English school in Ft Lauderdale: LAL - Fort Lauderdale

From 515.- USD
approx 479.- EUR
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Key points

  • Beautiful city with a pleasant climate
  • Departure point for numerous destinations in Florida
  • Very attractive prices

The school

Levels
Beginner to Proficiency
Exams
Cambridge (FCE, CAE, CPE), TOEFL
School size
L
Accommodations
Host family, Residence
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
23 years
Nationality mix
Brazil, Switzerland, Italy, etc..
ratings
115 authentic opinions

Established in 1992, our partner school occupies the modern premises of the La Quinta Inn and is conveniently located to the east of the city centre. The school has 19 classrooms, a student lounge and a WiFi connection as well as its own residence. You’ll also find numerous restaurants and shops nearby.

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Included in the price

  • Language course & course material (first book)
  • Host family or residence
  • School enrolment fee & certificate
  • Travel documents

Lowest prices guaranteed

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Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 12 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 515.-
(about EUR 474.-)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
(15 during the high season)
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:15 (possibly afternoon during summer)
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, breakfast only (private bathroom)
1
515
870
985
2
850
1475
1705
3
1185
2080
2425
4
1520
2685
3145
6
2190
3895
4585
8
2620
4785
5785
12
3840
7045
8545
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.98   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
03.01 / 06.02 / 06.03 / 03.04 / 01.05 / 05.06 / 03.07 / 07.08 / 05.09 / 02.10 / 06.11 / 04.12.2017
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
02.01 / 16.01 / 29.05 / 04.07 / 04.09 / 23.11 / 24.11.2017
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 30.12.2017
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 585.-
(about EUR 538.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
(15 during the high season)
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:15 + 13:00-14:30
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, breakfast only (private bathroom)
1
585
940
1055
2
990
1615
1845
3
1395
2290
2635
4
1800
2965
3425
6
2610
4315
5005
8
3100
5265
6265
12
4560
7765
9265
16
6020
10265
12265
24
8700
15025
18025
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.98   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
03.01 / 06.02 / 06.03 / 03.04 / 01.05 / 05.06 / 03.07 / 07.08 / 05.09 / 02.10 / 06.11 / 04.12.2017
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
02.01 / 16.01 / 29.05 / 04.07 / 04.09 / 23.11 / 24.11.2017
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 30.12.2017
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

TOEFL course

Intermediate to Advanced, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From USD 1580.-
(about EUR 1454.-)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 10
(15 during the high season)
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:15 possibly afternoon during summer
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, breakfast only (private bathroom)
4
1580
2745
3205
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.98   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 4 wk
03.01 / 06.03 / 01.05 / 05.09 / 06.11.2017
Bank holidays
02.01 / 16.01 / 29.05 / 04.07 / 04.09 / 23.11 / 24.11.2017
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 30.12.2017
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

TOEFL 30 course

Intermediate to Advanced, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From USD 1860.-
(about EUR 1712.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 TOEFL + 10 general)
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
(15 during the high season)
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:15 + 13:00-14:30
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, breakfast only (private bathroom)
4
1860
3025
3485
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.98   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 4 wk
03.01 / 06.03 / 01.05 / 05.09 / 06.11.2017
Bank holidays
02.01 / 16.01 / 29.05 / 04.07 / 04.09 / 23.11 / 24.11.2017
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 30.12.2017
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Cambridge course (FCE)

Intermediate to Advanced, 6 / 10 week(s)
6 week(s) - From USD 2460.-
(about EUR 2264.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
6 / 10 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 10
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:15 + 13:00-14:30
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, breakfast only (private bathroom)
6
2460
4165
4855
10
3680
6365
7615
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.98   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 6 wk
30.01 / 24.04 / 17.07 / 30.10.2017
Starting dates 10 wk
03.01 / 27.03 / 19.06 / 02.10.2017
Bank holidays
02.01 / 16.01 / 29.05 / 04.07 / 04.09 / 23.11 / 24.11.2017
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 30.12.2017
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Cambridge course (CAE)

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 6 / 10 week(s)
6 week(s) - From USD 2460.-
(about EUR 2264.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
6 / 10 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 10
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:15 + 13:00-14:30
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, breakfast only (private bathroom)
6
2460
4165
4855
10
3680
6365
7615
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.98   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 6 wk
30.01 / 24.04 / 17.07 / 30.10.2017
Starting dates 10 wk
03.01 / 27.03 / 19.06 / 02.10.2017
Bank holidays
02.01 / 16.01 / 29.05 / 04.07 / 04.09 / 23.11 / 24.11.2017
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 30.12.2017
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Cambridge course (CPE)

