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Myrtle Beach, SC

386 University Blvd., Kearns Hall 207
Conway, SC 29526
Tel.: 843-349-6970
ELS Center Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (closed on weekends and holidays)
On the campus of: Coastal Carolina University
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Why not study English on a beautiful university campus and enjoy the sandy, white beaches of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina? Located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, ELS/Myrtle Beach is an ideal place for students to learn and enjoy their stay in the United States. Our relaxed beach culture combined with southern hospitality help make this ELS Center a desired location to study and to live. The Center opened in April 2015 on the campus of Coastal Carolina University (CCU), and has all new facilities. The staff and teachers are kind, knowledgeable and welcoming, and the Center is clean and modern. Enjoy CCU's new computer center, library, swimming pools, work-out center, free on-campus shuttles and Wi-Fi all over the campus. Students will be at ease and safe among the 10,000 plus students from over 60 countries. Students are also invited to participate in over 180 campus clubs and meet American students as they learn English.


  • Located on the campus of Coastal Carolina University near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  • Coastal Carolina University accepts ELS Level 112 as proof of English proficiency
  • Low housing prices and affordable cost of living
  • Intercultural Conversations program allows ELS students to meet and speak with American students
  • Join ELS on Social Media! #ELSCenters #ELSMyrtleBeach

Distance to Key Locations from ELS Center

Location Minutes Transportation Method
Airport 45/30
Bank 5
Downtown Area 45
Post Office 10
Restaurant(s) 5
Shopping Mall/Outlet 45/30
Supermarket 45/30
Public Transportation 5

LEGEND

Walking

Bike

Car

Bus

Train


Electricity

110V 60KHz.
Electric Plug Details

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Programs available at this location

2016 Cost Per Session
$1790 USD
2016 Cost Per Session
$1410 USD
American Explorer Program

Enjoy the Adventure

2016 Cost Per Session
$1350 USD

Homestays in the area(Homestay)

The local homestays in Myrtle Beach are 30-45 minutes or under from the Center. Many of the host homes are university staff or faculty. Our kind and compassionate host families care about the students and strive to make them feel welcome and a part of the American family, and provide many cultural and learning experiences. The homes are comfortable and welcoming to students. The Homestay Coordinator knows the area well and is always seeking great homes for the students. Most students have access to the beach, and host families are happy to take them to local shopping and restaurants. The majority of the host families that bring students to the Center and pick them up after class. The bus system in the area is safe and run routes every two hours.

Price per Session $840
Occupancy Single
Minimum Age 17
Airport Pickup $100
Meals / week or Meal Credit
14 meals per week

University Place Apartments - Low Country Area(Student Residence (On Campus))

University Place Apartments, a beautifully remodeled housing complex for Coastal Carolina, is five short minutes from the Center by the free shuttle and is located on the campus. The low-cost apartments come complete with bedding, towels, kitchen and washing necessities, and a common area that is shared by four ELS students. The beautiful onsite pool, patio, volleyball courts, dining hall and single bedrooms with private bathrooms are highly desired by ELS students. Each apartment houses four students and is located in a building where students easily can make friends and adjust quickly to the area. It is only a short walk to local restaurants and grocery stores. Safety is a high priority in the student residence, and the gated entrances, emergency call boxes and a staffed front desk 24/7 add to making the student residence a very enjoyable place to live.

Price per Session $750
Occupancy Single Deluxe
Minimum Age 18
Airport Pickup $100
Meals / week or Meal Credit
$140 for 1 session which includes $160 of meals. Students have a full kitchen in their apartments where they can cook as well. There are many restaurants on the campus as well as in the area.

The administration building Crossing the bridge into learning at Coastal!
  • Baseball field
  • Computer center
  • Gymnasium
  • Soccer field
  • Tennis court(s)
  • Health center
  • Basketball court(s)
  • Library
  • Center is handicapped accessible
  • Classrooms are handicapped accessible
  • Cafeteria

What is Conditional Admission?

Institutions in the ELS University Conditional Admission Network offer conditional admission to students who are academically admissible based on the student’s academic record and other university and/or departmental and program requirements, but who have not yet demonstrated English proficiency. Your admission is “conditional” based upon satisfying English proficiency through completion of a specified level of the ELS English for Academic Purposes program and any other specific requirements prior to full admission. Once these requirements are fulfilled, you are able to fully matriculate. These requirements will be outlined on your Conditional Letter of Admission, and your selected ELS center will assist you in completing all of the necessary requirements for matriculation.

Additional matriculation requirements may include other required scores, for example, GMAT® or GRE® for graduate programs.

Our ELS University Partners will offer a Conditional Letter of Admission (CLA) detailing the additional requirements needed for matriculation. You and your family can be assured that you have a university placement and ELS registration prior to departing for the USA.

What is the Conditional Admission Process?

