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ELS Language Center at Eckerd College
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711

local: (727) 864-7820 
toll-free: (800) 456-9009, ext. 7820

ELS Homestay Program
Helen Freiday, Homestay Coordinator

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ELS Language Center at Eckerd College

ELS Language Center at Eckerd College

Area Information

Eckerd College is nestled between Fort De Soto Park, America's No. 1-rated beach in 2005, and downtown St. Petersburg - an arts, cultural and entertainment destination. St. Petersburg boasts dozens of outdoor festivals, concerts, restaurants, Major League Baseball games, theatres, galleries, and museums, including the Salvador Dali Museum, home to the world's most comprehensive collection of works by the late Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali.

  • Beautiful waterfront campus with sea views
  • Campus Facility Use
  • Year-round warm weather
  • Certificate program options available (Int'l Business/Relations)
  • Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World, Busch Gardens
  • Local beaches, Marine life viewing and water sports nearby
  • IELTS Testing Center

Click here for a tour of Eckerd's campus.

Distance to Key Locations from ELS Center

Location Minutes Transportation
Airport 20
Bank 3
Downtown Area 15
Post Office 3
Restaurant(s) 5
Shopping Mall/Outlet 15
Supermarket 10
Bus Stop/Subway 3


Walking     Bike     Car     Bus     Train    

City of St. Petersburg

Historic Ybor City, one of only two National Historic Landmark Districts in Florida, is located in Tampa, just a quick drive northeast across the bridge over Tampa Bay. Ybor City has been known as Tampa’s Latin Quarter for over a century, offering an exotic blend of aromas, flavors, sights and sounds. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Tampa Bay Lightning draw hundreds of thousands of football and hockey fans to the Tampa area.

The State of Florida offers an endless list of day trip adventures, nature shows, sandy beaches, watersports activities, and recreational parks and trails to the resident and visitor alike. Whether it's by foot, bike, kayak or car, whether you're the solo traveler or part of a group excursion - Eckerd is at the center of it all.

About the Center

Learn more about the Eckerd College center in this video.

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