ELS Portland is located on the Concordia University campus, less than 30 minutes from downtown Portland. Portland, recently called the second “Safest City in the U.S.A.” by Forbes, is home to galleries, boutiques, shopping, and chic restaurants. An award-winning airport, efficient light rail system and pedestrian-friendly central city make it easy to get around and sight-see.
ELS/Portland, located on the lovely Concordia University campus, is less than 30 minutes from downtown Portland. The campus is small, however there are numerous facilities for students to use. In the summer months yard games are available for students (volleyball, corn hole, horse shoes, etc.) along with concerts and movies held on "the greens" which is the park like area in the middle of campus.
\ ELS students can use the health center free of charge.
Home types vary, but in general, ELS host families live in safe neighborhoods in the Portland area. All homes are within 45 minutes by bus to the ELS center. ELS students will be assigned single rooms, some with shared bathrooms. All homes have wireless internet and provide students with 14 meals a week. ELS students will have access to laundry areas in the home.
Cost per Session
14 meals per week
Student Residence (On Campus)
The apartment-style dorm is across the street from the Center. Each apartment has four single bedrooms, a shared kitchen, a bathroom and living space. Rooms include a bed, closet, desk, chair, high-speed Internet and cable TV connection. Linens and cleaning supplies are provided. Kitchens include refrigerator, stove/oven and cooking utensils. Self-service laundry machines are available for a small fee.
There is an on-campus resident assistant. Campus Security is present on campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Cost per Session
Single - Apartment style dorms with private bedrooms.
Students receive a meal card with $205 per session to use on campus at the cafeteria, cafe or coffee shop.