English school in Santa Barbara: Kaplan International

Key points

  • Exceptional natural environment and climate
  • Students can use the modern facilities of Santa Barbara City College
  • Reputed language school with a wide choice of courses

The school

Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Exams
Cambridge (B2 First, C1 Advanced), TOEFL
School size
L
Accommodations
Host family, Apartment
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
21 years
Nationality mix
China, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, etc..

Our partner school is located in the centre of Santa Barbara, not far from the sea. It’s surrounded by cafés, restaurants and shops, and is close to the Funk Zone, the trendy district known for its numerous wine tasting locations. Your English course in Santa Barbara will be taught by experienced professionals in 13 classrooms using interactive boards and dynamic methods! A multimedia centre (with free Wi-Fi), a relaxing lounge with vending machines, a big TV screen, and an external patio area are yours to make use of! The school allows the students to become members of the public library next door – a great way of doing some research on site!

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Access to e-learning platform
  • Welcome activity
  • Use of study centre
  • Learning Progress Guarantee (Intensive course +10 weeks)
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Activity programme

Lowest prices guaranteed

ESL guarantees you the most attractive prices on the market! If you find any price difference, you will be entirely refunded.

Standard course

Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1), 1 - 12 week(s)
1 week From 541.- EUR
(570.- USD)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:15
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (18+)
Shared apartment, double room, no meals (18+)
1
570 USD
945 USD
950 USD
2
955 USD
1625 USD
1635 USD
3
1340 USD
2305 USD
2320 USD
4
1725 USD
2985 USD
3005 USD
6
2405 USD
4255 USD
4285 USD
8
3145 USD
5585 USD
5625 USD
12
4625 USD
8245 USD
8305 USD
USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (apartment) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 80 USD
K+ post departure online access: 3 months 69 USD
K+ post departure online access: 12 months 139 USD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 50 USD
End-of-year holidays (host family)
(19.12.2020 - 26.12.2020)
75 USD
Retention fee (host family) (per week)
Availability on request
75 USD
Extra night (18+) (host family)
Availability on request
74 USD
Extra night (18+) (apartment)
Availability on request
75 USD
Airport transfer from Los Angeles (pick-up) 295 USD
Airport transfer from/to Los Angeles (pick-up and drop-off) 561 USD
Airport transfer from Santa Barbara (pick-up) 70 USD
Airport transfer from/to Santa Barbara (pick-up and drop-off) 133 USD
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 20.01 / 25.05 / 03.07 / 07.09.2020
Holidays
26.11.2020 - 27.11.2020
20.12.2020 - 26.12.2020

Arrival: Saturday or Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Semi-intensive course

Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1), 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week From 570.- EUR
(600.- USD)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ Self study: 7 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
General (group): 09:00-12:15
Self study: To be defined
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (18+)
Shared apartment, double room, no meals (18+)
1
600 USD
975 USD
980 USD
2
1015 USD
1685 USD
1695 USD
3
1430 USD
2395 USD
2410 USD
4
1845 USD
3105 USD
3125 USD
6
2615 USD
4465 USD
4495 USD
8
3425 USD
5865 USD
5905 USD
12
5045 USD
8665 USD
8725 USD
16
6425 USD
11225 USD
11305 USD
24
9305 USD
16465 USD
16585 USD
Extra week (24+)
380 USD
675 USD
680 USD
USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (apartment) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 80 USD
K+ post departure online access: 3 months 69 USD
K+ post departure online access: 12 months 139 USD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 50 USD
End-of-year holidays (host family)
(19.12.2020 - 26.12.2020)
75 USD
Retention fee (host family) (per week)
Availability on request
75 USD
Extra night (18+) (host family)
Availability on request
74 USD
Extra night (18+) (apartment)
Availability on request
75 USD
Airport transfer from Los Angeles (pick-up) 295 USD
Airport transfer from/to Los Angeles (pick-up and drop-off) 561 USD
Airport transfer from Santa Barbara (pick-up) 70 USD
Airport transfer from/to Santa Barbara (pick-up and drop-off) 133 USD
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 20.01 / 25.05 / 03.07 / 07.09.2020
Holidays
26.11.2020 - 27.11.2020
20.12.2020 - 26.12.2020

