The Local Area

California’s Central Coast – often called the American Riviera because of its beautiful beaches, stunning mountain backdrop and near-perfect Mediterranean climate – is a historic region along Southern California’s Pacific coast.

The famous Highway 101 connects the area to Los Angeles and Hollywood to the south-east, home to attractions like Disneyland and Universal Studios, and to San Francisco to the north.

Ci Palm TreesBut there are plenty of attractions in the immediate area to keep visitors busy and enthralled. To the north, Santa Barbara promises a real taste of “Old California" with its historic Spanish-style architecture, Mission and museums. The Malibu beach area, home to countless Hollywood stars, is a short car ride away.

SBBCollege is located in a traditional college community: big enough to offer a real “buzz" and a rich cultural experience with theater, concerts and festivals, yet small enough to provide a secure and focused learning environment.

But it’s the Californian lifestyle that will really make the difference. It’s about the outdoor life: enjoying the ocean, the mountains and the weather. It’s about having fun and making friends in a relaxed, cosmopolitan setting that still manages to be bursting with energy and entrepreneurial spirit.

Where better to enjoy the moment and prepare for the future?