University of California, Santa Barbara
Six Nobel prize winning professors
Consistently ranked very high in the “Best College” categories of major research institutions
Campus is right at the beach
Close proximity to downtown Santa Barbara with shopping, entertainment, and sports activities
In 1944 the University joined the University of California System.
The university is known both for its world-class research achievements as well as for their high-quality teaching instructions. The UCSB has six Nobel laureate professors in the fields of chemistry, physics and business administration and ranked every year very high in the “Best College” category of the various research institutions. Santa Barbara is also home to the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).
University of California, Santa Barbara. The UCSB is one of the ten universities that is connected to the high-quality University of California system. The UCSB has about 20,000 students and offers almost 100 different departments that are recognized after graduating with a bachelor, masters, and doctorate degrees.
The excellent reputation of UCSB in the research field, as well as the numerous training opportunities have provided the University’s membership in the exclusive association “Association of American Universities (AAU).” In a new study, the UCSB was ranked as one of the two best public universities in the United States. Students from all over the world come to Santa Barbara to study.
The UCSB campus is located near the Pacific Ocean and is surrounded on three sides by water, such as white sand beaches surrounded. The university itself has its own lagoon. The beautiful campus is adorned throughout the year by a sea of colors of flowering plants. Biking trails can be found, which are eagerly used by bicyclists, as well as skateboarders everywhere. Since many students live on campus or in the adjacent municipality of Isla Vista, there is a very active campus life at UCSB.
In addition to many cozy places for studying, there is a bookstore, restaurants and cafes, museum, concert hall and a hall which can lectures, movie nights, readings and other cultural events by celebrities regularly in the. There has even been a movie premiere on campus before not too long, and the occasional “open air” Festivals are offered.
UCSB Extension International Student Programs: Students can choose from programs such as:
The UCSB program “UIP” (University Immersion Program) allows participants to select from a variety of courses- university courses (campus classes), and extension classes (professional classes). It is advisable to choose a combination of both. The respective UCSB professors on site will determine whether you get into the different classes. The selection is based on the available seats in the courses and the individual’s previous knowledge. The UCSB offers a wide range of courses from many disciplines. You can see the course offers in the UCSB online General Course Catalog (see below) as well as on the Extension website. You may also go directly to the website of each department to see what classes are offered in each quarter. For questions we are happy to help.
Would you like to gain some work experience in an american company? Students who attended at least 3 quarters at the UIP Program, are able to add up to a one year internship. Please ask us for details.
- Winter: January – March
- Spring: March – June
- Summer: June – August (first 6 weeks)
- Summer: July – September (second six weeks)
- Summer: June – September (Entire summer)
- Fall: September – December
In general, candidates for the UIP program at UCSB must be at least 18 years old, be enrolled in a college and show that they have sufficient proficiency in English. Standardized tests like TOEFL or IELTS are accepted. Please contact us if you have other test results.
Minimum test results:
- IELTS: 7.0
- (institutional): 550
- (internet-based): 80
UCSB Course Catalog: You can find an overview about UCSB courses here.
Preparations are well on track for the first cohort in 2019 summer. It’s designed for international students who are graduating high school and wanting to get a head-start in getting their US. undergraduate degrees.
Step UPP offers:
19 transferable units that count towards your admission application!
6 weeks Intensive English Language Training that gets you where you need to be!
3 quarters of structured instruction in General Education courses and academic preparation courses!
A guarantee to seek admission to UCSB after completing Santa Barbara City College (SBCC)!
Advanced English Language (AEP)
Learn or improve your English language skill in the classroom while studying interesting topics. Practice your new found skills with other american and international students on campus. Be part of the american student life.
Intensive TOEFL Preparation; Academic Writing; Culture and Communication; Critical Thinking and Analysis; English through American Arts
Some can be completed in one quarter (12 units). Choose from following certificates:
Applied Project Management (16 units)
Introduction to PM; Project Planning; Project Execution; Project Practicum; Agile PM; Six Sigma Green Belt; Presentation Skills for Business Professionals
Digital Marketing (12 units)
Developing Digital Marketing Strategy; Online & Social Media Marketing; Public Relations/Advertising; International Marketing; Blogging for Business; Internship; Search Engine Optimization;
Business Leadership Essentials (12 units);
Foundations of Leadership, Organization & Ethics; Business Negotiation; Business Finance; Employee Relations; Presentation Skills for Business Professionals
Business Law & Social Responsibility (12 units)
Business Law & Social Responsibility; Cross Cultural Conflict Resolution;Ethical & Regulatory Environments; Presentation Skills for Business Professionals; Advanced Public Speaking; Argumentation & Debate
Graduate Studies Preparation
Customized English Language & Culture (we create a program specifically for your needs)
- Summer University Preparation & English Education
This 7-day intensive program that comes in three modules has everything! This is an exclusive program that provides students not only with practical knowledge about admission to a US American University, but also offers fun activities, a specific ESL focus, and opportunities to experience Campus life and US American culture! (Minimum group size: 20)
- Medical English Immersion Program (December 2018)
This 3-week applied Medical English Immersion program is designed to introduce non-native English speaking participants in-depth to a profession in the medical field in the US American context, to participate in a variety of clinical and medical settings, to improve their proficiency levels in this specialized, medical terminology, and to facilitate first-hand learning experiences at a state-of-the-art hospital setting. On-site visits and observations in the morning will be complemented with rigorous ESL classes in the afternoon! (Minimum group size: 20)
This program is designed to introduce faculty and graduate students to research-based principles of successful teaching, learning and assessment in higher education. A wonderful opportunity to learn how to apply these principles in their own teaching. Participants will learn about modern classroom teaching practices and methodologies, classroom management, technology in education, instructional design, and educational policies, as well as English language skills! (Minimum group size: 15)