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International Student 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.

There are many options:

UCSB offerings

UCSB-endorsed housing options:

UCSB On-Campus Housing. (Not offered in Fall 2021)
UCSB Off-Campus Housing Finder (NetID required)


Student Residence

Dorm-like apartments with meal plan with Tropicana:

Tropicana Gardens
Tropicana Del Norte
Tropicana Villas

Isla Vista

Ready to have a good time in IV? There are plenty of places to find open rooms:

UCSB Housing Search - Facebook 
IV Housing for UCSB students - Facebook 
UCSB Housing - Facebook
Apartment Finder - SBCC Housing (open to UCSB students)
Roommate Finder - SBCC Housing (open to UCSB students)

Online Housing Marketplace

Private rental companies that help you to find the right fit for you:

Coral Group SB
Craigslist SB

Need help with housing?

UCSB Community Housing Office can assist you in discussing IV and Santa Barbara options!

Hotel Short Stay

If you're looking for a place to stay book discounted rates now at these locations:

Marriott Courtyard
Hyatt Place
La Quinta Inn & Suites

Need more advice?


Check out this helpful slideshow:


PaCE Pod

Our student spotlight series continues with Jonathan Engeln, an international student from France. He discusses his professional studies, and how they will help shape his future career. Also, he tells us how it is being an international student in the USA during COVID-19. Read More.