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
Santa Barbara
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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 centrally located in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara just steps from the world famous State Street
  • Take advantage of the nearby trendy restaurants, cafes, and shopping. Our location provides easy access to all of Santa Barbara's best attractions
  • 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

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Key facts

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
Minimum age
16 years old
Average age of students
21 years old
Maximum Class Size
15 Students
Nationality mix
40 nationalities attended this school last year
Contact Location
Kaplan International English Santa Barbara, 27 East Cota Street,Santa Barbara, CA 93101, Santa Barbara 93101
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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
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from $950
for 2 weeks
General English course
improving your general English skills 20hrs Elementary
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from $860
for 2 weeks
Vacation English course
combining English classes with a holiday 15hrs Elementary
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from $790
for 2 weeks
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General Academic Year
becoming fluent in English while fully experiencing another culture 20hrs Elementary
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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
13 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
Students can visit and become members of the modern public library within walking distance of the school. Santa Barbara City College will allow our students to visit and browse the books
Transport
The main MTD Transit Center is located six blocks from Kaplan, approximately a 8-10 minute walk along State Street. The Transit Center is the main hub for all buses around Santa Barbara. The Amtrak train station is located five blocks from Kaplan
Sports facilities
There is a large variety of sports and fitness centers for you to choose from. Just blocks to the beach there are 6 public beach volleyball courts, a skateboard park, running track and tennis courts
Gym facilities
There are many fitness centers walking distance from the school that students can enroll in short term memberships and have access to a variety of fitness machines and exercise classes

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.