American Homestay Network – San Diego

Sun and sand! San Diego is well know for all of it’s beautiful beaches and the many world renowned attractions. Visit the Museum of Man to learn all about the history of humans or take a walk during a low tide and explore the tide pools. You will find several prestigious colleges including the University of California, San Diego State University, and San Diego State University. San Diego is a great place to get to know America.

Fun Facts About San Diego

  • San Diego is home to the famous San Diego Zoo.
  • The world’s oldest, still working ship, the Star of India built in 1863 has her home port in San Diego. She has completed 21 circumnavigations.
  • Each year over 200 cruise ships berth in San Diego harbor.
  • San Diego has 40 miles of coastline. That is a lot of beaches!

Homestay Parter Institutions in San Diego

Balboa School

The Balboa School offers high school students a optimal college-preparatory curriculum, with small classes, talented teachers, honors & AP courses. Students come from many countries to this unique school that builds the skills necessary for college, career and civic life. With a new campus in center of Escondido, California, Balboa is located in San Diego’s North County region, only 30 miles northeast of downtown. AHN has families close to campus to assure the optimal academic experience.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology – San Diego Campus

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology provides exceptional Behavioral Sciences & Psychology graduate degrees from its downtown San Diego campus.   Recognized as one of America’s leading universities dedicated to psychology and related health sciences, The Chicago School has developed programs that are built to prepare graduates to face the challenges of a global society.  While in San Diego, students will also learn how to take theory and apply it in the field.  AHN provides students a great place to start their time in San Diego with a welcome package and hosts near campus.

Other Colleges and Universities in San Diego

City College of San Diego
Programs: Medicine, Engineering, Biology, Economics, Psychology, Commuincation and Medio studies.
Interesting fact: There are over a dozen public art projects that decorate the campus.

San Diego State University
Programs: Business, Social Sciences, Psychology, Health Professions, and Law Enforcement.
Interesting Fact: During finals week the students run around in their underwear.

University of San Diego
Programs: Business, Marketing, Marine Science, Social Sciences, Biology
Interesting Fact: Beautiful 16th century Spanish Renaissance architectural style.

Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
Programs: Advanced Fashion Design, Footwear Design, Theatre Costume Design, Merchandise Product Development
Interesting Fact: Monique Lhuillier graduated from FIDM.

National University
Programs: Business, Health, Engineering, Science, and Language
Interesting Fact: National University teaches their classes in a one-course-per-month format.

Explore The City

Try a Meetup! is a collection of groups that put on events called meetups. You can join groups based on your interests. It is a great way to meet new people in San Diego. Here are few groups to start out with:


San Diego stays between 70 and 80 degrees in the summer and only gets down to about 50 degrees in the winter, making the city a perfect place to live!

History and Demographics

Take a look at a historical Timeline of San Diego going all the way back to 20,000 BC! When you’ve got your fill of interesting historical facts, take a moment to learn about the people that live in San Diego today.

History of San Diego
San Diego Demographics