The ELS Center New York - Riverdale in Riverdale, NY - ELS 
college of mount saint vincent

Riverdale, New York, United States

New York – Riverdale | College of Mount Saint Vincent

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About This Center


ELS New York – Riverdale is on the campus of the College of Mount Saint Vincent (CMSV). The campus overlooks the Hudson River and is located in the Riverdale section of New York City, a safe and residential community only 40 minutes from the culture, entertainment, tourist attractions, and business opportunities of Manhattan. 

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 the College of Mount Saint Vincent through the University Certificate Program. This unique and valuable opportunity is available as part of an academic year abroad.

6301 Riverdale Ave., Riverdale, New York, United States

Great Things to See and Do

  • The Bronx Zoo: The largest urban zoo in the world features over 4,000 animals in large, realistic habitats.
  • Yankee Stadium: Watch a baseball game and visit Monument Park, which honors some of this famous team’s greatest players.
  • New York Botanical Garden: Enjoy 18,000 different plant species in this magnificent garden.

New York – Riverdale | College of Mount Saint Vincent

(718) 796-6325

  • Partner University
    • College of Mount Saint Vincent
  • Housing Options
    • Homestay
    • Student Residence (On Campus)
  • City Environment
  • Suburban

Housing Options


ELS NY-Riverdale has an extensive, popular, and safe Homestay Program. Students enjoy a wide variety of homestay options. Commute times may be 30-40 minutes by public transportation, and not all homestays are within walking distance.

  • Cost per Session
  • $1292
  • Occupancy
  • Single
  • Meal Credits
  • 14 meals per week. Breakfast and dinner are included during the weekdays. Two meals a day are included on weekends.

Student Residence (On Campus)

  • Shared dorm rooms are located in Mastronardi Hall, which is conveniently located just a few minutes walk from the ELS Center. ELS students are housed in the same dormitory as CMSV students, so there are ample opportunities to socialize with College students. This option includes meal credits which can be used at the two on-campus cafeterias. About Mastronardi Hall:
  • Shared bathrooms and showers on each floor
  • Room includes bed linens, dressers, desks, closets
  • FREE self-service laundry machines
  • 24-hour security desk
    Those students who stay in the dormitory need to submit an MMR immunization record. While it is preferable that students get their immunizations done in their home country, MMRs can be done at a clinic near campus.

  • Cost per Session
  • $1552
  • Occupancy
  • Triple
  • Meal Credits
  • Students receive $467 in meal credits per session and $10 to the campus bookstore or local eatery (both included in the dormitory price).

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