Houston, Texas, United States

Houston – Clear Lake | University of Houston – Clear Lake

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About This Center


ELS Houston – Clear Lake is located next to the University of Houston–Clear Lake in the Clear Lake area of Houston, Texas. All of the excitement of downtown Houston is just a bus ride away, and Galveston and the gulf coast beaches are just thirty minutes away, offering even more exciting attractions and activities.

16441 Space Center Blvd. , Houston, Texas, United States

Great Things to See and Do

  • NASA: Johnson Space Center: Learn the history of NASA’s manned space flight program.
  • The Kemah Boardwalk: The Kemah Boardwalk is home to waterfront restaurants, amusements, retail stores, and annual festivals.
  • Moody Gardens: Visit the Aquarium, the Rainforest Pyramid, and the Discovery Pyramid.

Houston – Clear Lake | University of Houston – Clear Lake

  • Partner University
    • University of Houston – Clear Lake
  • Housing Options
    • Student Residence (Off Campus)
    • Homestay
  • Center Facilities
    • Located in a 10K sq ft building, only 1 mile from UHCL campus
    • Newly renovated space featuring brand new classrooms and administrative offices
    • Convenient smoking area onsite
    • Free parking directly in front of Center
    • Located in an area with many and varied restaurants
    • Free access to UHCL fitness facilities including basketball and tennis courts and use of soccer fields
    • Modern Student Center with many study areas
  • City Environment
  • Suburban

Housing Options

Student Residence (Off Campus)

Students at ELS Houston - Clear Lake will have the option of living adjacent to campus in apartments with full service kitchens complete with stove, dishwasher, refrigerator and built-in dining/study area. Other features include a swimming pool, sand volleyball court, laundry facility, barbecue pavilion and clubhouse with big screen television.

  • Cost per Session
  • $870
  • Occupancy
  • Single
  • Meal Credits
  • No meals included


Host family students are responsible for their personal transportation. Most students will travel by bus.

  • Cost per Session
  • $960
  • Occupancy
  • Single
  • Meal Credits
  • 14 meals per week

Student Residence (Off Campus)

Live next to American and international students studying at University of Houston - Clear Lake. The apartment complex regularly has mixers and planned events so neighbors can meet each other - a great way to practice English and make friends. Plus, enjoy splashing in the pool, playing volleyball, hanging out in the clubhouse or grilling at the community barbecue with friends and neighbors. Each ELS apartment has four private bedrooms with two shared baths. Each apartment is fully furnished with a full kitchen, free satellite HD TV and Wi-Fi.

***Meningitis Vaccination Notification*** 
Texas State Public Health Law requires ALL students, 21 years of age and younger, including transfer students, be immunized against bacterial meningitis. Student must receive the immunization at least fourteen days prior to taking up residence in on campus housing. Acceptable evidence of vaccination includes one of the following:

"A letter that indicates the month, day, and year of the immunization with the signature stamp of the physician or his/her designee;" or
"An official immunization record generated from a local health department translated in English."

Please submit evidence of your immunization to the Center for processing. This documentation must be received two weeks before your arrival. If this documentation is not received two weeks prior to student's arrival, it may be delay the entry in to campus housing.

  • Cost per Session
  • $870
  • Occupancy
  • Single
  • Meal Credits
  • No meals included.

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