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Santa Barbara City College has been offering study abroad programs for more than 44 years. Since its first credit summer program in Guadalajara, Mexico in 1973, more than 6,000 SBCC students have participated in study abroad programs in approximately 20 different countries, including Spain, Greece, Italy, England, France, Mexico, Costa Rica, Australia, Chile, Argentina, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Rwanda and Cuba.

In the spring of 2018, we will be offering a world literature, creative writing, psychology, and Italian language program in Rome, Italy.  In the summer of 2018, we will be offering a STEM science program in Germany, a communication and film studies program in Japan as well as an art history and architecture program in France. In the Fall of 2018, we will be offering an American literature, art history, Spanish language and culture program in Spain.  During winter break of 2018/19, we'll be offering a Spanish language program in Cochabamba, Bolivia.  In the spring of 2019, we will be offering a marine biology program in Bali as well as a literature and Italian language program in Italy.  Information on the programs to be offered during the academic year of 2018/19 will be posted in the fall of 2017. For further information on our programs click on the program links.

Applications can be picked up in the office, or click on APPLICATIONS.

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Phone: (805) 730-4294


Carola Smith
Senior Director, International Programs
Office: IEC-2
International Education Center
Phone: Ext. 2243

Nicole Walther
Study Abroad Senior Program Assistant
Office: IEC-1
Phone: Ext. 4294


Santa Barbara City College
Study Abroad Office
International Education Center, Room 1
721 Cliff Drive 
Santa Barbara, CA  93109

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