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Immerse yourself at UCSB

The University of California Santa Barbara’s University Immersion Program (UIP) offers you the chance to experience college life in the US before deciding on your future education.

Through the UIP you can enrol in UCSB academic and/or professional development courses in many different disciplines. Not only do you get to experience US college life, you gain credit which can be transferred to universities around the world.

The Academic Studies option allows you to take up to 12 units of academic courses or a combination of academic and professional development courses that are designed to provide a concentrated course of study in a specific content area.

The Professional Studies option allows you to take a series of professional development courses and gives you the opportunity to study alongside American business professionals and other international students. The courses are taught by practicing American professionals who bring real-world experience to the classroom.

Ibtissem Abadi of Algeria is currently studying the academic studies option. Ibtissem said: “I have made many friends from other countries and the teachers are perfect. Santa Barbara is safe and I feel comfortable going out whenever I want. I love it here.”

UCSB extension offers you a pathway into the US university education system and is located within safe, friendly Santa Barbara — ideally situated between San Francisco and Los Angeles.

For your chance to experience US college life, contact a counsellor.

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