English school in Santa Monica: College of English Language (CEL)

From 420.- USD
approx 359.- EUR
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Key points

  • Californian town on the Pacific Coast
  • Small school with a friendly atmosphere
  • Great choice of accommodation options, especially in residence

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Exams
TOEFL
School size
M
Accommodations
Host family, Shared apartment
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
26 years
Nationality mix
Switzerland, Japan, Germany, etc..
ratings
83 authentic opinions

It is in the centre of Santa Monica, only 300 metres from the beach and close to the Third Street Promenade, that the language school welcomes you for a most exciting language stay in California. The exceptional location of the course centre will allow you to reach Santa Monica’s main attractions in a few minutes. The school is established on the top floor of a modern building. Its premises are bathed in sunshine and its classrooms are air-conditioned and well equipped. Broadband Internet access is available free of charge via Wi-Fi throughout the course centre. In the student lounge, you find a comfortable environment to relax and some local papers. Self-study learning material can be used to complete the English lessons. In the multimedia centre, you can consult books and magazines. A calendar of events taking place in this dynamic city is also available for students on the reception board.

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Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 12 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 420.-
(about EUR 362.-)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 10
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:45-12:00 (possibly afternoon during summer, 14:00-17:15)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18 y.o.)
1
420
845
2
740
1490
3
1060
2135
4
1380
2780
3240
6
2020
4070
4760
8
2580
5280
6200
12
3820
7820
9020
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 15.01 / 19.02 / 28.05 / 04.07 / 03.09 / 22.11 / 23.11 / 25.12.2018

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 440.-
(about EUR 380.-)
Lessons
24 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 10
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:45-12:00 + 12:15-13:45 2x/week. (possibly afternoon during summer, 14:00-17:15 + 12:15-13:45 2x/Week.)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18 y.o.)
1
440
865
2
780
1530
3
1120
2195
4
1460
2860
3320
6
2140
4190
4880
8
2740
5440
6360
12
4060
8060
9260
16
5220
10520
12120
24
7540
15440
17840
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 15.01 / 19.02 / 28.05 / 04.07 / 03.09 / 22.11 / 23.11 / 25.12.2018

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Super intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 500.-
(about EUR 431.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 10
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:45-13:45 (possibly afternoon during summer, 12:15-17:15)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18 y.o.)
1
500
925
2
900
1650
3
1300
2375
4
1700
3100
3560
6
2500
4550
5240
8
3220
5920
6840
12
4780
8780
9980
16
6180
11480
13080
24
8980
16880
19280
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 15.01 / 19.02 / 28.05 / 04.07 / 03.09 / 22.11 / 23.11 / 25.12.2018

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

TOEFL course

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 12 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 420.-
(about EUR 362.-)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 10
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:45-12:00 (possibly afternoon during summer, 14:00-17:15)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18 y.o.)
1
420
845
2
740
1490
3
1060
2135
4
1380
2780
3240
6
2020
4070
4760
8
2580
5280
6200
12
3820
7820
9020
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 15.01 / 19.02 / 28.05 / 04.07 / 03.09 / 22.11 / 23.11 / 25.12.2018

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

TOEFL course PLUS

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 12 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 440.-
(about EUR 380.-)
Lessons
24 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 10
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:45-12:00 + 12:15-13:45 2x/week. (possibly afternoon during summer, 14:00-17:15 + 12:15-13:45 2x/Week.)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18 y.o.)
1
440
865
2
780
1530
3
1120
2195
4
1460
2860
3320
6
2140
4190
4880
8
2740
5440
6360
12
4060
8060
9260
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 15.01 / 19.02 / 28.05 / 04.07 / 03.09 / 22.11 / 23.11 / 25.12.2018

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

English + surfing

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 12 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 620.-
(about EUR 535.-)
Lessons
24 of 45 minutes
20 general + 4 surf
Course duration
1 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 10
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:45-12:00 (possibly afternoon during summer, 14:00-17:15) + Surf 2 afternoons/week

