If you are of Swiss or European nationality, no visa is necessary to participate in the programme, insofar as you are in possession of a valid biometric passport which is valid for at least six months following your return date, in accordance with current legislation. Nevertheless, students need to get an electronic travel authorisation, to be completed online a minimum of one week prior to departure (credit card necessary to pay for US administration file handling fees). Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.
Santa Barbara is a great destination for a language study trip abroad. However, you must know that the journey to get there is relatively long with, generally, one stopover, depending on which city you are flying from. Most airline companies will be able to offer you an accompaniment service; therefore do not hesitate to contact us for further information. It is necessary, however, that the student feels capable of managing this long journey. Then, all he/she has left to do is to enjoy American life!
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|Residence deposit (to be paid before departure by credit card)||150 USD|
|PLUS Surfing||220 USD|
|Option Disneyland||230 USD|
|UM (Unaccompanied-Minor) service||100 USD|
|Transfer supplement (LAX, arrival, outside of schedule)||345 USD|
|Transfer supplement (SBA, arrival, outside of schedule)||150 USD|
|Transfer supplement (LAX, return, outside of schedule)||660 USD|
|Transfer supplement (SBA, return, outside of schedule)||290 USD|
|Return flight booking (prices on request, depending on availability)|
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In the very comfortable residence of the school, situated on the same campus of the university, you will stay in a double room and share the bathroom with the occupants of another bedroom. The bedrooms are equipped with beds, desks, chests of drawers and wardrobes for storing your clothes. Bedlinen is provided. A paying laundry room is also available for use. You will benefit from full board during the week, from breakfast and dinner on Saturdays and from breakfast only on Sundays. In addition, you have access to all of the facilities of the university campus. Finally, in order to ensure optimal supervision, the school's staff stays on-site.
After the effort - relaxation! The afternoons of student life in California are dedicated to sport or social and cultural activities. Every weekday after lunch, the school organises sports activities and brings the students on hikes, jogging, outings for cycling or rollerblading, to the swimming pool or to the beach. Visits to museums, to the botanical garden, to the zoo or to the courthouse will also be scheduled. After the evening meal, you will be able to use the various campus facilities and meet up with the other students from the four corners of the world for interesting discussions and exchanges. Every Sunday, a full-day excursion is organised. You will have the opportunity to see Los Angeles, the "Six Flags" amusement park, Universal Studios, Hollywood or Melrose... you may even sign up for Disneyland, proposed as an optional excursion at an extra charge. Discover California from every angle!
You may also sign up to the “Surf Explorer” option, which includes two surf lessons per week, one afternoon of sports and two half-day outdoor activities with other students.
|Morning||Arrival and welcome||Six Flags amusement park||Classes||Classes||Classes||Classes||Classes||Free day or optional excursion|
|Evening||Capture the Flag!||Evening at Stearns Wharf||Movie night||Evening at State Street||Disco party|
Surfing + Sports:
2 x 2 hours (2 afternoons per week) + 1 afternoon of sport activity