Experience Santa Monica, the ultimate in Southern Californian lifestyle

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  • Laundry Facilities

  • Telephone

  • Shared Bathroom

  • Single and Twin Rooms

  • Bed Linen

  • Half Board or Bed and Breakfast

  • Internet Available

  • Towels


Homestaying means staying with an English-speaking Los Angeles family. You will live as they live. This means eating what they eat and following their family rules.

This is a great choice if you want to practise your English with native speakers and experience the local culture.

Homestays are safe and friendly with all host-families being carefully checked by the homestay agencies we work with. These agencies make sure you get the best family for you.

Homes vary in type. Some homes are apartments, some are townhomes, and some are single family homes. Students are placed in a single or twin room. Each room is furnished with a bed, dresser and closet. Some rooms have TVs and other amenities. It is important that rooms and living areas are kept neat and tidy. Students also have access to a shared bathroom.

Bed linen and towels are provided by the host family. Some Los Angeles families do not have a washing machine in their home and use the services of a laundromat – this information will be included in the host family profile. In cases where families have a washing machine, students can use the laundry facilities although the number of washes per week remains at the discretion of each family.

Los Angeles County is sprawling and divided into various different areas that are full of character and personality. The cities of Los Angeles county are vibrant and culturally diverse. Our host families reflect the diversity of Los Angeles, and also include single people, couples and single-parent families. All families are fluent in English and eager to share the diversity of Los Angeles with you.

Stay in a private room or share with another student. Twin rooms are only available for two students booking together.

Host families are located either in the city limits of Santa Monica or in adjacent cities. Some of the typical neighborhoods where host families live are: West Los Angeles, Westwood, Culver City, Marina del Rey, and Venice.

Host families are located about 30 to 75 minutes by public transport away from the school. Los Angeles’ major transport system is run by LA Metro, which operates buses and trains throughout Los Angeles County. Santa Monica Bus Lines operates the Big Blue Bus which offers service to and from Santa Monica, which is the service that the majority of EC students will use.

Accommodation arrival day: Saturday

Accommodation departure day: Saturday

  • Single room


    $275 USD

  • Twin room


    $260 USD


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