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International Student Programs (ISP): UCSB Professional and Continuing Education

The International Student Programs (ISP) through UCSB Professional and Continuing Education are offered year-round and provide the opportunity for international students to enroll in UCSB academic and/or professional development courses. The programs offer an excellent way to experience college life in the U.S., and the credits earned may be transferred to universities around the world or used to complement students’ professional goals.

Programs include:

  • Academic English Program (AEP)
  • University Immersion Program (UIP)
  • Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) Certificate
  • Graduate Studies Preparation Program (GSPP)
  • Customized Language and Culture Programs (CLCP)

UCSB Professional and Continuing Education offers a full range of international student support services including I-20s for F-1 Visas, immigration advising, academic advising, housing assistance, and student health insurance.

For more information, please go to the web site www.extension.ucsb.edu or email help@extension.ucsb.edu.



Summer Sessions Open Enrollment

During the summer term (end of June through mid-September), UC Santa Barbara’s Office of Summer Sessions offers an Open Enrollment program to all qualified domestic and international university students. Ranging from anthropology to writing, over 600 lower- and upper-division courses are scheduled during two six-week sessions, four three-week sessions and one ten-week session. 

International students wishing to enroll in Summer Sessions’ and transfer the credit back to their home university must enroll full-time with a minimum of 6-units. International students interested in attending summer Open Enrollment are strongly encouraged to determine the appropriate visa status that will allow them to study at UC Santa Barbara during the summer term. 

Website: http://summer.ucsb.edu
Email: info@summer.ucsb.edu