Gap Experience programmes in USA, Santa Barbara

Feel the vibes of the Mediterranean, with red tile roofs, towering palm trees, and a stunning mountain backdrop…as you study English! An English gap year course in Santa Barbara offers you the chance to bask in the sun while improving your language skills, soaking up the California lifestyle on the American Riviera. See how quickly you can boost your English when you’re plunged into full immersion on the beautiful California coast - it’ll be a journey you’ll never forget!

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Why take an English long term course in Santa Barbara?


Aside from the fact that you’ll get to live in California and experience the lifestyle for yourself, an English gap year course in Santa Barbara will allow you to:

  • Learn English in an immersive, authentic environment
  • Explore California at your own pace, getting to know Santa Barbara and its stunning surroundings
  • Discover what daily life is like in a different culture, surrounded by people from a huge variety of different backgrounds
  • Develop your language skills and grow on a personal level, challenging yourself with new experiences and situations
  • Travel to other areas of the USA and see new parts of the world
  • Meet different people from across the glove and study in a welcoming, international environment

What will I do on my English gap year course in Santa Barbara?


With ESL, and you can create the ideal English long term course in Santa Barbara to help you achieve your goals - there’s no stay too long or too short. Whether you’re looking to stay for a couple of months, or you want to experience a full gap year abroad, we’ll help match you with your ideal school and English course, where you’ll feel supported and encouraged to push yourself and achieve your long term language goals. Your gap experience abroad with ESL will allow you to combine the best of both worlds - learning and travel - for an experience that will stay with you forever.

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