Travel, Housing, Food

Dalchand. Jhujhar Singh on Horseback(link is external)ca. 1720–30. Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India. Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon B. Polsky Fund, 20022002.349. Photograph via CC0 license, Metropolitan Museum of Art.



University of San Diego
5998 Alcalà Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Flying to San Diego

San Diego is served by San Diego International Airport (SAN).

From Airport to Campus

You have multiple options to get from the San Diego International Airport to University of San Diego.


You can find driving directions and a campus map at the University of San Diego's "Visit Campus" page.

Public Transit

You can get from San Diego International Airport to University of San Diego via taxi/rideshare or bus and trolley. 

Parking and Transit on Campus

  • Metered parking is available at multiple locations on campus at a rate of $8.00/day.
  • There is a campus tram to help you move around campus. It is free for students, employees, and visitors. Service is less frequent during the summer.


Participants will have two lodging options.

Campus Option

Interested program participants will be able to stay in single dorm-rooms on campus for the duration of the program. You may select a room, or a room + meal card. If you use this option, the cost will be deducted from your $1300 stipend, so you will not need to pay for lodging up front.

  • Room cost: $75/night
  • Room + meal card cost: $75/night + $40/day

Off-Campus Options

  • Search of any travel site to see a number of other options.


Program Materials

We will provide books ahead of time, as requested by participants. Participants should arrive with:


San Diego generally has sunny, mild weather in July, with temperatures in the mid-70s to low 80s during the daytime and the 60s at night. You will not need specialized clothing for any of our actvities. Make sure to bring comfortable walking shoes for our museum day.


9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Participants will have one hour each afternoon for lunch. Without a car, your off-campus dining options will be somewhat limited. However, on-campus dining options are available to visitors.

During the summer, Pavilion Dining will be open, as will the Tu Mercado deli.

Restaurants along Linda Vista Road are ~15 minutes (walking) from the center of campus.

After Hours

Outside of program hours, San Diego is filled with delicious food options. Here are a couple of things to whet your appetite.

"Where to eat tacos in San Diego" from Eater San Diego

"Where to Eat Ramen in San Diego" from Eater San Diego