English summer school in Santa Barbara

From 1990.- USD
approx 1753.- EUR
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The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
School size
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Accommodations
Residence
Options available
Surf
Camp start dates
01.07 / 08.07 / 15.07 / 22.07 / 29.07.2019
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Ages
11-17 years
ratings
7 authentic opinions

The programme takes place on the campus of the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), at the heart of the city centre. Our partner school makes modern and functional facilities available to you. The school has bright and spacious classrooms and various common rooms with free Wi-Fi. A common room with a TV and games will allow you to meet the other international students. The campus is situated on Camino Real, a picturesque and dynamic district with cafés, restaurants and shops. Live like a real Californian and get some fresh air in your free time! The beach is 15 minutes' walk away and there are parks nearby. On the campus itself, you will find tennis and basketball courts, a swimming pool, an athletics track and a volleyball court.

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Passport info
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.

Flight info
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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Included in the price

  • General English course
  • Number of students per class: max. (15)
  • Course material
  • Visitor's tax
  • Student card and city map
  • Accommodation in residence with full board (except at the weekend)
  • Activities and excursions programme
  • Supervision by English-speaking group leaders
  • Course guide and certificate

Standard English course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 5 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 1990.-
(about EUR 1746.-)
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 5 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
11 years
Schedule
09:00-12:45

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
In order to integrate a group which corresponds to your level of English, you will sit an evaluation test as soon as you arrive. The classes are made up of 11 to 15 students with similar language knowledge. You will have classes every morning, from 9 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. and you will have a total of 20 lessons per week including two 40-minute grammar classes per day and two 60-minute communication skills lessons per day. Class material is provided on-site. Followed-up by attentive and motivated teachers, you will progress quickly in English - on the same site as the University of California...a privileged place!
Course info
week(s)
1
1990
2
3530
3
5120
4
6610
Extra week (4+)
1640
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.93   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 1 wk
01.07 / 08.07 / 15.07 / 22.07 / 29.07.2019
Starting dates 2 wk
01.07 / 08.07 / 15.07 / 22.07.2019
Starting dates 3 wk
01.07 / 08.07 / 15.07.2019
Starting dates 4 wk
01.07 / 08.07.2019
Starting dates 5 wk
01.07.2019
Bank holidays
04.07.2019

Arrival day: Saturday
Departure day: Saturday

Options/Extras

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)

Other accommodation options

Course info

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.

4.2/5
Overall rating

100% of students recommending this school

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7 students gave their opinion about this school

17 years old - France
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3 weeks, June – July 2018
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15 years old - Italy
/ 5
3 weeks, June – July 2018
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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14 years old - Germany
/ 5
3 weeks, July – August 2017
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Die Sprachhemmungen sind komplett weg durch die permanente Anwendung der englischen Sprache. Durch die internationale Ausrichtung kann nur in Englisch kommuniziert werden. Perfekt, da dann auch echte Alltagssituationen außerhalb des Schulstoffes zur Anwendung kommen. »
16 years old - Germany
/ 5
4 weeks, July – August 2015
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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14 years old - Switzerland
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2 weeks, July 2014
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16 years old - Italy
/ 5
4 weeks, July – August 2012
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.6 / 5) (Residence)
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16 years old - Italy
/ 5
2 weeks, July 2012
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Residence
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.

Sample weekly programme
  Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Morning Arrival and welcome Six Flags amusement park Classes Classes Classes Classes Classes Free day or optional excursion
Afternoon Surfing Sports Boogie-boarding Swimming Tie-dye party
Evening Capture the Flag! Evening at Stearns Wharf Movie night Evening at State Street Disco party

PLUS courses:
Surfing + Sports:
2 x 2 hours (2 afternoons per week) + 1 afternoon of sport activity

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