English school in

Santa 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.

Sports facilities
Sports field
Beach location
Based on a lively college campus
Games room
  • 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
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About our Santa Barbara English school

School facilities

Computer lab
Interactive white boards
white board
Sports facilities
sports facilities

Other information

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  • School holidays

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  • Minimum age  


  • Entry level

From Beginner to Intermediate depending on course  

  • Courses

General English, Business Supplementary, Semi-Intensive, Intensive, TOELF Exam Preparation

  • Class size

Average 12, maximum 15 students  

  • Course length  

From 1 to 52 weeks. The longer you study, the more you’ll progress! 

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Accreditation & memberships

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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Student accommodation in Santa Barbara


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  • Share meals with your hosts every day
  • Speak English in a relaxed, natural setting
  • A range of options including twin rooms, en-suite and private bathrooms

Ideal for students who want to discover local culture and customs with a friendly host, in a home environment. 

  • Share meals with your hosts every day
  • Speak English in a relaxed, natural setting
  • A range of options including twin rooms, en-suite and private bathrooms

La Brezza Student Apartments (Single room)

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  • Single and twin rooms

  • Shared kitchen

  • Swimming pool and courtyard

  • Laundry facilities and bike racks

  • Minimum stay of two weeks

La Brezza Student Apartments (Single room)

La Brezza offers quintessential Californian living in the heart of Santa Barbara. The residence is near parks, beaches, shopping, dining and entertainment. All apartments have two bedrooms, kitchen with refrigerator and microwave, and large closets. Select apartments have pool or mountain views, skylights and paver patios.

La Brezza has a range of great amenities, including a pool, courtyard, picnic area, laundry facilities, on-site management and bike racks. There is a minimum of a 2-week stay.

Other rooms available: twin rooms

  • Single and twin rooms

  • Shared kitchen

  • Swimming pool and courtyard

  • Laundry facilities and bike racks

  • Minimum stay of two weeks

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Social Activities

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

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Frequently asked questions about studying English in Santa Barbara

Why learn English at our Santa Barbara school?

If you love sun, sea and sand, then our Santa Barbara school is the place for you! Located just minutes away from the beach, you’ll be able to play volleyball, take surfing lessons, or hire bikes after class. 

On the weekends, our Santa Barbara school organizes trips to other popular US cities, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, and even Las Vegas – so not only will you learn with great teachers in school, but you’ll also get to practice your English while exploring the different cities of California.  

How much does it cost to learn English in Santa Barbara?

The cost of your trip depends entirely on the course you choose and where you stay. For a more accurate estimate of how much learning in Santa Barbara will cost, please use our quote tool. At Kaplan, we do our best to provide a range of courses and accommodation options that suit most budgets, but this is not always possible.

Alternatively, you can also talk to one of our advisors who can help create a custom package that suits your budget.

Will I need a visa to study in Santa Barbara?

Depending on your nationality, you may need a visa to study in Santa Barbara. Please contact one of our advisors to find out more. 

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