Housing for UCSB EAP Students

Tropicana Gardens welcomes you!

Tropicana Gardens is a private residence hall for UCSB and SBCC students, located two blocks from the main UCSB campus, close to the beach and the student neighborhood of Isla Vista (IV). After class, take a walk to the beach, only 6 blocks away. Meet friends for coffee in IV. Or stay home at Tropicana Gardens and enjoy our many amenities. Relax by our heated pool, play a game of ping-pong in the rec room or work out in the Fitness Center. Take a short bus ride to go shopping in Goleta or sightseeing in Santa Barbara.

Have Fun, Meet People & Make the Most of Your Short Stay

At Tropicana Gardens, you will live in a community of UCSB and other International students. Meet people in Tropicana’s onsite cafe and perfect your English skills. Our community has student Resident Assistants who put on dozens of social and recreational events each quarter. While participating in activities ranging from hiking to canvas painting, you’ll get to know many more of the UCSB students living in Tropicana Del Norte residence hall than in a traditional Santa Barbara apartment setting.

What’s Included

Tropicana Gardens’s 3-bedroom/2-bath and 2-bedroom/1-bath suites, come completely furnished. All you need to bring is bedding, towels, your clothes, toiletries and personal care items. Choose from single occupancy bedrooms, doubles, triples or quads. You can choose to live with American students or other international students.

Our onsite café provides you with all your meals so you 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. You may have as many second helpings as you like, and you'll have 10 meals per week included with your contract.

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 payments cover it all: rent, meals and utilities, even WiFi. We lease by the bed so you are only responsible for your own rent. You need not worry about your roommates paying their share of the rent.

International Student Bike Loan Program

Tropicana invites you to participate in our bike loan program, which is exclusive to international students in our community. The Tropicana Bike Loan Program gives you the opportunity to use and return a bike for school or for traveling around the area without having to purchase a bike. We offer this exclusively for international students as a convenience. You can use a bike at your leisure and can avoid the need to sell a bike at the end of your term. 

Flexible Lease Contracts

As an EAP student, you may sign for only one quarter to the entire academic year. 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, when American residence halls traditionally close. The cafe is closed over academic breaks.

2018 - 2019 UCSB Academic Year Prices

TROPICANA GARDENS
UCSB Contract Rate Information
2018-2019 Academic Year

September 23, 2018 - June 15, 2019

All Rates Are Per Person

Rates Below Subject to Change. Apply now to secure these rates.

  Payment Number  
  #1 #2 #3-#10  
Room Type Aug. 1, 2018 Sep. 1, 2018 Oct. 1, 2018
- May 1, 2019
Total Contract
Per Person
         
Quad in C Bedroom $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,406.25 $13,250.00
Small Triple in B $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,406.25 $13,250.00
Small Double in A $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,625.00 $15,000.00
Standard Triple in C Bedroom  $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,625.00 $15,000.00
Standard Double in B Bedroom $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,870.88 $16,967.00
Large Double in C Bedroom $1,000.00 $2,000.00 $1,987.50 $18,900.00
Single in A Bedroom $1,000.00 $2,000.00 $2,058.38 $19,467.00

 

All contracts include 10 meals a week in the Tropicana Café. All meal plans can be upgraded from 10 meals to 14, 17 or unlimited meals per week.

10 Meals (included) 14 Meals 17 Meals Unlimited Meals
Base Price Above +$123 / Quarter +$274 / Quarter +$424 / Quarter


Please note that if the total contract amount is received by September 1st, 2018, you will receive a 2% rebate.

One-Time Fees

Application & Processing Fee:

$125.00 (WAIVED)

Security Deposit:

N/A

Tropicana Student Organization:

$34.06***

Total One-Time Fees:
$34.06

 

***Tropicana Student Organization and Activity fee is not refundable. Please make separate payment payable to Tropicana Student Organization.

Fall Quarter 2018 Only

LIMITED AVAILABILITY - HIGH RISK OF SELLING OUT!

Fall Quarter 2018 Only: September 23, 2018 - December 14, 2018

Rates are Per Person

  Payment Number
  #1 #2 #3  
Room Type Aug. 1, 2018 Sept. 1, 2018 Oct. 1, 2018 -
Nov. 1 2018
Total Contract
Per Person
         
Quad in C Bedroom $1,000.00 $604.50 $1,406.25 $4,417.00
Triple in B Bedroom  $1,000.00 $604.50 $1,406.25 $4,417.00
Small Double in A Bedroom  $1,000.00 $750.00 $1,625.00 $5,000.00
Triple in C Bedroom  $1,000.00 $750.00 $1,625.00 $5,000.00
Standard Double in B Bedroom  $1,000.00 $914.25 $1,870.88 $5,656.00
Large Double in C Bedroom $1,000.00 $1,325.00 $1,987.50 $6,300.00
Single in A Bedroom  $1,000.00 $1,372.25 $2,058.38 $6,489.00

All contracts include 10 meals a week in the Tropicana Café. All meal plans can be upgraded from 10 meals to 14, 17 or unlimited meals per week.

