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University of California, Santa Barbara UCSB Summer Camp

Address: Santa Barbara, CA 93106
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Description University of California, Santa Barbara UCSB Summer Camp

  • Founded: in 1978
  • Location: Santa Barbara, California, USA
  • Age of students: 11-17 years
  • Type of accommodation: residence, American family, full-time
  • Type of training: mixed
  • Language of instruction: English.

The English Language Center (ELC) (English Language Center) has been in operation since 1978. ELC provides an ideal environment for rapid language learning within its programs, and also offers students an extensive range of services to make their stay in the United States the most comfortable and interesting, both culturally and educationally. Today ELC has three large modern language centers in Los Angeles, Boston and Santa Barbara.

ELC offers its students a summer educational program, which is conducted on the basis of the University of California at Santa Barbara (The University of California - UCSB). The University of California, founded in 1909, is one of the best universities in the United States. Children and adolescents living in the camp have an amazing opportunity to immerse themselves in the university environment. Enormous advantage for students will be access to most of the university's resources.

Santa Barbara is known all over the world for its exceptional climate, stunning scenery and white sand beaches. Another popular name for Santa Barbara is the "American Riviera" because of its year-round ideal weather, beautiful ocean, amazing culture, elite shops and much more. Santa Barbara combines the cultural and recreational offerings of a large city with the warm, friendly and relaxed atmosphere of a small town. It is here, in a charming, small and friendly city, students can find the perfect balance between studying and relaxing in the fresh air with their school friends.

Training on the ELC educational program in one of the most popular universities in America during the summer holidays is a guaranteed development of the English language and an unforgettable experience.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in University of California, Santa Barbara UCSB Summer Camp

Program name
27.07.2020 -21.08.2020
from 1 975 $ / week

Summer camp

  • Number of lessons: one 80-minute and two 60-minute lessons per day from Monday to Friday
  • Duration: 50 minutes
  • Dates of the course: 30.06 - 04.08.

Students studying in the summer camp study grammar rules using the methods of communicative instruction, improve their abilities in basic language skills (pronunciation, speaking, listening, grammar). Also, great attention is paid by experienced teachers to the expansion of the vocabulary of their students and the development of stable expressions that are used in everyday life. Within the framework of the course, students will participate in discussions on various topics, they will learn how to create presentations and will present a draft by the group.

The cost of schooling depends on the chosen placement option and the duration of the program:

1. Accommodation:

  • 1 week - 1805 $
  • 2 weeks - $ 3265
  • 3 weeks - $ 4740
  • 4 weeks - $ 6130
  • Additional week is $ 1510.

2. Without accommodation:

  • 1 week - 1570 $
  • 2 weeks - $ 2720
  • 3 weeks - $ 3885
  • 4 weeks - $ 4970
  • Additional week - 1210 $.

Accommodation and food

ELC offers three accommodation options for children and adolescents:

  • in the residence
  • in an American family
  • full-time education (without accommodation).

Accommodation in a residence on the campus involves double accommodation in modern rooms. Bathrooms - common for two rooms, that is, 4 students divide one bathroom. Students can use the phone at the reception desk for local calls (free of charge) and international calls (with a phone card), as well as laundry services (about $ 1.25 per wash, $ 0.25 per drying). Meals are provided on the basis of a full board from Monday to Friday, half-board on Saturday and breakfast only on Sunday.

Students can also choose the option of living in an American family: in this case they will have to use public transportation to get to the university. All families undergo rigorous selection and are within walking distance of public transport. Living in an American family will enable children and adolescents to immerse themselves in the culture of the United States and get an excellent language practice.

Full-time education is an opportunity to attend English courses (all classes and extra-curricular activities) for students traveling with the family or residing in the US.

Subjects, specialties

Subjects list: anthropology, Applied Mathematics, archeology, art, biochemistry, biology, Biopsychology, Bookkeeping, chemical engineering, chemistry, Chinese, Computer engineering, East Asian studies, ecology, economics, Electrical engineering, English, Filmmaking, French, Gender studies, geography, geohydrology, geology, german language, history, Information Technology, Japanese, linguistics, maths, Mechanical engineering, molecular biology, music, oriental studies, pharmacology, philosophy, physics, political science, Portuguese, Religious studies, sociology, statistics, Study of the environment, The art of dance, World literature, zoology,  Slavic languages ​​and literature

Events University of California, Santa Barbara UCSB Summer Camp

International students have the opportunity to take part in extracurricular activities from Monday to Friday after classes. Afternoon activities are mandatory and included in the cost of the program, evening and Saturday events are always optional, but are offered to all students.

