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

From 399.- EUR
420.- USD
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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
24 years
Nationality mix
Switzerland, Japan, Germany, etc..
ratings
95 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 399.- EUR
(420.- USD)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
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 USD
870 USD
USD
2
740 USD
1540 USD
USD
3
1060 USD
2210 USD
USD
4
1380 USD
2880 USD
3240 USD
6
2020 USD
4220 USD
4760 USD
8
2580 USD
5480 USD
6200 USD
12
3820 USD
8120 USD
9020 USD
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.01 / 18.02 / 27.05 / 04.07 / 02.09 / 28.11 / 29.11 / 25.12.2019

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 418.- EUR
(440.- USD)
Lessons
24 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
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 USD
890 USD
USD
2
780 USD
1580 USD
USD
3
1120 USD
2270 USD
USD
4
1460 USD
2960 USD
3320 USD
6
2140 USD
4340 USD
4880 USD
8
2740 USD
5640 USD
6360 USD
12
4060 USD
8360 USD
9260 USD
16
5220 USD
10920 USD
12120 USD
24
7540 USD
16040 USD
17840 USD
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.01 / 18.02 / 27.05 / 04.07 / 02.09 / 28.11 / 29.11 / 25.12.2019

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 475.- EUR
(500.- USD)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
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 USD
950 USD
USD
2
900 USD
1700 USD
USD
3
1300 USD
2450 USD
USD
4
1700 USD
3200 USD
3560 USD
6
2500 USD
4700 USD
5240 USD
8
3220 USD
6120 USD
6840 USD
12
4780 USD
9080 USD
9980 USD
16
6180 USD
11880 USD
13080 USD
24
8980 USD
17480 USD
19280 USD
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.01 / 18.02 / 27.05 / 04.07 / 02.09 / 28.11 / 29.11 / 25.12.2019

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

TOEFL course

Advanced to Advanced, 1 - 12 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 399.- EUR
(420.- USD)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Advanced to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
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 USD
870 USD
USD
2
740 USD
1540 USD
USD
3
1060 USD
2210 USD
USD
4
1380 USD
2880 USD
3240 USD
6
2020 USD
4220 USD
4760 USD
8
2580 USD
5480 USD
6200 USD
12
3820 USD
8120 USD
9020 USD
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.01 / 18.02 / 27.05 / 04.07 / 02.09 / 28.11 / 29.11 / 25.12.2019

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

TOEFL course PLUS

Advanced to Advanced, 1 - 12 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 418.- EUR
(440.- USD)
Lessons
24 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Advanced to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
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 USD
890 USD
USD
2
780 USD
1580 USD
USD
3
1120 USD
2270 USD
USD
4
1460 USD
2960 USD
3320 USD
6
2140 USD
4340 USD
4880 USD
8
2740 USD
5640 USD
6360 USD
12
4060 USD
8360 USD
9260 USD
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.01 / 18.02 / 27.05 / 04.07 / 02.09 / 28.11 / 29.11 / 25.12.2019

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 589.- EUR
(620.- USD)
Lessons
24 of 45 minutes
20 general + 4 surf
Course duration
1 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
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 USD
1070 USD
USD
2
1140 USD
1940 USD
USD
3
1660 USD
2810 USD
USD
4
2180 USD
3680 USD
4040 USD
6
3220 USD
5420 USD
5960 USD
8
4180 USD
7080 USD
7800 USD
12
6220 USD
10520 USD
11420 USD
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.01 / 18.02 / 27.05 / 04.07 / 02.09 / 28.11 / 29.11 / 25.12.2019

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

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (min. 10 lessons/week) (per lesson) 75 USD
Apartment deposit (to be paid on site) 350 USD
Extra night with host family, breakfast (single room) 70 USD
Extra night with host family, half board (single room) 85 USD
Extra night with host family, breakfast (double room) 60 USD
Extra night with host family, half board (double room) 70 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)
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18 y.o.) (Comfort)
Shared apartment, double room, no meals (18 y.o) (Comfort)
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

