The ELS Center St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, FL - ELS 
eckerd college st petersburg

St. Petersburg, Florida, United States

St. Petersburg | Eckerd College

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About This Center


ELS St. Petersburg is located on the waterfront campus of Eckerd College on Florida’s tropical west coast. St. Petersburg, often called the “Sunshine City,” is known for its mild climate, white sand beaches, and spectacular sunsets. The city is home to museums, nightlife, and water sports, and is easily accessible to Florida’s major theme parks. 

Special Feature: University Certificate Program

While enrolled in the ELS English for Academic Purposes program (Level 107 and up), you can take selected courses at Eckerd College through the University Certificate Program. This unique and valuable opportunity is available as part of an academic year abroad.

4200 54th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, Florida, United States

Great Things to See and Do

  • Beaches: Florida’s white sand beaches are only five minutes from the Center!
  • Downtown: On the first Friday of each month, downtown fills with street musicians, vendors, and outdoor activities.
  • Entertainment: Florida’s world-famous theme parks and water parks are all within a 90-minute drive.

St. Petersburg | Eckerd College


  • Partner University
    • Eckerd College
  • Housing Options
    • Student Residence (On Campus)
    • Homestay
  • Center Facilities
    • Learn to kayak, canoe, sail or paddleboard at the waterfront
    • Sunbathe, relax in a hammock or dolphin watch at the waterfront beach
    • Take a dance or yoga class at the fitness center
    • Play and watch basketball, soccer, tennis, volleyball and baseball
    • Visit two of the USA's top beaches only minutes away
  • City Environment
  • Suburban

Housing Options

Student Residence (On Campus)

West Lodge is open to ELS students under the following criteria:

1. Students must be between the ages of 18 and 25;

2. Students must be enrolled in EAP or GEN 3. Students must stay for a minimum of 2 consecutive sessions.

Shared rooms in on campus lodge-style student residence. Private bathroom (per room). Each room has 2 beds, desks, closet, a color TV (with cable), and Internet access. Most, but not all, rooms are equipped with phones. Linens are provided. Rooms are cleaned once weekly. Married Couple rooms may be available on campus with prior arrangements if both parties study at ELS. Each student pays full housing fee. Self-service laundry machines are available in the student residence for a small fee. Security: Each room has its own key, and there is a security checkpoint at the campus entrance. An Eckerd College Resident Assistant resides in the student residence.

  • Cost per Session
  • $1600
  • Occupancy
  • Double Deluxe - Contact ELS for Married Couple rate/availability.
  • Meal Credits
  • 19 meals per week


Host families that are outside walking or biking distance to the center will drive ELS students to the campus in the morning and pick them up after class and activities.

$200 Key/Damage Deposit required. 

  • Cost per Session
  • $1352
  • Occupancy
  • Single
  • Meal Credits
  • 14 meals per week

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