CISL’s Pathway Program is for international students who dream of learning English and then attending an American college or university. Do you share these academic and language goals? CISL Pathway is for you!
Meet CISL’s Pathway Partner, Santa Barbara Community College!
CISL partners with incredible colleges and universities in the U.S., which ensures students a smooth transition as they move from CISL to American college. One of our partners, Santa Barbara Community College, was voted the #1 Community College in the U.S.! Studying at Santa Barbara Community College (SBCC) provides students the opportunity to live in the beautiful Southern California city of Santa Barbara, study on a campus that is just steps from the beach, and enjoy an affordable education. For all of these reasons (and many more), it is safe to say that SBCC is an excellent choice for study!
In addition to being one of the top-ranked community colleges in the nation, SBCC boasts an incredible International Student Support Program. This program provides many resources for the international student, including support with housing, academic counseling, and health care. The school also has excellent degree completion and transfer rates to some of the most desired universities in California. And did we mention that it’s just steps from the beach?
SBCC Transfer Agreements
California Community Colleges such as SBCC have Guaranteed Transfer Agreement Programs with many universities in California. This means that students studying certain subjects are guaranteed admission to a four-year university (if they pass all of their classes, of course). SBCC has Guaranteed Transfer Agreement Programs in many areas of study, including:
- Administration of Justice
- Business Administration
- Communication Studies
- Early Childhood Education
- Elementary Teacher Education
- Political Science
This guarantee removes a lot of stress and allows students to focus on what is important: their education!
International Student Life at SBCC
Another benefit of attending Santa Barbara City College is its diverse student body. The international student population at SBCC is thriving, and students receive impressive resources from the school in regard to admissions, academic counseling, and transfer guidance. In the classroom, students meet dedicated and passionate teachers and motivated students who are eager to share their American culture.
The first focus of SBCC’s campus is its view of the ocean, but take a quick tour of the campus and you quickly see that the facilities are both beautiful and state-of-the-art. This Humanities building (pictured below) is an impressive and modern structure; the campus additionally has beautiful Spanish architecture.
Photos from SBCC.