English school in Santa Barbara

Best for California-cool by the beach at a college campus with lots of great day trips
97% Students recommended
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97% Students recommended

Why choose our Santa Barbara school?

Study in the home of some of the country’s best beaches at our English school in Santa Barbara. Enjoy sea views from our campus location at Santa Barbara City College.

  • Choose from a variety of intensity-levels for your English course
  • Our school is located on a beautiful campus, with access to athletic facilities, sprawling fields and nearby beaches
  • Take advantage of the numerous campus facilities SBCC offers
  • Enjoy the laid-back California lifestyle in this sunny and warm locale
  • Thinking of studying at a university in the US? Kaplan’s University Placement Service (UPS) uses our extensive academic network to help you gain entry to graduate and undergraduate university courses

**Please note that if you wish to study with us on or after 6th June then our location will be different. Please see our factfile further down for more information. 

 

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Key facts

Average age of students
21 years old
Maximum Class Size
15 Students
Minimum age
16 years old
Nationality mix
40 nationalities attended this school last year
Public holidays
21-27 Dec 2015: Christmas closure
01 Jan 2016 - New Year
18 Jan 2016 - Martin Luther King Jr Day
30 May 2016 - Memorial Day
04 July 2016 - Independence Day
05 Sept 2016 - Labor Day
24 Nov 2016 - Thanksgiving
25 Nov 2016 - Thanksgiving Friday
2016 Christmas and New Year closures: 26 Dec - 2 Jan
Contact Location
Kaplan International Santa Barbara College, 721 Cliff Drive, ECC 21, Santa Barbara, CA, USA, Santa Barbara 93109
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Available courses at this school

Course Best for Hours per week Entry level Course price
Intensive English course
learning English fast 26hrs Elementary
What is my indicative English level
from $950
for 2 weeks
General English course
improving your general English skills 20hrs Elementary
What is my indicative English level
from $860
for 2 weeks
Vacation English course
combining English classes with a holiday 15hrs Elementary
What is my indicative English level
from $790
for 2 weeks
Course Best for Hours per week Entry level Course price
General Academic Year
becoming fluent in English while fully experiencing another culture 20hrs Elementary
What is my indicative English level
from $10,895
for 32 weeks
Intensive Academic Semester - 5 months
dramatically boosting your English level while living abroad 26hrs Elementary
What is my indicative English level
from $8,005
for 20 weeks
Intensive Academic Semester - 6 months
dramatically boosting your English level while living abroad 26hrs Elementary
What is my indicative English level
from $9,615
for 24 weeks
Intensive Academic Year
immersing yourself in the English language and local culture 26hrs Elementary
What is my indicative English level
from $11,725
for 32 weeks
General Academic Semester- 5 months
immersing yourself in the local culture while learning English 20hrs Elementary
What is my indicative English level
from $7,265
for 20 weeks
General Academic Semester - 6 months
immersing yourself in the local culture while learning English 20hrs Elementary
What is my indicative English level
from $8,720
for 24 weeks

Facilities

Classrooms
8 well-equipped classrooms, all with interactive whiteboards
Interactive white boards
Interactive whiteboards are able to incorporate various media forms like video and audio
Computer lab
The multimedia center is equipped with computers, plus a vast collection of learning materials and software
Library
Santa Barbara City College has an extensive library available with text books, self-study materials, magazines and paperbacks
Transport
There are three bus stops located near our school, and there is a shuttle bus that operates between the school and the main transit center in downtown Santa Barbara. The train station is located less than one mile away
Cafeteria
There is a cafeteria, a small snack shop which is open until 8pm and a few vending machines at the center
Sports facilities
Local recreational facilities include tennis courts, athletic fields, and an all weather track
Gym facilities
Kaplan has special offers with many of the fitness centers in Santa Barbara, and can suggest one near your host family or residence

Accommodation

Student residences are specially selected apartments, hostels, and dorms that provide a fantastic living experience. Enjoy a more independent lifestyle and the social aspects of living with new friends.
  • Live with fellow students for more independence
  • Most residences are self-catering
  • Socialize and have fun with your new friends
  • Single, twin, double, and dorm rooms are available at various locations
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Ideal for students who want to learn about and immerse themselves in U.S. culture. Sharing meals with your hosts every day, you'll benefit from speaking English in relaxed, natural situations.
  • Live with a local family specially chosen by us
  • Enjoy breakfasts and dinners with the family
  • Practice English daily in an informal situation
  • Immerse yourself in a new culture
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Accreditation & memberships

This Kaplan International English school is accredited by ACCET (Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training).

Our schools in California are approved to operate as an accredited institution by the California Bureau for Private Post-secondary Education (bppe.ca.gov). Visit the California State Disclosures list for the documents filed with the state and/or required to be made available to students prior to enrollment.

This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students. All courses offered by Kaplan International are avocational and recreational, and are not intended to lead to vocation, occupation or career opportunities. Kaplan International does not confer credits, certification, diploma or degree for any courses, and no credits are transferrable to institutions of higher education.

 

*Student recommendations are based on Kaplan students surveyed in 2015.