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Study abroad in Santa Barbara

Study abroad in Santa Barbara where the mild climate and laid-back atmosphere make English learning a pleasure. When you study in Santa Barbara with us you'll have just the right mix of personalized English classes, activities in and around Santa Barbara, and free time to enjoy with your new friends. Invest in your future and learn more about our programs today.

Study abroad in Santa Barbara

EF Language Year Abroad

16 + years
6, 9 or 11 months
Combine language and academic studies at a school abroad. Prepare for an official language exam and gain work experience.
Destination: USA
City: Santa Barbara

EF Languages Abroad

10 - 14 years
2-24 weeks
Learn a language abroad on an individual, flexible-length course or in an all-inclusive group led by an EF Leader.
Destination: USA
City: Santa Barbara

EF Languages Abroad

14 - 25 years
2-24 weeks
Learn a language faster at an accredited EF school. Choose from 10 languages in 50 destinations. Start any Monday.
Destination: USA
City: Santa Barbara

EF Languages Abroad

25 + years
1-24 weeks
Boost your global career with personalised language courses in one of the world´s greatest cities. Designed for Adults and Professionals.
Destination: USA
City: Santa Barbara

Study abroad in Santa Barbara

Study abroad in Santa Barbara and soak up Southern California culture while immersing yourself in the English language. Santa Barbara is the northernmost coastal city in Southern California, known for its Spanish-influenced architecture, beautiful Pacific Ocean beaches, and calm, relaxed atmosphere. It's the perfect place to experience the California lifestyle without all the pressure of a big city. Whichever program you choose, we make sure that you'll always have time to enjoy the gorgeous weather when you study in Santa Barbara. After all, one of the key elements of your immersion program is plenty of practice outside of class.

A laid-back home base

Studying in Santa Barbara, you have easy access to the attractions of Southern California and a calm, comfortable home base to return to after a busy day. Disneyland is a 2-hour drive, and Hollywood is even closer. You can explore the mountains outside of Santa Barbara or enjoy a wine-tasting tour at one of the fine vineyards. History buffs can visit the area's Spanish-built missions, including the mission at Capistrano -- where the swallows return every year. With these experiences and more awaiting you when you study abroad in Santa Barbara, you will never run out of things to talk about with your new friends and classmates.