 

10 Meals (included) 14 Meals 17 Meals Unlimited Meals
Base Price Above +$123 / Quarter +$274 / Quarter +$424 / Quarter

 

  

One-Time Fees

Application & Processing Fee:

$125.00 (WAIVED)

Security Deposit:

N/A

Tropicana Student Organization:

$34.06***

Total One-Time Fees:
$34.06

 

***Tropicana Student Organization and Activity fee is not refundable. Please make separate payment payable to Tropicana Student Organization.

Information about TSO and Security Deposit.

Questions? Call (805) 968-0351.

Winter Quarter 2019 Only

LIMITED AVAILABILITY - HIGH RISK OF SELLING OUT!

Winter Quarter 2018 Only: January 6, 2019 - March 22, 2019

Rates are Per Person

  Payment Number
  #1 #2 #3  
Room Type Dec. 1, 2018 Jan. 1, 2019 Feb. 1, 2019 -
Mar. 1, 2019
Total Contract
Per Person
         
Quad in C Bedroom $1,000.00 $604.50 $1,406.25 $4,417.00
Triple in B Bedroom  $1,000.00 $604.50 $1,406.25 $4,417.00
Small Double in A Bedroom  $1,000.00 $750.00 $1,625.00 $5,000.00
Triple in C Bedroom  $1,000.00 $750.00 $1,625.00 $5,000.00
Standard Double in B Bedroom  $1,000.00 $914.25 $1,870.88 $5,656.00
Large Double in C Bedroom $1,000.00 $1,325.00 $1,987.50 $6,300.00
Single in A Bedroom  $1,000.00 $1,372.25 $2,058.38 $6,489.00

All contracts include 10 meals a week in the Tropicana Café. All meal plans can be upgraded from 10 meals to 14, 17 or unlimited meals per week.

 

10 Meals (included) 14 Meals 17 Meals Unlimited Meals
Base Price Above +$123 / Quarter +$274 / Quarter +$424 / Quarter

 

  

One-Time Fees

Application & Processing Fee:

$125.00 (WAIVED)

Security Deposit:

N/A

Tropicana Student Organization:

$34.06***

Total One-Time Fees:
$34.06

 

***Tropicana Student Organization and Activity fee is not refundable. Please make separate payment payable to Tropicana Student Organization.

Information about TSO and Security Deposit.

Questions? Call (805) 968-0351.

Spring Quarter 2019 Only

LIMITED AVAILABILITY - HIGH RISK OF SELLING OUT!

Spring Quarter 2018 Only: March 31, 2019 - June 15, 2019

Rates are Per Person

  Payment Number
  #1 #2 #3  
Room Type Mar. 1, 2019 April 1, 2019 May 1, 2019
Total Contract
Per Person
         
Quad in C Bedroom $1,000.00 $2,010.75 $1,406.25 $4,417.00
Triple in B Bedroom  $1,000.00 $2,010.75 $1,406.25 $4,417.00
Small Double in A Bedroom  $1,000.00 $2,375.00 $1,625.00 $5,000.00
Triple in C Bedroom  $1,000.00 $2,375.00 $1,625.00 $5,000.00
Standard Double in B Bedroom  $1,000.00 $2,785.00 $1,870.88 $5,656.00
Large Double in C Bedroom $1,000.00 $3,312.50 $1,987.50 $6,300.00
Single in A Bedroom  $1,000.00 $3,430.63 $2,058.38 $6,489.00

All contracts include 10 meals a week in the Tropicana Café. All meal plans can be upgraded from 10 meals to 14, 17 or unlimited meals per week.

  

10 Meals (included) 14 Meals 17 Meals Unlimited Meals
Base Price Above +$123 / Quarter +$274 / Quarter +$424 / Quarter

 

  

One-Time Fees

Application & Processing Fee:

$125.00 (WAIVED)

Security Deposit:

N/A

Tropicana Student Organization:

$34.06***

Total One-Time Fees:
$34.06

 

***Tropicana Student Organization and Activity fee is not refundable. Please make separate payment payable to Tropicana Student Organization.

Information about TSO and Security Deposit.

Questions? Call (805) 968-0351.

Fall 2018 & Winter 2019 Quarters

LIMITED AVAILABILITY - HIGH RISK OF SELLING OUT!