Advanced to Proficiency, 6 / 10 week(s)
6 week(s) - From USD 2460.-
(about EUR 2264.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
6 / 10 week(s)
Levels
Advanced to Proficiency
Students/class
max. 10
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:15 + 13:00-14:30
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, breakfast only (private bathroom)
6
2460
4165
4855
10
3680
6365
7615
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.98   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 6 wk
01.05 / 23.10.2017
Starting dates 10 wk
03.04 / 25.09.2017
Bank holidays
02.01 / 16.01 / 29.05 / 04.07 / 04.09 / 23.11 / 24.11.2017
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 30.12.2017
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Options/Extras

Course material (to be paid on site) (per level) 60 USD
One-to-one course (min. 2 lessons) (per lesson) 50 USD
Exam fees to be paid online, http://www.ets.org/toefl (TOEFL)
Supplement (per wk.) (Special diet, host family) 28 USD
Extra night with host family 36 USD
Extra night with host family (25.06 - 27.08.2017) 33 USD
Extra night in a residence 55 USD
Extra night in a residence (01.01 - 16.04.2017 / 10.12 - 31.12.2017) 78 USD
Additional night compulsory (FCE: 03.06, 09.12.2017 / CAE: 11.03, 03.06, 09.12.2017 / CPE: 02.12.2017)
Supplement Course high season (per wk.) (Course of less than 8 weeks, 25.06-27.08.2017) 20 USD
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Host family, 25.06-27.08.2017) 21 USD
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Residence/single room, 01.01-16.04/10.12-31.12.2017) 160 USD
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Residence/double room, 01.01-16.04/10.12-31.12.2017) 80 USD
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Fort Lauderdale International, 09:00-22:00) 100 USD
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Miami, 09:00-22:00) 150 USD

Other accommodation options

Residence, double room, breakfast (private bathroom) (La Quinta)

Course info

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4/5
Overall rating

91% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
School
/ 5
Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

115 students gave their opinion about this school

19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
12 weeks, September – December 2016
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
21 years old - Italy
/ 5
3 weeks, February – March 2017
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (2.5 / 5)
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Teaching (2 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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22 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
10 weeks, January – March 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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21 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
13 weeks, October 2016 – January 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
24 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Die Cambridge Klasse war super und wir hätten keine bessere Lehrerin haben können Es ist toll, dass man im Hotel unabhängig ist, aber zu jeder Zeit viele Studenten da sind, mit welchen man sich treffen und etwas unternehmen kann
13 weeks, September – December 2016
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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27 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
30% Schweizer Anteil als einziger negativ Punkt. Ansonsten verfügt die Schule über zeitgemässe Infrastruktur für einen guten Schulbetrieb, sowie Räumlichkeiten die während den Pausen oder Freizeit genutzt werden können. Die Schule bietet diverse Events an, wie Universal Stuidos, Everglades, Key West. Während meines Aufenthalts kamen noch kulturelle Events wie Halloween, Thanksgiving hinzu. Plus unternimmt man viel zusammen mit den andern Studierenden. (Einziger Nachteil war für jene die U21 waren)
10 weeks, September – December 2016
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.5 / 5) ()
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Leisure (4.7 / 5)
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Top tips
« Clearwater Beach (neben Tampa) und Sanibal IslandBoatcruise in die Bahamas (Coco Cay)Key West, Orlando, Miami »
27 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Nur SchweizerInnen in der Klasse, insgesamt wohl etwa 50% der SchülerInnen an der Schule aus der Schweiz Super Gastfamilie, sehr offen gegenüber anderen Gewohnheiten und bemüht zu helfen/unterstützen
6 weeks, October – December 2016
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (3 / 5)
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School (3 / 5)
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
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Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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« Sehr offene und hilfsbereite Leute »
34 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
5 weeks, October – November 2016
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (3.8 / 5)
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20 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Es war eine super Erfahrung! Danke euch das Ihr mir bei der Vorbereitung und Buchung so sehr geholfen habt und mich so toll Unterstützt habt.
5 weeks, October – November 2016
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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School highlights
« Die hilfsbereiten und freundlichen Mitarbeitenden und Lehrer. »
Top tips
« Die Ausflüge mit der Schule, Bahamas, ein Spiel von den Miami Heats. »
25 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, September – October 2016
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
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Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Residence)
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Leisure (5 / 5)
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Testimonials

Elvina Perrin
Elvina Perrin
LAL, Fort Lauderdale
Duration: 16 weeks

During our classes, we had a wide range of subjects including exercises in listening, speaking, reading, writing and grammar. Our small class allowed us to interact more with each other and the teacher. I now feel more confident in conversing with other people and we are more likely to use the language. The school staff has been very friendly and available and always open to arrange excursions or other services (car rental, hotel reservations, shuttles etc..) During my stay in Fort Lauderdale I’ve made a lot of friends from all over the world with whom we went to different places and enjoyed our leisure time in Florida.

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Erick Canale
Erick Canale

I enjoyed the fact that you have the opportunity of sharing this experience with persons coming from other countries to improve my English. Now I know a little bit more about other countries. I improved my vocabulary and I lost the fear of speaking. Everything was great, even considering that the month of August is the most crowded period for the school. The most enjoyable thing was to learning and having fun with others.

