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Arrival Details - Tampa FL

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Tel: 1(813) 257-6328
E-mail: tam@ELS.edu

How do I arrange for Airport Pickup?

The ELS Central Admissions Department arranges the airport transfer, but the Counselor will need to provide important information about the student.

Please follow the following 2 steps:

Step 1: 

Please have the following information regarding your student:

  • Student name (ELS ID number is also requested - if known)
  • ELS Center location to attend
  • Airline name (for arrival into the final destination)
  • Flight number and airport name (or code)
  • Port of Entry into the USA (if different from final destination)
  • Anticipated time of arrival and date

Step 2: 

After collecting all of the information from Step 1, please email these details to your ELS Central Admissions Advisor.

  • ELS/Tampa is a "B" Center


Area Airports: Orlando International Airport (MCO)
   Tampa Int. Airport (TPA)
Distance to ELS:  15 minutes (Car)

Airport Pickup Service Details

  Orlando International Airport (MCO) Tampa Int. Airport (TPA)
APU Price:
$350 $200
Olympus Limo Inc.
Olympus Limo Inc.
Pickup Location:    
Baggage claim Baggage claim
Baggage claim Baggage claim, after clearing customs

King's Limo will be waiting at the baggage claim with an ELS sign.

Other Transportation from Airport

Taxis are available at baggage claim level. Follow the signs to ground transportation.

Housing Check-in & Check-out

  Check-in Time Check-out Time
Homestays in the area
9:00am - 9:00pm Sunday before session start date 8:00am - 9:00pm Saturday after session end date
Check-in: Students should contact their host at least 48 hours prior to arrival to introduce themselves and arrange arrival plans.
Check-out: Students must inform their hosts of their departure plans prior to day of departure.
Floridan Tampa Student Residence
(Student Residence (off campus))
Sunday before scheduled start date- After 12pm (Can be flexible) Saturday after scheduled end date- Before 11am (can be flexible)

Center Registration

On the first day (Monday) of registration and orientation: All new students should arrive to the center at 8:15 am to register for classes, and attend orientation. Students will be emailed a link to the Placement Test prior to arrival.

If a holiday falls on a first Monday, ELS Centers will be open only to register newly arriving students.

What to Bring

  • Passport
  • A copy of I-20 Form
  • Funds to pay all remaining fees at ELS
  • Completed Health Form (if applicable)
  • Proof of medical insurance (if not purchased through ELS)

Immunization Requirements


Emergency Contact Information

ELS Toll Free #: 1-877-743-0532 (Sunday arrival use only)

Arrival on NON-Standard Date

See the Area Information tab for hotel suggestions.