Situated just 120 miles south of Los Angeles, San Diego is on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, with the Anza-Borrego Desert and the Laguna Mountains to its east, and immediately adjacent to the Mexican border. It is California's second-largest city and one of the fastest growing cities in the United States.

The city is famous for its active outdoor lifestyle, including boating, surfing, parks and professional sports. It has a mild year-round climate, natural deep-water harbor, extensive beaches, is also the birthplace of California.
  Historically home to the Kumeyaay people, San Diego was the first site visited by Europeans on the West Coast. Portuguese-born explorer, Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo claimed the entire area for Spain in 1542, forming the basis for the settlement of Alta California 200 years later. The Presidio and Mission of San Diego, founded in 1769, formed the first European settlement. In 1821, San Diego became part of Mexico after the Mexican independence from Spain, and in 1850, San Diego became part of the United States following the Mexican-American War and the admission of California to the union.

The city is the seat of San Diego County and is the economic center of the region as well as the San Diego–Tijuana metropolitan area.

A perfect temperature of 72 degrees keeps the sun always shining, accompanied by gentle breeze off the Pacific. It is one of California's most vibrant and delightful cities, that has a true sense of the laid back lifestyle.
  There are a variety of things to do while in town:

The Gaslamp Quarter is Southern California's premier dining, shopping and entertainment district, where you'll find a eclectic blend of food, fun and culture all within this historic area; QUALCOMM Stadium hosts a variety of events, including major league sports and concerts; the World-renowned Balboa Park is home to fifteen museums, various arts and international culture associations, making it one of the nation's largest cultural and entertainment complexes, it also houses the most famous animal park - San Diego Zoo with over 4,000 animals, and some of the world's rarest wildlife including giant pandas, and koalas; and finally, there is SeaWorld which has hosted more than 100 million guests since 1964.
  If you like warm expansive beaches and beautiful, eclectic medium-size cities, San Diego is the right place for you.  
  School Facilities  
  Intrax Centre: Located in a fun area of downtown, called "Little Italy", this centre features, 14 classrooms with TVs and computers, 2 computer labs with 28 computers and free wi-fi, a convenient student lounge with sofas, a foosball table, vending machines with snacks and drinks, a student kitchen, and a Career Counseling and University Advising center.

Nearby, you will find the student housing, shops, restaurants, art galleries, museums, theaters, and the best nightlife in the city. The school also offers easy connection to many bus and trolley lines.




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