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If you want to get a real feel for the West Coast lifestyle, host family accommodation is your best bet! Experiencing the American dream up close and personal, you'll stay with a welcoming, carefully selected Californian family who will be happy to share their culture and lifestyle with you. You'll be accommodated in a single room with half-board provided and will have the opportunity to practise the language with your hosts day after day. Your English will improve twice as fast! Most families live in residential areas in the Greater Los Angeles area, close to Santa Monica. Commute to the school in 30-60 minutes by public transport.
Note: It is compulsory for students under 18 to book homestay accommodation and provide a parental consent form.
Superior Santa Monica Downtown Shared apartment (ages 18 and over)
It'll be hard to choose a better starting point to discover Cali’s very best! You’ll be at a short walk from the Pacific Ocean, major landmarks like the Santa Monica Pier and your school!
Each apartment has two bedrooms and you’ll be able to choose between a single or a double one. The common areas in the apartment consist of an open-plan kitchen and a living area with a balcony - perfect for chilling with your housemates! Towels and bedlinen are provided, as well as a weekly cleaning service. Laundry facilities are available in the apartment.
Standard Westwood Shared apartment (ages 18 and over)
Set in Westwood Village, these cosy apartments will allow you to enjoy one of LA’s most iconic neighbourhoods while being at a short 20-minute subway ride to your school.
You can choose to stay in a single or a double room. You’ll find a communal kitchen with everything you need to cook with, and a shared dining room to enjoy the results with your new housemates! Bedlinen is provided and you’ll find a laundry facilities in your apartment, but please note you’ll have to bring your own towels. A weekly clean is included, as is Wi-Fi connection.
Surfing, museum visits, amusement parks, lazying on the beach, hiking in Hollywood hills, shopping in California’s largest malls … What more do you need for an enjoyable language study trip? With your new friends, you will also explore the iconic districts of the city of angels: Hollywood Boulevard and the Walk of Fame, Westwood and UCLA, Beverly Hills, Venice Beach, and of course Santa Monica and its vibrant pier. The nearby Getty Centre will also fascinate you with its futuristic design and its impressive collection of paintings and sculptures. Finally, be sure to visit the Universal Studios theme park to get behind the scenes of your favourite American blockbusters!