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Los Angeles:

Home to more than 3.8 million people from all around the world, Los Angeles is a multicultural, metropolitan hub. Throughout the city, you can find various ethnic communities like Little Tokyo, Thai Town, and Little Ethiopia

The variety of L.A.’s inhabitants is matched by the range of activities the city has to offer. Home to many working artists, writers, filmmakers, dancers, and musicians, the Los Angeles area is referred to as the “Entertainment Capital” of the world. Hollywood, only 15 miles from National University, is home to historic L.A. sites like Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the famous “Hollywood” sign. Universal Studios, one of the oldest and most famous Hollywood studios still in use, is also a theme park where adults and children can experience movie making with attractions based on popular films. There are also more than 300 museums in the Los Angeles area that can be visited year-round. The Getty Museum, for example, features art from the Middle Ages to the present and is well known for its architecture, gardens, and view of Los Angeles.

With constant sunshine and warm weather; Los Angeles is a great beach town. A quick bus ride from National University and students will find themselves on the shores of Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Venice Beach or Santa Monica. Open 365 days of the year and with free admission, the Santa Monica Pier has a variety of entertainment, dining and shopping outlets. In addition to all of the street performers and musicians, the pier also has a roller coaster, Ferris wheel, and an interactive aquarium.

San Diego:

San Diego is known as "America's Finest City," a reputation it has earned from its year-round beautiful weather, sunny beaches, 70 miles of breathtaking Pacific Ocean coastline, and a variety of cultural activities. San Diego is the eighth largest city in the U.S., yet retains a relaxed atmosphere. It is a center for high-tech business: electronics, telecommunications, and biotechnology. It is also a center for sports, including surfing, sailing, golf, biking, hiking, and almost anything else you can think of. And with world-renowned attractions such as the San Diego Zoo, Wild Animal Park and SeaWorld, it is no wonder this city attracts 32 million visitors every year!

As a multicultural melting pot, San Diego is abundant in ethnic neighborhoods. Home to the most incredible beaches in Southern California, San Diego’s oceanfront communities of Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, Ocean Beach, and La Jolla represent the beauty of the California coastline. From outdoor cafes, walks in the sand, and gorgeous sunsets to fine dining, upscale boutiques, and world-class resorts, you can find many things to enjoy in these San Diego neighborhoods. Balboa Park is a must for lovers of art and history. There you can visit a variety of museums (free admission to all museums on Tuesdays) and see one of Shakespeare’s famous plays, performed by acclaimed actors, at the Old Globe Theater.