Halloween: Switzerland vs. USA

Pumpkins, Costumes, & Festivities Getting to partake in the holidays of another country is always a fun experience. In this post, Student Ambassador, Kim (Switzerland), explains the differences between Halloween celebrations in Switzerland vs. in the US! Halloween day is only once per year and i … Read more

Luau Party

Long Live Summer Summertime in Los Angeles = nice weather, sunshine, and good times. Lucky for us, it seems to always be summertime in LA! It’s already the end of October, but the sun is still shining, and the weather still warm. Here, Student Ambassador Yilmaz (Turkey) reflects on one of our … Read more

Melrose Trading Post

Our students love the Melrose area — art, food, markets… you can enjoy it all in the beautiful Los Angeles sunshine! Check out what Student Ambassador Tommaso (Italy) has to say about this unique and ecclectic part of town: Hey guys! It’s Tommaso from Italy. Things to Do: Melrose If you’ … Read more

Las Vegas – Greatest Trip Ever!

Just a Few Hours Away Believe it or not, Las Vegas is just a few hours from Los Angeles by car! Many of our students take weekend trips to Vegas.. some students even go multiple times during while studying English in Los Angeles! Check out what former Student Ambassador, Christian (Switzerland), has … Read more

Korean BBQ in Los Angeles: Part II

The KBBQ Experience Here at ECLA, we love Korean BBQ. With Koreatown just a bus ride away from Santa Monica, students can easily take part in the KBBQ experience. In fact, ECLA will be taking the students out to Korean BBQ this week as one of our monthly social activities! Student Ambassador, Oriol … Read more

Widen Your World

A Life of Travel It’s no question that our students love to travel. Going to another country, to study another language, is a great challenge but the rewards are many. Here, Student Ambassador Elif (Turkey) shares why she pursues travel. Why Travel? What is traveling? According to the definiti … Read more

Los Angeles: Art, Culture, Happiness

Love for Los Angeles There are many things to love about Los Angeles. The art, the people, the culture. People come here for a variety of reasons, but the passion for the arts is especially vibrant. Here, Student Ambassador Mariana (Brazil), shares her favorite part about LA: Street Art I am excited … Read more

Staying Amused at the Amusement Park

While You Wait The Los Angeles area has many great theme parks – Universal Studios, Six Flags, and Disneyland to name a few! With such fun rides and attractions at these parks, it is best to expect a wait time. Student Ambassador, Jenny (South Korea), has some great advice for those long lines … Read more

Korean BBQ in Los Angeles

Koreatown Los Angeles is one of the most beautifully diverse places in the world. In fact, we have many areas of town reflecting the different cultures that make this city great. One thing you must do while living in Los Angeles is make a trip out to Koreatown for some delicious Korean BBQ! Here at … Read more

Beach Volleyball at ECLA

We love Volleyball! One of our favorite things to do here at ECLA is to play beach volleyball. In fact, later this afternoon, our Student Ambassadors will be leading another Sunset Volleyball activity! Why Play? Since we are located just 5 minutes walking distance from one of the best beaches in Sou … Read more