Summer Junior Program at UCSB Campus

ELC Boston Wheelock College Campus Junior Program

UCSB (University of California, Santa Barbara) is a public research university and one of a few universities in the USA, which has its own beach.

It is also named by the Newsweek guide as one of the country's "hottest colleges" twice in the past decade.

At this program, student will take English classes at UCSB campus, and stay in a dormitory of the university with other ELC students. It also includes daily activities in the afternoon and weekend excursions.

Activity Program Options

ELC offers 3 types of afternoon activity options and students can choose their afternoon programs of their choice.

Option 1: Classic Program

Summer Junior Program at Wheelock College

In the Classic Program, students will enjoy the diversity that each city offers through participating in a variety of cultural and sports activities.
Here are some sample activities at USCB Program:

  • State Street shopping
  • Ty Warner Sea Center
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  • Santa Barbara Zoo
  • Sports at Sands Beach
  • East Beach
  • Swimming
  • Red Tile Walking Tour
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  • The REEF (aquarium)

Option 2: University Explorer Program

UCSB Classroom

University Explorers will take SAT or TOEFL preparation classes, attend university tours and info sessions in their local area, and work on essay writing and study skills.

  • University tours
  • 6 SAT/TOEFL lessons per week
  • Intro to the university application process
  • Writing skills workshop

Option 3: Outdoor Explorer Program

Outdoor activities

Santa Barbara is world-famous for its natural beauty, incredible beaches, and majestic mountains. Outdoor Explorers will take advantage of opportunities to hike, kayak, swim, and immerse themselves in the vibrant, lush, and pristine Santa Barbara outdoors.

  • Biking
  • Kayaking
  • Hiking
  • Surfing*

Note: Surf lessons can be added to the Outdoor Explorer Program for a supplemental fee.

Sample Weekend Activities:

  • Beach Party
  • Universal Studios
  • Disneyland
  • Los Angeles
  • Six Flags Amusement Park
  • Channel Islands - kayaking adventure