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UC Santa Barbara summer academic camp

Address: Santa Barbara, California 93106, USA
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Description UC Santa Barbara summer academic camp

  • Founded: 2004
  • Location: Santa Barbara, California, USA
  • The age of students: 14-18
  • Type of studying: mixed
  • Type of accommodation: residence
  • Language learning: English.

UC Santa Barbara Summer is a summer international educational camp offering university preparation programs, including theory, practice, and research in the disciplines studied. The camp is ranked 5th in the US News & World Report rankings, known for its famous alumni, including Jack Johnson, Gwyneth Paltrow, etc. combining recreation and active study. For 15 years of work, thousands of students from more than 70 countries have received quality education under the guidance of certified teachers in the camp.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in UC Santa Barbara summer academic camp

Program name
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from 10 299 $ / 4 weeks

Pre-College Program

  • Dates: June 23 - August 3
  • Duration: 6 weeks.

UC Santa Barbara Summer offers 24 university preparation programs that work with an academic credit system, which are credited for admission to the university. The course price already includes 8 courses, for each additional charge is charged separately. Paid package standard for all programs include:

  • Accommodation in the residence of the camp (UC Santa Barbara Residence Hall)
  • Modern group classes to help to establish international contact
  • 3 meals in the campus canteen
  • Use of sports equipment and other equipment for recreation
  • Leisure activities, walks, excursions from the camp catalog
  • Services of delivery to places of rest according to the camp catalog.

The following courses are available:

Course Name

Short description


Basics of cultural and biosocial anthropology

Art Studio

Teaching painting on the programs of the first and second year of universities, visual literacy


Genetics, diseases


Greek mythology, ancient epic


Communication theory

Earth science

Principles of Physical Geology


Shakespeare Era


Language and linguistic disciplines

Marine science



Calculus with applications (first year of college)

Fundamentals of Music

Music criticism


Brief Introduction to Philosophy

Political science

Basics of International Relations

Political ideas in modern society

US government and politics

Environmental studies

Fundamentals of environmental science

Feminist studies

Global feminism and social justice

Film studies

Basics of cinema


Oceans, atmosphere, the study of the regions

Global Studies

Ideology, history of culture


Western civilization from 1715 to the present

World history

Religious studies

Fundamentals of religious sociology


Spanish beginner level I, II

Statistics and Applied Probability

Learning the basics of statistics and probability theory


The basics of acting.

21.06.2020 -01.08.2020 28.06.2020 -25.07.2020
from 10 399 $ / 4 weeks

Enrichment Courses

  • Age of students: 14-18
  • Dates: June 30-July 27, June 23-August 3
  • Duration: 4 weeks, 6 weeks.

Elective courses that can be taken separately or as part of the Pre-college Program, no credit points are given for passing.

Usually classes are held weekly, 4 times for 2 hours, most courses are accompanied by homework, tests with grades according to the AF scale. Upon graduation, students receive an extract with the results and a certificate (Certificate of Completion). Program offered:

  • Business. Personal budgeting, entrepreneurship. Marketing, global market.
  • Computer Science. Computer basics. Python 101 program.
  • Engineering. Robots, autonomous robot competitions, design methods and design mechanisms.
  • Law. Criminal justice. Right in global business.
  • Leadership. Business leadership, communication.
  • Medical. The science of brain activity. Basics of modern medicine.
  • Marine Science. Oceanology
  • SAT Preparation. Online SAT exam preparation by The Princeton Review.
21.06.2020 -01.08.2020
from 14 099 $ / 6 weeks

UCS B Research Mentorship Program (RMP)

  • Age of students: 14-18
  • Dates: June 30-July 27, June 23-August 3
  • Duration: 4 weeks , 6 weeks.

Students of the RMP program, through close interaction with the mentor, study current research methods, get an idea of the possibility of professional research and the achievement of academic goals. 8 compulsory disciplines, 30-40 hours of study every week. High-school students from all over the world who have achieved high results are invited to a 6-week session to conduct studying at the university level, including work in equipped laboratories. Research areas are represented by the following disciplines:

  • Anthropology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer science
  • Ecology
  • Economy.
28.06.2020 -25.07.2020
from 10 399 $ / 4 weeks

UCSB Academies

  • Age of students: 14-18
  • Dates: June 30 - July 27
  • Duration: 4 weeks.

Academies programs offer intensive classes (morning and afternoon) in various fields. It is recommended to take two Academies courses, but if you wish, you can enroll in one Academies program and one other, for example, elective. Description of courses Academies programs:

Finance and Marketing

The participant gains knowledge about establishing their own business, planning finances, creating a marketing plan in accordance with modern market laws, investment principles, including activities on international stock exchanges, understanding the differences between the NYSE and NASDAQ. It focuses on creating integrated trading projects with the development of real market strategies using digital and traditional methods.