Arrival: Saturday or Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Intensive course

Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1), 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week From 646.- EUR
(680.- USD)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ Options (group): 8 of 45 minutes
+ Self study: 7 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
General (group): 09:00-12:15
Options (group): 13:00-14:30 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu)
Self study: To be defined
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

Options (depending on level and availability): Current Affairs, Writing and Vocabulary, Speaking and Pronunciation, Idioms, Local Culture, Literature, Film Studies...

Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (18+)
Shared apartment, double room, no meals (18+)
1
680 USD
1055 USD
1060 USD
2
1175 USD
1845 USD
1855 USD
3
1670 USD
2635 USD
2650 USD
4
2165 USD
3425 USD
3445 USD
6
3065 USD
4915 USD
4945 USD
8
4025 USD
6465 USD
6505 USD
12
5945 USD
9565 USD
9625 USD
16
7465 USD
12265 USD
12345 USD
24
10025 USD
17185 USD
17305 USD
Extra week (24+)
410 USD
705 USD
710 USD
USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (apartment) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 80 USD
K+ post departure online access: 3 months 69 USD
K+ post departure online access: 12 months 139 USD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 50 USD
End-of-year holidays (host family)
(19.12.2020 - 26.12.2020)
75 USD
Retention fee (host family) (per week)
Availability on request
75 USD
Extra night (18+) (host family)
Availability on request
74 USD
Extra night (18+) (apartment)
Availability on request
75 USD
Airport transfer from Los Angeles (pick-up) 295 USD
Airport transfer from/to Los Angeles (pick-up and drop-off) 561 USD
Airport transfer from Santa Barbara (pick-up) 70 USD
Airport transfer from/to Santa Barbara (pick-up and drop-off) 133 USD
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 20.01 / 25.05 / 03.07 / 07.09.2020
Holidays
26.11.2020 - 27.11.2020
20.12.2020 - 26.12.2020

Arrival: Saturday or Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

B2 First combined exam preparation course, 20+7 lessons/week

Upper-intermediate (B2) to advanced (C1), 8 week(s)
8 weeks From 3019.- EUR
(3180.- USD)
Lessons
Exam preparation (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ Self study: 7 of 45 minutes
Course duration
8 week(s)
Levels
Upper-intermediate (B2) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
Exam preparation (group): 09:00-12:15
Self study: To be defined
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (18+)
Shared apartment, double room, no meals (18+)
8
3180 USD
5620 USD
5660 USD
USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (apartment) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD

Extras

B2 First exam fee 175 USD

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 80 USD
K+ post departure online access: 3 months 69 USD
K+ post departure online access: 12 months 139 USD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 50 USD
End-of-year holidays (host family)
(19.12.2020 - 26.12.2020)
75 USD
Retention fee (host family) (per week)
Availability on request
75 USD
Extra night (18+) (host family)
Availability on request
74 USD
Extra night (18+) (apartment)
Availability on request
75 USD
Airport transfer from Los Angeles (pick-up) 295 USD
Airport transfer from/to Los Angeles (pick-up and drop-off) 561 USD
Airport transfer from Santa Barbara (pick-up) 70 USD
Airport transfer from/to Santa Barbara (pick-up and drop-off) 133 USD
Starting dates 8 wk
13.01 / 08.06.2020
Exam dates
07.03 / 30.07.2020
Bank holidays
01.01 / 20.01 / 25.05 / 03.07 / 07.09.2020
Holidays
26.11.2020 - 27.11.2020
20.12.2020 - 26.12.2020