92% of students recommending this school

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

95 students gave their opinion about this school

26 years old - Italy
/ 5
2 weeks, August 2019
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)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
19 years old - Belgium
/ 5
1 week, June – July 2019
Value for money (3 / 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 (3.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.7 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui je pense mais seulement de petits progrès parce que selon moi, ils se sont trompés de niveau au début du séjour. »
School highlights
« La facilité d’accès »
Top tips
« Santa Monica Pier, le signe Hollywood, Griffith Park, Venice beach... »
19 years old - Spain
/ 5
2 weeks, June – July 2019
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 (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
24 years old - Spain
/ 5
La familia ha sido sin duda lo peor del viaje. La casa en muy malas condiciones, los desayunos que había pagado muy pobres y la casa estaba situada en una zona bastante peligrosa. El ambiente de la casa era muy depresivo. Una vez que me mudé al apartamento de Barrington Plaza todo mejoró y creo que es un sitio ideal para alojarse.
12 weeks, January – April 2019
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
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (1 / 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 - Switzerland
/ 5
Je trouve que l'école est ancienne, le matériel utilisé pour les cours sont très médiocre et les professeurs sont pas très qualifiés. Pour ce qui me concerne j'ai changer plus de trois fois de professeur car les autres démissionnais. j'ai finis pas avoir une dame qui connaissais rien au cours et qui improvisais la plus part du temps.
12 weeks, January – March 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (2.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.7 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
25 years old - Sweden
/ 5
13 weeks, October 2018 – January 2019
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 (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (2.7 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (2.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
18 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Es hat mir sehr gut gefallen und ich hatte eine unvergessliche Zeit. Sehr freundliche Familie.
3 weeks, September – October 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 (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
School highlights
« Viele verschiedene Kulturen. »
20 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
3 weeks, September – October 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 (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (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
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, da ich Neues gelernt habe und wir sehr viel gesprochen haben. »
24 years old - France
/ 5
2 weeks, September 2018
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 (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.7 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
18 years old - Italy
/ 5
2 weeks, September 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 (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.5 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals

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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Comfort shared apartment
If you’re dreaming about living close to the beach and the language school (10-minute walk!), these shared apartments are the best option. You’ll stay in a single or twin room with private bathroom and will share the fully equipped kitchen, the living room (with Smart TV and Netflix) and the balcony with your flatmates. Bedlinen and towels are provided, Wi-Fi and air-conditioning are free, and you’ll be able to use the laundry facilities at no extra cost. The apartment is cleaned every two weeks. Enjoy your language stay in Downtown Santa Monica!
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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) No
Key (building) No
Code (building) No
Staff on-site 24h No
Deposit
By credit card
Yes

Meals

Use of kitchen
Microwave available
No
Meal-plan No

Facilities

Reception desk Yes
Smoking area No
Cafeteria No
Shared kitchen No
Oven No
Microwave No
Cutlery available No
Vending machine No
Laundry
1 washing machine / 1 dryer 1USD per wash / 1 USD per dry
Yes
Common area/lounge No
Wi-Fi internet access Yes
Cable internet access No
TV in common room No
DVD-player in common room No
Balcony/terrace No
Garden No
BBQ area No
Wheelchair accessible No
Parking (cars)
Free of charge
Yes
Parking (bicycles) No
Swimming pool No
Gym No

Room types and facilities

Single
10 rooms
~20 m2
Yes
Twin
6 rooms
min.: 12 m2/ max.: 15 m2
Only available to two students traveling together
Yes
Air conditioning No
Heating Yes
Smoking No
Duvet and pillow provided Yes
Bed sheets provided Yes
Towels provided Yes
Toilet paper Yes
Ensuite toilet No
Ensuite shower No
Wash basin Yes
Shared toilets
8 students per bathroom
Yes
Shared showers
8 students per bathroom
Yes
Cleaning
Every 3rd day of the week
Yes
Desk No
Wardrobe Yes
Cooking facilities No
Microwave Yes
TV Yes
Wi-Fi internet access Yes
Cable internet access No
Floor
Wood/tile
Yes
Balcony No
Safe deposit box No
Room key provided Yes

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) Yes
Key (building) No
Code (building) No
Staff on-site 24h Yes
Deposit
USD 150, by credit card
Yes

Meals

Use of kitchen Yes
Meal-plan No

Facilities

Reception desk Yes
Smoking area No
Cafeteria No
Shared kitchen Yes
Oven Yes
Microwave Yes
Cutlery available Yes
Vending machine No
Laundry
8 washing machines / 8 dryers approx. USD 1 per load
Yes
Common area/lounge
There is a small lounge area in the ground floor. There is complimentary coffee served in the mornings.
Yes
Wi-Fi internet access Yes
Cable internet access No
TV in common room
In the living room of each apartment
Yes
DVD-player in common room No
Balcony/terrace Yes
Garden No
BBQ area Yes
Wheelchair accessible Yes
Parking (cars)
25 USD per week
Yes
Parking (bicycles) Yes
Swimming pool Yes
Gym Yes

Room types and facilities

Single
22 rooms
min.: 16 m2/ max.: 17 m2
Yes
Twin
22 rooms
min.: 16 m2/ max.: 18 m2
Yes
Air conditioning Yes
Heating Yes
Smoking No
Duvet and pillow provided Yes
Bed sheets provided Yes
Towels provided Yes
Toilet paper Yes
Ensuite toilet Yes
Ensuite shower Yes
Wash basin Yes
Shared toilets No
Shared showers No
Cleaning
Once a week
Yes
Desk Yes
Wardrobe Yes
Cooking facilities Yes
Microwave Yes
TV Yes
Wi-Fi internet access Yes
Cable internet access Yes
Floor
Carpet/hardwood
Yes
Balcony No
Safe deposit box No
Room key provided Yes

