1. U N I V E R S I T Y O F C A L I F O R N I A , S A N TA B A R B A R A
University Immersion Program
for International Students
2. Welcome The University Center, UCSB
Congratulations! You have made one of the most important decisions in your life—to study
in a foreign country. As a student in the University Immersion Program (UIP), you will
have many opportunities to experience academic and personal growth at the University of
California, Santa Barbara Extension.
UIP offers two different study options. You may enroll in regular campus academic courses,
exploring academic studies that immerse you in the intellectual environment of this highly
ranked university campus. Or, you may take courses in professional studies, learning new
skills that you can apply to workplaces throughout the world.
The UCSB Extension faculty and staff welcome you to Santa Barbara.
Our instructors look forward to your active participation in our courses and to the global
experience and perspective that you bring to our student body.
While studying at UC Santa Barbara, we encourage you to connect with your fellow students
and to enjoy the many diverse activities that the University and Santa Barbara have to offer.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Lili Byall, Director
University Immersion Program
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Overview University Immersion Program General Information
2 Welcome (UIP) 12 Student Life
3 University of California, Santa Barbara 6 Overview 13 Activities for International Students
4 UCSB Extension 6 2009/10 Calendar Schedule 14 Housing
5 Santa Barbara, California 8 Academic Studies 15 Enrollment Information
9 Professional Studies 17 Visa and General Information
See Insert pages A- D for the 11 Teaching English to Speakers 18 Fees and Deadlines
Application for Enrollment Form
of Other Languages 19 UIP Requirements
2 U N I V E R S I T Y O F C A L I F O R N I A , S A N TA B A R B A R A E X T E N S I O N • U N I V E R S I T Y I M M E R S I O N P R O G R A M
3. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA
Henley Gate, UCSB
Excellent Study Environment
• Established in 1944, the University of California, Santa the institute is on its way to creating revolutionary
Barbara (UCSB) is a world famous institution of higher new materials, devices, and systems that will enhance
education and a globally recognized research university. virtually every aspect of our lives.
• UCSB’s renowned faculty includes five winners of • There are more than 18,000 students on the UCSB
Nobel Prizes for landmark research in chemistry, campus.
physics, and economics, and scores of elected members UCSB’s unique combination of high academic standards,
of national and international academies and societies. internationally acclaimed faculty, and world-class research
• UC Santa Barbara ranks among higher-education leaders ensures that students who take academic courses will
in the United States and Canada as one of only 62 be studying in one of the most exciting educational
research-intensive institutions elected to membership in environments in the world. In addition, students have the
the prestigious Association of American Universities. unique opportunity to learn applicable skills that are ready
for use in the workplace. Our professional development
• Recognition of academic quality takes many forms. One
courses are taught by industry experts in a setting where
of the most prestigious is support from the National
working professionals and students exchange ideas.
Science Foundation (NSF). UCSB is home to 11 national
centers and institutes, including eight that are sponsored Unique Campus
by the NSF. On the edge of the Pacific Ocean, approximately 100
• A new interdisciplinary Institute for Energy Efficiency miles northwest of Los Angeles and 8 miles north of
established by the College of Engineering is bringing Santa Barbara, UCSB has all the facilities and resources
together 50 campus researchers with related expertise to required for university study. The Davidson Library holds
develop new energy-saving technologies. 2.7 million volumes of books and journals and provides
online services for research and Internet access. Students
• The campus is home to the California NanoSystems
enjoy easy access to UCSB’s classrooms and research
Institute, one of the first California Institutes for Science
resources including up-to-date computing facilities for both
and Innovation. A research partnership with UCLA,
classroom and open access use, a major research library,
and various cultural events.
U.S. News and World Report’s guide, “America’s Best Colleges,” the most widely read college guide in the country,
ranks UCSB number 12 among all public universities in the US.
U N I V E R S I T Y I M M E R S I O N P R O G R A M • U N I V E R S I T Y O F C A L I F O R N I A , S A N TA B A R B A R A E X T E N S I O N 3
4. UCSB EXTENSION
With its strong commitment to
fostering lifelong learning, UCSB
Extension serves as the professional
and continuing education provider
for the campus. UCSB Extension
is also the gateway for visiting
students to participate in UCSB
regular session academic courses
on a space-available basis. UCSB
• A unique selection of
professional development and
academic courses in many The Student Affairs building at UCSB
University Immersion Program (UIP)
• The opportunity for students to self-select courses
The University Immersion Program (UIP) offered
• Course credits that may transfer to other universities through UCSB Extension is an academic study
• Skills applicable to the workplace program that provides international students with
the opportunity to enroll in UCSB academic and/or
• Diverse student population professional development courses in many different
• High quality curriculum and instruction disciplines. The program offers an excellent way to
experience college life in the USA, and/or a classroom
• Professional certificate programs leading to work
environment dedicated to teaching applicable skills for
the workplace. Credits earned may be transferred to
• Four entry dates during the year (one each quarter) universities around the world or used to complement
students’ professional goals.
