Decatur, Georgia, United States

Atlanta

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About This Center

ELS/Atlanta is located on the campus of Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU), 25 minutes from the city center. Atlanta is a diverse, progressive Southern city with a distinctive past. Atlanta is within weekend driving distance to fun places like Savannah, Chattanooga and Charleston. ELS students may also enjoy regularly planned activities including tours of CNN studios, the World of Coca-Cola, Six Flags Amusement Park® and various sporting events. SPSU is set on 78 hectares of naturally wooded landscape and currently enrolls students from some 35 states and 82 countries. Since its founding in 1948, the University has earned an exceptional academic reputation in numbers of bachelor’s and master’s programs.

250 E Ponce de Leon Avenue, Decatur, Georgia, United States

Great Things to See and Do

Atlanta

(404) 836-8670
atl@ELS.edu

  • Housing Options
    • Homestay
    • Student Residence (Off Campus)
  • Center Facilities
    • NEW location!
    • Beautifully renovated, modern space on 4th floor of Wells Fargo Bank building
    • 14 classrooms, 40 computer lab, spacious student lounge
    • Close to Downtown/Midtown Atlanta and Buckhead
    • Easy access to shopping, dining, events, shows and sports
    • Within minutes of grocery store, pharmacy, public library, post office, MARTA, fitness center
    • Ample opportunity for American Conversation partnerships and community involvement
    • Convenient and luxurious housing options

Housing Options

Homestay

ELS/Atlanta has acquired fantastic new homestay families near the NEW Center location!
The average commute time is currently 25 minutes by car, and in some cases, host families are willing to provide transportation, although not required. The Center's homestays are conveniently located close to MARTA stations (bus and train), so students have the freedom to travel at their own pace. Almost all new homestay families are less than 35 minutes by public transportation.
Home types vary, but in general, ELS host families live in safe and affluent neighborhoods near the Center. ELS students will be assigned single rooms, some with shared bathrooms. All homes have heating and air conditioning, along with wireless internet. ELS students will have access to kitchen and laundry areas in the home.

  • Cost per Session
  • $950
  • Occupancy
  • Single
  • Meal Credits
  • 14 meals per week

Student Residence (Off Campus)

  • The Place on Ponce is a brand new luxury apartment complex, within short walking distance to ELS/Atlanta's NEW Center location, as well as to the MARTA Decatur Transit Station, the public library, the post office, restaurants, coffee shops, a grocery store and a pharmacy!
    ELS students will appreciate fully furnished units that can accommodate up to four students, with two students per double deluxe bedroom and bathroom. There is also a spacious common living space in each unit, where students can join together and socialize over meals! The residence building is shared with native speakers and residents, with plenty of opportunity to practice English skills! No meal plan is included, but each unit is equipped with a modern and full kitchen, which includes storage space, a full size refrigerator, dishwasher, stove, oven and microwave.
    Amenities include:
  • In unit: central heat and air, washer/dryer, patio/balcony, floor lamps in bedrooms, cookware, utensils, dishes, utilities, wireless internet, bed linens
  • In complex: free access to outdoor swimming pool, gym, clubroom, cyber cafe, community gatherings, beverages/treats
    Parking on property: parking garage - $25 per month, per vehicle; see ELS Center staff regarding payment and receiving parking pass.
    Security on property: secure building in safe area; all tenants required to have key fob for access to building.

  • Cost per Session
  • $1000
  • Occupancy
  • Double Deluxe
  • Meal Credits
  • No meals included (full kitchens in apartments)