Fall 2018 and Winter 2019 Quarters: September 23, 2018 - March 22, 2019

Rates are Per Person

 

  Payment Number
  #1 #2 #3-#5  
Room Type Aug. 1, 2018 Sept. 1, 2018 Oct. 1, 2018
- Feb. 1, 2019
Total Contract
Per Person
         
Quad in C Bedroom $1,000.00 $802.75 $1,406.25 $8,834.00
Triple in B Bedroom  $1,000.00 $802.75 $1,406.25 $8,834.00
Small Double in A Bedroom  $1,000.00 $875.00 $1,625.00 $10,000.00
Triple in C Bedroom  $1,000.00 $875.00 $1,625.00 $10,000.00
Standard Double in B Bedroom  $1,000.00 $957.63 $1,870.88 $11,312.00
Large Double in C Bedroom $1,000.00 $1,662.50 $1,987.50 $12,600.00
Single in A Bedroom  $1,000.00 $1,686.13 $2,058.38 $12,978.00


All contracts include 10 meals a week in the Tropicana Café. All meal plans can be upgraded from 10 meals to 14, 17 or unlimited meals per week.

  

10 Meals (included) 14 Meals 17 Meals Unlimited Meals
Base Price Above +$123 / Quarter +$274 / Quarter +$424 / Quarter

 

  

One-Time Fees

Application & Processing Fee:

$125.00 (WAIVED)

Security Deposit:

N/A

Tropicana Student Organization:

$34.06***

Total One-Time Fees:
$34.06

 

***Tropicana Student Organization and Activity fee is not refundable. Please make separate payment payable to Tropicana Student Organization.

Information about TSO and Security Deposit.

Questions? Call (805) 968-0351.

Winter & Spring Quarters 2019

LIMITED AVAILABILITY - HIGH RISK OF SELLING OUT!

Winter & Spring Quarters 2018: January 6, 2019 - June 15, 2019

Rates are Per Person

  Payment Number
  #1 #2 #3-#6  
Room Type Dec. 1, 2018 Jan. 1, 2019 Feb. 1, 2019
- May 1, 2019
Total Contract
Per Person
         
Quad in C Bedroom $1,000.00 $2,209.00 $1,406.25 $8,834.00
Triple in B Bedroom $1,000.00 $2,209.00 $1,406.25 $8,834.00
Small Double in A Bedroom  $1,000.00 $2,500.00 $1,625.00 $10,000.00
Triple in C Bedroom  $1,000.00 $2,500.00 $1,625.00 $10,000.00
Standard Double in B Bedroom  $1,000.00 $2,828.50 $1,870.88 $11,312.00
Large Double in C Bedroom $1,000.00 $3,650.00 $1,987.50 $12,600.00
Single in A Bedroom  $1,000.00 $3,744.50 $2,058.38 $12,978.00

All contracts include 10 meals a week in the Tropicana Café. All meal plans can be upgraded from 10 meals to 14, 17 or unlimited meals per week.

  

10 Meals (included) 14 Meals 17 Meals Unlimited Meals
Base Price Above +$123 / Quarter +$274 / Quarter +$424 / Quarter

 

  

One-Time Fees

Application & Processing Fee:

$125.00 (WAIVED)

Security Deposit:

N/A

Tropicana Student Organization:

$34.06***

Total One-Time Fees:
$34.06

 

***Tropicana Student Organization and Activity fee is not refundable. Please make separate payment payable to Tropicana Student Organization.

Information about TSO and Security Deposit.

Questions? Call (805) 968-0351.

Parking 2018-2019

Parking Prices

Parking is not included in your contract, as many students choose to use alternative forms of transportation. The parking prices listed below are one time costs for the year, and are assigned spaces. All spots are assigned based on a first come, first served basis. 

Location Yearly Price
Tropicana Gardens Assigned Covered $2000
Tropicana Gardens Assigned $1500
Tropicana Del Norte Assigned Underground Space $1250
Tropicana Del Norte Assigned Space $850

These prices are subject to change. 

 

Parking Application 

*Please note - EAP Students do not have to pay the Application Fee or Security Deposit, and the TSO fee is adjusted to match UCSB's organization fee of $34.06.

Take a Tour of our Suites

To sign up, just head to http://register.mytropaccount.com and create your MyTropAccount. You'll be able to apply for a special Education Abroad Program (EAP) contract. Reserve your space now!

 

Questions? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (805) 968-4319 

 

 

 

Come for a Tour

Come by anytime between 10:00am and 5:30pm to tour the property and see if Tropicana Gardens is the right place for you!

PARKING: Visitor parking can be found in the back of Tropicana Gardens in spaces 56 and 57. Please park in the spaces marked Visitor and note the number of your parking space. We'll be happy to issue a parking pass while you visit our communities!