Age Requirements


Program Duration

3 weeks

Average Class Size

15 students per class

Lessons Per Week

16 lessons per week, 50 minutes each, 3-4 per day

Homestay English Lessons – live with an American family

Learn English in a welcoming environment with Homestay English Lessons

At ELS, our goal is to offer international students the best opportunities to learn, gain academic skills and grow their confidence. Learning English through our Homestay Program will allow you to completely immerse yourself in the language and culture. Because you’ll be staying in the home of a native English speaker, you’ll gain real-life practice in speaking the language every day, even when you’re not taking classes.

Staying with a homestay family also gives you the chance to experience life in the US. This means there’s plenty of time to have fun and enjoy yourself with the many activities your family has planned for you—including a visit to Disney’s Magic Kingdom, a trip to the beach or a hockey game if you’re up for it.

Our January Youth Homestay program is a short-term opportunity for you to improve your English and experience American hospitality. You’ll be living with an English-speaking host family and studying on the campus of Eckerd College in sunny St. Petersburg, Florida.

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Here's what is included in the homestay English lessons program:
  • Meals – host families will provide breakfast and dinner each day and lunch on the weekends. On class days, you can 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


American Homestay Program Details

The Homestay program gives your student a true American experience with an American family.

  • ELS’s homestay families are carefully-screened, hospitable, and committed to sharing their cultures with students.
  • Homestay with an American family; maximum 2 students per family

2021 ELS January Youth Homestay Fillable Application (PDF)

2021 ELS Youth Homestay Activity Calendar (PDF)

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