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ELS Language Center at Eckerd College
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711

local: (727) 864-7820 
toll-free: (800) 456-9009, ext. 7820

ELS Homestay Program
Helen Freiday, Homestay Coordinator

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ELS Language Center at Eckerd College

ELS Language Center at Eckerd College

Give Your Family the "World"

Host An International Student

Host Inquiry FormEvery year English Language Services at Eckerd College brings students from around the world to Eckerd College to study English.  Hosting an international student provides a wonderful opportunity to learn about other cultures and languages. 

The ELS Homestay Program at Eckerd College seeks qualified host families who speak English at home and wish to provide a safe and nurturing home environment for international students of all ages.  Regular programs are monthly.  In January, a three week Youth Camp Program is offered. 

Host Families Provide

For the Youth Camp

  • Accommodations for three weeks
  • Two meals a day (breakfast and dinner)
  • Wireless Internet
  • Access and assistance with laundry facilities
  • Transportation to and from Eckerd College

For the Regular Program

  • Accommodations for four weeks
  • Two meals a day (breakfast and dinner)
  • Wireless Internet
  • Access and assistance with Laundry facilities
  • Transportation to and from Eckerd College

Each host family receives a stipend and can host up to two students.

All host families are known to us: Eckerd College faculty and staff and our greater community.

If you have a spare bedroom, a curiosity about other cultures and a loving heart, perhaps YOU would make a wonderful host parent.  Everyone benefits.  Having been a host family for over 25 years, my life has been enriched!

Be a Host family and make lifelong friendships with people from around the world!

Please contact me if you would like more information or are interested in becoming a host family.

Helen Freiday, ELS Homestay Coordinator, Eckerd College
727-864-8682 or freidahe@eckerd.edu

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