Santa Barbara

Live and learn English abroad

Learn English in California, Santa Barbara

Learn English in California in Santa Barbara, considered one of the most beautiful places in California thanks to its fantastic climate and Mediterranean feel.

ELC is located right in the artistic and cultural center of the city and allows for an interesting variety of different beach and mountain sports.

With locations in Los Angeles, Boston, and Santa Barbara, the English Language Center has been teaching English to foreigners for rapid language acquisition for over 30 years. The school offers an enjoyable and culturally educational study-abroad program that includes studying in the morning and beaching it in the afternoon, trips to Disneyland, Universal Studios, San Francisco, and San Diego.

ELC has developed functional teaching methods around the needs of the students that ensure tangible learning. The center offers general English courses, exam preparation and an Executive English program. ELC offers long-stay Academic Semester and Academic Year courses for those who want to perfect their English over a longer period.

Social Activities

Aside from Studying English, you’ll enjoy exploring Santa Barbara by yourself and there’s a rich program of networking events, surfing, climbing, tennis, windsurfing, horse riding, beach volleyball, and whale watching.

Total support

Maka takes care of every aspect of your study abroad including helping you choose the right solution, registration and accommodation.

For Who

  • Students
  • Average age 18-25


  • Intensive English program
  • Part-time English program
  • Long stay programs
  • Junior programs
  • Executive English
  • Exam preparation
  • Summer campus

Feel at Home - Accommodation

American Homestays

An all year opportunity to improve conversation and social skills and be part of the family. Maximum sixty minutes on public transport from the school.

Santa Barbara Residence

A new simple and modern residential structure, located 30 minutes from the school. Perfect for international students who are looking for a central and independent solution.
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