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Language study stays USA

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.

City Sights

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

40-acre large botanical garden

Santa Barbara Zoo

Numerous animals and beautiful gardens

Shoreline Park

Park along the ocean

Stearns Wharf

Pier with shops, food stalls and restaurants

Thousand step beach

Long stairway to rock and sand beach

How to get there


  • Los Angeles International Airport
  • Santa Barbara

Train Station

  • Los Angeles Union Station
  • Amtrak Santa Barbara Station


  • Figueroa & Santa Barbara

Public transport info

1 bus ride: 1.75
1 month: USD 52

Map showing Santa Barbara
Time Zone
91 196
Costs of Living (approx.)
  • 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
  • Estimated pocket money / week: 250 USD