ELS Grand Rapids is on the campus of Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. Nearby Grand Rapids, the second-largest city in the state, is safe and welcoming, and offers shopping, restaurants, and museums. For more information check the school website.
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  • 1000 - 1500
    Living Costs per Month
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Allendale is 20 minutes from the beaches of Lake Michigan and just two hours from Chicago and Detroit.


  • Student Residence (On Campus)
  • Homestay

Social Programme

  • Beautiful Beaches: The coast of Lake Michigan is recognized as one of the world’s most beautiful lakefront shorelines.


  • The Great Outdoors: The area is rich with outdoor fun in all seasons – in warmer months, enjoy beaches, boating, hiking, and biking, and go ice skating, skiing and snowboarding during colder months.
  • The Art Scene: The annual Art Prize competition in Grand Rapids attracts half a million visitors each year.

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