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Study English in San Diego or San Francisco, California

Converse International School of Languages offers professional English classes in two California locations: sunny San Diego, with miles of coastline and stunning beaches, and San Francisco, the most international and culturally diverse city in the U.S.

California’s stunning coastlines, beautiful weather, and famous cities beckon those looking for the laidback California lifestyle, but The Golden State offers even more than picture-perfect sunsets and long days on the beach. California’s world class cuisine, culturally rich cities, and breathtaking natural parks make it the perfect area for any foodie, museum and music lover, or outdoors fanatic. What is life like as an international student in California? Always exciting!

After school, check out California’s exciting fusion cuisine in neighborhoods like San Diego’s Little Italy or San Francisco’s Mission District, stroll each city’s beautiful parks and embarcaderos, or bike along the SD beaches or over the Golden Gate Bridge. In the evening, check out some live music at a local concert venue, grab dinner at a trendy new restaurant, or sip a cocktail and enjoy the beautiful city skylines at sunset.

On weekends, explore the vineyards of the world-famous Napa Valley, ski or snowboard in Lake Tahoe (former host of the Winter Olympics!), become star struck and appease your inner shopaholic in Los Angeles, hike through gorgeous Yosemite, or discover the charming seaside cities of Southern California. With the waves of the Pacific Coast to the west, the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the east, and some of the most iconic cities in the world in between, we are left asking ourselves, “What isn’t there to do in California?”

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Come see why “America’s Finest City” has earned its name! From the exciting nightlife of Downtown San Diego’s Gaslamp District to the laidback surfing vibe of its charming beach towns, San Diego offers something for everyone. Its year-round beautiful weatherthe best in all of the United Statesallows you to enjoy San Diego’s beaches (and mountains!) no matter when you book your stay.


The most culturally rich city in all of the United States is replete with museums, festivals, and some of the world’s best restaurants. Explore Chinatown, the Japanese Gardens, and beautiful Golden Gate Park. Take a trip to the Napa Valley and sip some of the world’s best wines, or channel your inner nature–lover and head to Lake Tahoe to enjoy its year–round outdoor activities. When back in SF, ride the eclectic trolleys, bike across the Golden Gate Bridge, stroll down Pier 39, and truly understand why people say “I left my heart in San Francisco.”