At ELC Santa Barbara you may choose to stay with an American family, enjoy the convenience and comfort of a local hotel, or share dormitory life with fellow students. Whichever living accommodations you decide are best for you, our Housing Coordinator in Santa Barbara will gladly help arrange them.
Most ELC students are eager to take advantage of the family homestay opportunity available year-round. Along with the chance to improve conversational skills, homestays can create warm friendships that last a lifetime.
The Santa Barbara Residence is a newly renovated, clean and simple accommodation, conveniently located about 30 minutes from ELC. The studio style room includes a fully equipped kitchen and ample workspace. Complimentary high-speed wireless internet access, weekly housekeeping and "grab and go" breakfast are included in the price. This accommodation is perfect for students looking for centrally located, independent living.
The Housing Coordinator in Santa Barbara can find short-term apartment rentals for students as well as make hotel reservations as needed. There is no charge for the service of finding a suitable alternative apartment or hotel accommodation.
ELC is happy to arrange an airport transfer upon arrival and/or departure. The closest airport to ELC Santa Barbara is SBA. See our Dates and Prices for more information.
Visitors to Santa Barbara are eager to experience the Santa Barbara culture, which includes an abundance of outdoor sports such as golf, hiking and biking as well as surfing and kayaking at the beach, wine sampling at the Santa Ynez Valley wineries and shopping on State Street. Visitors also enjoy the beautiful view of Santa Barbara’s beaches and mountains from the restaurants on Stearns Wharf.