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Why study in San Luis Obispo?

San Luis Obispo is a breathtaking American city in the beautiful US state of California. It’s home to almost 50,000 people and boasts a relaxed culture, gorgeous scenery, and vibrant multicultural communities.

The city is well known for its sunny climate, beauty spots, tourist attractions, and brilliant education institutions - it’s an excellent place to be an international student with an abundance of things to see and do.

International students living and studying in San Luis Obispo will be spoiled for choice thanks to countless restaurants, shopping outlets, cultural districts, beaches, and entertainment venues available to enjoy.

The city is well-connected thanks to its excellent public transport links which include an airport, highway networks, and railway services. Students in San Luis Obispo can easily travel to major Californian cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Universities in San Luis Obispo?

Student reviews for San Luis Obispo

  • Carolina Agostena
    Argentina
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    3 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    Cuesta College Business Administration
    Tell us about San Luis Obispo
    The people are very friendly and are always willing to give you advice on where to go exploring or where to eat. Many times when someone notices that I am from another country they ask me about my culture and take an interest in me in a very positive way, there is never a lack of 'Welcome to Central Coast then'. You can walk safely at night, you will always see police or agents patrolling the streets. The nightlife is fun and enjoyable, the variety of bars and restaurants open doors for you to try new things. In addition there are always fairs, farmers markets in the area and live music. Although San Luis Obispo is a city, it has the soul of a town. All cities are between 10 to 15 minutes away from each other and offer different views and activities to do. From mountains and lakes, to sea and long coastlines, this area has everything you could possibly be looking for. Since I arrived I have participated in different activities, ziplining, skydiving, mountain biking, surfing, dirt bike riding, hiking, climbing, and I still have more to discover.
  • Geovanni Herrera
    Costa Rica
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    Cuesta College Electrical Engineering
    Tell us about San Luis Obispo
    San Luis Obispo is a gorgeous small town, it's extremely safe, has perfect weather all year round. Downtown is super lively, the people are very friendly and there are many things to do. Places like Montaña de Oro, Pismo beach and Morro bay are some of the examples of natural beauty in the area.
  • Juan I Dassie
    Argentina
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    3 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    Cuesta College Engineering
    Tell us about San Luis Obispo
    San Luis Obispo is a very safe and small city in the central coast of California, the ocean is only 15 minutes away and the temperature is around 70 degrees F or 20 C and mostly sunny all the time. The Downtown area of the city is super pretty at night and there is plenty of shops to go if you need anything. Every Thursday night there is a farmers market in the main street and lots of people go there to spend some time out and see friends.
  • Gino Salas
    Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    3 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    Cuesta College Construction Engineering
    Tell us about San Luis Obispo
    The city is very welcoming and safe. There is an active nightlife in the downtown since there is another university in town. Public transportation is limited, but Uber works just fine. There is plenty of stuff to do outdoors: hiking, mountain biking, climbing etc.

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