Ruston, Louisiana, United States

Ruston

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About This Center

Suburban

ELS Ruston is located on the campus of Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, a small city in the northern hills of Louisiana. The people of Ruston are friendly and welcoming, and the campus community is diverse. Activities in Ruston include paintball, hiking, biking, fishing, festivals, and exciting weekend visits to New Orleans and Dallas.


Special Feature: University Certificate Program

While enrolled in the ELS English for Academic Purposes program (Level 107 and up), you can take selected courses at Louisiana Tech University through the University Certificate Program. This unique and valuable opportunity is available as part of an academic year abroad.

305 Wisteria St., Ruston, Louisiana, United States

Great Things to See and Do

  • Festivals: The Louisiana Peach Festival, just one of the many annual Ruston events, features artisans and vendors, a parade, a car show, a rodeo, a 5K run and a cooking contest.
  • Lincoln Parish Park: Ranked one of the best mountain bike trails in America, Lincoln Parish Park’s trail is exciting and challenging.
  • Weekend Getaways: Spend the weekend in New Orleans, with its world-famous Cajun cuisine, jazz performances and historic French Quarter.

Ruston

  • Partner University
    • Louisiana Tech University
  • Housing Options
    • Student Residence (On Campus)
    • Homestay
    • Student Residence (Off Campus)
  • City Environment
  • Suburban

Housing Options

Student Residence (On Campus)

The on-campus dorms are very economical and convenient. For students looking to save some money and have the opportunity to meet other American students this is a great option. Student also do not have to worry about furniture or dealing with a lease.
Various dormitories at LTU are used for ELS students. Males are in separate dorms from females. Both male and female dorms are typical double occupancy dorms located on campus. Shared hallway bathrooms. Rooms include sink, bed, desk, closet, and chest of drawers. Linens are also included. Exact dormitory placement is announced upon check-in.
Self-service laundry machines are available within walking-distance of rooms. Students can pay laundry machine fees using the "express" money allotment on their LTU student card.

  • Cost per Session
  • $655
  • Occupancy
  • Double
  • Meal Credits
  • Price includes $160 cafeteria credit per session to use in various on campus food establishments. Credit can be used for food purchases only.

Homestay

Capacity for homestays is limited. In the last year, host families have taken students on weekend trips to New Orleans and Mississippi. ELS/Ruston host families like to take their students to local sporting events, community picnics and celebrations. Some homestays are walking or biking-distance to campus. In other cases, homestay families will drive students to and from school.

  • Cost per Session
  • $800
  • Occupancy
  • Single
  • Meal Credits
  • 14 meals per week

Student Residence (Off Campus)

  • All housing is single occupancy, in a 4-bedroom unit:
  • Full-size beds, with linens
  • Private bedroom
  • Washer and Dryer in unit
  • Shared kitchen, dining, and living room for four people - includes all kitchen utensils
  • Free basic cable
  • Free Internet
    Campus Evolution Villages, available to male ELS students, provides fully furnished apartments with 4-private bedrooms and 2-bathrooms for each unit. This off-campus option comes with free high speed internet to keep you connected to your friends and family, free cable TV, fully equipped kitchen, and a washer and dryer help make life easy.
    Campus Evolution Villages provides all students with a 24 hour gym and swimming pool right next to a community BBQ pit, patio and clubhouse. ELS students staying here will get to enjoy these amazing amenities and community organized event activities.
    When it comes time to study for your classes, Campus Evolution Villages also offers a computer lounge, study room, and media center.
    Campus Evolution Villages truly offers ELS Ruston students a great community and the full American university experience.
    Clubhouse includes:
  • Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Patio and BBQ pits
  • 24-hour Fitness Center
  • Computer Lab
  • Tanning Beds
  • Game Room with Pool Table and Big Screen TV

  • Cost per Session
  • $655
  • Occupancy
  • Single Deluxe
  • Meal Credits
  • No meals included. Shared kitchen in the apartment and several restaurants within walking distance.

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