• Courteous and knowledgeable staff to support
students in their educational endeavors
UCSB as seen from Goleta Beach Flowers on a trellis, UCSB campus
4 U N I V E R S I T Y O F C A L I F O R N I A , S A N TA B A R B A R A E X T E N S I O N • U N I V E R S I T Y I M M E R S I O N P R O G R A M
5. SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA
Experience the best of the
Santa Barbara is known for its Mediterranean
climate, wide sandy beaches, inviting mountain
trails, and timeless charm. The city of Santa
Barbara (population 89,454) is small and intimate
enough to make the visitor feel relaxed, at home,
and at ease, but it is big and diverse enough to
offer the varied cultural attractions of a larger
Santa Barbara Botanical Garden
North, adjacent to Santa Barbara, is the city of
Goleta, population 55,240, and the community
of Isla Vista, population 18,344, where most
students attending UCSB live.
The unique combination of scenic natural
beauty and a varied cultural landscape make
Santa Barbara a world-famous, international
destination. Santa Barbara’s proximity to Los
Angeles and its many international artists
and performers make for a colorful and ever-
changing menu of cultural activities. Dance,
theater, concerts, recitals, museums, restaurants, Santa Barbara Harbor, with view of Channel Islands
and a year-round offering of outdoor ethnic
festivals all combine to add to the flavor of this Western United States
SANTA BARBARA WEATHER
celebrated seaside community. There are also Month Avg. High Avg. Low
many historic places of interest in the downtown January 17°C 7°C
shopping district where self-guided walking tours February 18°C 8°C
reveal Santa Barbara’s Spanish colonial past. March 18°C 8°C
April 20°C 10°C
May 21°C 11°C
Santa Barbara is situated along a series of hills June 22°C 13°C
and valleys between the Santa Ynez Mountains July 23°C 15°C
NE VA DA
and the Pacific Ocean. The warm weather, August 25°C 15°C
mountains, beaches, and the many beautiful city • San
U TA H
September 23°C 15°C
parks make Santa Barbara a perfect environment October 22°C 12°C
for water sports and other outdoor activities. CALIFORNIA
November 20°C 9°C
Santa December 18°C 7°C
Barbara • Los Angeles
U N I V E R S I T Y I M M E R S I O N P R O G R A M • U N I V E R S I T Y O F C A L I F O R N I A , S A N TA B A R B A R A E X T E N S I O N 5
6. UNIVERSITY IMMERSION PROGRAM
The University Immersion Program (UIP) provides the English language proficiency is a minimum requirement.
opportunity for international students to enroll in UCSB In addition, students must meet all course and program
academic and/or professional development courses in prerequisites. Acceptance into the UIP depends on
a wide variety of disciplines. This program offers an careful review of each individual’s background and
excellent way to experience college life in the USA, and qualifications and the UIP Director’s approval.
the credits earned may be transferred to universities Students interested in attending the UIP are required
around the world or used to complement students’ to submit a tentative course of study that lists their first
professional goals. Through the UIP, students select and second choice of courses. For UCSB courses with
one study plan from two options: Academic Studies or prerequisites, students are required to bring from their
Professional Studies. home university their most recent transcript (in English)
and course descriptions (in English) of the courses that meet
2009/10 CALENDAR SChEDULE
Summer Program Teaching of English
Academic For International Professional Studies to Speakers of Other
Studies page 8 Students page 8 page 9 Languages page 11
Sept 21 – Dec 12 Sept 21 – Dec 5
Sept 21 – Dec 19
February Jan 4 – March 20 Jan 4 – March 27 Jan 4 – March 21
March 23 – June 11 March 23 – June 19 March 23 – June 6
July June 16 – Aug 8
June 16 – Sept 10 June 16 – Sept 18
Storke Plaza and the UCSB Lagoon
If you want to experience business life before entering the job market, UIP is a perfect
program for you because of its professional instructors and carefully chosen curriculum. With
the help of the practical projects and real life scenarios, I had the chance of communicating
with companies that are well-known in their fields. I think UCSB is the best option for both
learning about the business world and enjoying life with its beautiful weather and beaches.
Yuksel Ulgen, Turkey
6 U N I V E R S I T Y O F C A L I F O R N I A , S A N TA B A R B A R A E X T E N S I O N • U N I V E R S I T Y I M M E R S I O N P R O G R A M
To be eligible to enroll, students must present
■ The Application for Enrollment Form
■ A university transcript (in English)
■ A certificate with one of these test scores
• Institutional TOEFL® 550
• CBT TOEFL® 213
• iBT TOEFL® 80
• IELTS® 6.5
Application and Program Fee Deadline
Spaces in the UIP are limited (first come, first served). Due to Credit Transfer
high demand, students are encouraged to submit applications
Academic credit earned through UCSB courses may
several months prior to the program start date. Applications
be transferred to other academic institutions. However,
submitted are considered on a space-available basis. Please
the receiving institution always determines credit
apply early; demand for the program is high and some quarters
transferability. If students are currently in a degree program
at their home institution, they must check with their
For the application deadline, please see the Fees and academic advisor to verify acceptability of UCSB transfer
Deadlines Chart on page 18. credit. The student’s academic advisor should work closely
with them to select and approve their final course of study.
