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Homestay Living Enhances the Language Learning Experience

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When you choose to study English in New York, an important consideration is where you will live. EC New York offers residence, apartment, and homestay accommodation options for its students. Homestay accommodation offers students a unique opportunity to practice their English outside of a classroom setting in daily activities and truly gives students a true New York experience. When you live in one of our host family’s homes, you are able to share meals with them, have daily conversations, and really immerse yourself in the culture and lifestyle of a true New Yorker. This truly rounds out the language learning experience and can help you in meeting your English goals. Nassera, a student from France shared, “I’ve made a good progress, because of the courses combined with my life in host family in particular. I was lucky to be welcomed by Arelis, everything was perfect: the welcome, the room, the good advice, and her good cooked dishes.”


Many of the hosts used by EC New York have been hosting for several years. They really enjoy the cultural exchange and enjoy showing parts of New York to their international students. One of EC New York’s hosts, Evelyn, enjoys taking her EC New York 30+ students, who stay in her home, to her favorite restaurants and local shops. One of our students, Frederic from France praised his host mother, “I had a great stay in New York and Evelyn, with her kindness, her dynamism and the many conversations we had, greatly contributed to my success here.”


So if you’re considering studying English in New York City, make sure that your living conditions also support your English goals. By choosing to living in a homestay or residence offered by EC New York, you will not only have an unforgettable experience but also the opportunity to really improve your language learning experience.

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