Drexel English Language Center recommends several housing choices, but we cannot guarantee availability. If you want housing, you should apply early.
Right at Home Homestay
Live in an American home! Practice your English and learn about American culture Comfortable private rooms, self-serve continental breakfast each morning, and 3 family-style dinners each week Located in residential neighborhoods convenient to the ELC (15-30 minutes) Free linens and bedding, wireless internet access, access to microwave and refrigerator, and laundry facilities. Payments for the term are made directly to your host family at the start of each new term
To get more information or to apply for a homestay, please use the Right at Home Homestay website.The Homestay program allows you to experience American culture in the safety and comfort of an American home. It also provides excellent opportunities to practice English coversation. By sharing everyday life with your host family, a Homestay becomes much more than just renting a room in a home. It becomes a place where you feel "right at home."Since every home is different, every Homestay is different. Some Homestay hosts include a husband, a wife, and children; some are single parents with children; and some are single Americans who enjoy sharing their homes with one of our students.
Homestay students are expected to live with their hosts as "family members." This means students may be invited to participate in a variety of family traditions, activities, and outings. They are also expected to keep their bedrooms clean and to help with shared tasks like cleaning up after a family meal.All Homestay hosts are chosen for their hospitality and proximity to the ELC. Each family must submit an extensive application and references to the Homestay Coordinator and be interviewed in the home before they can be accepted as Homestay hosts.
$31 per night + $285 placement fee. Placement fee is due at the time of application. Payments should be made directly to the host family every four weeks 28 nights x $31 = $868).
Location & Features
Large, dormitory-style residence for students from many universities 15 minute walk to the ELC.Private bedrooms; 10 residents share a bathroom and kitchen Computer room, weekly films, and special events Many shops and restaurants within 3 blocks Linen services provided for $25 per month
Approximately $2400-$2550 per term ($800-$850 per month)
Applications and payments must be made directly to International House. $325 deposit plus $30 application fee ($355 total) required to reserve your space. (Deposit refundable when you leave.)
Location & Features
A fully renovated luxury student residence just minutes from the ELC. Spacious, fully-furnished double rooms with private bathroom; refrigerator and microwave; high speed internet, telephone, and cable TV connections; bed linens and housekeeping service. Amenities include a fitness center, movie theater, video games, tanning salon, business center, wifi in common areas, laundry facilities, activities for residents, and more. Meal plans available for on-site bistro-style dining.
See The Axis website for current rates
Applications and payments must be made directly to The Axis