Note: No UIP spaces are held without receipt of full
If students or academic advisors have questions, they may
payment of Program and Student Service Fees.
contact the UIP Director.
UIP Course Schedule
Academic advising (as well as information about faculty,
course selection and participation) is provided following
acceptance into the program. Staff and the UIP Director
work closely with students or their home institution
academic advisors to prepare and finalize a study plan. U.S.
Immigration requires that full-time students take a minimum
of 12 units per quarter in fall, winter, and spring. In summer,
students are required to take 6-12 units to qualify for full-
time student status. To be eligible for earning units, students Students on the UCSB Campus
must enroll in courses for credit. Students’ course schedules
must be approved every term by the UIP Director. The UIP is
offered four times throughout the year.
Santa Barbara is the most beautiful place in the most beautiful region in the world. The
students here are so warm-hearted and open-minded. The classes are very interesting
and more hands-on than at my home university. With such places as Los Angeles, San
Francisco, San Diego, Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon and several more within just hours
from here, Santa Barbara is embedded in a region that everybody in the world knows. Over
300 sunny days and nice beaches make it hard to resist UCSB!
Florian Thalmann, Switzerland
U N I V E R S I T Y I M M E R S I O N P R O G R A M • U N I V E R S I T Y O F C A L I F O R N I A , S A N TA B A R B A R A E X T E N S I O N 7
8. ACADEMIC STUDIES
Taking academic courses (UCSB regular session) at The Academic Studies option is ideal for those who are
the University of California, Santa Barbara through the seeking high-quality academic experiences while earning
Academic Studies option allows students to take up to 12 academic transfer credit.
units of academic courses or a combination of academic
and professional development courses that are designed
Academic Studies Fees and Deadlines
to provide a concentrated course of study in a specific
content area. UCSB academic courses introduce students For academic studies fees and deadlines, please see the Fees
to innovative ways of thinking, learning, and conducting and Deadlines Chart on page 18.
research. Students study with American students in courses
taught by UCSB faculty.
Summer Program for International
Note: Students may attend academic courses provided: Students (SPIS)
they meet all prerequisites; there is space in the class; and In the summer, the Academic Studies option of the UIP
the UIP Director, the professors teaching the courses, and, is called the Summer Program for International Students
at times, the department, approve their participation. (SPIS). Students are required to complete a minimum of
Students may enroll in an academic course only on a space 6-12 quarter units to qualify for full-time student status. The
available basis; students cannot displace UCSB matriculated summer term SPIS application and fees will be posted on the
students from any class. Some academic areas, including UIP/SPIS Web site. We expect that fees will be comparable
economics, computer science, and film studies, are especially to Academic Studies fees established for the fall, winter,
impacted and space in classes is limited. Students may not and spring.
find a space in the class of their first choice of classes.
The Academic Studies option allows students to choose
courses from a pre-defined core curriculum. Examples of
core curriculum areas include:
■ Anthropology ■ History
■ Economics ■ Languages
■ Computer Science ■ Marine Science
■ Electrical and Computer ■ Materials Engineering
■ Molecular, Cellular, &
■ English Developmental Biology
■ Environmental Science & ■ Philosophy
■ Political Science
■ Global & International
Storke Tower across the lagoon at UCSB
In Germany I study business and trade while working for L´Oréal. I really enjoy studying here at
UCSB because it is unique being at such a beautiful place and having the opportunity to choose
between so many different courses. UCSB is a well-known university with Nobel Prize-winning
professors, and it’s right on the beach. What else does a student want? An elite university on
the beach! Awesome! Thanks for giving us the chance to study here; it will always be the best
choice I have taken, professionally and educationally.
Julian Walser, Germany
8 U N I V E R S I T Y O F C A L I F O R N I A , S A N TA B A R B A R A E X T E N S I O N • U N I V E R S I T Y I M M E R S I O N P R O G R A M
9. PROFESSIONAL STUDIES
The Professional Studies option allows students to take a series
of professional development courses. In professional development
courses, students study with American business professionals as well
as students from other countries. All courses are taught by practicing
business professionals who bring real-world experience to the
classroom and demonstrate excellence in teaching.
The Professional Studies option is ideal for students who wish to
further their education and professional goals while networking with
Americans as well as students from other countries. For transfer of
course credit to a student’s home institution, please refer to Credit
Transfer on page 7.
The Recreation Center, UCSB
As the continuing education division of the University of Education
California, Santa Barbara, UCSB Extension offers certificate
programs, courses, and seminars for professional and personal ■ Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
development. In addition to the certificate programs listed on this ■ TESOL Methodology
page, UCSB Extension offers individual courses in a variety of
subjects. Courses are offered in year-round quarters with evening
Legal Studies & Mediation
and weekend classes designed to fit into most schedules.