  1. Find a university via our University Finder
  2. Apply for university admission and enroll for English studies at ELS Language Centers with help from a local ELS authorized Counseling Agent.
  3. If you are an acceptable candidate for university admission, you receive a letter of "Conditional university admission subject to English proficiency and submission of any other required documentation for matriculation."
  4. Study at any of the 60 ELS Centers in the USA to fulfill the university entrance requirement for English proficiency.
  5. Begin your university program!

Meet the Staff

Susan Harrell

Susan Harrell

Center Director

The new center director for ELS Myrtle Beach is Susan Harrell. She is originally from Atlanta, GA and moved to South Carolina from Torre Pellice, Italy. Susan has an MA in Education/TESOL and in English. Previously, she managed the ESL program for Southern Crescent Technical College in Griffin, Georgia. She has also traveled extensively and has taught ESL to adults in Georgia, South Carolina, Brazil and Italy. Susan is well-connected in the local area and is passionate about the developing the international community in Myrtle Beach.

Kyle O'Shea

Kyle O'Shea

Academic Director

Kyle is originally from New York, where he earned his BA in Adolescent English Education. Before moving to Myrtle Beach, he worked at Socastee High School teaching ESL. He has a MS in Second Language Education and a certification in TESOL. Kyle loves his home in Myrtle Beach and the great students at ELS/Myrtle Beach. In his free-time, he likes going to the beach, playing pool, and being with friends. Kyle is also a Certified Life Guard and an EAGLE Scout. He is here to serve!

Kathe Drost

Kathe Drost

Registrar

Kathe has 25 years of working with international students; 18 years of Educational Testing Services working primarily with international students needing to take the TOEFL exam and having reports sent to their designated institutions. For the last 7 ½ years, Kathe has worked at ELS Educational Services as the Manager of Testing Projects, assisting ELS Centers with the administration and registration for the TOEFL and IELTS and working with the NA IELTS Headquarters. She also works with the Academic Vice President and Team on curriculum, text books, and corresponding with universities that ELS students have enrolled in to track their success once they graduate ELS. Kathe moved to Myrtle Beach in April 2015 and is the Office Manager/ Registrar as well as continuing with her other duties and responsibilities.

ELS/Myrtle Beach Celebrates One year!!

April 28, 2016


ElS/Myrtle Beach Celebrated it's one year anniversary on April 27, 2016 with representatives from Coastal Carolina University, a beautiful cake and a party!

Kanae Osada finishes the Myrtle Beach Marathon

March 7, 2016


One of our students, Kanae, completed the Myrtle Beach Marathon. We went to cheer her on. Keep running for your goals!!

A photo review of 2015 students!

February 24, 2016


Some of our favorite student photos from 2015

Valentine's Day Party Games

February 12, 2016


We enjoyed pizza, junk food and party games together!

ELS STUDENTS VISIT MEDIEVAL TIMES

February 8, 2016


Students during Session 1 2016 visited Medieval Times and had a dinner as they cheered on their team!

Session 12 and Decorating for the Season

December 21, 2015


Our students got to create their own Christmas Tree ornaments and decorate the Center. ELS students are crafty!

An American Thanksgiving!

November 16, 2015


Our students, host families and the University International students all celebrated Thanksgiving together with local Americans.

First days of Session 12

November 12, 2015


We welcomed our Mexican students with Proyecta and other students in Session 12

CHAUNCEY'S CHOICE 5K

November 3, 2015


Each year our host institution has a 5K run. This year one of our students from Brazil, Valmir Zaccarias de Souza, entered and won 1st place in his age division. We are proud of Valmir!!

FALL AT THE BEACH

October 30, 2015


We did some fun this Fall. We went to the skywheel, the boardwalk, corn maze, carved pumpkins and celebrated birthdays!

Playing Putt Putt

August 28, 2015


The students went to play putt putt golf

Session 8 Outing

August 28, 2015


ELS Students at a "putt- putt" golf course

Downloads

2016 ELS/Myrtle Beach Application

2016 ELS/Myrtle Beach Application

2016 ELS/Myrtle Beach Center Application

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CCU CAMPUS MAP

CCU CAMPUS MAP

Here is a map of our campus

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Coastal Carolina University Profile

Coastal Carolina University Profile

This is a quick profile of Coastal Carolina University

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Distance to key locations

Distance to key locations

Distance to key locations from ELS/ Myrtle Beach

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Housing Options in Myrtle Beach

Housing Options in Myrtle Beach

ELS Sponsored Housing in Myrtle Beach

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New Student Handbook

New Student Handbook

New student Handbook 2016

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Session 7 2016 Calendar

Session 7 2016 Calendar

Our planned excursions and activities for Session 7

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Session 8 Activity Calendar

Session 8 Activity Calendar

Session 8 Activity Calendar

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SESSION 9 ACTIVITY CALENDAR

SESSION 9 ACTIVITY CALENDAR

SESSION 9 ACTIVITY CALENDAR

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Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

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Top 10 Reasons to Study at ELS/Myrtle Beach

Top 10 Reasons to Study at ELS/Myrtle Beach

Provides a list of the top 10 reasons for studying at our ELS Myrtle Beach center.

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