Afternoon activities take place in the framework of one of the programs:

  • Classic Course
  • Surfing
  • Research program.

Students can choose a different afternoon program of activities each week.

When choosing a classical program, students will be able to enjoy the variety that the city offers in various cultural, sporting, sightseeing and trade events:

  • Shopping
  • A trip to the sea center of Tai Warner
  • Santa Barbara Art Museum
  • Zoo of Santa Barbara
  • Doing sports on one of the beautiful beaches
  • Swimming and visiting a variety of beaches
  • A walk along the Red Tile
  • Museum of Natural History of Santa Barbara and much more.

Training surfing is carried out for an additional fee: this area is ideal for children and teenagers who want to learn surfing in the waters off the coast of Santa Barbara, which is famous for its mild temperatures and large waves. Classes include vocational training and other exciting outdoor activities:

  • Bicycle tours
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Volleyball
  • Beach games.

The research program is ideal for students who want to see the amazing untouched nature of Santa Barbara through cycling tours and hiking.

In the evening, students will be able to visit the disco, bowling, visit the Night of Cinema, take part in a show of talents or a variety of sports events, and do shopping.

On weekends children and teenagers will be able to enjoy one of the most interesting excursions:

  • July 1 - Universal Studios
  • July 7 - Disneyland (additional sightseeing trip - $ 220)
  • July 8 - Beach Party
  • July 15 - Los Angeles
  • July 21 - Disneyland (optional sightseeing trip - $ 220)
  • July 22 - Six Flags amusement park
  • July 29 - Beach party.


The main reasons for choosing ELC are:

  • Rich experience in creating and providing high-quality educational programs on an equal basis with excellent service.
  • All three ELC centers are accredited by ACCET and participate in such organizations as ALTO, EnglishUSA, IALC and NAFSA.
  • The optimal educational environment, including a small class size (up to 10 people).
  • Each year, students go to more than 50 countries.
  • 14 levels of language, which allows you to choose the most comfortable class for each student.
  • The excellent location of the language centers and the flexibility of the training program, which allows you to choose the duration, start date and course content.
  • A wide range of extracurricular activities.

Equipment University of California, Santa Barbara UCSB Summer Camp

The training takes place at the world-famous University of California, which is located near beautiful beaches. ELC students have access to the entire infrastructure of the university:

  • Modern Study Rooms
  • University campus
  • Gym
  • Restroom
  • Volleyball field
  • Pool
  • Mountain for climbing
  • Tennis courts
  • Playgrounds
  • Table tennis
  • Golf course
  • University Library
  • Free Wi-Fi.

Term dates and fees

The summer program runs from 30.06 to 04.08.

The cost of the course depends on the chosen accommodation option and the duration of the program. Below are the prices for the program per person (with accommodation in the residence):

  • 1 week - 1805 $
  • 2 weeks - $ 3265
  • 3 weeks - $ 4740
  • 4 weeks - $ 6130
  • Additional week is $ 1510.

The cost of a full-time course (without accommodation) is:

  • 1 week - 1570 $
  • 2 weeks - $ 2720
  • 3 weeks - $ 3885
  • 4 weeks - $ 4970
  • Additional week - 1210 $.

The cost includes training for the chosen program, accommodation, materials courses and a certificate on completion of the course. A free airport transfer is available from 9am to 9pm every Saturday.

Additional paid:

  • Airfare in both directions
  • Transfer from / to the airport (at any time, except 9: 00-21: 00 Saturday)
  • Medical insurance
  • Visa expenses
  • Consular fee
  • Banking costs
  • Additional excursions
  • Training surfing - $ 280 per week
  • Pocket costs.

Extra fees:

  • Application fee 175 USD
  • Study materials 50 USD
  • Transfer (one way)
  • Visa fees
  • Medical insurance
  • Flight tickets

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

On arrival, children and adolescents take an English language test, which helps identify them in the appropriate group.


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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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