UC Santa Barbara (UCSB) is a learning center that is internationally renowned for teaching and research. It ranks in fifth place among public universities by “U.S. News & World Report.” Famous alumni include Jack Johnson, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Harvey Levin (of TMZ). With an ideal location on a breathtaking stretch of beach, UCSB is the perfect setting for a pre-college program.
During our 15-year partnership with UCSB, we have provided incredible summer experiences for thousands of high school students. Summer Discovery students come from 44 states and over 70 countries. This summer, join us and create long-lasting friendships with students from all over the world.
Every day at UCSB is unique, but here is a preview of what you can do on a single day here
You must arrive and depart on the specified arrival and departure days only. If this is not possible, you must arrive the day after arrival day or depart the day before departure day. There are no rooms available at our residence hall outside of the dates of the program.
6 week session: Arrive June 23, depart August 3
4 week session: Arrive June 30, depart July 27
Summer Discovery provides escorted transfers from/to Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) for $40 each way. We meet you at baggage claim or outside customs for international flights, and assist with your departure.
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, Collegewise admissions presentation, blanket and pillow.
Not included: Application fee, $95 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, and spending money.