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Burcu Koc
Burcu Koc
LAL, Fort Lauderdale
Duration: 9 weeks

My stay in Fort Lauderdale was a fantastic experience that allowed me to efficiently improve my language skills. The course focuses on interesting topics and, as each class is pretty small, questions are extensively discussed. We practised our speaking, listening and writing skills and, every Thursday, we passed a small text to check if everything was clear. The school staff was very nice and helpful; they helped me a couple of times to organize things such as an excursion or an airport transfer. Every day there was a different activity: shopping, concerts, swimming with dolphins, catamaran tours… And at weekends, the school organized different excursions, for example to Key West. During my language stay, I met plenty of people and made some new friends; I am still in touch with them! I love speaking English, and now I like it even more, as I had the opportunity to improve my skills in Fort Lauderdale. I am not shy at all and even understanding others became pretty easy.
Fort Lauderdale is a nice city with a beautiful beach. The nightlife and the excursions are amazing, that’s for sure! This language stay was an unforgettable experience – thank you so much ESL, your team was very nice!

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Host family
This accommodation option is ideal for immersing yourself completely in everyday life and for making the most out of everything the easy going lifestyle of Florida has to offer. All of the families are carefully selected by our partner school and are situated around 45-60 minutes by public transport away from the school. You will stay in a single room with half board provided.

"La Quinta Inn" Residence (from 18 years)
It is also possible to stay on the same grounds as the school. The bedrooms, which offer a welcoming atmosphere, are for double or single use. All have a private bathroom, air conditioning, a desk, a TV, a telephone (free local calls!) and a WiFi connection. Breakfast is included every morning and you will be able to use the residence's swimming pool and jacuzzi as well as a fitness centre, which you can access using your room key.

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La Quinta

General information

La Quinta Inn is right next to LAL Fort Lauderdale and offers clean, comfortable rooms with bed and breakfast.

Journey to school

Door to door travel time :
1 minute
Means of transportation :
on foot
Walking time from residence to the public transport station :
1 minute

Walking time to

Supermarkets :
10 minutes
Coffees :
5 minutes
Restaurants :
5 minutes
Shops :
10 minutes
Pharmacy :
10 minutes

Residence availability

All year round
Minimum age : 18+

Arrival and departure

Check in/Check out
Sunday from 1:00 pm
Saturday until 12:00 pm
Flexible check in/check out
Entry card (building)
Key (building)
Code (building)
24h staff on site 1
Deposit

Board status

Use of kitchen
Board
Breakfast only
1

Residence facilities

Reception desk
Open 24 hours
1
Smoking area 1
Cafeteria
07h00 - 10h00
1
Common kitchen area
Oven
Microwave
Cutlery available
Vending machine 1
Laundry
~1.50 USD per load
1
Common area/lounge
Whirlpool/spa
1
Internet access WIFI
Free
1
Internet access cable
TV in the common room
DVD in the common room
Balcony/terrasse 1
Garden 1
BBQ area
Wheelchair accessible
No wheelchair access to non-ground floor rooms
1
Car parking 1
Bike parking 1
Swimming pool 1
Gym 1

Room types and facilities

Single
76 rooms
~22 m2
1
Twin
76 rooms
~22 m2
1
Air conditioned 1
Heating 1
Smoking
Duvet and pillow provided 1
Bed sheets provided 1
Towels provided 1
Toilet paper 1
Ensuite toilets 1
Ensuite Shower 1
Wash basin 1
Shared toilets
Shared shower bathroom
Cleaning
Rooms are serviced and towels are changed daily. Linen is changed 3 times per week.
1
Desk 1
Wardrobe 1
Cooking facilities
Microwave
Only rooms with kingsized bed have microwaves
1
TV 1
Internet access WIFI 1
Internet access cable
Floor
Carpet
1
Balcony
Safety box
Room Key provided 1
LAL Fort Lauderdale has a great variety of activities on offer. Take a leisurely afternoon boat trip to discover the breathtaking fauna of the Everglades National Park; more than 36 species which are considered to be endangered live here, such as the Florida Panther or the American crocodile. Look at the houses of the stars during a boat excursion on the Miami river and, in the lively streets of South Beach, take your turn at being a star by being driven around in a limousine. Thanks to our partner school, Florida will keep no secrets from you. Between catamaran trips, snorkelling, relaxing on the magnificent beaches or a shopping trip to “Sawgrass Mills”, the largest shopping centre in the United States, what a programme! Experience American baseball fever by attending professional games or enjoy yourself during concerts and shows. The weekend has also many surprises in store for you...You could visit Universal Studios, Disney World, Key West, the Kennedy Space Centre or go swimming with the dolphins during a crossing to the Bahamas. On a language study stay in Fort Lauderdale, you will be amazed by the richness of Florida!

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