Johnson City, Tennessee, United States

Johnson City | East Tennessee State University

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About This Center


ELS Johnson City is located on the campus of East Tennessee State University in the safe, welcoming, and friendly city of Johnson City, Tennessee. Enjoy the city’s history, art galleries, annual festivals, shopping, dining, and world-famous music culture. The nearby Appalachian Mountains allow for outdoor adventures like skiing, rafting, fishing, and hiking. 

198 South Dossett Drive, Hutcheson #208, Johnson City, Tennessee, United States

Great Things to See and Do

  • Smoky Mountain National Park: This National Park is known for its beauty, history, fishing, hiking, and camping.
  • Bristol Motor Speedway: This popular NASCAR track is home to the Sprint Cup Series race and the Food City 500.
  • Buffalo Mountain Park: This nature preserve is popular with outdoor adventurers, hikers, and picnickers.
  • Johnson City | East Tennessee State University

    • Partner University
      • East Tennessee State University
    • Housing Options
      • Student Residence (On Campus)
      • Homestay
    • Center Facilities
      • Students at ELS/Johnson City enjoy the beautiful views on campus of the changing seasons and of the Appalachian Mountains in the distance. When they want to take a break from their studies, they can watch the ETSU Bluegrass Band perform, view the stars and planets from the planetarium and observatory, or just relax with a cup of coffee in "The Cave" (a part of the student center built into a rocky hill)
      • Spacious classrooms with large windows The Center is centrally located on the campus of
    • City Environment
    • Suburban

    Housing Options

    Student Residence (On Campus)

    • Two-bedroom apartments offer the following:
    • Private bedroom and bathroom for each student. The apartments are fully furnished with a full-sized bed; linens; desk; chair; closet with full-length mirror; cable TV hookup; data jacks; Wi-Fi; and alarm system. All bedrooms are carpeted.
    • Includes water, electricity, cable TV, Wi-Fi, and data jacks.
    • Furnishings: shared fully-furnished living room; fully-equipped kitchen (dishes, utensils, cutlery, coffee maker, pots/pans, and more) with microwave, dishwasher, and garbage disposal; washer and dryer; flat screen television; patio; central heat and air conditioning.
    • Safety: sprinkler and alarm systems; shuttle service; campus police patrol; and on-site manager and resident advisors.
    • Recreation: Swimming pool; volleyball and basketball courts; disc golf range; hiking trail; clubhouse with meeting room; and easy access to campus facilities.
    • Services: clubhouse (3 minute walk); access to copier and fax; resident advisors; maintenance and landscape personnel.
    • Free shuttle provided to various locations on campus; 20-minute walk to ELS; 10 minute walk to library and student center.
    • Free on-campus parking.
    • Houses hundreds of university students, and presents a great opportunity to meet other Americans and international students.
    • Shared by same gender.

    • Cost per Session
    • $750
    • Occupancy
    • Single Deluxe
    • Meal Credits
    • No meals included. Buccaneer Ridge Apartments are a self-catering accommodation, and ELS provides a fully-equipped kitchen. During the semester, on-campus dining is available and includes twelve different options as well as two small convenience stores. Meal cards can be purchased, and Kroger supermarket is within a 15-minute walk of campus. There is also a range of restaurants, from fast food to upscale dining, within walking distance of the campus.


    Students can live with a local family for a true American experience! Host families will provide each student with a private bedroom along with breakfast and dinner each day. If the homestay is not within walking distance to ELS or a bus stop, the family will provide transportation to ELS for the student. Host families love to learn about other cultures and spend time talking with the students that they host.

    • Cost per Session
    • $850
    • Occupancy
    • Single
    • Meal Credits
    • 14 meals per week. Students have access to kitchen if they would like to make meals in addition to the meals provided by the family.

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