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) Yes
Key (building)
Students need to go to the apartment as confirmed in housing confirmation, open the lockbox and get the key to the apartment.
Yes
Code (building) No
Staff on-site 24h
The housing representative is always available if the students have any issues with accessing their apartment.
No
Deposit
150 USD to be paid by credit card but cash deposit is also available.
Yes

Meals

Use of kitchen Yes
Meal-plan No

Facilities

Reception desk Yes
Smoking area
Only outside in certain areas
Yes
Cafeteria No
Shared kitchen Yes
Oven Yes
Microwave Yes
Cutlery available Yes
Vending machine Yes
Laundry
About $2-2.50 per load
Yes
Common area/lounge Yes
Wi-Fi internet access
Free of charge.
Yes
Cable internet access No
TV in common room Yes
DVD-player in common room No
Balcony/terrace
Balcony per apartment, not per room, access from living room.
Yes
Garden No
BBQ area Yes
Wheelchair accessible No
Parking (cars)
Currently $25 per week
Yes
Parking (bicycles) Yes
Swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool plus jacuzzi in the apartment complex.
Yes
Gym
Free of charge
Yes

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.
Yes
Air conditioning Yes
Heating No
Smoking
Smoking not allowed inside of the apartment
No
Duvet and pillow provided Yes
Bed sheets provided Yes
Towels provided Yes
Toilet paper Yes
Ensuite toilet Yes
Ensuite shower Yes
Wash basin Yes
Shared toilets No
Shared showers No
Cleaning
Once per week.
Yes
Desk Yes
Wardrobe Yes
Cooking facilities No
Microwave No
TV No
Wi-Fi internet access
Free of charge.
Yes
Cable internet access No
Floor
Carpet/wooden in common area
Yes
Balcony No
Safe deposit box No
Room key provided No

Comfort Shared Apartment

General information

The apartments are located in Downtown Santa Monica, a 10 minute walk from the school and beach, Walking distance to grocery store, 3rd Street Promenade, Metro line, Public Library, and more. This apartment is perfect if you want to be close to the school and all the great attractions Santa Monica has to offer.

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
10 minutes
Means of transportation:
Walking
Average public transport cost:
Metro Rapid Fare: $1.75 (one ride) / Day pass: $7 / 7-Day Pass: $25 - 30-Day pass: $100
Walking distance to public transport:
4 minutes

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
5 minutes
Coffee shops:
4 minutes
Restaurants:
4 minutes
Shops:
8 minutes
Pharmacy:
4 minutes
Beach:
12 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 18+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Saturday from 2:00 pm
Saturday until 11:00 am
Entry card (building) No
Key (building) No
Code (building) No
Staff on-site 24h No
Deposit
$350, credit card recommended
Yes

Meals

Use of kitchen
Self - Catering
Yes
Meal-plan No

Facilities

Reception desk No
Smoking area No
Cafeteria No
Shared kitchen
In the apartment, fully equipped with dishwasher
Yes
Oven Yes
Microwave Yes
Cutlery available Yes
Vending machine No
Laundry
1 washing machine in the apartment
Yes
Common area/lounge Yes
Wi-Fi internet access Yes
Cable internet access No
TV in common room Yes
DVD-player in common room No
Balcony/terrace Yes
Garden No
BBQ area No
Wheelchair accessible No
Parking (cars)
Currently available at $150/month
Yes
Parking (bicycles) No
Swimming pool No
Gym No

Room types and facilities

Twin
24 rooms
~36 m2
The rooms can´t be also for single use
Yes
Air conditioning Yes
Heating Yes
Smoking No
Duvet and pillow provided Yes
Bed sheets provided Yes
Towels provided Yes
Toilet paper
Only on arrival
Yes
Ensuite toilet
each bedroom has its own bathroom
Yes
Ensuite shower
each bedroom has its own bathroom
Yes
Wash basin
in the bathroom
Yes
Shared toilets No
Shared showers No
Cleaning Yes
Desk Yes
Wardrobe Yes
Cooking facilities
Every apartment has a fully equipped kitchen.
Yes
Microwave
Every apartment has a fully equipped kitchen.
Yes
TV
In the living room
Yes
Wi-Fi internet access Yes
Cable internet access No
Floor
Carpet and vinyl.
Yes
Balcony
Per apartment, not per room.
Yes
Safe deposit box No
Room key provided Yes

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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