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MINOR: Applied Psychology
CLASS STANDING: Senior
Do your courses usually require textbooks? If so, where do you purchase them?
Almost every course I have taken at UCSB requires some type of reading material. Buying them new at the bookstore can get pretty expensive so I usually will try and find used copies on Amazon. Another great resource for books is the UCSB book exchange group on Facebook. It’s an informal way that students share and sell books they don't need anymore. Chances are you'll find someone who took the course you're needing a book for.
Do you work or have internships while at UCSB? Are they on-campus or off-campus?
I currently work at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) located on campus. Working on campus has made such a difference in my transfer experience. It is a great way to get involved and make a difference in your time here. I have been able to meet the most amazing people and learn about campus resources in the process.
Do you have a car? Do you think it’s necessary to bring a car?
I have a car but if you live on campus or in Isla Vista, it definitely isn't necessary. Because I live, work, and go to school in basically the same place, I rarely use my car. The only time I ever use it is if I want to explore Santa Barbara, but the bus or finding a friend with a car is a great alternative.
Which housing options would you recommend?
Picking your method of housing is such a personal choice. I’ve known transfer students who live in transfer student housing and love it, and I also know transfers who found roommates in Isla Vista and live in a house and love that. I have lived in an apartment in Isla Vista with roommates I found on Craigslist. I love the people I live with and I enjoy having the Isla Vista experience. A great option is to begin your time at UCSB in student housing and as you meet new people, make plans to live in Isla Vista for your last year.
What is your favorite spot to eat in the area?
Isla Vista is packed with amazing places to eat! It’s hard to pick a favorite but if I had to pick, I would say Freebirds is my favorite place to eat. It’s open late and it’s in the middle of Isla Vista. During your time at UCSB you should also try Bagel Cafe, IV Deli, and Hana Kitchen.