Study Abroad

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Santa Barbara City College has been offering study abroad programs for more than 42 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 summer of 2015, we will be offering a marketing program in Italy, a culinary arts program in France, a philosophy & history program in Vietnam & Cambodia, as well as a Spanish language program in Spain.  During the 2015/16 winter intersession, we will be offering a Spanish language winter break program in Cuba.  In the spring of 2016, we will be offering a history, art history, and Italian language spring semester program in Rome and Florence.  The information listed on this website is subject to change without prior notice and is for informational purposes only.  To visit the Study Abroad website for program-specific information, click here.


Phone: 805.965.0581 Ext. 2494


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


Study Abroad Office
Office: IEC-1
International Education Center, Room #1
Phone: Ext. 2494

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