Once nicknamed 'California's best-kept secret', Santa Barbara is now synonymous with the highlights that made it so famous: golden curved beaches, breathtaking views and year-round sunshine - with palm trees swaying in the breeze. Santa Barbara's iconic white stucco buildings with their colourful tiled roofs line the streets of this lively town, whose shopping, dining and entertainment options have as much to offer as its stunning natural surroundings.
Santa Barbara's iconic white stucco buildings with their colourful tiled roofs line the streets of this lively town with Mediterannean charm, whose shopping, dining and entertainment options have as much to offer as its stunning natural surroundings.
Single room and breakfast
Each host family has been interviewed, screened, vetted, and background checked to ensure the highest quality standards.
Homes are selected based on safety of neighborhoods, proximity to public transportation, and cleanliness.
- Half board (Monday to Friday or Monday to Sunday)
- Bed linen and towels provided
- Laundry: Not all households own a washing machine. Some of our host families may do their laundry at a nearby laundromat. Usually, host families with a washing machine at home will let you use it for your laundry.
Dates & Prices 2019
Start dates: Every weekend, year-round.
Homestays are booked on a weekly basis, based on 7 nights per week. Minimum 2 weeks (1 week is possible on demand).
This is a popular programme in the peak season (June-September). We recommend booking at least 4 weeks in advance to avoid disappointment.
All taxes and enrolment fees includedApply
|Host family - breakfast included|
|Duration||Single room||Double room*|
|2 weeks||$ 840||$ 760|
|3 weeks||$ 1,165||$ 1,045|
|4 weeks||$ 1,490||$ 1,325|
|12 weeks||$ 4,090||$ 3,600|
|24 weeks||$ 7,990||$ 7,015|
|*Double rooms are reserved for students travelling together. Price per person.|
|Extra charges - per week|
|Half-board (Mon-Fri)||$ 60|
|Half-board (Mon-Sun)||$ 80|
|Peak season (15/06 - 15/09)||$ 115|
|Under 18s||$ 25|
|Transfer from Los Angeles airport (per journey)||$ 150|
|Last minute reservation*||$ 50|
|*For all reservations and payments made less than 15 days before departure|
- Your chosen homestay
- Single room, shared bathroom, breakfast
- All taxes and administrative fees
Prices do not include:
- Travel to Santa Barbara
- Transfers on arrival and departure
- Optional extras
- Midday and evening meals
- Transport in and around Santa Barbara
- Visa fees
Check-in: after 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: before 11 a.m.
Los Angeles International, LAX
Airport transfers available on request (fees apply, see price list)
Please note: Do not make travel arrangements until we have confirmed your enrolment in your chosen course. We are unable to guarantee a place in a specific area (it depends on the availability of the families).
You might need a visa for this course. For more information please visit our Visa Information page.
EU citizens do not require a visa for stays in the United States under 90 days. However, EU nationals do require an ESTA Travel Authorization.
Do not hesitate to contact us by phone or email if you require any additional information.