- Location Carlsbad, CA
- Web Site http://www.gia.edu
- Nearest ELS Center San Diego,CA
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|Key majors offered|
|Housing||Location Type||Offers Scholarships||Offers CLA|
|Available for Undergraduate||Suburban||No||Yes|
|Degrees Offered||Public/Private||Institution Type||Student Body||Student Population|
|Career/Undergraduate Certificate, Diploma||Private||Special Focus institution Career||Co-educational||175 (International)|
Yearly Costs / ELS Level
|Degree||Tuition||Fees||Housing **||Meals||OtherExpenses||I 20/Visa* (Total Required Funds)||ELS|
Nestled beside the Pacific Ocean, a half-hour from San Diego, the community is a beautiful place to learn as well as relax after class. From surfing and sailing to hiking and golfing, there's an array of activities that can provide students with the quintessential Southern California experience. When you study at the Robert Mouawad Campus at GIA World Headquarters, you learn in the heart of it the gemological world. You'll have instant access to the industry's most respected gem and jewelry authorities, the world's largest gemological library, a museum, a research center, and an annual jewelry career fair. And you'll get a world-class education in a world-class environment.
GIA does not have dormitories, but you'll find housing opportunities in a wide range of sizes, amenities, and rental prices near the campus. It is wise to start your research about 45 days before your arrival. GIA Student Services staff can help you determine the option that best suits your needs. Current monthly housing costs in the Carlsbad area range from about $600 for modest home-stay arrangements to $1,700+ for luxury apartments. Short-term stay hotel rates start at about $100 per night depending on the season, location, and rating. Prices do not include taxes and other fees. Please contact Student Services for additional housing information.
A comprehensive GIA education is considered the pinnacle of training and professional development in the gem and jewelry industry. The Robert Mouawad Campus at GIA World Headquarters in Carlsbad boasts modern classrooms with state-of-the art gemological and jewelry manufacturing arts equipment. The campus is also home to GIA's laboratory in Carlsbad, the world's largest gemological library, and the GIA museum, which includes fascinating and educational displays of gems and jewelry from around the world.