■ Mediation & Dispute Resolution
Note: Students may attend professional development courses
provided they have met all the prerequisites and space is available. ■ Paralegal Studies
For course information and schedules, visit the UCSB Extension
catalog (www.extension.ucsb.edu/catalog). Professional Development Course highlights
A sampling of highly regarded professional development courses
Professional Studies Fees and Deadlines includes:
For fees and deadlines, please see the Fees and Deadlines Chart on
page 18. Web Marketing Applications
Course: BUSAD X409.36 (2 units)
PROFESSIONAL This course addresses the most current principles and practices
of Internet marketing. It presents strategies designed to give
CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS businesses the opportunity to attract the right consumers for their
UCSB Extension Professional Certificate Programs are sequential Internet product or service. Students learn how marketing on the
programs that lead to a professional certificate. Students may Web can help build brand awareness, attract shoppers, enhance
take an individual course or the entire certificate program in the customer loyalty, and capture market share.
Business & Management
■ Human Resource Management
■ Professional Financial Planning
■ Project Management
My major is history and I have been at UCSB six quarters - this spring will be my last
one. What I have learned here at UCSB Extension will always be a part of my identity.
Tina Pia Peirano, Denmark
U N I V E R S I T Y I M M E R S I O N P R O G R A M • U N I V E R S I T Y O F C A L I F O R N I A , S A N TA B A R B A R A E X T E N S I O N 9
10. PROFESSIONAL STUDIES
Introduction to Project Management Global Economics
Course: ENGR X452.01 (3 units) Course: ECON X455 (4 units)
Project management has become an expected professional This course provides an overview of international
skill for managers and specialists in all disciplines. Driven economic issues essential for managers and marketers in a
by global competition and new technologies, the use of global business environment. It focuses on the global and
project management is expanding wherever organizations cross-cultural nature of contemporary economic affairs.
need to achieve performance objectives within scope, cost, Theoretical concepts are applied to specific cases such as
and time constraints. economic relationships between the United States and Asia,
South America, Europe, and other key regions. In addition
For serious students of project management, this course
to class meetings, students participate in a required one
provides a conceptual and operational foundation for
hour weekly online discussion with class members and the
further study. Topics include: theoretical underpinnings of
project management, project management put in a historical
perspective, examples of successful and unsuccessful Principles of Marketing
projects, working vocabulary of project management Course: BUSAD X160 (4 units)
terms and acronyms, and survey of project management In today’s highly competitive marketplace, effective
knowledge areas. marketing is important for all organizations. A well
By completing this course, students are equipped with conceived strategic marketing plan is often the key to
sufficient conceptual understanding to participate in in-depth business profitability and/or nonprofit success. This course,
courses in project management. In addition, students are which provides an overview of marketing and the marketing
able to put previous experiences in project management into process, is designed for those new to marketing or those
a more systematic conceptual context. trained in other disciplines. Course participants use these
tools and ideas to create a strategic marketing plan for a
Foundations of human Resource product or service of their choice.
Course: BUSAD X450.1 (4 units)
An introduction to the strategic contribution of human
resource management (HRM) to the total business enterprise
and an overview of the basic human resource management
functions. This includes workplace law and regulations,
human resource metrics and cost analysis, recruitment,
and total rewards (compensation and benefits, training and
development, and organizational behavior). This survey
course provides an overview of basic elements including
understanding the functions of HRM within an organization,
typical designs of HRM departments, the responsibilities
and roles of HRM personnel, and an exploration of HRM as
Optional Practical Training (OPT)
After completion of one academic year (nine consecutive months) of full-time study in a non-language program in the United States
coupled with the completion of a Certificate Program at UCSB Extension, students can apply for permission to work for up to one year
anywhere in the U.S. This is called Optional Practical Training (OPT). If the student’s application is approved by the U.S. government,
she/he will receive authorization to work in the United States for up to 12 months in the subject area she/he has been studying.
Note: OPT provides permission to work for up to 12 months in the U.S., but it is the student’s responsibility to find a job.
UCSB Extension will assist students with their application for Optional Practical Training. We cannot guarantee that student’s
application will be approved by the U.S. government.
10 U N I V E R S I T Y O F C A L I F O R N I A , S A N TA B A R B A R A E X T E N S I O N • U N I V E R S I T Y I M M E R S I O N P R O G R A M
11. TEAChING ENGLISh TO SPEAKERS OF OThER LANGUAGES (TESOL)
The UIP Professional Studies offers the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program. Students may
select one option: the TESOL Professional Certificate Program or the TESOL Methodology Professional Sequence Award.
TESOL Professional Certificate Program TESOL Methodology
(16 units, 144 hours) Professional Sequence Award
This program is a highly practical, introductory approach to (10 units, 90 hours)
English language teaching. The curriculum reflects careful This classroom-based program is designed to introduce
study and consideration of today’s theory and its practical language teaching techniques to both experienced and
application in this field. The goal is to offer the most up- aspiring TESOL instructors.
to-date and effective instruction in English as a second and
foreign language (ESL/EFL) teaching.
■ Provides TESOL instructors and trainees with a
The program helps participants:
strong theoretical background in communicative
■ Acquire subject knowledge and familiarity with the teaching methodology
principles of effective ESL/EFL teaching
■ Prepares TESOL trainees with strategies and techniques
■ Develop a range of practical skills necessary for successful teaching practice.
