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Los Angeles Winter Homestay

Learn English in Los Angeles

5th January - 2nd February, 2019 For Ages: 13-17 years
4th January - 1st February, 2020 For Ages: 13-17 years

In a comfortable, local Los Angeles home, you will experience a new culture while enjoying a warm, friendly environment and homecooked meals.

Students take English lessons at EC Los Angeles, located in Santa Monica, and enjoy a full programme of social activities.

Meal plan: Full board
Type of room: Twin room with shared bathroom
Learning centre: EC Los Angeles
Journey to school: All host families are under 60 minutes by public transport from the school. Transport to and from school and activities included.

Optional Activities:
Disneyland Day Trip (every Saturday)
Universal Studios Day (every Saturday)

Tony Watt

Centre Director


School: +1 (0) 310 310 3868
Bookings: +356 23 790555
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EC leader to student ratio: 1:15

The programme includes: 5 halfday activities per week, 4 evening activities per week, and 1 full day activity per week (based on a 2-week programme).

Minimum stay: 1 week

English course: 20 General English lessons per week (15 hours)

Students per class: 15 maximum

Arrival day: Saturday

Departure day: Saturday

Please note, packages include accommodation for 7 nights per week, thus arrival on a Saturday and departure on a Sunday will incur an extra night’s fee. More than 2 extra nights will incur a full extra week fee.
Airport transfers are compulsory unless students are accompanied to the school/their accommodation by a guardian.

Living in a homestay is a wonderful experience. This unique option lets you stay in a local home and discover a different lifestyle and culture. Practise your language skills in a natural setting, while enjoying all the comforts and pleasures of a warm, welcoming home. Enjoy the unique opportunity to share the day to day life of your homestay providers, as well as learning about the diversity of the local culture. EC staff members are available at all times to help students adjust to life in a new environment, and to serve as a liaison between them and their homestay provider. Homestays are arranged directly by EC or by our accommodation partners. 


Students eat breakfast at their homestay. Cereals, toast, fruit, tea, coffee.

Packed lunch is provided by the homestay, consisting of a sandwich, fruit, and a drink is recommended by the school.

A hot meal will be provided each evening at the homestay.

If you have specific diet requirements (e.g, gluten free/vegetarian/Halal), please let us know before your arrival.

  Morning Afternoon Evening
Sat Arrivals  
Sun Welcome Talk & Placement Test Santa Monica Beach Free Evening
Mon Themed Lessons Natural History Museum Welcome event
Tue Themed Lessons Sports Day Arts and Crafts
Wed Themed Lessons Marshmallow Towers Free Evening
Thu Themed Lessons Downtown LA Tour Downtown LA Tour
Fri Themed Lessons and Project Work Farewell Party
Sat Optional Trip to Disneyland, Universal Studios, or Free Day  
Sun Free Morning/Spend time with host families/Free Evening
Mon Themed Lessons Frisbee/Rounders Film Night
Tue Themed Lessons Oscar - Introduction International Food Evening
Wed Themed Lessons Fashion Show Oscar Filming
Thu Themed Lessons National Museum/Editing Movies Oscar Awards Night
Fri Themed Lessons and Project Work Free Evening
Sat Departures / Full Day Trip to Hollywood for Students Staying 3+ Weeks

Please note: This is a sample programme and changes may occur.

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