EF International Language Centers Schools & Education

1421 Chapala Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 962-8680
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EF Education First International Language Centers celebrating over 30 years in the Santa Barbara community. EF welcomes 600-1,500 international students year round to study English. These students who come from over 50 different countries study anywhere from two to fifty-two weeks at the downtown location. They will also get a unique cultural experience from living with local host families from Winchester Canyon to Carpinteria and interacting with residents and visitors. The natural beauty of Santa Barbara County and the friendliness of its residents are just a few reasons so many students want to study in our community. However, the great teachers, staff, and amazing host families are what make EF students have the best experiences of their lives. Our mission is to open up the world through education. EF helps people of all ages and nationalities become citizens of the world.


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