■ Demonstrate their ability to apply what they have
The program may be completed by taking the six analysis
learned to a real teaching context. and methodology courses listed below.
The program may be completed by taking the eight courses
listed below. Prerequisites
■ Bachelor’s Degree and
■ One of the following test scores:
■ Bachelor’s Degree and
• iBT® TOEFL 85
■ One of the following test scores:
• IELTS® 7.0
• iBT® TOEFL 90
• IELTS® 7.5 Courses
Note: All courses (1 through 6) are required.
1 Introduction to TESOL and the Learning Context
Note: All courses (1 through 8) are required.
2 Language Analysis, Awareness, and Teaching Techniques
1 Introduction to TESOL and the Learning Context
for TESOL, Part A
2 Language Analysis, Awareness, and Teaching Techniques
3 Lesson Planning and Resources for TESOL
for TESOL, Part A
4 Classroom Practicalities for TESOL
3 Language Analysis, Awareness, and Teaching Techniques,
Part B (TESOL Teaching Practicum 1) 5 Teaching Language Skills for TESOL, Part A
4 Lesson Planning and Resources for TESOL 6 Professional Development for TESOL: USA and
5 Classroom Practicalities for TESOL
6 Teaching Language Skills for TESOL, Part A TESOL Fees and Deadlines
7 Teaching Language Skills, Part B (TESOL Teaching For fees and deadlines, please
Practicum 2) see the Fees and Deadlines
8 Professional Development for TESOL: USA and Chart on page 18.
Coordinator, TESOL programs
Acceptance into the TESOL programs is determined after careful review of each
individual’s background and qualifications, and the program coordinator’s approval.
Note: TESOL may be taken as an intensive program or on a course by-course
basis throughout the year. Individual courses are open to students who wish to
study specific topics without pursuing the certificate.
U N I V E R S I T Y I M M E R S I O N P R O G R A M • U N I V E R S I T Y O F C A L I F O R N I A , S A N TA B A R B A R A E X T E N S I O N 11
12. STUDENT LIFE
Schedule of Classes
University Immersion Program (UIP) academic classes may
be scheduled any time Monday through Friday between 8:00
• • 65
me a.m. and 9:00 p.m. The UCSB Schedule of Classes may be
s accessed online at www.registrar.ucsb.edu/soc.htm
Ventura Professional development classes are scheduled primarily in
• the evenings and on weekends.
PA C I F I C O C E A N
Note: Summer TESOL classes may be scheduled during
the day and evenings in an intensive format. Please visit
www.extension.ucsb.edu/catalog for the UCSB Extension
Catalog with class dates and times.
Academic courses are held on the UCSB campus.
No classes are held on campus holidays.
Professional development courses are held on the UCSB
campus, Santa Barbara and at the Ventura Center, located
approximately 65 kilometers from the UCSB campus.
During the Program
Note: Public transportation to and from Ventura courses
UCSB Extension provides student support services and
is not available. Students need a car.
information including immigration advising, academic
advising, and limited housing assistance.
Computer Labs and Internet Access
Modern instructional facilities provide high-speed Internet
access and a wide variety of software applications. Open
access time in the computer laboratories is available for
students taking academic courses.
Students working together A student giving a presentation
UCSB hOLIDAYS The university does not hold classes on the following U.S. holidays:
September 7 Labor Day January 1 New Year
November 11 Veterans’ Day January 18 Martin Luther King, Jr.
November 26, 27 Thanksgiving February 15 Presidents’ Day
December 24, 25 Christmas March 26 Cesar Chavez Holiday
December 31 New Year May 31 Memorial Day
July 5 Independence Day
12 U N I V E R S I T Y O F C A L I F O R N I A , S A N TA B A R B A R A E X T E N S I O N • U N I V E R S I T Y I M M E R S I O N P R O G R A M
13. ACTIVITIES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Activities for International Students
The UCSB University Center is the focus of student activity.
The center has a bookstore, a food court, a concert area,
and a Multicultural Center. UCSB’s Arts & Lectures programs
present lectures by political and scientific experts, as well
as performances in music, dance, and theater
The Department of Recreation at UCSB offers a wide variety
of programs and activities for students, faculty/staff, and the
community. Department facilities include: The Recreation
Center, Events Center, Robertson Gymnasium, tennis courts
(20), Storke Field, sand volleyball courts (3), Robertson Field,
lacrosse pit, campus pool, Santa Barbara Harbor Sailing Facility, Students enjoying the surf in Santa Barbara
softball field, Caesar Uyesaka Baseball Stadium, Cachuma Lake
Rowing Facility, and Harder Stadium.
Samples of adventure trips offered through the Department
Santa Barbara and the surrounding areas are filled with outdoor
of Recreation include Colorado River Canoe and Yosemite
malls, name-brand outlet stores, boutiques, and arts and craft
UCSB’s nationally-ranked intercollegiate sports teams include
Note: Students make their own arrangements for all
soccer, basketball, volleyball, water polo, baseball, and tennis.
