English school in Santa Barbara

Best for California living, warm sunshine, and friendly locals
99% Students recommended
Santa Barbara
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99% 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. Students here are surrounded by trendy restaurants, cafés, and shopping, providing easy access to all of Santa Barbara’s best attractions.

  • Choose a flexible English course to select the course that will best fit in with your plans
  • Our Santa Barbara English school is located in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, meaning you are just  steps away from State Street
  • Enjoy the laid-back California lifestyle in this sunny and warm locale alongside your English course
  • If you want to continue studying at a US university, Santa Barbara students can use Kaplan’s University Placement Service (UPS)  which will help you gain entry to graduate and undergraduate university courses

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Key facts

Public holidays
02 Jan 2017 - New Year
16 Jan 2017 - Martin Luther King Jr Day
29 May 2017 - Memorial Day
04 July 2017 - Independence Day
04 Sept 2017 - Labor Day
23 Nov 2017 - Thanksgiving
24 Nov 2017 - Thanksgiving Friday
25 Dec 2017 - Christmas Day
2017 Christmas and New Year closures: 25 Dec - 1 Jan 2-18
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
getting the most out of your time abroad and learning as much English as possible. 26hrs Beginner
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from $980
for 2 weeks
General English course
improving your general English skills 20hrs Elementary
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from $880
for 2 weeks
Vacation English course
combining English classes with a holiday 15hrs Elementary
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from $810
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 $11,220
for 32 weeks
Intensive Academic Semester - 5 months
dramatically boosting your English level while living abroad 26hrs Elementary
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from $8,245
for 20 weeks
Intensive Academic Semester - 6 months
dramatically boosting your English level while living abroad 26hrs Elementary
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from $9,905
for 24 weeks
Intensive Academic Year
immersing yourself in the English language and local culture 26hrs Elementary
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from $12,075
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 $7,485
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 $8,980
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). Take a look at our 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 2016.