The January Youth Homestay programme offers young students a unique, short-term experience in the United States while on break from their regular academic studies. The January Youth Homestay programme is a short-term opportunity for young students to improve their English and experience American hospitality. Students live in English-speaking host family homes and study on the campus of Eckerd College in sunny St. Petersburg, Florida. Many homestay students report that living with an English-speaking family helps them improve their English even more effectively. ELS’s homestay families are carefully-screened, hospitable and committed to sharing their cultures with students.