The UCSB men’s soccer team was the 2006 National Champion.
Transportation in Santa Barbara
A free Metropolitan Transit District (MTD) bus pass enables
There are many sports students can participate in, such as
students to use the local bus system for daily transportation. We
basketball, bicycling, camping, fishing, golf, hang gliding,
encourage students to use this convenient form of transportation
hiking, horseback riding, kayaking, rock climbing, roller-
to get to their UCSB Extension classes as well as to explore the
blading, sailing, scuba diving, skateboarding, soccer, surfing,
beautiful city of Santa Barbara. Most local buses run between
swimming, tennis, volleyball, and windsurfing.
6:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. Santa Barbara is a friendly city, and
Cultural Events bus drivers are helpful. Many buses are even equipped to carry
Cultural events are abound in Santa Barbara. They include bicycles. Thousands of people use bicycles to commute to
the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, dance, seasonal UCSB on a regular basis. Students may rent a car at local rental
parades, ethnic festivals, UCSB concerts and lectures, and facilities for excursions to the outlying areas.
events at art galleries, museums, and theaters.
Rollerblading on the Santa Barbara waterfront Kayaking in the Santa Barbara harbor
U N I V E R S I T Y I M M E R S I O N P R O G R A M • U N I V E R S I T Y O F C A L I F O R N I A , S A N TA B A R B A R A E X T E N S I O N 13
UCSB Extension is working with Worldwide International
Student Exchange (WISE) as a provider of Homestay
services for our international programs. Please use the
following information to contact WISE for Homestay
information and services:
WISE University of Santa Barbara An apartment in Goleta
P.O. Box 1628 Average Cost for Private Apartments
Goleta, CA 93116
Apartment prices vary greatly depending on the type of
Tel: (805) 965-8072 building, size of apartment, and number of people sharing
Fax: (805) 965-8017 the apartment. Apartments are usually rented by the month,
for a minimum of three to six months.
Web: wise.wisefoundation.com/ • Rooms in private (non-student) homes usually
university-homestay/IndexUCSB.htm include utilities.
• Food costs an average of $350 per month.
Private Apartments • Utility costs average $100 per month for apartments
(gas, electricity, and cable) plus utility deposits.
Private apartments cannot be pre-arranged by UCSB
Extension. • Water and trash service are usually included in
Private apartments may be difficult to find in Santa
• Most apartments are unfurnished.
Barbara, Goleta, and Isla Vista, which are adjacent
communities. We provide limited assistance after you • Start-up costs include first month’s rent and security
arrive in Santa Barbara. Students should plan to arrive deposit; in some cases, the last month’s rent must be paid
early and spend at least one week in a motel or hotel while in advance.
they search for an apartment or private room rental. Most
Here are some helpful links to aid in a student’s search for
apartments are unfurnished. Rentals may also be available
a private apartment:
in Isla Vista and Goleta near the university.
• Craigslist santabarbara.craigslist.org/apa
University Immersion Program students who have prepaid
all Program and International Student Service Fees are • UCSB Community Housing Office
eligible to access the UCSB Community Housing Web site www.housing.ucsb.edu/hchoices/cho-rental-home.htm
for local apartment listings prior to arrival (www.housing. www.housing.ucsb.edu/hchoices/international-tips.htm
ucsb.edu/hchoices/wherecanilive.htm). • Santa Barbara News-Press
• Santa Barbara Independent www.independent.com
ThE COST OF LIVING IN SANTA BARBARA
2009 approximate average prices for apartments in Isla Vista, Goleta, and Santa Barbara
Room Type Isla Vista Goleta Santa Barbara
Studio $993 $918 $1092
1 Bedroom $1150 $1292 $1391
2 Bedroom $1990 $1673 $1699
3 Bedroom $2999 $2445 $2700
Room in home $735 $694 $725
Note: Prices increase every year
14 U N I V E R S I T Y O F C A L I F O R N I A , S A N TA B A R B A R A E X T E N S I O N • U N I V E R S I T Y I M M E R S I O N P R O G R A M
15. ENROLLMENT INFORMATION
Enrollment Information Note:
Students may enroll online, or use the Application for • Incomplete applications cannot be processed.
Enrollment form (insert in this brochure). Complete the online
• Application for one or more quarters does not guarantee
form and e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
a space in the program. Only students who enroll in the
program and pay Program and Student Service Fees are
Minimum Age Requirement guaranteed a space in the program. Students who apply
for three quarters and only enroll (pay) for one quarter
Students must be at least 18 years of age on or before the start
are not guaranteed a space in the program for the second
of the program.
or subsequent quarter(s) unless they enroll (pay) for the
second or subsequent quarters at the same time.
When to Apply and how to Enroll • Some quarters fill three months in advance and space in
in the Program the program is not available after that time.
• Students must apply and enroll in the program each quarter • Application, program enrollment, and fees may be
by the stated deadline (see the Fees and Deadlines Chart on submitted at the same time—on the same form—for one,
page 18). two, three, or four quarters of study. Students save money
• Students are encouraged to submit their application and each quarter by applying and paying for application and
program enrollment form several months prior to the program program fees for two or more quarters at the same time.
