Winter English Courses In Florida - Home Stay

Study Abroad for Children and Teenagers in St. Petersburg, USA

Our all inclusive January Youth Homestay Program is an ideal option for students looking for a short-term unique American experience while on break from their regular academic studies in their home country.  Learn English in sunny St. Petersburg, located on the southwest coast of Florida. Classes are conducted on campus at Eckerd College, which has its own waterfront and offers magnificent views of the Gulf of Mexico! You will be immersed in the American lifestyle whilst enjoying the atmosphere of family life in a specially organized homestay.

During this three-week program your mornings will be involve classes in English and the afternoons are taken up with organized activities, supervised by professional ELS members. During the weekend you will have the chance to explore popular attractions around Florida such as Disney World®, Busch Gardens®, Universal Island of Adventure®, Salvador Dali Museum and Universal Studios. Shopping tours, visits to American schools and opportunities to spend time with your homestay family are also included in the program!

ELS Junior homestay - Florida
Eckerd College St PetersburgUS

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English Courses

This program is open to all students aged between 10 to 16 years of age, with varying degrees of ability, from beginners to advanced. Each week, from Monday to Friday, there are 16 lessons of 50 minutes. The classes are heavily based on conversation in English. All classes are taught by professional ELS instructors. Students are required to do homework. Advanced students have the opportunity to undertake the TOEFL® and SAT conversation course.

Activities during the week

Activities and outings are scheduled for every day of the week. Enjoy shopping tours and visits to American schools.  A certain amount of time will also be set aside for you to spend time with your host family.

Excursions Weekend

Outings are organized for the weekend. You will enjoy what Florida has to offer by visiting some of the world-famous amusement parks like Disney World®, Universal's Islands of Adventure®, Busch Gardens®, Universal Studios or maybe the Salvador Dali Museum. There is always something to learn and do in St Pete!

Accommodation

During the week, you will enjoy breakfast and dinner with your host family. Lunches are eaten in the campus cafeteria with other students. All weekend meals are provided by the host family.

During the week, you eat your breakfast and evening meal with your host family. Lunches are eaten in the campus cafeteria with other students. All weekends meals are provided by the host family but during excursions meals are your responsibility.

Sunday

Arrival in St Petersburg

Monday

Welcome part and level test

Tuesday

Shopping at International Mall

Wednesday

Beach trip and pizza party

Thursday

Dolphin sightseeing boat trip

Friday

Visit to Universal Studios

Saturday

Picnic with host family

This information is given as an example. On-site activities may be different.

Program Dates and Cost

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Session 3 weeks

January 5 - 25, 2014
January 4 – 24, 2015

3745 USD (2014)
3840 USD (2015)


Included in Cost

  • Sixteen 50-minute classes per week

  • Course materials

  • Homestay with an American family – maximum 2 students per family

  • Full-board

  • ELS medical insurance

  • Roundtrip airport transfers from/to Tampa International Airport

  • Full program of social activities and excursions

  • ELS tote bag, USB bracelet, T-shirt, beach towel and lanyard

  • ELS Certificate of attendance

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