At ELC Boston you may choose to stay with an American family, share a room in a residence, live in your own apartment, enjoy dormitory life with fellow students or relax in a downtown hotel. Our Housing Coordinator in Boston will gladly help arrange whichever living accommodations you decide are best for you. All of our accommodations are conveniently located in some of the best neighborhoods in Boston, which makes it easy for our students to travel to and from ELC as well as visit the spectacular neighborhoods of Boston, including Beacon Hill, the Back Bay, Copley Square, the North End and South End, and Cambridge.
Most ELC students are eager to take advantage of the opportunity to live with an American host family in Boston. Living with an American host family is the best option if you are eager to immerse yourself in American culture, improve your conversational skills, and create warm friendships with your host family that will last a lifetime.
The International Guest House (IGH) is a student residence located on Beacon Street in the exclusive Back Bay neighborhood of Boston. It is only a 15-minute walk to ELC, historic Beacon Hill, stylish shopping on Newbury Street, and the beautiful Boston Common. IGH is the best option for students who want to live in the heart of downtown Boston, and like the idea of studying, relaxing and making friends from all over the world.
ESL Townhouse apartments are located in Boston's Fenway area, a youthful and academic community in the heart of the city. They are in walking distance to Boston's famous Back Bay and South End neighborhoods. ESL Townhouse offers shared apartments (with single and double rooms) as well as private apartments (including studio and one-bedrooms). These apartments are a perfect option for students who want independence and a convenient location at a reasonable price. ESL Townhouse is walking distance to a park, restaurants, museums, and Fenway Park and a 20-minute commute to ELC and the Boston Common by public transportation.
The Housing Coordinator in Boston can find short-term apartment rentals for students as well as make hotel reservations as needed. There is no charge for the service of finding a suitable alternative apartment or hotel accommodation.
ELC is happy to arrange an airport transfer upon arrival and/or departure. The closest airport to ELC Boston is Logan International Airport (BOS). See our Dates and Prices for more information.
The place you live has a lot to do with your overall experience while studying in Boston. Students usually choose to study in Boston because the beautiful city of Boston has so much to offer its visitors. Visitors to Boston enjoy strolling through the Boston Common to skate on Frog Pond during the winter and take a ride on the swan boats in summer. Visitors also enjoy participating in cultural visits to the Museum of Fine Arts, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and ICA Museum and visiting the famous universities in Boston and Cambridge such as Harvard, MIT and Boston University. They can also enjoy dining and shopping in the trendy Back Bay, South End and Copley Square neighborhoods and immersing themselves in the rich history of Beacon Hill and Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market while on a Freedom Trail tour.