Study English in Santa Barbara

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Why learn English in Santa Barbara?

Take an English course in Santa Barbara, known for its beautiful beaches, picturesque landscape and friendly locals. It is also a popular destination for celebrities, so keep an eye out when walking the relaxed, sunny streets. Popular with tourists and international students, the city has a youthful vibe with trendy shops, bars, and nightclubs popular throughout the year.

  • Our English school in Santa Barbara is located right next to the beach in an area called the Mesa
  • Accommodation is available in the form of homestays and a student residence
  • You can get around Santa Barbara by bus, shuttle bus, train, or foot
  • Santa Barbara is a small city of about 90,000 people
  • Students should arrive at Santa Barbara Airport (SBA)or Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)




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Santa Barbara Sheltered by mountains and lapped by sparkling waves, Santa Barbara is a glimpse of Mediterranean elegance on the shores of the Pacific Small City/Town, Beach 40 nationalities attended this school last year
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Santa Barbara

Things to Do and See

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Enjoy the sun on one of Santa Barbara’s stunning beaches

Outdoor Activities

Take a weekend trip to Las Vegas or Los Angeles


Shop as Paseo Nuevo, a beautiful area to enjoy the latest trends and have a bite to eat as well

Food & Drink

Explore Santa Barbara’s bustling microbreweries


Be adventurous and learn to surf or paraglide


Spend an evening walking along the pier, with fresh food and local artwork

Arts & Theatre

See an outdoor concert at the Santa Barbara Bowl


Go on the historical Red Tile Walking Tour

Accommodation in Santa Barbara

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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