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Oxford International Education, San Diego, USA


Rating: 4.0/5.0

415 Broadway - 92101 San Diego - see on map
Oxford International Education - Socialising

What we like about the school

  • Excellent rating of teaching quality (5.0/5.0)
  • Top rated social activities (5.0/5.0)
  • Top rated school facilities (5.0/5.0)
  • Free assistance in applying to college/university programmes by a qualified consultant.
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students.

What we dislike about the school

  • Private lessons are a bit more expensive than at other schools.
  • Additional costs of course material of approx. 95 US$ per course level
How we create the points regarding what we like/dislike about a school

Where the school is located: Oxford International Education is within Downtown San Diego, just on the edge of the district known as Core-Colombia. Throughout this area are high rising office buildings, with a business feel. Alongside this, Core-Colombia has a lively music scene with a range of music options including opera, local live music events and a strong blues influence. The streets are filled with restaurants, shops and cafes.

Navigating San Diego: In under 10 minutes by foot students can use both the local tram service as well as the main San Diego Train station. The tram station has both the blue and orange lines passing through them, which both stretch across the city. The Pacific Surfliner train service runs from the main train station and goes along the coast. Students can travel to the nearby city boroughs via the bus services in the city.

City features: Balboa Park is 10 minutes by bus from the school. Here, students can meander around the open green space after a long day studying. The attractions further out the city, such as La Jolla Cove, are accessible by public transportation routes.

Course structure: English is taught in groups in the morning and the afternoons, and there are options for the choice of intensity of these classes. The general English lessons are very adaptable for the students' learning speeds and timetable whilst in San Diego. This is the same for the IELTS Exam Course, which is taught in a selection of intensities.

Pathway Programme: A university pathway programme is available for those who want to further their education in English. It will help guide students through the English they will need in this environment. There is also a counselling service that offers further support to those students wanting to enter university.

School chain: Oxford International is a world-renowned educational provider with many language schools throughout Europe, North America and the United Kingdom. The schools are all equipped to teach the English language in a range of options that covers a wide spectrum of student’s learning needs. For those wanting to further their education, Oxford International Education partners with a number of universities in the UK and Europe.
  • Oxford International Education operated previously under the name Eurocentres North America.
  • The language school Oxford International Education was founded in San Diego, USA in 1989.
  • Legal name / parent company: International Educational Services, LLC
  • Tax registration ID: 27-3909003
  • The school is an official exam center
    The following language examinations can be taken directly at the school:

English Courses

General Language
Work & Study
Exam Preparation
Information for all courses offered by Oxford International Education
Comments about courses

Course material fee per 12 weeks: USD 95.
Medical insurance: USD 4.10 per day.

Change fee (applies to all course and accommodation changes including type, duration and cancellation): USD 80.

Special discounted price for private lessons:
USD 440 for 5 lessons.

Lesson duration
50 minutes
School's administrative fee
200.00 US$
Course material
Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 95 US$ per course level.
Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 110 US$. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Days without class
In 2023 (including national and regional bank holidays):
02 Jan. 2023, 16 Jan. 2023, 20 Feb. 2023, 31 Mar. 2023, 28 Apr. 2023, 29 May 2023, 19 Jun. 2023, 04 Jul. 2023, 05 Sep. 2023, 10 Nov. 2023, 23 Nov. 2023, 24 Nov. 2023, 25 Dec. 2023.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Private classes are recuperated or refunded. Same as for nearly all language schools, group classes falling on bank holiday are not refunded and not recuperated.
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place at the school on the first day of the course.

Lessons needed per English language level

Level (CEFR)Level descriptionsLESSONS needed per levelWEEKS needed
(20 lessons per week)
A1BeginnerNo knowledge, or an understanding of only a very few basic words/phrases.A1 to A2804
A2ElementaryCan understand and speak about simple topics: i.e. family, shopping, hobbies.A2 to B11608
B1IntermediateCan speak about future and past events, give reasons and explanations for a situation.B1 to B21809
B2Higher IntermediateCan speak about abstract topics, produce clear detailed text on many subjects.B2 to C120010
C1AdvancedCan use language flexibly and effectively.C1 to C222011
C2ProfiencyCan express himself/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely.
Data above gives some guidance. For more details consult our page How long does it take to learn a language or reach a specific level.

