WHO WE ARE
The Coral Group is part of family business that has been working with study abroad students since 1976. Mia Willson, Placement Agent for Coral Group, has worked with international students since 1998 as the housing coordinator for language schools in town, hosted students in her own home, traveled extensively as a study abroad student herself, and caters to the specific housing needs of international students seeking quality, comfortable and safe housing in Santa Barbara.
We work with some pretty awesome property owners/managers that reserve their housing for international students seeking safe, clean, comfortable housing in Santa Barbara. We also work with some pretty amazing host families that truly care about the welfare of their students. Our philosophy is to provide quality service, provide quality housing options and encourage a great cultural experience for all involved.
GIVING TO OUR COMMUNITY
We proudly support and donate a percentage of our profits to SlingShot Art Studio & Gallery, a beautiful art studio for our valued community members with developmental disabilities.
Mia Benavides-Willson with Mylie, Santa Barbara, CA
Director/Owner The Coral Group 2008
Dr. Alonso Benavides with Mia, San Jose, Costa Rica 1976
Costa Rica Program Director ACM 1976-1987
Brown University, Director, Cordoba Spain 1987
Owner/Director Siglo XX1 Spanish Institute 1998 - present