tells immigration that he or she is coming here to study, the immigration officer at the Port of Entry (airport) may ask for a student visa which the student does not have. In this case, the student may not be allowed entry to the United States.

Please use this link for any other questions regarding visas: <http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/types/types_1268.html> http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/types/types_1268.html

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"Do you have some afternoon activities or weekend activities for this course?"

Alessandra Fiumi, student from Italy
Jennifer Stopper, Language Studies International school representative (Accommodation Coordinator)

We have a wide variety of activities both in the afternoons and on the weekends for students to sign up for. Typically they include a variety of shopping, tourist and dining outings and sign-ups are available in our student lounge.

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"What are the entry requirements for enrolment on the TOEFL program?"

Eva Termini Miron, student from Spain

Students wishing to enroll in the TOEFL program must test at the upper intermediate or advanced level on their placement test.

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"In addition to the classes, what kinds of fun activities are included?"

Don Sevrens, student from USA

Our Standard 20 English Course does not include any activities. However, there are optional activities offered every day which students can participate in at their own cost after school and during the weekend. This can include visits to the San Diego Zoo, sporting events, outdoor activities, and visits to different restaurants around San Diego.

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"What kinds of fun activities are included in this program (in addition to the classes)?"

Don Sevrens, student from USA

Our Standard 20 English Course does not include any activities. However,
there are optional activities offered every day which students can
participate in at their own cost after school and during the weekend. This
can include visits to the San Diego Zoo, sporting events, outdoor
activities, and visits to different restaurants around San Diego.

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"Is homestay available for a student and their mother?"

Jennifer Stopper, Language Studies International school representative (Accommodation Coordinator)

Homestay is only available for students. Instead, I recommend the Somerset Suites option.

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Jennifer Stopper, Language Studies International school representative (Accommodation Coordinator)

Homestay is only available for students. Instead, I recommend the Somerset Suites option, which has studio and one bedroom suites with a number of amenities including a pool that make it a top choice for our family students

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"Is it possible to enrol in the English Max program and then transfer to the TOEFL program at a later date?"

Eva Termini Miron, student from Spain

Yes, it is possible to enrol in our English Max program and transfer to the TOEFL program at a later date.

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"Can a student take the English Max or English focus for up to 6 months with a tourist visa B1/B2?"

Yes, a student with a tourist visa can enroll in our English Max or
English Focus program for a period of 6 months.

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"Can a student take the English Max or English focus for up to 6 months with a tourist visa B1/B2?"

Yes, a student with a tourist visa can enroll in our English Max or
English Focus program for a period of 6 months

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"What is the right age for Winter Young Learners' Programme?"

Doris Flores, student from Chile

Our Junior Program has different age ranges available depending on
the season and if they are accompanied by an adult.

1) 8-10 year olds are grouped together by age and living with their family or
a guardian as part of the Family Program, classes held at our downtown
school location.
2) 11-13 years olds only in accompanied groups on campus (summer) or living
with their family or a guardian (winter and summer). 3) 14-17 year olds can
stay on their own in homestay in winter, and on campus in residence during
summer.
4) 16 & 17 year olds: These students have the choice of joining our
Juniors’ Program or one of our adult programs. The Juniors’ Program is a
more structured program and we require full participation unless parental
consent is given to miss any activity. We understand that some 16 -17 year
olds prefer a little more independence, so we suggest that the student and
parent discuss which option would be most suitable for them.

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"Do you have any class that starts in December? We have two children who can not take class in January. They are available to take a course in December"

Cesar Massaioli, student from Brazil

Unfortunately, no, we do not have a Junior Winter Program in December. The Junior Winter Program starts on January and ends on February

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"The student prefers generally something independent. So either a room in a residence, or an apartment on his own but not a homestay. What can you offer?"

Jennifer Stopper, Language Studies International school representative (Accommodation Coordinator)

I would recommend a room at either Comfort Inn Gaslamp or West Park Inn. Both options have their own private bathrooms, mini fridge and microwave. West Park Inn is located very close (2 blocks) from our school, and while Comfort Inn is just under a mile away, it is in the heart of San Diego’s Gaslamp district which features a number of shops and restaurants.

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"The student is travelling with her husband (he is not taking any course), would be possible for them to stay together in the student residence? Are there double beds?"

Typically, there are two singles in the bed; however, we can ask if we have any double bed’s available.

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