EC New York: Standard/Manhattan Homestay

EC New York: Standard/Manhattan Homestay

What better way to improve your English language skills than to practice them with an American host family?

Description of Local Area

Just as there is no typical New Yorker, there is also no typical home in New York. We have host families who were born and raised in New York and others who moved to New York from different states or countries. All of the hosts love sharing their home with our international students.

Description of Accommodation

Staying with a local family is both exciting and rewarding. Host families provide the best insight into how an American family leads their life. This interaction with a family helps students communicate better, faster and allows them to pick up words and nuances used in daily situations.

Some host families have three story homes with several bedrooms, whilst others have a smaller apartment. All homestays are located in safe areas of the city. Students may find New York to be very fast paced and may notice that their host families work long hours.

Students’ rooms are sufficiently spacious with a source of natural light, a comfortable bed and a reasonable supply of blankets, sheets, bath towels and pillows. There will be storage facilities with drawers and closets with adequate hanging space. The student will have a desk or table for private study, a reading lamp, adequate power outlets, a mirror, and a waste paper basket.

Additionally, students will have open access to common areas such as the living room, kitchen, dining room, etc. Some hosts may have restrictions on using the kitchen or bathroom.

It is rare for apartments to have a washer and dryer in the apartment. Most New York City homes will have a common laundry room in the building or students will have to go to a local Laundromat.

Type of Room
Standard : Single or Twin | Manhattan : Single (Supplement)
Board Status
Bed & Breakfast. A half board supplement which includes dinner in addition to breakfast is available at an extra charge.

Airport Pickup

Booked an airport transfer? After immigration, follow these instructions:

1. Collect your luggage

2. Pass through Customs

3. Go to the Welcome Center

4. WAIT for your driver(look for an orange EC New York sign with your name on it) Note: International transfers will arrive one hour after the flight lands and domestic arrivals will arrive 30 minutes after the flight lands to allow for the student to pass through Customs and successfully retrieve their luggage.

Dont see a driver with an EC New York sign and your name on it?

1. CALL or TEXT+1 (718) 392-6100 or the toll free number 1-800-473-8477 from any pay phone in the terminal (if you do not have phone service) and give your name, terminal and details of where you are standing.

If there is an emergency, call or text EC New York’s emergency line: +1 (347) 567-3543.


Emergency Number

+1- 631-612-4494

Journey to school

The Manhattan homestays are approximately a 25-45 minutes commute to EC New York. Outside of Manhattan the commute is between 45 and 60 minutes.

Arrival and departure

Host Family Locations

Homestays in New York are located in all five boroughs - Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. EC New York also has a few homestays in some parts of New Jersey. Homestays in Manhattan are on request only and only offer bed and breakfast. Homestays in this area are at a higher price than homestays in other areas of New York.


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