• Demand for the program is high and some quarters fill When and how to Enroll in Courses
quickly. To be eligible to earn units, students must enroll in courses for
• Please apply and enroll early! credit by stated deadlines.
• No UIP spaces are held without receipt of full program and Academic Courses:
student service fee payment. Course enrollment in academic courses is possible only after the
first class meeting. Please see limitations noted under Academic
Early program application/enrollment allows for: Studies on page 8.
• Time for our office to process applications Professional Development Courses:
Course enrollment in professional development courses is
• A good chance to get a space in the program possible prior to the first class meeting. Students are encouraged
• Time for students to make visa and travel arrangements to enroll as early as possible as classes fill quickly. Please see
limitations noted under Professional Studies on page 9.
Additional fees may include the following: late application,
late arrival, late payment, wire transfer processing, certificate
application, textbooks, replacement student ID card, and
transcript service charge. Students must pay these fees if a
deadline is missed or for services incurred. Please see the Fees
and Deadlines Chart on page 18.
A fountain in Santa Barbara
U N I V E R S I T Y I M M E R S I O N P R O G R A M • U N I V E R S I T Y O F C A L I F O R N I A , S A N TA B A R B A R A E X T E N S I O N 15
16. ENROLLMENT INFORMATION
Steps to obtain an F-1 Student Visa: Payment
1. Students receive an I-20 Form (this is their Certificate of Prior to the program start date by the stated deadline,
Eligibility for an F-1 Student Visa) once they are accepted the following is required each quarter:
into the UCSB Extension program. The I-20 Form is
• Application Fee
required in order to apply for an F-1 Student Visa. We
will send the I-20 Form to the address on the student’s • Program Fee
Application for Enrollment Form. • Student Service Fee
2. Once students receive their I-20 Form and prior to Optional:
arranging their appointment with the U.S. Embassy or
Consulate in their home country, they must complete • Professional Development Course Fees
the Form I-901 and pay the $200 SEVIS Fee to the • TESOL Course Fees
“Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and
After the program start date, the following is required each
Customs Enforcement.” For additional information,
please see the U.S. Embassy Web site (www.travel.state.
gov/visa/temp/types_1268.html). • Academic Course Fees
Go to www.fmjfee.com and follow the directions for • Professional Development Course Fees
payment. A receipt (Form I-797) will be sent to students
For fees and deadlines, please see the Fees and Deadlines
after they pay their SEVIS payment. If students pay
Chart on page 18.
online, they can print a receipt directly from their
computer. Note: Students do not have a space or attend the
program and may not enroll in courses until all fees
Note: The SEVIS fee can only be paid by mail or via
are paid and received. If payment is received after the
deadline, a Late Payment Fee is charged.
3. Upon receipt of the I-20 Form, students will need to
arrange for an appointment with the U.S. Embassy or
Consulate in their home country. It may take several Cash, Checks, Money Orders, Credit Cards
weeks to schedule their interview. All payments must be made in U.S. dollars and payable to
4. It is required that students bring their I-20 Form and the UC Regents. We accept credit cards (Visa and MasterCard
receipt of their SEVIS payment to their appointment with only), traveler’s checks, cash (exact change only),
the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in their home country. international postal money orders, and personal checks
drawn on U.S. banks. If paying by credit card, please include
The United States immigration laws change frequently. card number, expiration date, security code (the 3 digit code
We encourage students to contact the U.S. Consulate in that appears on the back of the credit card), and the name on
their home country for current information. the card.
The Recreation Center at UCSB offers the tallest indoor imprint climbing wall on the west coast of the US.
16 U N I V E R S I T Y O F C A L I F O R N I A , S A N TA B A R B A R A E X T E N S I O N • U N I V E R S I T Y I M M E R S I O N P R O G R A M
17. VISA AND GENERAL INFORMATION
International Wire Transfer If students choose to arrive at the Los Angeles International
Airport (LAX), an airport bus service (Santa Barbara Airbus)
Students may also transfer funds directly to:
may be taken to convenient locations in Santa Barbara. Buses
Bank of America NA operate between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m., leaving LAX every
100 West 33rd St., New York, NY 10001 three hours and arriving in Santa Barbara about two hours later.
For more information, please visit www.sbairbus.com.
Swift Address: BOFAUS3N
Routing/Transit (ABA) #: 026009593 If students choose to stay with a homestay family, they can
arrange with their host to be picked up from the Santa Barbara
Payee: Regents of the University of California
Airport or the Airbus stop in Goleta.
Reference: UCSB/UNEX, student name,
Prior to the first day of class, students receive a comprehensive
orientation to academic and student life, including:
Note: Please ask the bank to have all fees and bank-to-
• Welcome and orientation to the program
bank charges paid prior to sending a wire. Please add the
processing fee when paying by wire transfer. See the Fees • Immigration and insurance information
and Deadlines Chart on page 18. Allow four to six weeks for
• Course enrollment procedures
processing. We encourage students to contact their bank to
inquire about additional wire transfer fees. Certificates
UCSB Extension certificates of participation are awarded upon
how to Apply for an F-1 Student Visa successful participation and completion of a program.
