Students say the Diego school is like a big family. San Diego is famous for its active outdoor lifestyle, including boating, surfing, parks and professional sports. It’s also home to Sea World and the largest zoo in the world. If you like warm beaches and beautiful, medium-size cities, San Diego is the right place for you.  For more information check the school website.
  • 5
  • 1400 - 2460
    Living Costs per Month
  • About
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Each month, Stafford House San Diego creates a new calendar of activities for our students. This means that, in addition to the English you learn in the classroom, you will have the chance to explore the city and the area, meet Americans, use English in real- life situations and really experience the people and culture of San Diego. You will also have a lot of fun!

San Diego is too beautiful and exciting a place to stay inside a classroom! After your classes at the school, make sure to explore Southern California and experience the people and culture of the city.

Get involved in the laid-back California culture! 

About Location

Stafford House San Diego is a large school in the exciting and energetic "Gas Lamp" neighborhood. The school was renovated in May 2016 and has a beautiful, modern design. It features a large student lounge with sofas, a roof terrace, a Global Learning Center, 16 classrooms with Smartboards. 

Teaching Method

  • An ETS® Certified Test Administration Site offering the iBT TOEFL exam 


  • Located in one of the most fun parts of downtown called "Gas Lamp"
  • Near San Diego residence clubs, shops, restaurants, art galleries, museums, theaters, and the best nightlife in the city
  • 16 classrooms with Smartboards
  • 15 computers in the technology lab and free Wi-Fi
  • Global Learning Center 


  • Close to many bus and trolley lines
  • Walking distance to public transportation


  • 40+ host families, 3+ residence clubs
  • Independent Housing Options
  • Homestay
  • Residence Club

Social Programme

Stafford House San Diego also has an activities area with information about San Diego’s fun activities, public transportation, local tours and events. Stafford House San Diego organizes exciting activities for you to use your English in real-life situations and to see new parts of San Diego!


  • Soccer Tournaments
  • Trivia Nights
  • Volunteer Days: Beach Clean-up
  • Networking Events


Every month, Stafford House Activities Coordinators create a calendar of weekly activities just for our students and their friends and family. Your Student Advisor also has very useful information about excursions, day trips and vacation opportunities.