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Santa Barbara

With it's friendly and laid-back vibe and stunning natural environment, Santa Barbara is one of the best-rated destinations in California. This cool town has much to offer: from a glorious sub-tropical climate to tons of trendy bars and coffee shops, and including colourful markets, prestigious festivals, and a lively entertainment scene. This Californian town is also blessed with wide sandy beaches, palm-lined boulevards, and huge natural spaces that make it easy to combine a language study stay with a fantastic range of activities. Whether you are into shopping, the arts, or outdoor sports, Santa Barbara is one of the best options for anyone interested in studying abroad.

Time Zone
91 196
Costs of Living
  • Bus ride: 1.75 USD
  • Clubbing: 20 USD
  • Soft drink: 3 USD
  • Coffee: 3 USD
  • Dinner: 40 USD
  • Fast food: 15 USD
  • Movie: 23 USD
  • Pocket money: 250 USD

How to get there

The best way to get to Santa Barbara is via L.A. Airport:


Students may, alternatively to the transfer arranged by ELC, take advantage of the LAX shuttle which has a stop at the Airbus stand in Santa Barbara. This will drop students off in Santa Barbara where they can take a taxi to their final Santa Barbara destination. The Airbus is a two-hour trip and the taxi duration and fares will vary by the final destination.

Train Station

Los Angeles Union Station

Travel to school

ELC Santa Barbara is located in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara and is within 2-3 minutes on foot to almost all of the city's central bus lines.

Public transport info

1 bus ride: 1.75
1 month: USD 52