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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


With over 300 sunny days per year, Santa Barbara is considered one of the best places to live in the U.S.



We have students from over 80 different countries



Santa Barbara and Goleta rank among the safest cities in the U.S..



We are a top 10 public university in the U.S. (U.S. News & World Report, 2021)



"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."