Arrival: Saturday or Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

C1 Advanced combined exam preparation course, 20+7 lessons/week

Advanced (C1), 8 week(s)
8 weeks From 3019.- EUR
(3180.- USD)
Lessons
Exam preparation (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ Self study: 7 of 45 minutes
Course duration
8 week(s)
Levels
Advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
Exam preparation (group): 09:00-12:15
Self study: To be defined
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (18+)
Shared apartment, double room, no meals (18+)
8
3180 USD
5620 USD
5660 USD
USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (apartment) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD

Extras

C1 Advanced exam fee 175 USD

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 80 USD
K+ post departure online access: 3 months 69 USD
K+ post departure online access: 12 months 139 USD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 50 USD
End-of-year holidays (host family)
(19.12.2020 - 26.12.2020)
75 USD
Retention fee (host family) (per week)
Availability on request
75 USD
Extra night (18+) (host family)
Availability on request
74 USD
Extra night (18+) (apartment)
Availability on request
75 USD
Airport transfer from Los Angeles (pick-up) 295 USD
Airport transfer from/to Los Angeles (pick-up and drop-off) 561 USD
Airport transfer from Santa Barbara (pick-up) 70 USD
Airport transfer from/to Santa Barbara (pick-up and drop-off) 133 USD
Starting dates 8 wk
20.01 / 06.07.2020
Exam dates
14.03 / 28.08.2020
Bank holidays
01.01 / 20.01 / 25.05 / 03.07 / 07.09.2020
Holidays
26.11.2020 - 27.11.2020
20.12.2020 - 26.12.2020

Arrival: Saturday or Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

B2 First combined exam preparation course, 20+8+7 lessons/week

Upper-intermediate (B2) to advanced (C1), 8 week(s)
8 weeks From 3855.- EUR
(4060.- USD)
Lessons
Exam preparation (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ Options (group): 8 of 45 minutes
+ Self study: 7 of 45 minutes
Course duration
8 week(s)
Levels
Upper-intermediate (B2) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
Exam preparation (group): 09:00-12:15
Options (group): 13:00-14:30 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu)
Self study: To be defined
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (18+)
Shared apartment, double room, no meals (18+)
8
4060 USD
6500 USD
6540 USD
USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (apartment) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD

Extras

B2 First exam fee 175 USD

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 80 USD
K+ post departure online access: 3 months 69 USD
K+ post departure online access: 12 months 139 USD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 50 USD
End-of-year holidays (host family)
(19.12.2020 - 26.12.2020)
75 USD
Retention fee (host family) (per week)
Availability on request
75 USD
Extra night (18+) (host family)
Availability on request
74 USD
Extra night (18+) (apartment)
Availability on request
75 USD
Airport transfer from Los Angeles (pick-up) 295 USD
Airport transfer from/to Los Angeles (pick-up and drop-off) 561 USD
Airport transfer from Santa Barbara (pick-up) 70 USD
Airport transfer from/to Santa Barbara (pick-up and drop-off) 133 USD
Starting dates 8 wk
13.01 / 08.06.2020
Exam dates
07.03 / 30.07.2020
Bank holidays
01.01 / 20.01 / 25.05 / 03.07 / 07.09.2020
Holidays
26.11.2020 - 27.11.2020
20.12.2020 - 26.12.2020

Arrival: Saturday or Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

C1 Advanced combined exam preparation course, 20+8+7 lessons/week

Advanced (C1), 8 week(s)
8 weeks From 3855.- EUR
(4060.- USD)
Lessons
Exam preparation (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ Options (group): 8 of 45 minutes
+ Self study: 7 of 45 minutes
Course duration
8 week(s)
Levels
Advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
Exam preparation (group): 09:00-12:15
Options (group): 13:00-14:30 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu)
Self study: To be defined
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (18+)
Shared apartment, double room, no meals (18+)
8
4060 USD
6500 USD
6540 USD
USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (apartment) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD

