Decatur, Georgia, United States


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About This Center


ELS Atlanta is located in the modern Wells Fargo Bank building in Decatur, Georgia, a chic and very walkable area with an accessible MARTA train station and many diverse restaurants. The centre is also close to downtown and midtown Atlanta, abundant in universities, museums, shopping, professional sports and events, and tourist attractions.

250 E Ponce de Leon Avenue, Decatur, Georgia, United States

Great Things to See and Do

Atlanta Sports: Cheer for Atlanta’s professional baseball, women’s basketball, men’s basketball and football teams.

The Georgia Aquarium: The world’s largest aquarium is home to 80,000 animals and 500 species.

CNN Center: Learn how a broadcast is produced by sitting behind an anchor desk, practising reading a teleprompter and even visiting a special-effects studio.


(404) 836-8670

  • Housing Options
    • Homestay
    • Student Residence (Off Campus)
  • Center Facilities
    • Beautifully renovated, modern space on 4th floor of Wells Fargo Bank building
    • 14 classrooms, 40 computer lab, spacious student lounge
    • Close to Downtown/Midtown Atlanta and Buckhead
    • Easy access to shopping, dining, events, shows and sports
    • Within minutes of grocery store, pharmacy, public library, post office, MARTA, fitness center
    • Ample opportunity for American Conversation partnerships and community involvement
    • Convenient and luxurious housing options
  • City Environment
  • Downtown

Housing Options


ELS/Atlanta has great homestay families in the area!
The average commute time is currently 35 minutes by car, and in some cases, host families are willing to provide transportation, although not required. The homestays are conveniently located close to MARTA stations (bus and train), so students have the freedom to travel at their own pace.
Home types vary, but in general, ELS host families live in safe and affluent neighborhoods near the Center. ELS students will be assigned single rooms, some with shared bathrooms. All homes have heating and air conditioning, along with wireless internet. ELS students will have access to kitchen and laundry areas in the home.

  • Cost per Session
  • $1150
  • Occupancy
  • Single
  • Meal Credits
  • 14 meals per week

Student Residence (Off Campus)

The Place on Ponce is a brand new luxury apartment complex, within short walking distance to ELS/Atlanta's NEW Center location, as well as to the MARTA Decatur Transit Station, the public library, the post office, restaurants, coffee shops, a grocery store and a pharmacy!
ELS students will appreciate fully furnished units that can accommodate up to four students, with two students per double deluxe bedroom and bathroom. There is also a spacious common living space in each unit, where students can join together and socialize over meals! The residence building is shared with native speakers and residents, with plenty of opportunity to practice English skills! No meal plan is included, but each unit is equipped with a modern and full kitchen, which includes storage space, a full size refrigerator, dishwasher, stove, oven and microwave.

  • Cost per Session
  • $990
  • Occupancy
  • Double Deluxe
  • Meal Credits
  • No meals included (full kitchens in apartments)

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