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2 English Language Schools in Santa Barbara - Ranking 2023

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Santa Barbara Language School Ranking based on student ratings - 2 schools

Kaplan International Languages accredited by ACCET Kaplan International Languages accredited by ALTO Kaplan International Languages accredited by SEVP
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. 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. 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. 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. The school has the following facilities; a computer lab, a library, student lounge, games room, foosball table and ping pong There are organised trips with the school to surrounding cities including LA, San Francisco, San Diego and Las Vegas. 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. More

Rating: 4.5

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Rating: 4.5

Quality of teaching

Rating: 3.5

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EF International Language Center accredited by AAIEP EF International Language Center accredited by ACCET EF International Language Center accredited by SEVP
EF International Language Center Santa Barbara is located in the naturally beautiful Californian city of Santa Barbara, on the West Coast of the USA. Housed in two historical and spacious Spanish colonial-style buildings, EF Santa Barbara is a short distance from State Street, where students will find multiple trendy cafés, clubs, shops and restaurants. Also within walking distance of the school, are local attractions such as Stearns Wharf, the retro cinemas of State Street, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and the Paseo Nuevo Shopping Mall, in addition to countless other attractions. The school's downtown location ensures that it is close to many of the city's main sites, allowing all students to feel comfortable, entertained and motivated whilst in Santa Barbara. EF Santa Barbara offers everything a student may need to create many memorable moments whilst reaching their language goals. Santa Barbara is around a three and a half hour journey via public transport from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The facilities of EF Santa Barbara are excellent, offering students all that they may need to reach their language goals, from a motivated and comfortable environment. These facilities include a cafeteria, computer lab, games room, lounge area, a garden and free WIFI, in addition to further comforts such as an outdoor swimming pool and various table games. All classrooms are equipped with air conditioning, heating and ample natural light to create an optimal learning environment. EF Santa Barbara is open to students of all levels and ages at various times throughout the year. For adults, several programmes take place the whole year round, whilst junior immersive or day programmes are available through the summer months. The school also offers a variety of exam preparation programmes throughout the year. Accommodation in Residence or Homestay is optional and available with all courses. EF was founded in Sweden over 55 years ago. It has since then helped millions of people experience new cultures, see new places and learn new things about the world and about themselves. Across the globe, they have more than 600 schools and offices in over 50 countries, delivering the best in education and student care throughout all locations. As a group, EF has hubs in Boston, London, Barcelona, Mexico City, São Paulo, Shanghai, Stockholm, Zürich, and more! EF understands that language programmes can be much more than the sole process of learning a language, as cultural immersion and diversity play a key part in any student's educational and life development. Throughout the EF schools, programmes are readily available to adults and juniors, for career, personal and educational development. More
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Information about Santa Barbara

Why Santa Barbara? Beautiful, easygoing, basking in year-round sunshine, beach side Santa Barbara is the hub of a large and spectacular coastal California county. Lying seductively between Los Angeles and San Francisco, the city is amazingly rich in diverse surprises, pleasures and attractions. Also visit Santa Barbara at any time of year and experience the legacies of the colourful history and a variety of outdoor activities and adventures: first-rate golf, tennis, polo, horseback riding, cycling, hiking, and an impressive array of water sports. Top it off with some exceptional shopping in the specialty stores and chic boutiques.
Population:   92,000
Elevation: 15 m. above sea level
Time zone: +2h. (GMT -8)
Region: California, Santa Barbara County
Currency: USD
Visa: 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.
Visa requirements data last updated on 01 Dec. 2022 (Source)
For the most up-to-date visa information please consult with the embassy or consulate of USA in your country. List of embassies and consulates of USA on the official website - U.S. Department of State - Bureau of Consular Affairs.
Cost of Living:
* 100 = prices in New York
  • Price index excluding rent: 79* (21% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index including rent: 74* (26% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:73* (27% cheaper than New York)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type A
  • Plug Type B
  • Residential voltage: 120 V
  • Frequency: 60 Hz

FAQ about courses in Santa Barbara

  • Kaplan International Languages has received the best overall rating in Santa Barbara.
  • Kaplan International Languages, located in 27 East Cota Street has been voted as the school with the best location in Santa Barbara.
  • 610US$ for 1 weeks is the lowest price for an English course in Santa Barbara. The average cost of a language course in Santa Barbara is 695US$ per week.
  • Students rated the activity program at Kaplan International Languages as the best.
  • Kaplan International Languages was rated highest for quality of teaching.

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Rating: 5

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