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Housing Options

ELC students are responsible for making their own housing arrangements. There are several housing options near the university.

  • If you have any questions about housing, please feel free to come to the ELC front office for help.

Right at Home Homestay

A homestay allows you to experience American culture in the safety and comfort of an American home. It also provides excellent opportunities to practice English conversation. By sharing everyday life with your host family, a homestay becomes much more than just renting a room in a home. It becomes a place where you feel "right at home".

Features & Pricing

  • Comfortable private rooms
  • self-serve continental breakfast each morning, and 3 family-style dinners each week
  • Located in residential neighborhoods convenient to the Drexel ELC (15-30 minutes)
  • Free linens and bedding, wireless internet access, access to microwave and refrigerator, and laundry facilities

Since every home is different, every homestay is different. Some homestay hosts include a husband, a wife, and children; some are single parents with children; and some are single Americans who enjoy sharing their homes with one of our students.

Homestay students are expected to live with their hosts as "family members." This means students may be invited to participate in a variety of family traditions, activities, and outings. They are also expected to keep their bedrooms clean and to help with shared tasks like cleaning up after a family meal. All homestay hosts are chosen for their hospitality and proximity to the ELC. Each family must submit an extensive application and references to the Homestay Coordinator and be interviewed in the home before they can be accepted as Homestay hosts.

For more information or to apply for a homestay, go to the Right at Home Homestay website.


Visit the Drexel Off-Campus Housing page for more off-campus housing options.