Extras

C1 Advanced exam fee 175 USD

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 80 USD
K+ post departure online access: 3 months 69 USD
K+ post departure online access: 12 months 139 USD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 50 USD
End-of-year holidays (host family)
(19.12.2020 - 26.12.2020)
75 USD
Retention fee (host family) (per week)
Availability on request
75 USD
Extra night (18+) (host family)
Availability on request
74 USD
Extra night (18+) (apartment)
Availability on request
75 USD
Airport transfer from Los Angeles (pick-up) 295 USD
Airport transfer from/to Los Angeles (pick-up and drop-off) 561 USD
Airport transfer from Santa Barbara (pick-up) 70 USD
Airport transfer from/to Santa Barbara (pick-up and drop-off) 133 USD
Starting dates 8 wk
20.01 / 06.07.2020
Exam dates
14.03 / 28.08.2020
Bank holidays
01.01 / 20.01 / 25.05 / 03.07 / 07.09.2020
Holidays
26.11.2020 - 27.11.2020
20.12.2020 - 26.12.2020

Arrival: Saturday or Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

TOEFL exam preparation course, 20 lessons/week

Upper-intermediate (B2) to advanced (C1), 1 - 12 week(s)
1 week From 570.- EUR
(600.- USD)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Upper-intermediate (B2) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:15
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (18+)
Shared apartment, double room, no meals (18+)
1
600 USD
975 USD
980 USD
2
1015 USD
1685 USD
1695 USD
3
1430 USD
2395 USD
2410 USD
4
1845 USD
3105 USD
3125 USD
6
2615 USD
4465 USD
4495 USD
8
3425 USD
5865 USD
5905 USD
12
5045 USD
8665 USD
8725 USD
USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (apartment) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD

Extras

TOEFL exam fee (to be paid online)
http://www.ets.org/toefl
On request

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 80 USD
K+ post departure online access: 3 months 69 USD
K+ post departure online access: 12 months 139 USD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 50 USD
End-of-year holidays (host family)
(19.12.2020 - 26.12.2020)
75 USD
Retention fee (host family) (per week)
Availability on request
75 USD
Extra night (18+) (host family)
Availability on request
74 USD
Extra night (18+) (apartment)
Availability on request
75 USD
Airport transfer from Los Angeles (pick-up) 295 USD
Airport transfer from/to Los Angeles (pick-up and drop-off) 561 USD
Airport transfer from Santa Barbara (pick-up) 70 USD
Airport transfer from/to Santa Barbara (pick-up and drop-off) 133 USD
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Exam dates
On request
Bank holidays
01.01 / 20.01 / 25.05 / 03.07 / 07.09.2020
Holidays
26.11.2020 - 27.11.2020
20.12.2020 - 26.12.2020

Arrival: Saturday or Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

TOEFL combined exam preparation course, 20+8+7 lessons/week

Upper-intermediate (B2) to advanced (C1), 1 - 16 week(s)
1 week From 646.- EUR
(680.- USD)
Lessons
Exam preparation (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ Options (group): 8 of 45 minutes
+ Self study: 7 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 16 week(s)
Levels
Upper-intermediate (B2) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
Exam preparation (group): 09:00-12:15
Options (group): 13:00-14:30 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu)
Self study: To be defined
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (18+)
Shared apartment, double room, no meals (18+)
1
680 USD
1055 USD
1060 USD
2
1175 USD
1845 USD
1855 USD
3
1670 USD
2635 USD
2650 USD
4
2165 USD
3425 USD
3445 USD
6
3065 USD
4915 USD
4945 USD
8
4025 USD
6465 USD
6505 USD
12
5945 USD
9565 USD
9625 USD
16
7465 USD
12265 USD
12345 USD
USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (apartment) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD

