Santa Barbara City College international students on West Campus overlooking the ocean.

International Students

If you are thinking about studying in the United States, Santa Barbara City College is a great option!

International students play an important role in the life of the college and excel academically while at SBCC, which is attributed to the excellent instruction and outstanding support services. SBCC is a leader in preparing students to transfer to respected universities and colleges. We hope you will apply to SBCC!


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Prospective Students

Learn more about our programs!

Review the programs of study, costs, and steps to apply to become an SBCC international student.

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Admitted Students

Accepted to SBCC? Click here!

Follow these steps for enrollment after you have been admitted to SBCC, and find resources about housing and travel.

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Current Students

Studying at SBCC? Click here!

Review resources for current students including F-1 visa regulations, employment opportunities, online forms, transportation, scholarships, and more.

Student Stories

Learn about other international students and their educational paths at SBCC. Learn about why they chose to come to Santa Barbara City College and what life is like in Santa Barbara, CA. 

The most important thing here for me is to figure out what I really want to become after one semester studying in SBCC



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