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18 y.o.)
1
620
1045
2
1140
1890
3
1660
2735
4
2180
3580
4040
6
3220
5270
5960
8
4180
6880
7800
12
6220
10220
11420
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 15.01 / 19.02 / 28.05 / 04.07 / 03.09 / 22.11 / 23.11 / 25.12.2018

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (min. 10 lessons/week) (per lesson) 70 USD
Extra night with host family, breakfast (single room) 65 USD
Extra night with host family, half board (single room) 80 USD
Extra night with host family, breakfast (double room) 55 USD
Extra night with host family, half board (double room) 70 USD
Extra night in a shared apartment 80 USD
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Los Angeles) 125 USD
Airport pick-up and drop-off (Los Angeles) 225 USD

Other accommodation options

Host family, single room, breakfast
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18 y.o.) (Aqua Marina del Rey)
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18 y.o.) (Barrington Plaza)
Shared apartment, double room, no meals (18 y.o) (Aqua Marina del Rey)
Shared apartment, double room, no meals (18 y.o) (Barrington Plaza)
Host family, double room, breakfast
Host family, double room, half board

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.

4.1/5
Overall rating

93% of students recommending this school

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

83 students gave their opinion about this school

18 years old - Belgium
/ 5
22 weeks, January – June 2018
Value for money (1 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
22 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
16 weeks, February – June 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.7 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
School highlights
« Le point positif de l’ecole est sa localisation. »
20 years old - France
/ 5
3 weeks, May 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (4.5 / 5)
School location
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (2.8 / 5) ()
Bedroom
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Leisure (5 / 5)
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41 years old - Germany
/ 5
3 weeks, April – May 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (2 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (2.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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27 years old - Italy
/ 5
3 weeks, January 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
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Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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22 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
12 weeks, September – December 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (4.8 / 5)
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Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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18 years old - Germany
/ 5
Santa Monica ist ein wunderschönes Reiseziel, da es dort eine Menge zu erleben gibt und dies meiner Meinung nach einer der schönsten Ecken von Los Angeles und Umgebung ist. Gegen das Land allgemein ist nichts einzuwenden. 4 Sterne auf den Sprachaufenthalt allgemein werde ich im folgenden erläutern. Die Cel School ist sehr nahe dem Zentrum Santa Monicas gelegen. Demnach ist es den Schülern möglich in den Pausen etwas zu essen zu kaufen, sowie nach der Schule etwas in der Innenstadt zu unternehmen ohne vorerst einen Bus nehmen zu müssen. Die Klassenräume der Schule waren mit einer Tafel und einem Fernseher ausgestattet, die von Lehrern und Schülern im Unterricht genutzt wurden.Bevor ich meine Reise über Esl buchte, wurde ich darüber informiert, dass die Nationalitäten in der Schule nicht sehr vielfältig sind, jedoch auch, dass nur 5% der Schüler deutsche sind. Als ich im September dann dort ankam musste ich feststellen, dass rund 80% der Schüler deutsch waren und ich es so schwerer hatte Freunde aus anderen Ländern kennenzulernen und mit ihnen konsequent Englisch zu reden.Zum Preis- Leistungsverhältnis muss ich leider sagen, dass mir die Schule für den üppigen Preis nicht ausreichend helfen konnte mein Sprachniveau zu verbessern. Durch meinen Einstufungstest wurde ich der unteren Mittelstufe zugewiesen. Dort habe ich feststellt, dass meine Mitschüler und ich nicht auf dem selben Sprachniveau waren. Daraufhin habe ich den Test noch einmal geschrieben und wurde erst 2 Wochen später in eine andere Klasse hochgestuft. Die Anzahl der Mitschüler in der Klasse war gut. Dadurch, dass es nur etwa 8 Schüler pro Klasse waren, konnte man dem Unterricht leicht folgen und sich gut konzentrieren. Die Stimmung der Gruppe habe ich als häufiger als unmotiviert wahrgenommen. Dies ist jedoch auch von den Lehrern und ihrem Lehrstil abhängig. Die Schule hat in den Sommermonaten pro Woche etwa 3-4 Freizeitaktivitäten angeboten. Einige waren jedoch recht teuer.Im November wurden dann nur noch 2 Aktivitäten pro Woche angeboten.Ausflüge wurden ausreichend angeboten, waren aber vergleichsweise zu selbstgeplanten Ausflügen auch recht teuer.
12 weeks, September – November 2017
Value for money (2 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.3 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
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Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ich habe Fortschritte erzielt. Diese habe ich jedoch weniger der Sprachschule zu verdanken, sondern eher dem Kontakt mit einheimischen, sowie anderssprachigen Schülern in der Schule. Der Unterrichtsschwerpunkt lag eher bei der Grammatik, als beim freien sprechen, was ich als negativ empfunden habe. »
School highlights
« Ein teil des Unterrichts beinhaltete einem NAchrichten Podcast (NPR) zuzuhören und die Nachrichen dann verbal wiederzugeben. diese Übung habe ich als sehr hilfreich wahrgenommen. Somit wurde das Sprachverständnis trainiert und das freie Sprechen. »
29 years old - France
/ 5
Tous les professeurs étaient adorables et très dynamiques. Arrivée avec un niveau relativement médiocre, je suis parvenu en trois mois à atteindre le niveau C1 et à parler couramment anglais. Localisation parfaite à 10 minutes à pied de l'école et de la plage.Restaurants et supermarché à deux pasPetite salle de sport et laverie dans la résidenceCalme Idéal pour les étudiants peut-être un peu plus "âgés" Ou couples qui ne souhaitent pas être dérangés par d'autres étudiants en faisant la fête la nuit comme c'est le cas dans les résidences d'appartements partagés!
13 weeks, June – September 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4 / 5) ()
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Leisure (5 / 5)
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« Localisation parfaiteÉcole de taille moyenne Professeurs géniaux »
21 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
3 weeks, August – September 2017
Value for money (3 / 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 (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
25 years old - Spain
/ 5
3 weeks, August 2017
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (2.8 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability

