Study in the home of some of the country’s best beaches at our English school in Santa Barbara. Enjoy sea views from the campus location at Santa Barbara City College. For more information check the school website.
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  • 1640 - 2480 USD
    Living Costs per Month
  • About
  • Programmes
  • Facility & Services
  • Social life


Why choose the Santa Barbara school?
  • Choose from a variety of intensity-levels for your English course
  • The 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. The 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 an extensive academic network to help you gain entry to graduate and undergraduate university courses

About Location

  • 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

Teaching Method

  • 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


  • 13 well-equipped classrooms, all with interactive whiteboards
  • Interactive whiteboards are able to incorporate various media forms like video and audio
  • The multimedia center is equipped with computers, plus a vast collection of learning materials and software


  • 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
  • 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


Student residence

  • 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


  • Live with a local family specially chosen by the school
  • Enjoy breakfasts & dinners with the family
  • Practice English daily in an informal situation
  • Immerse yourself in a new culture

Social Programme

  • Shopping: Shop as Paseo Nuevo, a Beautiful Area to Enjoy the Latest Trends and Have a Bite to Eat as Well


  • Nightlife: Spend an Evening Walking Along the Pier, With Fresh Food and Local Artwork
  • Arts & Theatre: See an Outdoor Concert at the Santa Barbara Bowl
  • History: Go on the Historical Red Tile Walking Tour
  • Sports: Be Adventurous and Learn to Surf or Paraglide
  • Food & Drink: Explore Santa Barbara’s Bustling Microbreweries


  • Outdoor Activities: Take a Weekend Trip to Las Vegas or Los Angeles
  • Wildlife: Enjoy the Sun on One of Santa Barbara’s Stunning Beaches