Q: Tell me about your first day in San Diego.
A: At first, I felt embarrassed when I didn’t meet the person who was supposed to pick me up. After 20 minutes, I finally met her. I was so relieved! When I stepped out of the terminal, I was surprised that the weather was so nice. My first impression of San Diego was that of an exotic place. It had been a long day but I knew I had a good opportunity for a new experience.
Q: How did you go about making friends?
A: I usually took initiative to meet the other students. For example, I would ask things like: “Could you recommend the nice places that you know in San Diego? ” Also, I would ask my classmates to join me in local festivities. In addition, my classmates and I would go to lunch together.
Q: I’m thinking of studying at EC San Diego. Should I stay with a host family?
A: There are many options. You can live with host family and if you do, you can experience a local family’s everyday life. You can also try dormitory style housing, but I don’t recommend it because its too small and noisy. Another option is to live with other students. This way, you can practice and improve your English.