Extras

TOEFL exam fee (to be paid online)
http://www.ets.org/toefl
On request

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 80 USD
K+ post departure online access: 3 months 69 USD
K+ post departure online access: 12 months 139 USD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 50 USD
End-of-year holidays (host family)
(19.12.2020 - 26.12.2020)
75 USD
Retention fee (host family) (per week)
Availability on request
75 USD
Extra night (18+) (host family)
Availability on request
74 USD
Extra night (18+) (apartment)
Availability on request
75 USD
Airport transfer from Los Angeles (pick-up) 295 USD
Airport transfer from/to Los Angeles (pick-up and drop-off) 561 USD
Airport transfer from Santa Barbara (pick-up) 70 USD
Airport transfer from/to Santa Barbara (pick-up and drop-off) 133 USD
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Exam dates
On request
Bank holidays
01.01 / 20.01 / 25.05 / 03.07 / 07.09.2020
Holidays
26.11.2020 - 27.11.2020
20.12.2020 - 26.12.2020

Arrival: Saturday or Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.1/5
Overall rating

100% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
School
/ 5
Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

106 students gave their opinion about this school

18 years old - Germany
/ 5
6 weeks, July – August 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.7 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
20 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Viele Chinesen gehen danach in das College in der USA, daher war mancher Unterrichtsstoff auf dies angepasstWas sehr gut war, es hatte fast keine Schweizer und Deutsche :) War gut, sogar eine Putzfrau hatte es, die wöchentlich putzen kam. Teilweise überteuert - ansonsten sehr gutes Angebot
8 weeks, February – April 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Other)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
School highlights
« Immer wieder neue Studenten, Offenheit und Persönlichkeit der Schule »
Top tips
« Viele Ausflüge machen, wer weiss ob man zurückkommt :) »
16 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, June – July 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, September – October 2016
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
22 years old - Austria
/ 5
Santa Barbara ist eine der schönsten Städte in Californien. Sie ist ideal für Leute, die nicht in einer Großstadt leben möchten. Außerdem ist die Lage am Meer perfekt für den Sommer. Die Schule hat mir sehr gut gefallen. Das Personal war sehr nett und immer sehr hilfsbereit. Es war auch sehr nett von der Schule eine Graduation für alle SchülerInnen zu veranstalten, die die Schule verlassen, auch wenn man nur kurze Zeit dort war. Die La Brezza Apartments sind ideal für Leute, die neue Leute kennenlernen möchten und auch gerne ein bisschen Party machen. Sie werden nicht nur von SprachschülerInnen bewohnt, sondern auch von Studierenden des City College. Ich hatte richtig Glück mit meinen Mitbewohnerinnen. Wir haben uns richtig gut verstanden.Das Apartment an sich war gut ausgestattet und man hatte genug Platz sich dort aufzuhalten, obwohl man meistens nur zum Schlafen und Essen dort war, weil man sonst viel mit anderen Leuten, die man dort kennen gelernt hat, etwas unternommen hat.
6 weeks, July – September 2016
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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« Ich habe auf jeden Fall gemerkt, dass sich mein Englisch verbessert hat und es mir jetzt auch leichter fällt in dieser Sprache zu sprechen. »
18 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, July – August 2016
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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17 years old - Italy
/ 5
4 weeks, June – July 2016
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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« Si, soprattutto grazie al mix di studenti presente nella scuola, il quale mi ha permesso di mettere in pratica il mio inglese. »
22 years old - Germany
/ 5
Schule sehr sehr modernKlassenräume super aufgeteiltLehrer super nett und hilfsbereit Diese Unterkunft ist absolut empfehlenswert wenn man Abstriche in Sachen Sauberkeit und Komfor macht.Dafür trifft man so viele tolle Leute man ist dierekt ind er Stadt Partys ohne Ende. Der Spaß ist garantiert und man kann mehr oder weniger machenw as man möchte. Für jeden Jugendlichen der 21 ist sollte es Pflicht sein in dieses Apartment zu gehen
12 weeks, April – July 2016
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.8 / 5) (Residence)
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« Die Mitarbeiter und Lehrer der Schule die komplette Organisation war sehr gut »
28 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
6 weeks, February – April 2016
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, October – November 2015
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (3.3 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4 / 5) (Shared apartment)
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Testimonials

Jean Luc Bourquin
Jean Luc Bourquin

It’s been a great experience to refresh my English grammar and improve my oral skills. It’s nice to participate in a class with different cultures. The school’s staff are all very friendly and have always an open ear to help. In addition to the main programme, I had the opportunity to choose elective classes. It means you can be in touch with different teachers with different methods and you can improve your skills individually.