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED For junior courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • INCLUDED Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by a qualified consultant
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in applying to college/university programs by a qualified consultant
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students
Note: All courses offered by Oxford International Education, San Diego can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net at a lower price than what you pay when booking directly at the school or at the school's website. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

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Oxford International Education

Accreditations and Quality seals
ALTOBritish councilEnglish UKLanguages CanadaQEPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalCEA, English US, BPPE
English teacher qualifications
100% hold a university degree
100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school)
First day of course
Written and oral level test is performed. Students should arrive at 8:45
School Size
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at Oxford International Education and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
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General school facilities

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Games room

  • Lounge

  • Garden

  • Rooftop terrace

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Table soccer / football

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Facilities for islamic students

    • Available area to pray at the school

    • Homestay option that can prepare halal food

    • Homestay option for female islamic students where no men are living in household and that prepare halal food

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in some classrooms

    • Electronic whiteboard in most classrooms

    • Air conditioning in all classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 14
    Number of public PC workstations: 40

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Wheelchair access to classroom

    • Wheelchair access to reception

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
In summer: 100
Throughout the year: 80
Minimum age of students
16 years
10 years for specific Junior courses
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 9
Adult courses Throughout the year: 9
Junior courses In summer: 9
Junior courses Throughout the year: 9
Average age of students
In summer: 21 years
Throughout the year: 24 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Airport transfer

Optional airport transfer
Los Angeles International Airport:
505 US$ one way
1010 US$ return (both ways)
San Diego International Airport:
160 US$ one way
320 US$ return (both ways)
Best arrival airport is San Diego International Airport.
More information about airports around San Diego and how to get from the airport to San Diego on your own here on our San Diego page.

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA do not require a visa for travelling to USA and attending a language course.
Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
Express shipment fee (via courier)
Europe: 120 US$
South America: 120 US$
Africa: 170 US$
Asia: 90 US$
Preferential cancellation terms in case of visa refusal
School agreed that students booking online on this site will benefit from preferential cancellation fees in case of visa refusal, and in this case will never exceed EUR 180.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Baseball2 km
Basketball2 km
Cooking5 km
Dancing1 km
Diving5 km
Football (soccer)2 km
Golf5 km
Horse riding5 km
Ice Hockey2 km
Mountainbiking5 km
Music1 km
Sailing2 km
Skiing50 km
Squash10 km
Swimming2 km
Tennis2 km
Volleyball2 km
Windsurfing2 km
Yoga2 km




Rating: 4.0/5.0

Overall school rating of
Oxford International Education, San Diego
2 authentic ratings from students who reserved with us
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Social activities

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Quality of teaching

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Value for money

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Student opinions about Oxford International Education, San Diego
Teachers and their methodology. They are great professionals, always attentive and trying to help students with everything they need. They make really clear and entertaining explanations. The classes are well distributed during the week. They combine classes, activities and funny games that deal with different aspects of the language (oral and written skills) which is really helpful to learn English without even realizing. It is a different methodology from what I have seen in Spain (where it is more difficult to learn English). Also, I like the fact that the teachers were explaining real uses of English for real life and they motivate students to speak.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: I studied for a month and a half. I recommend to stay longer than that (if possible). It is amazing how much you can learn while you live there (in California the accent is quite clear and they are easy to understand) and you attend a good school. I moved up one level in just 6 weeks without much effort (which would have taken me months in Spain), so a longer stay would be ideal. But even if you don't have that much time, I still recommend Eurocentres in San Diego. I met students that were there just for 2 weeks and they improved quite a lot too.
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Other comments: The school is fantastic and the staff is incredibly friendly, always ready to help or give advice (which is especially important at the beginning when you don't know anybody). The teachers are really good and the classes are nice, enjoyable and actually funny (frequent activities and games to deepen our learning).
Course: Basic Core Programme - 6 weeks
11. Jan. 2019

Questions and answers about Oxford International Education

  • As we indicate in the profiles of each of our associated schools, the cancellation policies vary from one to another. In the case of Oxford International Education in San Diego, the school agreed that students booking online on LanguageCourse.Net will benefit from preferential cancellation fees in case of visa refusal, and in this case will never exceed EUR 180. This means that if you show us/prove that you have not been granted a visa before the start date of your course, everything you have paid up to that moment will be refunded to you and the school will only keep a maximum of EUR 180.

FAQ about Oxford International Education, San Diego

  • English courses at Oxford International Education start at 336 US$ for General English Morning 20 course with 20 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of Oxford International
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Los Angeles International Airport (505 US$), San Diego International Airport (160 US$)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Oxford International varies from 10 students (General English Intensive 27) to 10 students (General English Intensive 27)
  • 100% of teachers at Oxford International Education hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Oxford International Education comes from Saudi Arabia with a 15% representation, followed by students from Brazil (15%) and Italy (10%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Oxford International Education offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 21 during the summer and 24 for the rest of the year.


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