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Kaplan International Languages, Santa Barbara, USA


Rating: 4.5/5.0

27 East Cota Street - CA 93101 Santa Barbara - see on map
Kaplan International Languages - Kaplan International English Santa Barbara school building

What we like about the school

  • Optional access to K+ : online platform
  • Top rated school facilities (4.5/5.0)
  • Santa Barbara is one of the top destinations our students liked most
  • Excellent nationality mix. No student nationality makes up more than 5% of students.
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Location: Located in the trendy area of Santa Barbara, the Kaplan International Languages is in the Lower State neighbourhood of the city. It is a short walk from the centre, and there are various bars, restaurants and cafes around the streets of the school. Minutes from the school is the Stearns Wharf and West beach, a long strip of sand beach.

Getting around: The centre of the city is very walkable. There are bus routes that run all over the city, for easy transportation. The Santa Barbara Amtrak train station is 10 minutes by foot from the school. From here, it is possible to take a train to nearby cities including Los Angeles and San Diego.

Local attractions: Some of the attractions in Santa Barbara are on the outskirts of the centre. The Botanical Gardens is a ten minute car ride, or a 20-minute bike trip. The city has some interesting historical architecture and the Old Mission Santa Barbara 1786 is 25 minutes by public transportation from the centre.

Courses: The school has exam preparation courses for the TOEFL exam and the Cambridge exams. There are English lessons for the duration of a semester or a year. Private lessons and a business supplementary course are available at Kaplan International Languages.

School facilities: The school has the following facilities; a computer lab, a library, student lounge, games room, foosball table and ping pong

Weekend trips: There are organised trips with the school to surrounding cities including LA, San Francisco, San Diego and Las Vegas.

School chain: Kaplan Inc. is part of Graham Holdings, formerly of the Washington Post Company. A multinational group, Kaplan currently has schools in 9 countries throughout the world and has assisted over a million students in reaching their personal, professional and language goals.

With over 80 years of experience in the field, Kaplan schools are run to the highest of standards and have regularly been recognised with awards from within the Education Sector.

Kaplan is confident in their teaching methods, as is ensured with their "Kaplan Guaranteed Progress".

Kaplan International Languages is accredited by multiple international accreditors, including ACCET, the British Council, English Australia, Languages Canada, English New Zealand and ACELS.
  • Kaplan International Languages operated previously under the name Kaplan International English, Aspect ILA.
  • The language school Kaplan International Languages was founded in Santa Barbara, USA in 2003.
  • Legal name / parent company: Kaplan Inc.
  • Tax registration ID: 04053877

English Courses

General Language
Exam Preparation
Information for all courses offered by Kaplan International Languages
Comments about courses

Course Supplements:

  • Intensive Upgrade (6 hours / 8 lessons extra per week): USD 105.
  • K+ Online and K+ Online Extra for 12 months access once departing from the school: USD 139.
  • K+ Online and K+ Online Extra for 3 months access once departing from the school: USD 69.

  • Medical and Travel Insurance with the school: USD 45 per week (for students aged 16-69).
  • University placement service: USD 235 (free for students booking 16+ weeks).
  • Change fee: USD 105 if changes are made after arrival.
Lesson duration
45 minutes
School's administrative fee
200.00 US$
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place at the school on the first day of the course.
Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 90 US$. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Days without class
In 2023 (including national and regional bank holidays):
02 Jan. 2023, 16 Jan. 2023, 29 May 2023, 19 Jun. 2023, 04 Jul. 2023, 04 Sep. 2023, 23 Nov. 2023, 24 Nov. 2023, 25 Dec. 2023 - 31 Dec. 2023.
If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are missed lessons recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.
Course material
Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival
Note: All courses offered by Kaplan International, Santa Barbara can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

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Kaplan International Languages

Accreditations and Quality seals
ACCETALTOSEVPPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalBPPE
English teacher qualifications
100% hold a university degree
100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school)
First day of course
Written and oral level test is performed. Students should arrive at
Student gender mix:
50% male / 50% female
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at Kaplan International Languages and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
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General school facilities

  • Computer lab

  • Lounge

  • Free WIFI

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in some classrooms

    • Electronic whiteboard in some classrooms

    • Air conditioning in most classrooms

    • Heating in most classrooms

    • Ample natural light in most classrooms

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    Number of public PC workstations:


Student Age / Nationality

Minimum age of students
16 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA do not require a visa for travelling to USA and attending a language course.
Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
Express shipment fee (via courier)
90 US$
Preferential cancellation terms in case of visa refusal
School agreed that students booking online on this site will benefit from preferential cancellation fees in case of visa refusal, and in this case will never exceed EUR 180.




Rating: 4.5/5.0

Overall school rating of
Kaplan International Languages, Santa Barbara
2 authentic ratings from students who reserved with us
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Location of the school

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Rating: 4.5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3.5/5.0

Quality of teaching

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4.5/5.0



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Other English schools in Santa Barbara offering English courses: 
  1. EF International Language Center
More information about Santa Barbara including climate data and events on our Santa Barbara page with a list of all 2 English schools in Santa Barbara.

FAQ about Kaplan International Languages, Santa Barbara

  • English courses at Kaplan International start at 180 US$ for Two-to-One Semi Private Lessons (3) course with 3 lessons per week. When booking here you get the guaranteed best price.
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Kaplan varies from 1 students (One-to-One Package (10)) to 15 students (Semi-Intensive English)
  • 100% of teachers at Kaplan International Languages hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Kaplan International Languages comes from Brazil with a 5% representation, followed by students from China (5%) and Germany (5%).


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