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EF Santa Barbara Language Center 1421 Chapala Street Santa Barbara CA 93101 Tel & Fax: +1 805-962-8680 – School daytime +1 805-962-8593 – School Fax +1 805-708-2623 – School Emergency


EF Santa Barbara • Voted top 10 cities to live in the US • Walking distance to beaches, shopping and nightlife • Great teaching staff • Excellent nationaluty mix •

No Nationality mix bigger then 10%

• Juniors and Adults • Winter – 400 Pax • Summer – 700 Pax


EF Santa Barbara – City • Walking distance between shopping, beaches and nightlife. • 85000 Inhabitants • Mostly dry and sunny • American/Mexican vibe in the City • Students City, University of California Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara City College located here


EF SBA – School Director • Fredrik Carlstedt • 10 Admin People • • • • • •

Academic Dir. Kether Johnson Housng Dir. Fysal Safieh Admin Cor. Marlene Rodriguez Activities Cor. Genna Kirsch Cambridge Cor. John Olcott UFY Cor. Burke Zen

• 20 Teachers

K e t h e r G e n n a

F y s a l M a r l e n e


EF Santa Barbara – Location •

Santa Barbara • Southern California • 1.5 Hours north of Los Angeles • 15 minutes to Pacific Ocean

From Los Angeles Airport you can either choose between EF transfer to host family or Public Airbus.

Public transportation is good in* Santa Barbara,1 month unlimited bus pass is $52. There are several bus lines.

EF School is located 5 minutes from Bus Centre.

Santa Barbara Trainstation is located 20 minutes walking from the EF school. From here you can take the train to Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego


EF Santa Barbara – City •

Santa Barbara has 85000 inhabitants

Plenty of stores like Apple, Abercrombie & Fitch 5 minutes from school along State Street

Santa Barbara has the second most restaurants per capita in the US.

Plenty of bars and nightclubs, several with live music

University of California Santa Barbara & Santa Barbara City College is located in Santa Barbara which gives it a great student vibe.


EF Santa Barbara – School Facilities • • • •

Activities Office Accomodation office Volunteership office Wireless WiFi •

Cafeteria •

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Wii – Pool table– Dart

Garden •

Student kitchen with microwave, lunch bus, vending machines

Student lounge Games room •

All buildings and the outdoor area

Student patio with a fountain

Sports facilities •

Pool table –Basket court – Table tennis


EF Santa Barbara – Academic Facilities • Academic office • Located in the main building

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20 classrooms & 1 Lecture Hall Study Lounge UFY Lounge with computer and printer iLabs • 1 big Ilab with 48 computers • Student lounge with computers

• Range of Efekta materials


EF Santa Barbara –Academic info. •

Popular SPIN classes • Business English • Toefl Prep • Pop Culture • Current Events

UP programmes offered •

Volunteer work • •

UFY Solstice Festival Environmental Projects

Exams •

Cambridge Exam Test Center • •

CAE – FCE – CPE Most experienced Cambridge staff in the US


EF Santa Barbara – Volunteer’ships • 8 week general or intensive course plus 4 lessons of volunteer ship course • Must be at least Level 5 • 100% attendance • Examples of Internships: – Holiday Inn – Anacapa Dive Centre – Santa Barbara Film Festival – Channel 17 Community TV – Santa Barbara Animal Shelter – Kennedy Accounting


EF Santa Barbara – Accommodation •

Host family • •

Home share • •

5 Homeshare Twin-Triple-Quad Rooms

Average travel time to school •

Single Rooms Twin Bed Rooms

35 minutes by bus

Average cost a week commuting • •

Monthly unlimited bus pass $52 10 ride bus pass $11


EF Tropicana Del Norte •

UCSB Campus Residence •

Brand new rooms, swimming pool, game room, Cinema room, gym and 10 minutes from the beach. Located in University of California's big residential area.

30 Minutes Direct bus to EF school

Type of rooms •

Type of bathrooms •

Triple rooms

3 students per bathroom

Meal plan •

Breakfast & Dinner included in supplement


EF Santa Barbara – Activities •

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Example of weekly activities • Soccer – Speed Dating – Sky Diving – Kayaking – Surfing – Beach volleyball – Hiking – Boat Party – Salsa Lessons – Outlet shopping Free activities • Soccer – Beach volleyball – Pool Competition – Hiking – Flag Football – EF Newspaper – Christmas Drama club Student parties • International Party at Sharkeez every Monday & Boat Party Football • Play in University League with the EF teams Shopping – Outlet shooping in Camarillo


EF Santa Barbara – Activities •

Weekend Excursions to the following destinations • Las Vegas • San Francisco • Disneyland & Universal studios • San Diego & SeaWorld • Yosemite Nature Park • Los Angeles City Tour • Outlet Shopping • Plan your own trip with help from EF staff

Annual trips to Hawaii & Aspen Colorado

Approx. Prices ranges from $80 to $240 for the weekend trips please check global net price list


EF Santa Barbara – Essential info •

Monthly bus pass cost $52 for unlimited rides

10 ride bus pass cost $11

We have a big parking lot at the school were students can buy a parking permit for $10 per month.

Cost of lunch at school •

The school offers various alternatives for lunch. We have a lunch bus every day, prices vary from $3-7. We also have the best deli in Santa Barbara across the street, meals from $5 - $8. We are located in the city center so students have plenty of restaurants within 5-10 minutes walking.

Do not miss out on the famous EF SBA BBQ’s!!


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