Global law

Studying the fundamentals of the legal system of the United States and foreign countries, discussing, interacting with legal professionals, exploring career opportunities, understanding the basics of criminal justice based on the experience of existing legal organizations.

Engineering and Robotics

An innovative program in which students at the command level learn to design, to create robots and catapults. This practical course is aimed at developing brainstorming skills, addressing issues related to electromechanics, choosing a concept, teamwork, studying the entire production process. Passing all the cycles: design, creation, debugging, testing a prototype of a catapult.

Contemporary medicine

The development of fundamental knowledge in the field of medicine based on the problem of studying the structure and operation of the brain - the phenomenon of memory, mental activity. The Contemporary Medicine course covers the topics of related sciences, such as biology, kinesiology, pharmacology, infectious diseases, cancer, and psychiatry.

21.06.2020 -01.08.2020
from 10 499 $ / 4 weeks

Sports Plus Program

  • Age of students: 14-18
  • Dates: June-August
  • Duration: 2 weeks.

Along with the main academic or elective program for a fee, a student can take a sports course with an instructor:

  • Surfing 4 hours a week for two classes;
  • Fitness, unlimited number of classes on a subscription (gold card fitness).

Accommodation, housing and food

Students are accommodated in their own UCSB's Santa Crus Hall residence in double rooms with a shared bathroom. The course price already includes:

  • Wi-Fi
  • Stay in rest and play rooms
  • Watching movies in your home theater
  • Pillow blanket
  • 3 meals a day on campus from Monday to Friday, 2 meals a day on weekends (portion size is not limited)
  • Daily cleaning in the room.

The paid package does not include bed linen, laundry services, meals outside the campus, personal expenses. After classes, students can make independent walks in groups in places permitted by the administration, the so-called home area zones.

The local dining menu includes vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free meals.

Events UC Santa Barbara summer academic camp

The maximum amount of entertainment and excursions provided by participants of 6-week programs UC Santa Barbara Summer, all of which are included in the price. Students at the 4-week and RMP courses have access to a limited set of activities, for example, a trip to Los Angeles is paid extra. The main list of trips, excursions and activities off-campus:

  • Leisure, surfing on the beaches of Pismo and Carpenteria
  • Walk around the zoo of Santa Barbara
  • Climbing the Falls of Seven Falls
  • Cruise on a sailboat
  • Visit the parks of Six Flags Magic Mountain or Universal Studios
  • Shopping in the suburbs of Santa Barbara and the Camarillo Factory Outlets
  • Quest room in Santa Barbara (Escape Room)
  • Bowling, roller skating and figure skating, trampolines
  • Visit to the Maritime Museum
  • Excursions to universities UCLA, USC.

On campus, students can play sports at the Recreation Sports Centers sports and entertainment center:

  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Cardio training on a treadmill
  • Beach volleyball
  • Yoga.

In the evening, students can watch movies, order pizza, go to karaoke, take part in games, attractions, night festivals.


  • 15 years experience
  • Permanent partnership with 14 prestigious universities in the USA, England, Singapore
  • International communication, the opportunity to find friends from all over the world
  • Large selection of educational courses
  • There is a credit system that simplifies university entrance.
  • Experienced teachers and guest lecturers
  • Rich entertainment program - excursions, group games, sports
  • Close proximity to Los Angeles Film Center
  • Private beach near the ocean
  • Maintenance by the employee of the camp in medical institutions.

Equipment UC Santa Barbara summer academic camp

Camp UC Santa Barbara Summer is located 2 hours from Los Angeles and has its own comfortable beach on the Pacific coast. On campus there is a canteen, the Harder Stadium, 6 tennis courts, beach volleyball courts, a sports and entertainment center equipped with equipment for various sports:

  • Halls for basketball, gymnastics, racquetball, squash, cardio workouts
  • Treadmill for 8 lines, etc.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The following expenses are not included in the price of the UC Santa Barbara Summer program:

  • Transfer with escort to Santa Barbara airport and back 
  • Meeting at the airport in the baggage claim area or at the exit from the airport (agreed in advance)
  • Transfer from Los Angeles Airport to Santa Barbara Airport
  • Entrance costs
  • Student documents (ID) 
  • Flight expenses
  • Books, teaching materials for classes
  • Food outside the camp
  • Laundry service
  • Medical expenses.

Extra fees:

  • Transfer (one way) 40 USD
  • Study materials 95 USD
  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 200 USD

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

The students of 14-18 years old, including from abroad can become a member of the UC Santa Barbara Summer educational camp. One of the mandatory requirements of the Pre-college program is good GPA exam results:

  • 2 UCSB College Credit Courses - 3.3
  • 1 UCSB College Credit Course + 1 elective course - 3.15
  • For Academies - 2.75.

Camp rules clearly regulate the time of arrival and departure: if a student arrived earlier, he will have to stay in a hotel or hostel. Date of departure coincides with the last paid day of the course.


arrival date

Departure date

6 weeks

June 23

August 3rd

4 weeks

30 June

July 27th.

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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