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EC Los Angeles: Standard Homestay


Photos show samples of available rooms. Fixtures, fittings and sizes may vary.

Accommodation Includes

  • Bed linen provided
  • Internet access is available
  • Telephone access is restricted to incoming calls only
Type of Room
Single / Twin (Twin room only available for two students booking together)
Bathroom Type
Shared
Board Status
Bed & breakfast; Half board

Description of accommodation

Staying with a local family is a great way to immerse oneself into American culture. This interaction with a family helps students communicate and practice their English in a more relaxed environment whilst also exposing themselves to new experiences - be it lifestyle, local food or simple day to day routines.

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 may use the laundry facilities although this remains at the discretion of each family.

Description of local area

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 international visitors.


Emergency Number

+1 310 710 2818

Available

All year round

Arrival and departure

  • Arrival Day: Saturday

  • Departure day: Saturday

Host Family Locations

Host families are located about 30 - 75 minutes by public transport from the school.

Journey to school

Host families are located about 30 - 75 minutes by public transport 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. Please check the website: The Big Blue Bus for adult fares.


Cancellations

Cancellation prior to arrival

Students cancelling or postponing fewer than 14 days before arrival will be charged a one-week accommodation fee at the standard accommodation rate and the accommodation placement fee.

Cancellation after arrival

Students leaving their accommodation must give notice in writing four (4) weeks prior to termination. After deducting the price of accommodation used, including the required notice period charged at standard accommodation rates, students will be refunded the remaining accommodation costs. If the four-week notice period is not provided, a cancellation fee equal to four (4) weeks of the accommodation cost will apply.

Airport Pickup

Airport transfers can be arranged by EC upon request. Flight details including arrival time, flight numbers, airline, and point of origin must be advised 7 days prior to arrival for EC to provide an airport transfer. If students have booked an airport transfer, they will be met at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) by an EC greeter in the following locations:
•For students arriving at Terminals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8: They will be met by an EC greeter in front of the Terminal Exit (Baggage Claim Area). The EC greeter will be holding a sign with the student’s name on it.
•For students arriving at Terminal B (International Arrivals): After leaving customs and arriving at the Terminal B exit, students will find the EC greeter waiting for them to the left of the exit doors.

If your flight into the U.S. is delayed or your flight number is changed, or if you cannot find the driver, or in case of emergency, please call the EC Los Angeles emergency phone number 1-310-710-2818.

Prices

  • Academic Homestay: $625 per week on half board basis

Notes

  • No smoking is permitted inside homes.
  • Families might have pets.
  • Students might be given a house key though alternative arrangements might be sought.
  • Bedrooms may or may not have locking doors.
  • Cooking facilities are not available for student use. However, the room only option provides additional flexibility for students who do not want to be restricted by meal times.
  • Host families are able to host up to 2 students from the same country at the same time. During high season they are able to host 3 students from the same country at the same time.