Testimonials

Justine Udressy
Justine Udressy
CEL, Santa Monica
Duration: 8 weeks

I am very much enjoying the school. It has been a real pleasure. I learn so much every day. My progress has been great, and there is a great balance between work and fun in every class. My English is definitely improving. I am getting a lot of compliments on my English speaking abilities. It helps a lot to both live in a place where English is spoken, and to study the language at CSL all at the same time. The school and my class schedule are very organized. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. The other students are very nice and are from all over the world. I have had a nice time with all of the other students. The school offers many activities outside of class hours! I have gone to Universal Studies, Hollywood, Malibu, and had one of the best times of my life at Staples Center watching a professional basketball game. Trips to San Francisco and Las Vegas over the weekends are also organized.

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Cristina García Sánchez
Cristina García Sánchez
CEL, Santa Monica
Duration: 3 weeks

Hi! My name is Cristina; I’m Spanish, from Barcelona.
I was very happy to be able to come to California, and I finally decided to give it a try for 3 weeks. The experience was really great, I met a lot of people and I made a lot of friends.

In the classes, we have a great time. There aren’t many students, and this allows us to learn more easily and makes the class more entertaining. It’s like a little family. I’m really sad because the end is already here, and I have to leave. I would love to be able to stay for longer, but I can’t because I have to go back to work. I hope to be able to repeat this experience again next summer.

I recommend this experience 100%, at least once in your lifetime :)

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Host family
It is definitely the best option if you wish to discover the daily life of an American family. The latter might consist of a traditional family, a couple, or a single person. By living in their home, you will greatly enhance your language skills and learn interesting things about the US and Californian culture. You will stay in a single room (or double room if you are travelling with a friend) and receive half board accommodation or breakfast only. By public transport, it will take you 30 to 50 minutes to reach the course centre.

Standard shared apartments (minimum 4 weeks)
If you wish to share your Californian experience with other international students, these apartments located 30-40 minutes away from the school are the ideal option. You will stay in a single room, share the bathroom with your flatmates and make the most of the fully equipped kitchen, the living room and the balcony to have fun with them. Wi-Fi is free, bed linen and towels are provided and a paying laundry is available on site. Common rooms are cleaned once a week. You will be in the perfect place to enjoy all the amenities available in the area!

