EC San Diego student Marco from Switzerland talks about his experience learning English in San Diego!
I chose San Diego because I wanted to take a break from my University and wanted to go to the U.S. It was very clear from the beginning that I wanted to go to San Diego. I visited as a small child and wanted to come back! It is like a big city but still comfortable and familiar. Most big cities are too busy and too stressed, and San DIego is in the perfect location to visit other cities.
When I first came to EC I was in the general English program for 8 weeks, which was really nice because I had a chance to meet new people and get comfortable with learning English. Mike was a great teacher because he didn’t teach from the book and was very creative. I am now a part of the Cambridge program and I like that it is very serious, structured and you can reach a goal. You get to form a relationship with your teacher and classmates because you stay in the same class with the same group which makes it a nice learning environment.
The best part about studying at EC San Diego is being a student ambassador! This experience was great because I am a very social person and it was great to talk to new people every week and get to know everyone. Sometimes it can be difficult to get new students to open up, but I like the challenge. My plan is to try to stay in San Diego as long as I can. There’s still so much more I want to do while I am here!