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Paolo Catozzo
Paolo Catozzo

A small but welcoming town, Santa Barbara is the perfect place for improving your English. During my stay there, I could exercise my English skills. I met fantastic people with whom I spent fantastic moments. The school was very friendly and organised many activities and excursions. The teachers were all qualified and available if we had questions or didn’t understand something. The classrooms were large, with students from various countries. In the cafeteria, during the lunch break, there was a wide choice of dishes, from an American burger with fries to a chicken salad with the sauce of your choice. There were also Lasagnas. With a few dollars, you could have a balanced meal.

The school was located 10 minutes away from the town centre, in the State Street (Santa Barbara’s main street). The beach is a 10 minutes’ walk from the school, it was perfect for a nice afternoon with people from the apartments or from the school. For shopping addicts, there were plenty of choices. In the next town, Camarillo, there was a mall, just outside Santa Barbara, where you could buy American designer clothes at an affordable price, especially during the sales period. I visited many places like San Diego or the Mexican town of Tijuana, Los Angeles and Hollywood, the Universal Studios and the Vista Island. During the festival, you can see car parades and people wearing traditional clothes, and Santa Barbara’s inhabitants are very keen on this event. The night events in Santa Barbara begin very early, around 7 p.m. and end towards 1.30 p.m.

Still during the festival period, you can buy souvenirs of alls kinds on little stands on the beach. People are kind and polite there. In short, Santa Barbara is the perfect town for students who want to spend nice holidays but off the beaten track. My stay was beautiful and I might go back there.

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Ines Dettwiler
Ines Dettwiler

I have been in Santa Barbara, California, for a month now and I am staying for another 2 months. I like it a lot here, the area is beautiful and so is the weather at the moment. My host family is really nice and people are usually open-minded and friendly towards us, the “foreigners”. I also like the SBCC Kaplan school. I meet many people from the whole world here and I love talking to them. The school is located by the sea and there are palm trees everywhere. It is beautiful and really different from Switzerland. Everything went really well: the flight, the transfer from the airport to my host family, and my adoptive parents gave me a warm welcome. Thank you for organising everything before my departure! I am very happy to be here and I am glad everything is going well. Thanks again! I am delighted to be staying 2 more months here. Even though time flies, I am enjoying every minute of it and improving my English skills day after day.

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Host family
Staying with a host family is a fantastic choice for effective and active immersion in the Californian culture. You will stay in a single or twin room (twin available if you are travelling with a friend) with breakfast only or half board provided. You'll really experience the American lifestyle during your English course in Santa Barbara, and enjoy the daily life with your host family while practising your English! The families live around 45 minutes away from the school.

Shared apartment (18 years and over)
This option is ideal for those who wish to share with other students. Living around 15-20 minutes away from the school, you will stay in a single or double room and share the bathroom, TV lounge and the kitchen/dining room with your international flatmates. A laundry room (at cost) and Wi-Fi access are also available.

Santa Barbara is a vibrant city that offers plenty of activities. You’ll be spoilt for choice! With your new friends from the language school, you can go shopping, play beach volleyball or go for a barbecue on the beach. The school organises excursions, surf lessons, hikes in the mountains and movie nights. It also offers trips to Los Angeles, San Francisco and Las Vegas, and gives you the opportunity to attend pro sports team matches. Around the school, there are plenty of fitness centres, some volleyball and tennis courts, a skate park and a running track where you can dive into the local life by practising sports!

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Published on  19.11.2019