UC Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, California Special classes in Marine Science, Surfing and Research Mentorship Program 4 or 6 Week Programs
Holiday Savings Prices ranging from $7,549 - $9,049
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  • 6 Weeks 6/24 - 8/4 $9,299 $9,049 Pre-College Program
  • 4 Weeks 6/24 - 7/21 $7,799 $7,549 Pre-College Program
Apply and enroll now for Holiday Savings up to $500! 2018 tuition savings ends December 15th!

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: Application fee, $70 student ID/technology fee, airfare, airport transfers (available for $40 from Santa Barbara each way), class materials, course supplements, meals eaten off campus, medical expenses, laundry, linens, souvenirs, and personal spending money.


UC Santa Barbara - Overview

Why Summer Discovery at UCSB?

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 15 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.

  • Residential Life Live next to the beach with your friends on one of the most bike friendly campuses. Become more independent with the support of our amazing staff.
  • Academics Choose from over 90 different college credit and enrichment classes. Research Mentorship Program. Aquatic Marine Science. Psychology. Microeconomics.  
  • Activities Discover California this summer. From Pismo Beach Hummer Tours to the Festival Under the Stars to Disneyland, every day on and off campus is action-packed. 
  • Sports Take advantage of the amazing athletic facilities at UCSB through pick-up games, tournaments and Sports Plus classes.

A typical weekday at UCSB

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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