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UC Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, California

Get InfoApply NowSpecial academies in 2021 in Marine Science, Medicine, & STEM3 Week Residential ProgramsTuition - $7,599For students completing grades 9, 10, 11, 12 (ages 14-18)

Summer Discovery at UC Santa Barbara

As one of The University of California's 9 campuses, UC Santa Barbara is internationally renowned for it's teaching and research. Located in Santa Barbara, UCSB provides students with the opportunity to learn while enjoying a view of the beach and the Santa Ynez mountains. UC Santa Barbara specializes in research mentorship, surfing, and marine science so students can take advantage of their proximity to the ocean.

Join us on campus at UC Santa Barbara this summer!

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Summer 2021 Dates and Tuition Information

  • Jun 27 - Jul 16 $7,599 3 Weeks ResidentialBusiness & Entrepreneurship, STEM, MedicineEnrichmentGrades 9,10,11,12
  • Jun 27 - Jul 24 TBD 4 Weeks VirtualSTEM, Law & Government, Arts & DesignSummer Research Academies (Virtual only in Summer 2021)Grades 9,10,11
  • Jun 20 - Jul 30 TBD 6 Weeks: VirtualSTEMResearch Mentorship Program (Virtual only in Summer 2021)Grades 9,10,11

Living: Our home on campus is Santa Cruz Residence Hall. Students live in a double room with communal hallway bathrooms. Every room includes a bed, study desk, closet, and free Wi-Fi. Lounges, game rooms, laundry facilities, and the Summer Discovery Office are all in our residence hall. We are located only a short walk from De La Guerra Dining Commons (with gluten-free and vegan options), academic buildings, the University Center (UCEN), the beach, and two outdoor pools. Did we mention that you can see the Pacific Ocean from our windows?

Dining: Unique to Summer Discovery is our all-inclusive meal plan. Enjoy three meals every weekday, and two on the weekends, while on campus, in the modern De La Guerra Dining Commons. Choose from daily options at the salad bar, deli counter, pizza oven, stir fry station, ice cream, and more. Are you a vegetarian? Do you have food allergies? Special diets are not a problem.

Tuition includes: Term fees, academic and enrichment program, housing, comprehensive welcome orientation and ice-breakers, 3 meals daily while on campus (2 on weekends), use of athletic and recreation facilities, activities and trips, transportation for included activities, college admissions presentation, blanket and pillow.

Not included: Application fee, $95 student ID/technology fee, airfare, airport transfers (available for $40 each way), class materials, course supplements, meals eaten off campus, medical expenses, laundry, linens, spending money, Summer Discovery promotions do not apply to the Summer Research Academies or the Research Mentorship Program (please visit UCSB Summer Session's website for more information about these programs).