International Programs

California Awaits! Welcome to UC Santa Barbara - where the land meets the sea, where the brilliant minds meet each other, and where academic excellence and social engagement unite to spark creativity and discovery. 

With International programs at UCSB, you have the freedom to create your own academic path: from academic to professional studies, you choose what interests you most. Academically top-ranked, safe, friendly and welcoming, We are UCSB:! You're welcome here! 

Our Programs


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Why Santa Barbara?

Your new home! Santa Barbara is beautiful, safe, and fun, a perfect combination for the traveler and student alike. Get ready for your adventure!
Explore why Santa Barbara is the best option for you! 

Looking for Housing?

Welcome to UCSB Extension International Programs! Finding a place to live is an important part of studying abroad. Here are some options; find something you like! This page should only be used by UCSB Extension International Program students.
Start looking for housing now.

UCSB Dormitories

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Student Financing

Need money to finance your studies abroad? Check out these options from MPower Financing:



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“You actually get to know the teacher and can talk to them 
before and after class which gives you more of a connection with them.”