Meet Our International Student Support Program Team!

Carola Smith

Carola Smith, Senior Director, International Programs 805.730.4043

Welcome to SBCC! I am Senior Director of International Programs at SBCC. I first came to SBCC as an international student before transferring to UCSB, where I obtained my BA and MA degrees. Based on my own experience as an international student at SBCC, I can attest to the outstanding quality of SBCC's academic programs and its exceptional faculty and support staff. Today, I am happy to be part of SBCC's International Programs and to be able to help other international students reach their academic and personal goals and to become successful students at SBCC!

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Annette Boatman

Annette Boatman, International Student Advisor 805.892.3696

Greetings, thank you for your interest in Santa Barbara City College! It's my pleasure to assist you during what is sure to be one of the most transformational times of your life. Here, you will find a staff of kind people who celebrate diversity and want to provide a positive educational experience. I'm grateful to be part of Santa Barbara City College and hope to meet you soon!

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Jennifer Eggertsen

Jennifer Eggertsen, International Student Advisor 805.730.4751

Welcome, and thank you for your interest in SBCC. My name is Jennifer Eggertsen, and I am one of the International Student Advisors at SBCC. The SBCC campus community has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere with picture-perfect scenery. I look foward to meeting you and assisting you during your time at SBCC.

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Shelby Harrington

Shelby Harrington, International Student Advisor 805.730.4007

Welcome to Santa Barbara City College! I'm Shelby Harrington, and I am an International Student Advisor, here, on the beautiful SBCC campus. As a part of my college experience I participated in an international education program, and consider it to be one of the best opportunities available to students. The faculty and staff at SBCC are warm and friendly, and everyone is committed to helping students achieve their educational goals. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to succeed at SBCC!

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Yan Service

Yan Service, Admissions Coordinator 805.730.4279

Thank you for choosing SBCC as your educational institute and welcome! I'm Yan Service, the Admissions Coordinator for international applications at SBCC. I was born and raised in China and speak both Chinese Mandarin and English fluently. I'm happy to be part of the International staff team and help you with your educational needs. I hope you consider our excellent institution for your educational goals and I look forward to assisting you during the application process.

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Rosy Vidal Ayres, Academic Counselor, 805.730.4750

Welcome to SBCC! I hope you will enjoy your time in Santa Barbara! My name is Rosy Vidal-Ayres, I am an academic counselor and look forward to assisting you with your academic planning. Being a native of Peru and a former international student at SBCC, I have a strong understanding of the particular needs of our international students. I am excited to assist you with your academic planning during your studies at SBCC!

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Sandra Flores, Administrative Assistant 805.730.4040

The International Student Support Program staff and I look forward to helping make your transition into the SBCC community as pleasant as possible. If we may be of service, our office door is always open to you. We look forward to meeting you and we'll do all we can to assist you to achieve your educational goals. Welcome to Santa Barbara City College!

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Michael Ayres

Michael Ayres, Housing and Activities Coordinator 805.892.3767

Welcome to Santa Barbara City College. I am your Housing and Activities coordinator for the International Student Support Programs at SBCC. I am happy to be part of SBCC's International Programs. I have lived for many years abroad and continue to be involved with the international community of Santa Barbara. My travels have helped me to gain a better understanding of the particular needs of our international students. It is my goal to provide you with the best housing information available to ease your transition into life in Santa Barbara. Our activities, sponsored by the International Student Support Programs, have proven to be a great opportunity to experience our diverse campus culture.

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Mabel Perez, International Admissions Coordinator 805.730-4495

Welcome! My name is Mabel Perez and I'm an International Admissions Coordinator for the International Student Support Program at SBCC. I love to travel; I'm fluent in Spanish and conversational French. I'm responsible for processing applications from North America, South America, Europe, Scandinavia, Africa, Western Asia, Australia/New Zealand, and the Middle East. I look forward to receiving your application for admission, and thank you for your interest in Santa Barbara City College!


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Rosemary Santillan, Senior International Student Advisor

Rosemary Santillan, Senior International Student Advisor

Hi! I'm Rosemary Santillan. I've been advising international students at Santa Barbara for over 20 years. I look forward to welcoming all of you to our beautiful campus at Santa Barbara City College!

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