University of California Santa Barbara

We are International Programs at the University of California, Santa Barbara. We open the entire campus to you! Study with California's 'Happiest Students!'

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University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) is part of the 10-campus University of California system, and is one of the most respected public research universities in the world. UCSB’s faculty includes six Nobel Prize recipients.  

UCSB International Programs welcomes students from around the world for study and for fun.  As a student here, you will be part of an internationally recognized program, with excellent resources, innovative teaching methods, flexible curriculum and academic services that offer an exceptional experience in a beautiful location, on the cliffs of the Pacific Ocean.


•    Campus on the beach 
•    Mediterranean mild climate
•    Driving distance to San Francisco & Los Angeles
•    Live in college town alongside the campus
•    Top 50 safest cities in California

•    Wide variety of academic and professional development programs 
•    Student population from over 75 countries
•    Affordable tuition
•    175+ major areas of study in undergraduate, graduate or professional studies
•    Academic advising at PaCE : one-on-one or in small groups
•    Customized instruction from instructors and staff

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UCSB International Programs offer a variety of high quality programs, and credits earned may be transferred to universities around the world, or used to complement students’ professional goals. We share some of our popular program highlights below, but be sure to visit our website for a more complete list.

University Immersion Program UIP:
Study alongside UCSB students and engage with faculty who are world-leaders in their field. Gain marketable skills applicable to businesses throughout the world, and earn academic credit to transfer to your home country.

International Diploma Program:
A wide variety of professional certificates such as Technology Management, Business Leadership, Practical Project Management, Digital Marketing etc., provide in-depth, practical, and career-focused skills while offering invaluable insight into American professional life and work culture.

3+1 Program
This program is designed for international college students who have completed three years of undergraduate study in their home country. They will spend their fourth and final year here at UCSB to get study abroad experience and to prepare for the US graduate program application process. Students will earn UC units to transfer back to their home university to receive their bachelors’ degree. Some of the units they earn may be transferable if they are accepted into a UC graduate school. 

Optional Practical Training (OPT):
Want to work in the USA? Set up a temporary (up to 12 months) employment in a field directly related to your major field of study, post completion.

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