English Courses in Santa Barbara

English School in Santa Barbara

Study at Kaplan's English school in Santa Barbara, a famous celebrity hangout and home to some of the best beaches on the West Coast. Study at a relaxed American college campus with easy transport to beaches, shopping destinations, bars and nightclubs, and take advantage of the campus’s excellent facilities.

Kaplan's English School in Santa Barbara

Our English school in Santa Barbara is located a short walk away from the ocean. This modern campus has sea views, world-class facilities and a relaxed college campus atmosphere that lets you study and mingle with local and international students at Santa Barbara City College.

Nearby are some of California’s best beaches and seafront attractions, and Kaplan’s English school in Santa Barbara makes full use of everything the city and its surrounds has to offer. The social program hosts weekly activities like beach barbecues, boat parties, trips to Disneyland and Universal Studios, baseball games and day trips out to Yosemite National Park to see the grand Sequoias! 

Have a look at some of our other English Schools in the USA.

Things to See and Do

  • Go surfing before class
  • Spend an evening walking along the pier
  • Take a weekend trip to Las Vegas
  • Head into Los Angeles to do some celebrity spotting
  • Go on the historical Red Tile Walking Tour
  • Spend the day paragliding through the sky
  • Enjoy a scenic tour through wine country
  • Explore Santa Barbara’s bustling microbreweries

School Facilities

  • Conveniently located right near the beach
  • Access to college facilities, including fitness center and libraries
  • Prepare for SBCC's 2-year degree programs
  • A range of sports and social events


Student Apartments

We offer apartments with an excellent standard of living and the opportunity to practice your English outside of your course. 

  • Room type: Single or Twin
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Meals provided: Self-catered
  • More information:
  • Le Brezza


Homestay accommodation is ideal if you want to immerse yourself in the Californian culture. Sharingg meals with your hosts, you'll benefit from speaking English in relaxed, natural situations outside of your English course.

  • Room type: Twin or Single
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Meals provided: 14 per week
  • More information:
    Download our Homestay in Santa Barbara fact sheet

School Location

Kaplan International Center Santa Barbara
ECC 21
721 Cliff Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93109

We have additional, off-site classrooms at Antioch University, with free transportation between this site and the main school.
Antioch University Santa Barbara
602 Anacapa Street (corner of Anacapa and Cota)
Santa Barbara, California 93101


Student Testimonial

"Santa Barbara isn't too big, and we often go to the beach after school to play some beach volleyball. State Street is also good for shopping and there are a lot of restaurants and coffee shops."
laura spitznagel
Santa Barbara School Testimonial
Student Recommendation Rate
95% would recommend
our Santa Barbara school
to their friends.
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