Start planning now to find yourself in San Francisco, Chicago or Boston next summer

Why San Diego for your j1?

Its superb coastline and near-perfect climate make it the quintessential Southern California beach city. Most J1ers heading for the beaches end up living in the beach towns north of the city of San Diego in places like Point Loma, Ocean Beach, Mission Beach, and Pacific Beach all of which are blessed-by-nature.

For obvious reasons San Diego has a huge influx of both domestic and international J1 students for the summer months, which makes for an extremely competitive job and housing market so if you’re going to do your J1 in San Diego, we suggest doing your research before you travel.


The San Diego area can be an incredible place to visit almost any time of the year. With coastal temperatures around 75 degrees (24°C) most of the time, the weather is ideal. The climate of Southern California is rather complex, however, and temperatures change rapidly as one travels from the coast inward, with increases as much as one degree Fahrenheit for each mile inland. So we recommend you spend as much of your J1 in San Diego as possible on the beach – covered from head to toe in sunscreen, of course!



Boston has a continental climate; summers are usually sunny, hot and humid with the temperatures in July averaging 28°C.

By Air

Flights to San Diego land at the San Diego International Airport (SAN).


Approximately $450 - $700

Book now to secure your spot for Summer 2022

USIT has the largest pool of J1 Jobs from San Diego to Chicago to Boston & everywhere in between. Start planning now so you find yourself with a different view next summer.

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