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Dates & Prices

  • 6 Weeks 6/24 - 8/4 $9,299 $8,999 Pre-College Program
  • 4 Weeks 6/24 - 7/21 $7,799 $7,499 Pre-College Program
Apply and enroll now for Fall Savings up to $600! 2018 tuition savings ends November 17th!

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 - Residential Life

California beachfront living at UCSB

Our home on campus is Santa Cruz Residence Hall, overlooking the stunning Pacific Ocean. You will be a part of a dynamic community of students and staff living together in one residence hall.

Whether you’re watching a movie or working on a group project, it’s great to live with your friends. And if you have any questions, your Resident Counselor (RC) lives down the hall and is there for you 24/7.

Here’s our set up:

  • Live in double rooms with hallway bathrooms.
  • Every room includes a bed, study desk, closet, and high speed internet.
  • Lounges, game rooms, laundry facilities, and the Summer Discovery office are all in our residence hall. Relax outside at the picnic tables on our outdoor patio.
  • Live a short walk from De La Guerra Dining Commons, academic buildings, University Center (UCEN), the beach, and 2 outdoor pools. Did we mention that we can see the Pacific Ocean from our windows?

Delicious all-you-can-eat dining on campus

Eat in the modern De La Guerra Dining Commons (DLG). Enjoy 3 meals every weekday and 2 on weekends, when on campus. Choose from daily options at the salad bar, pizza oven, stir fry station, ice cream, and more. Vegetarian? Food Allergy? Special diets are not a problem.

Your health and safety are our primary concern

Our RCs are committed to the support and supervision of Summer Discovery students. Daily sign-ins and room checks are used for your safety. You are free to walk in small groups around campus, Isla Vista (IV), and Downtown Santa Barbara (our ‘home areas’). If you have a question, RCs are on duty to help.

Not feeling well? Summer Discovery staff make all medical appointments, accompany students to medical facilities, obtain prescription medications, and notify parents after medical visits. Appointments are made with Student Health Services or the Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital