UC Santa Barbara offers world-class academics in Southern California on an oceanfront campus considered to be one of the most beautiful campuses in the world. The university is known for its collaborative culture, student-focused resources, and groundbreaking innovations across many disciplines of study. Classes are held in state-of-the-art facilities. The student body is diverse, active and undoubtedly embraces the California lifestyle. You’ll fit right if you enjoy biking and skateboarding to class, as well as surfing, hiking and swimming in your free time. On-campus restaurants feature healthy options, tasty Latin fare and cuisines from across Asia. This is a study abroad experience you won’t want to miss.
About the University
University of California, Santa Barbara
Leading in sustainability and natural beauty, UCSB has continued its quiet research revolution and comprehensive liberal arts education since its early life as teaching college. With six Nobel laureates, 41 American Academy of Arts and Sciences members, and game-changing innovations to its name, it is an inspirational place to be.
The UCSB campus has a wholly California vibe. Most of the very-active, thrillingly diverse student body bikes and skateboards to the classes, putting as much passion into surfing, hiking, and exploring as they do their studies.
Learn more at University of California, Santa Barbara's official website.
SAF's Student Promise
“Before studying abroad, I was at a stage where I was wondering whether to go to graduate school or get a job, so was important to collect information to decide the future direction of my life. Now that I have been abroad, I want you to study abroad and enjoy yourself to the fullest!”Kei Watanabe, Past SAF Student
Lynch's Life at UCSB
"You have to embrace the life around you"
I chose to study abroad because I knew it would be a meaningful experience that would help me in the future.
When I first came here, I felt reluctant to talk to strangers. But here, you have to be open to the outside world. You have to embrace the life around you.
I love to spend my time on the beach with my friends - it's the best!
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