There are many options to help you with planning your stay in Santa Barbara:
UCSB Housing help:
- UCSB Community Housing Office (CHO)
CHO offers international UCSB International Programs students assistance with off-campus, non-university rental housing in Isla Vista, Goleta, and Santa Barbara. CHO provides rental listings, rental advice, and roommate services. It also provides a videotaping service (for a small fee) to film rentals before you move in and after you move out (to document the condition of the unit) to get back your security deposit.
To start searching for housing and gaining access to services, you must first register with the UCSB Community Housing Office (CHO). Once you are registered, go to the Community Housing Office Rental Listings page and then click on the blue button that says, "Click to Start Searching." From there, you will choose the UCSB PaCE Student Login and put in your credentials.
Community Housing Office Contact Information:
Phone: (805) 893-4371
In person: UCSB University Center (UCen), Room 3151.
Hours: M–F 8 a.m.–12 p.m.; 1–5 p.m.
- On-campus housing
On-campus housing options are limited, but possible; particularly in the Winter, Spring and especially the Summer quarters. You can either apply or be added to a waitlist. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the application.
For the basics of renting in the Santa Barbara area, also see the UCSB's Rental Success Guide.
Outside UCSB housing help:
4stay is a temporary housing finder website similar to Airbnb. You can view different options within the Santa Barbara/Goleta area.
Coral Group SB
Coral Group is a local homestay and shared-home service that can help students find accommodations in Santa Barbara and Goleta. Application located here.
Temporary or long-term options for housing in shared homes or single rooms. Be on-guard to any potential scams, but this option is always good and many options are available. Also, find furniture, bikes, skate and surfboards!