International students studying full-time at UCSB Extension Injury and Sickness Insurance
require an F-1 Student Visa. The Student Service Fee includes student injury and sickness
insurance. The insurance begins one to two days before the
General Information student begins the program, and ends the last day of the
program. Insurance does not include vision and dental coverage.
Prior to Arrival
Prior to arrival students receive a letter of acceptance and the Note: Students are not insured until all Program and
I-20 Form. Student Service Fees have been paid.
Students arriving late (after the program start date) for their
program are charged a Late Arrival Fee.
Getting to Santa Barbara
Traveling to Santa Barbara is easy. We encourage students to
book a flight with the Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) as their
final destination. The airport is conveniently located only five
minutes from the UCSB campus.
Flags along the harbor, Santa Barbara
U N I V E R S I T Y I M M E R S I O N P R O G R A M • U N I V E R S I T Y O F C A L I F O R N I A , S A N TA B A R B A R A E X T E N S I O N 17
18. FEES AND DEADLINES
2009/10 UIP Fees and Deadlines Chart
Amount Deadlines Refund
Application Fee* $ 170 6 weeks prior to start of program Nonrefundable
Program Fee payable each quarter $ 965 2 weeks prior to start of program Yes, prior to start of program
Student Service Fee** payable each quarter $ 465 With payment of Program Fee Yes, prior to start of program
Academic Studies $2,520 Specific to the ‘Add Deadline’ as stated Specific to deadlines as stated in
Undergraduate 12 units ($210 per unit) in the Open Enrollment Publication the Open Enrollment Publication
(after start of instruction)
Graduate 12 units ($295 per unit) $3,540
Professional Studies—12 units $1,525 - $2,785 Specific to each course as stated in Specific to each course as stated
the UCSB Extension catalog in the UCSB Extension catalog
TESOL PSA—10 units $2,170 2 weeks prior to start of instruction Yes, prior to start of instruction
TESOL PCP—10 units $3,295 2 weeks prior to start of instruction Yes, prior to start of instruction
Textbooks $100 - $450
Student ID Card $ 3
Additional Fees As Needed
Course Materials/Lab Fees*** $20 - $150
Return Check Fee $ 25
Credit Card Charge Back Fee $ 25
Late Application $ 100 After deadline
Late Arrival $ 100 After start of program
Late Payment $ 100 After deadline
Wire Transfer Processing $ 35
Certificate Application $50 - $100
Replacement Student ID card $ 20
Transcripts $9 - $16
Library Card $ 12
Recreation Center $ 60
*Save $170 each quarter if applying and paying for Application, Program, and Student Service Fees for two or more quarters at the same time.
**Adjustment for possible insurance increase; fees will be announced in fall 2010
***Some courses require Materials/Lab Fees; these fees are listed in the UCSB Schedule of Classes
Note: Fees are subject to change without notice.
Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara
18 U N I V E R S I T Y O F C A L I F O R N I A , S A N TA B A R B A R A E X T E N S I O N • U N I V E R S I T Y I M M E R S I O N P R O G R A M
19. UIP Requirements
Academic Professional TESOL TESOL
Studies Studies Professional Professional
Certificate Sequence Award
With the Program Application, students submit:
A university transcript A bachelor’s degree A bachelor’s degree
One of the following minimum scores:
iBT TOEFL® 80 iBT TOEFL® 80 iBT TOEFL® 90 iBT TOEFL® 85
IELTS® 6.5 IELTS® 6.5 IELTS® 7.5 IELTS® 7.0
Institutional TOEFL® 550 Institutional TOEFL® 550
CBT TOEFL® 213 CBT TOEFL® 213
After Acceptance into the UIP students submit:
A tentative course of study listing your first and second choice
Prior to course participation, students must meet all prerequisites as listed in:
UCSB General Catalog UCSB Extension Catalog — www.extension.ucsb.edu
UCSB Schedule of Classes
A R A
A B A R B
I A , S A N T
F O R N
C A L I
T Y O F
E R S I
U N I V
mersion Pr CKLIST
University Im ENT ChE
te and su
❐ 3. Enroll
e your ❐ enrollme
❐ stu dy option
❐ Proof of Cours
r Course Enr
❐ Application ❐ Application fo
isite for Stu
❐ Pro of of Prerequ ❐ Course Fees itations
❐ Copy of Passp (Note course n)
r each Study Optio
ment listed unde
❐ Financial State
❐ Application Fee
❐ Program Fee(s
❐ Student Servi
U N I V E R S I T Y I M M E R S I O N P R O G R A M • U N I V E R S I T Y O F C A L I F O R N I A , S A N TA B A R B A R A E X T E N S I O N 19
20. University of California
Santa Barbara Extension
University Immersion Program
University of California, Santa Barbara, Mail Code 1110, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-1110 USA
(805) 893-4200 • www.extension.ucsb.edu/ip