ELC Santa Barbara

The Best Kept Secret


If you like the idea of studying American English in a friendly, small city where it's warm all year round and the beach is waiting just five blocks away, then ELC Santa Barbara is clearly your best choice.

ELC Santa Barbara is perfectly situated in the heart of the picturesque downtown area.

The neighborhood around the school is pleasantly crowded with outdoor cafes, restaurants, music clubs, historical attractions, and fabulous shopping.

Santa Barbara's Special Features:

  • Beautiful weather year-round (average summer temperature: 26C; average winter temperature 19C)
  • Popular ELC weekend excursions include trips to San Francisco, Las Vegas, San Diego, Disneyland, Universal Studios, and Yosemite National Park
  • Popular local activities include: golf, surfing, scuba, hiking, wine tasting at some of Santa Barbara's many outstanding wineries, horseback riding, sailing, windsurfing, whale watching cruises, and much more!
  • ELC students are able to gain conditional acceptance at several colleges, including Santa Barbara City College and Antioch University
  • Easy to get to: Santa Barbara is just 90 miles north of Los Angeles and easy to get to from there or from San Francisco. Over 30 flights from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) land at Santa Barbara every day. From San Francisco there are more than 7 flights daily. And the Santa Barbara Airbus offers bus service from LAX to Santa Barbara 6 times a day
  • An ideal location: ELC Santa Barbara is located just five blocks from the beach on State Street, in the heart of downtown

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