University of California, Santa Barbara Extension International Programs

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University of California, Santa Barbara Extension International Programs

Certificate and Professional Programs, Professional and Continuing Education Programs

Programs Offered

Academic Courses, Online Program, Pathway Programs, Professional Diplomas, Short-Term, Summer Programs
UCSB Extension International Programs is a division of UCSB. As a student here, you will be part of an internationally recognized program with excellent resources, innovative teaching methods, a flexible curriculum, and academic services that offer an exceptional experience in a beautiful location on the cliffs of the beautiful Pacific Ocean.


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2166 Kerr Hall, UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA, 93106, United States


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Top International Student Countries

China, France, Germany, Japan, Norway

University of California, Santa Barbara Extension International Programs

Get to know us

UCSB International Programs is a perfect program for students who are looking for a high-quality program to earn credits or to complement students’ professional goals. It is a flexible program where you can come for three months to a year. You can receive a professional diploma or improve your academic skills in one of the best public universities in the USA. You can enroll in four different programs: University Immersion Program, International Diploma Program, Step Upp, or 3+1 Program.

University Immersion Program
This program will let you study alongside UCSB students and engage with faculty who are world-leaders in their field. You can choose to enroll in any undergraduate or graduate class available for that quarter and engage with American students and professors. In this program, you will be immersed in the UCSB campus environment and culture even if it is just for three months.

International Diploma Program
This program is for professionals who are looking for a professional diploma or a refresher in their area or desire to change professions. This program offers a wide variety of professional diplomas such as Technology Management, Business Administration and Leadership, Digital Marketing, and many more. It will provide in-depth, practical, and career-focused skills while offering invaluable insight into American professional life and work culture. Gain marketable skills applicable to businesses throughout the world.

Step UPP
This is a STEP-by-step Undergraduate Preparation Program designed to prepare high school graduates to seek admission to a US research university. As a defined pathway, it allows students to receive an exceptional, progressive preparation for succeeding in the rigorous academic environment of top universities in the US. If you just graduated from high school and want to find a path to an American University, this is the program for you.

3+1 Program
This program is for 3rd-year university students hoping to apply to graduate school in the USA. Spend your final year of undergraduate study at UCSB, finishing degree units, as well as preparing for graduate school applications and entrance exams, as well as taking some introductory graduate coursework.