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January Youth Homestay - USA

About the program

The January Youth Homestay program offers young students a unique, short-term experience in the United States while on break from their regular academic studies. The January Youth Homestay program is a short-term opportunity for young students to improve their English and experience American hospitality. Students live in English-speaking host family homes and study on the campus of Eckerd College in sunny St. Petersburg, Florida. Many homestay students report that living with an English-speaking family helps them improve their English even more effectively. ELS’s homestay families are carefully-screened, hospitable, and committed to sharing their cultures with students.

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Included features

  • Meals: Host families provide breakfast and dinner each day and lunch on the weekends; on class days, students eat lunch on campus
  • Round-trip airport transportation from Tampa International Airport (TPA)
  • T-shirt
  • Beach towel
  • USB wristband
  • Tote bag
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Emergency medical insurance


The curriculum is General English and conversation practice. Advanced level students may also choose to take a TOEFL® or SAT Prep elective course.

January Youth Homestay

  • Age requirements
    • 10-16
  • Program Duration
    • 3 weeks
  • Levels Covered
    • Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced
  • Maximum students per class
    • 15
  • Lessons per week (50 minutes each)
    • 16 lessons per week; 3 to 4 lessons per class day
  • Accommodations
    • Homestay with an American family; maximum 2 students per family


Sample Class Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
07:30 -08:00 Students arrive to campus
08:00 -10:00 Structure & Speaking Practice (grammar, writing, reading, discussion, vocabulary
10:00 -11:00 Conversation Class
11:00 -12:00 Electives (TOFEL OR SAT prep, Idioms or Pronunciation)
12:00 -13:00 LUNCH
13:00 -17:00 On- and off-campus activities... FUN!
17:00 -18:00 Host families pick up students from campus and return home for the evening.
18:00 -19:00 Free time with your host family

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