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International Students

Tropicana Del Norte is a private residence hall for Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) students. We are located on the edge of the lively student community of Isla Vista. The 15X express bus to Santa Barbara City College stops right outside our building every 30 minutes during the school week so it is easy to get to class. With your SBCC Student ID, you may ride the 15X or any other Santa Barbara MTD bus for free.

Furnished Suites

Tropicana Del Norte’s suites, which include bedrooms, bathrooms and a living room but no kitchen, come completely furnished. All you need to bring is bedding, towels, your clothes, toiletries and personal care items. Choose from single occupancy bedrooms, or shared doubles, triples or quad bedrooms. Live with American students or other international students.

On-site Meal Plan

Our on-site cafe provides you with your choice of 7, 10 (included in standard contract), 14, 17 or 19 weekly, so won’t have to worry about grocery shopping, cooking or cleaning a kitchen! The food is freshly prepared, never frozen or canned. There are always vegetarian options and rice at every meal.

All-Inclusive Housing Package

At Tropicana residence hall, unlike an apartment, you won’t need to open up your own accounts with the electric company, an internet provider, trash service, and the water company. Your all-inclusive monthly payment covers it all: rent, a meal plan with your choice of 7, 10 (included in standard contract), 14, 17 or 19 meals a week, and utilities, even WiFi. We lease by the bed so you are only responsible for yourself. You need not worry about your roommates paying their share of expenses.

Stay through Academic Holidays

As an International Student,if you choose not to explore America or visit home you may stay in your suite at no additional charge for Thanksgiving, Winter & Spring holidays. The cafe is closed over academic breaks

Take a Tour of our Suites

Reserve your space now! Questions? Call (805) 968-0351.