The ELS English Language Center in Tampa is located at The University of Tampa, which promotes a richly diverse learning community that has students from all 50 states and more than 140 countries. Students taking English classes in Tampa are within walking distance of hotels, restaurants, and the popular Riverwalk, which is the city’s restored downtown waterfront area.
Tampa enjoys warm and beautiful weather year-round while offering Gulf Coast beaches, shopping, dining, nightlife, and theme parks within easy reach. In Tampa, there’s no shortage of exciting cultural activities for students, from outdoor sports and relaxation to arts and entertainment to sunshine and sandy beaches.
Minimum Age: 16
Boasting a very social campus, the private University of Tampa has more than 150 student clubs and organizations. The university also offers a diverse range of academic options with 200 areas of undergraduate study. ELS students have access to a computer center for extra study time and a state-of-the-art fitness center complete with weight training and cardio equipment.
Upon successful completion of ELS Level 112, you will fulfill the English language entry requirement for conditional admission to the University of Tampa, as well as additional nearby partner colleges and universities.
This location is an IELTS testing center and offers computer-based testing. The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is recognized by more than 10,000 institutions in over 140 countries. Thousands of universities accept the IELTS as proof of English proficiency as an admissions requirement.
Host families live within a 30-mile radius of the University of Tampa campus and ELS Tampa. Transportation is available through some host families, and otherwise through public transit, depending on the distance from the center.
Cost per Week: $365 (for arrivals in 2023) | $385 (for arrivals in 2024)
Meal Credits: 14 meals per week
Minimum Age: 18
Tampa Student Residence
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Cost per Week: $375
Meal Credits: Free breakfast*
Minimum Age: 18
*Please note that this meal plan is available until the end of 2023, only and will not be available in 2024.
Florida Aquarium: The aquarium is home to more than 20,000 animals and plants.
Busch Gardens®: Spend the day at this thrill ride park, zoo, and botanical garden.
Beaches: Tampa Bay is home to some of the best beaches in the Sunshine State.