Barrington Plaza and Aqua Marina del Rey superior shared apartments (from 18 years)
For even more independence, you may choose to stay in a shared apartment in Los Angeles, approx. 30 minutes’ to the school and the beach by public transport. Each apartment has two bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, a lounge with a fitted kitchen and a balcony. Staying in a single or shared twin room, you will enjoy free Wi-Fi access, air-conditioning and cable TV. Take advantage of the on-site outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre and tennis courts to let off steam. There is a washing-machine in every apartment. Bedlinen and towels are provided and the premises are cleaned weekly.

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Ocean Park Residence

General information

Located in Santa Monica in a residential area, easy access by bus and surrounded by many local shops, restaurants and cafes.

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
30 minutes
Means of transportation:
Bus
Average public transport cost:
Metro 1.75 USD one way / Bus 1 USD one way
Walking distance to public transport:
5 minutes

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
10 minutes
Coffee shops:
2 minutes
Restaurants:
10 minutes
Shops:
10 minutes
Pharmacy:
5 minutes
Beach:
25 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 18+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Saturday from 3:00 pm
Saturday until 10:45 am
Entry card (building)
Key (building)
Code (building)
Staff on-site 24h
Deposit
By credit card
1

Meals

Use of kitchen
Microwave available
Meal-plan

Facilities

Reception desk 1
Smoking area
Cafeteria
Shared kitchen
Oven
Microwave
Cutlery available
Vending machine
Laundry
1 washing machine / 1 dryer 1USD per wash / 1 USD per dry
1
Common area/lounge
Wi-Fi internet access 1
Cable internet access
TV in common room
DVD-player in common room
Balcony/terrace
Garden
BBQ area
Wheelchair accessible
Parking (cars)
Free of charge
1
Parking (bicycles)
Swimming pool
Gym

Room types and facilities

Single
10 rooms
~20 m2
1
Twin
6 rooms
min.: 12 m2/ max.: 15 m2
Only available to two students traveling together
1
Air conditioning
Heating 1
Smoking
Duvet and pillow provided 1
Bed sheets provided 1
Towels provided 1
Toilet paper 1
Ensuite toilet
Ensuite shower
Wash basin 1
Shared toilets
8 students per bathroom
1
Shared showers
8 students per bathroom
1
Cleaning
Every 3rd day of the week
1
Desk
Wardrobe 1
Cooking facilities
Microwave 1
TV 1
Wi-Fi internet access 1
Cable internet access
Floor
Wood/tile
1
Balcony
Safe deposit box
Room key provided 1

Barrington Plaza Residence

General information

Centrally located close to many restaurants and a short bus ride from the school, this residence offers wonderful amenities to students.

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
20 minutes
Means of transportation:
Bus or bicycle
Average public transport cost:
Metro system (bus) : 1.75 USD one way / 100 USD per month (includes a larger area of Los Angeles) Big blue bus: 1.00 USD or 30 USD per month (covers a smaller area of Los Angeles)
Walking distance to public transport:
2 minutes

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
10 minutes
Coffee shops:
5 minutes
Restaurants:
1 minute
Shops:
15 minutes
Pharmacy:
5 minutes
Beach:
25 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 18+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Saturday from 4:00 pm
Saturday until 10:45 am
Entry card (building) 1
Key (building)
Code (building)
Staff on-site 24h 1
Deposit
USD 150, by credit card
1

Meals

Use of kitchen 1
Meal-plan

Facilities

Reception desk 1
Smoking area
Cafeteria
Shared kitchen 1
Oven 1
Microwave 1
Cutlery available 1
Vending machine
Laundry
8 washing machines / 8 dryers approx. USD 1 per load
1
Common area/lounge
There is a small lounge area in the ground floor. There is complimentary coffee served in the mornings.
1
Wi-Fi internet access 1
Cable internet access
TV in common room
In the living room of each apartment
1
DVD-player in common room
Balcony/terrace 1
Garden
BBQ area 1
Wheelchair accessible 1
Parking (cars)
25 USD per week
1
Parking (bicycles) 1
Swimming pool 1
Gym 1

