ELS / Santa Monica is located in a private building in the downtown area of Santa Monica, conveniently located near all the attractions of metropolitan Los Angeles.
Santa Monica, with its palm-lined walks and amazing sunsets, enjoy a warm and mild climate throughout the year. This diverse and artistic community maintains the charming, relaxed atmosphere of a small town.
The popular Santa Monica Pier and the picturesque pedestrian Third Street Promenade, with sidewalk singers, artists, movie theaters, shops and restaurants are located just a few blocks. Santa Monica also offers many outdoor activities enthusiasts sports, including surfing, skateboarding, biking and swimming pool.
Hostelling International(Student Residence (Off Campus))
Coed hostel with males & females in separate rooms. ELS students share hostel with Americans and other foreign visitors. Shared quadruple rooms in private student hostel. Shared central bathrooms (1 per floor).
Community kitchen, lounge and internet kiosks. Linens are included. Self-service laundry machines are available in the Hostel (small fee). Security: There is a front desk with security open 24 hours per day.
There are no resident assistants. The Hostel accommodates tourists as well as students. While every effort is made to put ELS students only in our quads, there is a possibility that a student will have to temporarily share a room with a tourist.
Homestays in the area(Homestay)
Note: ELS will place the student in one of the listed room types based on availability (same price). Most students are placed in a double room.
Host family students are responsible for their personal transportation. Most homestays are located within 30-45 minutes of the center. In summer months this may increase to an hour commute due to beach traffic.
Most students commute to ELS by bus, although there are a few families within walking distance.