Mission San Diego de Alcalá

Spanish Immersion Trips to California

The state of California is a natural choice when it comes to immersion trips, particularly Spanish language ones. Aside from being the most populous state in the U.S., California is also one of the most diverse. Almost 40% of the state population is Hispanic, many of whom speak Spanish as either a first or second language. This presents many possibilities for language and even cultural immersion in most parts of The Golden State. California was originally settled by Spanish Missionaries (not counting the Native Americans already present), and there are 21 missions stretching across the state, from south to north. Of course, Southern California shares a border with Mexico, and so Mexican cities close to the border can be visited with relative ease. Exploring a town like Tijuana, Rosarito or Ensenada offers students the chance to interact with native Spanish speakers and immerse themselves in Mexican culture.

San Diego Immersion Trip with Tijuana, Mexico


  • 3 nights in local hotel
  • Guided tour of San Diego
  • Visit San Diego de Alcala, Mission San Luis Rey, Seaport Village, Mercado Hildago, La Jolla, beaches and much more
  • Activities
  • Continental breakfasts and dinners at local restaurants

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I wanted to thank you for helping to put together such a wonderful trip to Ireland. I know I had many requests and changes to the itinerary prior to our departure and you always helped me navigate the process and presented me with many options. Your patience and help at every stage was greatly appreciated. All of the planning paid off because the trip was absolutely amazing and went off without a hitch! The hotels were top notch in location, charm, service, and food. The historical sites we visited were terrific. Our special adventures into food were excellent and really added to our understanding of the ...

--Ms. Cathy Wickham

Framingham State University, Food and Nutrition in Ireland, June 2019