Diverse student population from 10+ different countries
Very close walking distance to: Hollywood Boulevard, numerous restaurants, coffee shops, banks, and shopping (bus and train)
The ELS Center is located in the historic RCA Building, where rock legends such as the Rolling Stones and Elvis Presley recorded music albums
A 345-seat, THX certified-theater featuring a Sony 4K projector where ELS students are invited to see numerous movie screenings each month at no cost
Students can expect to take public transportation via bus and/or train for their daily commute.
Please note that many ELS/Hollywood homestays are outside of the Hollywood area, and are near surrounding neighborhoods, such as the famous Beverly Hills.
On orientation day, all students are led to the local station to purchase weekly and monthly transportation passes.
14 meals per week. Breakfast is usually self-serve at a time convenient to the student. Dinner is typically a prepared meal shared with the hosts.
Student Residence (Off Campus)
The ELS student residence is conveniently located just 1.5 miles, or 2.4 km from the center. It is a one building complex that consists of 8 separate, non-coed, apartments. Students are able to walk, bike, or take public transportation (bus or train) to and from the center.
There is a large lounge area provided for all students. This space includes table and chairs, as well as a shared BBQ where students are able to cook their own meals.
Meals are not included in the price of this accommodation type, but please note there are several supermarkets (Trader Joes, Food 4 Less) and ethnic restaurants located in very close walking distance to both the student residence and the ELS Hollywood center.
Community clothes washers and dryers are located adjacent to the apartment complex.
There is no monetary payment needed to check-in to the student residence, however, students are asked to complete credit card authorization forms on their orientation day to cover any lost keys or damage(s) to his or her's room or apartment.
No meals included. There are several supermarkets and restaurants located in close walking distance to both the student residence and the ELS Hollywood Center.