English school inSanta Barbara
Study English in Santa Barbara
There are no skyscrapers to block the views of the sky and sea in this sophisticated little coastal town. With its red-tiled roofs, white stucco walls and palm trees, Santa Barbara often feels as if it’s been transported straight from Tuscany or Spain – but its broad white beaches are pure California. Just steps outside our Santa Barbara English school, a stroll down the flower-lined State Street will take you towards the ocean, passing outdoor wine bars and fashion boutiques along the way.
- Our English school in Santa Barbara is located on the campus of Santa Barbara City College, just moments away from beautiful white sand beaches, with volleyball courts, bike rentals, and surf sites
- Organizes regular weekend trips to Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, and Las Vegas
- Offers a comfortable student lounge and game room with PS4 console, foosball and ping pong
Available courses at this school
About our Santa Barbara English school
- University Placement Service
Our University Placement Service (UPS) allows you to benefit from our extensive network of partner universities and colleges. Combined with our wealth of experience, we help you gain entry to graduate and undergraduate courses. Learn more
- Teacher Qualifications
All teachers have a level of education normally represented by a degree and they also have a CELTA or equivalent qualification. Some also hold the higher level DELTA qualification, PGCE, or MA in applied linguistics
- School holidays
This Kaplan International Languages school is accredited by ACCET (Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training).
Effective March 14, 2022, Kaplan International schools in California are exempt from regulation under the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009. We have met the qualifications for exemption from regulation under the Act, pursuant to California Educational Code (CEC) section 94874(a).
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.
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What to do in Santa Barbara
Our Santa Barbara school has a dedicated social program, designed to help you explore the city and build friendships, through organised events and activities
Sunbathe on the sand then watch the boats go by from the historic pier at Stearns Wharf
Browse the stalls for delicious fruits, cheeses and artisanal breads at the weekly farmers’ market by the 18th Century Mission building
Learn how to surf on this iconic California coastline
Hike in the nearby hills and cliffs, or enjoy skate boarding, biking and sailing
Go sightseeing around Santa Barbara, or enjoy a spot of outlet shopping
Take a boat trip to the nearby Channel Island for whale-watching, snorkeling, and hiking amid breathtaking natural scenery