The campus and the ELS center for learning English in Melbourne are just minutes from white sand beaches and about an hour’s drive from Florida’s famous attractions, such as Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and SeaWorld. Students can soak up the sun and experience fun at these world-class amusement parks when not in class.
Minimum Age: 16
Florida Institute of Technology is one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation, and it’s where the ELS Language Center in Melbourne is located. The dynamic, Tier 1 ranked university and research institute is on Central Florida’s innovative Space Coast.
Upon successful completion of ELS Level 112, you will fulfill the English language entry requirement for conditional admission to Florida Institute of Technology, as well as additional nearby partner colleges and universities.
Students in homestay are assigned private rooms in the homes of local families, but they may share a bathroom. Most host families live within a 15-mile radius of the Florida Tech campus and ELS Melbourne, with a commute time between 20 and 30 minutes. Hosts either drive their students or help them take public transportation with the purchase of a reasonable monthly bus pass.
Cost per Week: $350 (for arrivals in 2023) | $360 (for arrivals in 2024)
Meal Credits: 14 meals per week
Minimum Age: 16
Florida Institute of Technology Campus Residences offer shared dorm rooms with shared hallway bathrooms. Rooms include two desks, two chairs, two lamps, two beds, mini-fridge, and small microwave. Linens are also included. Self-service laundry machines are available in a nearby dorm for a small fee. Security office is nearby. One resident assistant for each floor or wing—one resident assistant for about every 10 students.
Cost per Week: $425
Meal Credits: 19 meals per week (full board on weekdays and half board on weekends)
Minimum Age: 18*
*The age range for the Melbourne dorm is 18-30 years old.
Day Trips and Weekend Getaways: Students are just a short drive away from the entertainment and excitement of Florida’s world-famous theme parks and water parks, including Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and SeaWorld.
Historic Downtown Melbourne: Historic downtown Melbourne offers a wide variety of dining options and quaint boutiques.
Kennedy Space Center: Tour NASA launch areas, learn about the history of space exploration, and see giant rockets and spaceflight simulators.