6 week program open to students completing grades 10,11 & 12.
4 week program open to students completing grades 9,10,11 & 12.
Tuition includes: Term fees, academic program, use of facilities, housing, 3 meals daily while on campus (2 meals on weekends), recreation access, activities and trips, blanket and pillow.
Not included: Airfare, airport transfers (available for $15 from Santa Barbara each way), classroom materials, course supplements, meals eaten off campus, medical expenses, laundry, linens, souvenirs, and personal spending money (approximately $75-$125 per week suggested).
UC Santa Barbara is an internationally renowned center for teaching and research. It is ranked 11th among public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Famous alumni include Jack Johnson, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Harvey Levin of TMZ. With its ideal location on a breathtaking stretch of beach, UCSB is the perfect setting for a pre-college program.
At Summer Discovery UCSB, we help you prepare for your transition from high school to college. Our pre-college program combines academics, athletics, and activities to give high school students a great introduction to college life.
During our 12 year partnership with UCSB, we have provided incredible summer experiences for thousands of high school students. Summer Discovery students come from 43 states and over 60 countries. Join us and create long-lasting friendships with students from all over the world this summer.
Every day at UCSB is unique, but here is a preview of what you can expect on campus:
8.30am Roll out of bed and head to De La Guerra Dining Commons (DLG) where you can enjoy a bagel, eggs, fruit, and more on your way to class.
9.30am Grab your notebook and pen (or your microscope) and don’t be late for class.
11.30am What’s one great thing about college? Long lunch breaks. Enjoy a leisurely lunch with friends, bike around campus, or hang out at the University Center.
1.00pm Back to class, but not always in the classroom. Many classes take field trips around Santa Barbara to local businesses, museums, and the beach.
3.00pm Your summer, your way. Sign up for the activities you want to do. Choose from beaches, sports, shopping, museums, and more.
6.00pm Dinner time. Enjoy the unlimited portions at the DLG Dinning Commons. UCSB has some of the best food of any college campus.
8.00pm Movies. Las Vegas Night. Concerts. College Nights. You will never forget the memories you make with your friends at UC Santa Barbara.
11.00pm Order a pizza, watch a movie, or play ping pong in the lounge. After a full day, it’s nice to relax with friends.
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