ELC SANTA BARBARA. YHE BEST IN THE WEST
If you choose to study English at our English School in Santa Barbara in the beautiful city of Santa Barbara, California, you will never want to leave. Once called California’s best kept secret, Santa Barbara is known all over the world for its exceptional climate, stunning scenery, and palm-lined, white-sand beaches. A short ten-minute walk from the beach, ELC Santa Barbara is perfectly located in its own award winning building across the street from the Santa Barbara Courthouse (an architectural and historical landmark) and two blocks from State Street. Every day almost half of our students bike, skateboard or rollerblade to school. The neighborhood around the school, referred to as the arts and culture area of Santa Barbara, is pleasantly crowded with outdoor cafes, restaurants, music clubs, historical attractions, and fabulous shopping. Here in the charming, small and friendly city of Santa Barbara you will find a perfect balance between studying English and enjoying the outdoors with your school friends.
SCHOOL FACILITIES HIGHLIGHTS
- State Street
- Paseo Nuevo
- Camarillo Outlets
- Santa Barbara Pier
- Downton Beach
- Santa Barbara Courthouse
- Santa Barbara Mission
EXPERIENCE ELC SCHOOLS INSIDE THE CLASSROOM
ELC Santa Barbara offers a diverse array of course options including General English, Test Preparation (Cambridge, IELTS and TOEFL), English Plus, 50+ and more. International students who study English at ELC Santa Barbara will enjoy studying English in courses taught by native speakers of American English, all of whom hold a university degree and have specialized training in Teaching English as a Second Language. Careful placement and course selection ensure that students will be studying English in the learning environment that is best for them.
EXPERIENCE ENGLISH LANGUAGE CENTER BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
The skills students acquire studying English at our school, living in our accommodations and engaging in our activities provide them with a foundation for success. ELC offers housing options including living with an American host family or staying student residence, or apartment. At ELC, we encourage students to maximize their English training through participating in afternoon activities and living in an American homestay accommodation. ELC publishes a monthly calendar that includes fun social and cultural activities in and around Santa Barbara as well as to places such as San Francisco, and Los Angeles. These activities are a great way for students to get to know the city, their classmates and the ELC staff and continue to work on improving their English skills. ELC offers extensive support services to ensure that our students study abroad experience in the United States is culturally as well as educationally enriching.