Get involved on campus or in the Santa Barbara community!
Join a cause, meet new friends, and build your resume.

Students who are actively involved in campus clubs and organizations, who volunteer in the community, or who work on campus are more likely to be successful in their classes as well.

Become an International Student Ambassador

Become an International Student Ambassador

Ambassadors are volunteers who work together to plan events that engage the diverse groups of SBCC, reaching out to new and continuing international students, campus organizations, and to the Santa Barbara community. In the last year, Ambassadors planned volleyball tournaments, holiday luncheons, fundraisers, BBQs, and volunteered in the SB community with Habitat for Humanity, CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates), SB Parks and Recreation, the Fonkoze Foundation and the United Way!

How do students apply? Submit the following documents:

1. International Student Ambassador Application

2. Personal Statement explaining why you want to be an Ambassador, and what you will contribute to our team to enhance our ability to serve the needs of students and the community.

Submit your application with personal statement to the International Office by 4:00 PM on Friday, October 28.

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How You Can Get Involved at SBCC

Read the ISSP Newsletter The Newsletter is updated every month with upcoming events, opportunities for international students to get involved on campus and in the community, and important information to help students maintain legal status. Go to the ISSP Newsletter

Join a club on campus SBCC has a wide variety of active clubs, and joining a club is a great way to meet people that have similar interests. Check out the Clubs page on our website!

Get involved in Student Senate Actively participate in creating school policies, and represent your fellow students! Check out the Student Senate website for more information click here.

Play Sports SBCC Athletics Try out for one of the SBCC teams, and become part of the SBCC history of award-winning athletics. For coaches' contact information visit the SBCC Athletics Department website.

Just want to play for fun? SBCC joins with UCSB to form the college Intramural Sports League, designed for students who want to get together and play for fun, not as part of the intercollegiate league. For information visit about the SBCC/UCSB intramural sports leagues, visit the Gauchos Play website.

Volunteer in the community Enhance your studies, give back to the Santa Barbara community, and build your resume. Resources for finding volunteer opportunities are listed on our Clubs and Organizations page.

Visit the Friendship Center Santa Barbara community members pair with international students to learn more about each others' cultures and to make lasting friendships with elderly people in Santa Barbara. Brighten someone's day with a visit! Find out more about the Friendship Center volunteer program at their website