English courses in Santa Barbara, California

Learn English and Study abroad in Santa Barbara (USA)

Santa Barbara
104 West Anapamu Santa BarbaracaCA 93101US

Santa Barbara, California: a city of excellence

During your stay in Santa Barbara, you will be in the heart of a Spanish colonial style city. Located between the beaches and mountains, you can explore the city on foot or by bike. Why not try your hand at surfing or skiing during your stay? A variety of sporting activities are available for you to try!

Have a unique language experience in California

Do you plan to be in Santa Barbara between December and May? Take the time to visit Carpinteria, a small coastal town that welcomes hundreds of seals and sea lions every to give birth! Make sure you also visit Mesa Beach, one of the most popular beaches of Santa Barbara. Check the tide times before you leave because Mesa Beach disappears at high tide.

Feel the rhythm of the city!

Throughout the year, Santa Barbara hosts a number of events, including two particularly large ones during the summer that you don't want to miss. The Summer Solstice Parade in June, celebrates the arts with over 100,000 spectators. Over a week in August, The Fiesta, also known as Old Spanish Days, sees the city transformed with the colors of Spain in honor of the Hispanic traditions of the city.

English courses in the heart of breathtaking Santa Barbara

The ELS Language Center is in the heart of Santa Barbara, close to the popular University of California, Santa Barbara and only 15 minutes from the beach: an ideal setting to immerse yourself in the English language!

The school offers a computer center and a language education technology center for your studies, but also a gym, a basketball court and a fitness center (at an extra cost). The school organizes many activities including the Conversation Café, which is a weekly meeting between local American and ELS students! You can also enjoy a picnic at the Santa Barbara Courthouse, one of the most beautiful buildings of the U.S. government, or watch dolphins during an excursion to the natural reserve of Douglas!

If your experience in Santa Barbara makes you want to extend your stay at an American university, talk to your ELS advisor to take advantage of our 650 partner universities.


104 West Anapamu, Suite I

Santa Barbara, CA 93101


001 805 966 0172

On the campus of:

University of California

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Residence Inn

The Residence Inn is located in downtown Santa Barbara; just ten minutes walk from the beach and fifteen minutes from ELS, amongst hundreds of cafes, restaurants and shops of all kinds. Meals are not included, however with so many restaurants and supermarkets close by, there are endless options for meals. You will have a single room with private bathroom, Wi-Fi, weekly cleaning service and free access to washing machines.

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