Room types and facilities

Single
22 rooms
min.: 16 m2/ max.: 17 m2
1
Twin
22 rooms
min.: 16 m2/ max.: 18 m2
1
Air conditioning 1
Heating 1
Smoking
Duvet and pillow provided 1
Bed sheets provided 1
Towels provided 1
Toilet paper 1
Ensuite toilet 1
Ensuite shower 1
Wash basin 1
Shared toilets
Shared showers
Cleaning
Once a week
1
Desk 1
Wardrobe 1
Cooking facilities 1
Microwave 1
TV 1
Wi-Fi internet access 1
Cable internet access 1
Floor
Carpet/hardwood
1
Balcony
Safe deposit box
Room key provided 1

Aqua Marina del Rey

General information

The Aqua Marina del Rey apartments are located on Lincoln Boulevard, just across the street from the Marina and Waterside Shopping Center. The complex is just a 15-minute drive or 30-minute bus commute to Santa Monica, Venice Beach and LAX Airport. Everything you need you can find within walking distance including restaurants, bars, grocery stores, pharmacies, coffee shops and malls.

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
30 minutes
Means of transportation:
bus
Average public transport cost:
The weekly rate can vary from $7 - $13 depending on the bus taken (Santa Monica Blue Line or Metro Bus). The monthly pass can vary from $60-$90 a month depending on the bus line.
Walking distance to public transport:
1 minute

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
3 minutes
Coffee shops:
3 minutes
Restaurants:
5 minutes
Shops:
10 minutes
Pharmacy:
5 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 18+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Saturday from 4:00 pm
Saturday until 11:00 am
Entry card (building) 1
Key (building)
Students need to go to the apartment as confirmed in housing confirmation, open the lockbox and get the key to the apartment.
1
Code (building)
Staff on-site 24h
The housing representative is always available if the students have any issues with accessing their apartment.
Deposit
150 USD to be paid by credit card but cash deposit is also available.
1

Meals

Use of kitchen 1
Meal-plan

Facilities

Reception desk 1
Smoking area
Only outside in certain areas
1
Cafeteria
Shared kitchen 1
Oven 1
Microwave 1
Cutlery available 1
Vending machine 1
Laundry
About $2-2.50 per load
1
Common area/lounge 1
Wi-Fi internet access
Free of charge.
1
Cable internet access
TV in common room 1
DVD-player in common room
Balcony/terrace
Balcony per apartment, not per room, access from living room.
1
Garden
BBQ area 1
Wheelchair accessible
Parking (cars)
Currently $25 per week
1
Parking (bicycles) 1
Swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool plus jacuzzi in the apartment complex.
1
Gym
Free of charge
1

Room types and facilities

Twin
12 rooms
min.: 15 m2/ max.: 20 m2
Each apartment has a total of 2 bedrooms with a private bathroom. Twin rooms are also available for 2 students travelling together or for one student travelling alone (1/2 room). All rooms are equipped with 2 single beds.
1
Air conditioning 1
Heating
Smoking
Smoking not allowed inside of the apartment
Duvet and pillow provided 1
Bed sheets provided 1
Towels provided 1
Toilet paper 1
Ensuite toilet 1
Ensuite shower 1
Wash basin 1
Shared toilets
Shared showers
Cleaning
Once per week.
1
Desk 1
Wardrobe 1
Cooking facilities
Microwave
TV
Wi-Fi internet access
Free of charge.
1
Cable internet access
Floor
Carpet/wooden in common area
1
Balcony
Safe deposit box
Room key provided

You can’t get bored in Santa Monica! Take advantage of the countless possibilities to explore this popular area in California – you will strengthen your language skills by interacting with the population and the other international students. The beach, the town – and Los Angeles is within easy reach! The school offers an activities programme that includes sport (bike, surfing or golf lessons, go-karting, indoor skydiving), excursions (to Palisades park, Universal Studios, Sea World San Diego, Beverly Hills and Hollywood, or a weekend in Las Vegas), cultural outings (cinema, Getty Museum, Bergamot Station cultural centre, organic market) and leisure activities (karaoke night, happy hour, bowling).

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