The ELS Center Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte, NC - ELS 
johnson wales charlotte campus

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Charlotte | Johnson & Wales University – Charlotte Campus

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About This Center


ELS Charlotte is located on the Johnson & Wales University – Charlotte Campus in Charlotte, North Carolina, a medium-sized city and financial hub between Washington, D.C., and Atlanta, Georgia. ELS Charlotte’s location in the walkable Uptown City Center means that fine dining, shopping, culture, and exciting sports events are only minutes away. The city is just two hours from the Appalachian Mountains and under four hours from Carolina beaches.

Gateway Center, Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Great Things to See and Do

  • U.S. National Whitewater Center: Enjoy rafting, kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, and zip-lining in this tremendous training facility, complete with a man-made whitewater river.
  • Carowinds: This large theme park offers world-class rides, shows, rollercoasters, and attractions.
  • Charlotte Motor Speedway/The NASCAR Hall of Fame: The famous speedway hosts numerous exciting drag and trackraces throughout the year.

Charlotte | Johnson & Wales University – Charlotte Campus

(704) 527-4172

  • Partner University
    • Johnson & Wales University – Charlotte Campus
  • Housing Options
    • Homestay
  • Center Facilities
    • Center is located in a newly renovated facility offering spacious classrooms and extensive natural lighting
    • Center is located on the host institution campus where ELS students can use the available facilities for free
    • Transit stop in front of the ELS building offers easy access to public transportation (buses) that operate throughout the Uptown City Center.
    • Bicycle rentals are available across the street from ELS.
    • A Starbucks coffee shop is in the hotel next door to ELS.
  • City Environment
  • Downtown

Housing Options


Living with an American host is one of the best ways for students to learn about American culture and improve their English abilities. Students are placed with hosts who care about their students and want to help them to learn and practice English. Homes are located with access nearby to city bus stops that enable students to take public bus transportation to and from the ELS Center when the student purchases a bus pass. Most bus passes provide unlimited travel by the week or by the month. This allows students to not only travel to and from ELS, but it allows them to explore Charlotte in their free time and enjoy many of the attractions that city has to offer.

  • Cost per Session
  • $1172
  • Occupancy
  • Single
  • Meal Credits
  • 14 meals per week. Breakfast and dinner are meals included in the homestay program. Breakfast is often a self-help breakfast and is typically continental-style. Meals on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) may be brunch (a combination of breakfast and lunch often eaten late morning) and dinner.

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