SBCC Study Abroad students in Europe.

Study Abroad

About Our Program


Santa Barbara City College has been offering study abroad programs since 1973 and was one of the first community colleges in California to develop comprehensive semester abroad programs. We have developed an outstanding reputation, achieving state and national recognition for excellence and quality of our programs.  

The programs are faculty-led and therefore change every year. The subject-specific programs allow faculty to bring their lectures to life with relevant excursions in the destination country. We offer programs year-round so you can choose between semester programs in the fall and spring, or short programs during the summer, winter break.  

Explore our diverse programs today and start your adventure making life-long friends all over the world, creating one of the most exciting academic experiences of your life!


Recognitions and Memberships

SBCC Study Abroad is proud to be a Generation Study Abroad Commitment Partner, a member of the Forum on Education Abroad and for the past 20 years a Top Producer for the Gilman Scholarship ! We have recently been honored by the California State as well as the City of Santa Barbara for our excellence in service to students for the past 50 years. As a CCIE Consortium of California Community Colleges for Study Abroad members, we continue to make it easy for students of member institutions to gain transferable units.  

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Contact and Staff

Jing Liu

Director of International Programs
Phone: (805) 730-4325

Nicole Walther

Study Abroad Program Advisor
Phone: (805) 730-4294

Study Abroad Pograms
Santa Barbara City College
International Education Center, Room #1
721 Cliff Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
(805) 730-4294

All services are available remotely Monday - Friday from 8 am - 4pm
In-person services are available Monday - Thursdays from 9am to 4pm

Please set up appointments HERE or email Please identify if you want to come in to the office or will meet via Zoom


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