An hour and a half from LA, this Californian city will surprise you from day one. Doing an English stay in Santa Barbara will allow you to improve your English in a relaxed environment in the company of students from across the globe, who you can hit the beach with after class and enjoy the nightlife on the coast.
The Spanish history of the city is still noticeable in the Santa Barbara Mission (still lived in by Franciscan monks) and in its rich historical and cultural heritage. With unique architecture, trendy bars and restaurants and brand-name shops, this sunny city has it all! Just a stone's throw away, the beautiful Los Padres National Forest is the perfect place for a gorgeous weekend getaway.