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UCSB Santa Barbara - USA


29 June - 27 July 2024


11 - 17


US$ 4,525


2 Weeks

Why UCSB in Santa Barbara?

  • Spectacular, sun-drenched university campus

  • Located a walking distance to beautiful beaches

  • World famous university located in Goleta, California

  • 1.5-hour drive from Los Angeles

  • Ranked 10th best public university in the United States by U.S. News and World Report and 23rd in the U.S. by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings

  • Free Wi-Fi and use of recreation room with TV, ping pong, foosball

  • Outdoor tennis courts, basketball court, pool, field space and sand volleyball court

  • Access to UCSB library and bookstore

About the Course

Academic Programme

Semi -Intensive Course

  • Semi-Intensive Course: 20 lessons per week (16.67 instruction hours per week) Two 40-minute lessons and two 60-minute lessons per day.

  • Communication Skills

  • Review of Travel Vocabulary and Idioms

  • Review Short Clips of Holidays; Discuss/Read About New Places to Visit

  • Introduction of Debate Vocabulary and Debate Preparation

  • Group Work for Presentations

  • Speaking About Favorite holidays

  • Travel Role Play Activity

  • Create Travel Itineraries and Present as a Tour Guide

  • Debate - "Is Travel Tourism Good or Bad"

  • Group Presentations

Package Includes:

  • 2 weeks stay

  • 20 lessons per week

  • 1 Year Free online course

  • Placement test

  • End of course Certificate

  • Teaching materials

  • 18 meals per week (full-board Monday - Friday, half-board Saturday, breakfast only Sunday)

  • Afternoon Activities: Monday-Friday,

  • Optional activities offered evenings and Saturdays excursions

  • Classic Program: Consists of a mix of cultural, sports, sightseeing and shopping activities

  • Transportation to/from daily activities and week end excursions

  • 1 Full day trip (each Sunday)

  • Residential Accommodation in doubles

  •  Comprehensive insurance

  • Return airport transfers from Los Angeles* (for flights arriving?departing Saturday between 9.00am and 9.00pm )


Out of window transfers - US$300

Single room - US$60 per week

General English Course also available

About the School

This junior summer course located at the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) offers a spectacular and sunny location that gives students access to outdoor activities and is within walking distance to the beach.


The UCSB dormitory has the following features:

  • Double occupancy, full-board (half-board on Saturday and breakfast only on Sunday)

  • Rooms are furnished with beds, desks, chairs and closets

  • Bathrooms are en suite (bathrooms adjoin two double rooms, 4 students share each bathroom)

  • Linens and bath towels included, students can receive fresh linens from the front desk upon request

  • Bathrooms and common areas cleaned daily

  • Laundry facilities located in the dormitory (estimated $1.25 per wash, $0.25 per dry per 10 minutes)

  • Free wireless internet in each room

Homestay option also available

Sports and Activities

Junior Program students participate in activities Monday-Friday after their courses.

Afternoon activities are compulsory and are included in the Summer Junior Program package. Evening and Saturday activities are always optional and offered to all students.

Sunday Excursions include:

June 30: Beach BBQ Day

July 07: Los Angeles

July 14: Six Flags Amusement Park

July 21 Beach BBQ Day

Saturday Optional Trip - Disneylan ( US$280)

Afternoon Activities include:

  • Santa Barbara Zoo

  • Paddle boarding

  • Santa Barbara Mission

  • Beach Day

  • Shopping on State Street

There are three Programs options:

  • Classic Program

  • Surf Explorer Program

  • Outdoor Explorer Program

Classic Program

In the Classic Program, students will enjoy the diversity that each city offers through participating in a variety of cultural, sports, sightseeing, and shopping activities.

Samples Activities include:

  • State Street shopping

  • Ty Warner Sea Center

  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art

  • Santa Barbara Zoo

  • Sports at Sands Beach

  • East Beach

  • Swimming

  • Red Tile Walking Tour

  • Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

  • The REEF (aquarium)

Surf Explorer Program - requires a supplemental fee

Surf Explorers will learn to surf in the waters off the coast of Santa Barbara that are famous for their mild temperatures and great waves. Surfing activities include professional surf instruction, boogie-boarding and other exciting outdoor activities.

Outdoor Explorer Programme

Santa Barbara is world-famous for its natural beauty, incredible beaches, and majestic mountains. Outdoor Explorers will take advantage of opportunities to hike, kayak, swim, and immerse themselves in the vibrant, lush, and pristine Santa Barbara outdoors.

Samples Activities include:

  • Biking

  • Hiking

  • Kayaking

  • Volleyball

  • Beach games

Includes free 1yr online course
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