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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- 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)
- 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.