ELS Language Center - St. Petersburg FL

at Eckerd College

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Tel: 1(727) 864-7820
E-mail: spe@ELS.edu

  • Beautiful, safe waterfront campus with wide white sand beach
  • Mild tropical climate with an average temperature of 23C
  • Certificate program in International Business and International Relations
  • Dedicated, warm and helpful staff including Teachers of Excellence
  • Diversified student population usually from 20+ countries
  • Extensive activity program: trips to major theme parks, beaches, shopping and museums
  • UC is a large public research institution, and offers more than 350 degree programs with an overall enrollment of over 40,000
  • Join ELS on social media! #ELSCenters #ELStPete

Center Director Academic Director International Student Advisor
Simon Smith Nadia Awaida  Roby Grubbs 



Experience the stunning waterfront campus of Eckerd College while you study at ELS St. Petersburg. You'll learn English while being surrounded by a student body committed to community service and inclusiveness. Nicknamed "The Sunshine City," St. Petersburg has award-winning beaches, highly rated restaurants, state and national parks, shopping, and cultural experiences waiting for you to discover them!

The ELS/St. Petersburg physical address is:

ELS Language Centers
at Eckerd College
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711-4700


  • Semi-Intensive English
  • Intensive English
  • American Explorer

Special Opportunities

  • American Conversation Partnerships
  • College Class Auditing
  • College Class Visitation
  • College Credit for ELS Level 112
  • Concurrent Enrollment
  • HI Opportunity at No Additional Cost
  • Volunteerism Experience

Minimum Age Requirements

No ELS Housing   16
Homestay, Homestays in the area  16
Student Residence (on campus), Eckerd College Residence Halls

*The age range for the St. Petersburg dorm is 18-25 years old.

Start Dates

January 2, January 30, February 27, March 27, April 24, May 22, June 19, July 17, August 14, September 11, October 9, November 6, December 4
January 1, January 29, February 26, March 25, April 22, May 20, June 17, July 15, August 12, September 9, October 7, November 4, December 2

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