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EC Miami Pre-Arrival to First Day

School Number

+1 305 421 9944 (Mon-Fri, 8:00am – 5:00pm) 

Emergency Number

(For use outside of office hours only)

+1 202 909 5873 *If line is busy, please try again.


EC Miami, 1111 Lincoln Rd #301, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA


EC Online
What is EC Online? 
EC Online is a personalized study tool and powerful learning companion throughout your EC journey. Please see: Pre-arrival instructions.

When can I access EC Online? 
You will have access to EC Online as soon as you receive your booking confirmation. Start by logging in here:

What can I do with EC Online? 
  • Complete your placement test  
  • Fill in the pre-arrival survey
  • Access a bank of study materials to start learning before you even leave home



Arrival at Airport (All students under 18 years old must book return airport transfers if arriving and departing between 8:00pm and 8:00am) 

I want an EC airport transfer, can I arrive at any time? 
If you have booked accommodation with EC you must arrive at the airport between 08:00 and 20:00. Late/early arrivals may be asked to book alternative accommodation.
Who will I meet at the airport? 
You will meet an EC transportation representative holding an EC sign in the arrivals section of the airport after you receive your baggage.

What should I do if I cannot find the EC representative? 
If after 10 minutes you cannot see the EC representative, just call +1 305 546-9551 (from the information desk or a mobile phone). (Useful phrase to use: Hi, My name is (Maria Angeli). I am from (Italy). My student number is (123456). I cannot find my EC representative. I am at the information desk.)

What should I do if I have missed my flight or my flight is delayed? 
You should notify EC by calling +1 305 546-9551 (from the information desk or a mobile phone) to rearrange your transfer time and avoid additional cost. (Useful phrase to use: My name is (Maria Angeli). I am from (Italy). My student number is (123456) and my flight has been changed. My new flight number is (1234) arriving at (time). 

What should I do if I haven’t booked an EC transfer?
Miami Dade has bus 150 (Airport Flyer to Miami Beach) that can take you from the airport to the beach. The bus costs $2.25. You can pay with exact change or an Easy Pass. The bus runs from 6:00am until 11:40pm. For more information and a detailed map, please visit: Miami Dade Transit. You can also take a taxi at any time. They are located outside of the arrivals section of the airport.

Arrival at EC Accommodation

What should I expect at my EC accommodation? 
You will receive a warm, personal welcome, whether you have booked home stay or residence. All our hosts are fully briefed on how to make you feel comfortable and prepared for your first day of lessons.
First Monday Activities

You will have the option of participating in activities arranged by EC. This is an opportunity to meet other new EC students, relax and be introduced to your new city together. With an EC staff member on hand, you can also ask any questions you may have. We will notify you of the Monday activity schedule around 2 weeks before you start school.

Your First Day at School

How can I find my way to school?
You can find this information on your EC Accommodation Profile, or feel free to ask your host family or residence. 

What if I haven’t booked EC accommodation? 
You can take a taxi or an Uber to: 1111 Lincoln Rd #301, Miami Beach, FL 33139

What time should I arrive? 
8:30 am.

What should I bring with me? 
It’s important to bring these documents with you on your first day:

  • I-20 form(s) (F-1 students only)
  • Visa and passport
  • Proof of health insurance covering length of programme. This is required for you to start lessons
  • Your credit card to pay a deposit if you have booked an EC Residence

What can I expect on my first day? 
You’ll experience the best possible welcome into the EC family on your first day.You will have the option of participating in activities arranged by EC and student ambassadors. This ranges from Miami City tour to games in the center. We will have exotic “Miami-Style” breakfast and coffee! This is an opportunity to meet other students current and new, relax and be introduced to your new city together. With EC staff members and EC student ambassadors on hand, you can also ask any questions you may have. Enjoy undivided staff attention in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Here’s what your first day will include:

  • Detailed schedule of the day
  • Orientation talk
  • The remainder of your placement test (speaking and writing)
  • ‘How We Learn’ – Session on how you’ll succeed with EC, including our teaching styles and methods
  • ‘Living in our City’ – Session on local sights and useful information about the area
  • Welcome tour of the school
  • Welcome activity (Your first day will end at around 12pm)

What will my timetable be? 
You will receive your timetable on your first day of school in the afternoon, on EC Online. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens on public holidays? 
Schools do not open on public holidays, so if Monday is a public holiday, your first day at the school will be on Tuesday. Public holidays are listed below:

2021 Public holidays on a weekday:
15 Feb, 31 May, 05 Jul, 06 Sep, 11 Oct, 11 Nov, 25 Nov, 26 Nov, 24 Dec and 31 Dec

What do I do if public transportation is temporarily unavailable?  
In case of bad weather, public transport strikes etc, please check the EC Miami Facebook page for any important updates or call the emergency number.

Please note that this is a sample timetable and variations may occur.