ELS Santa Monica is located in downtown Santa Monica, next to the artists, theaters, shops, and open-air restaurants of the Santa Monica Promenade. For more information check the school website.
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  • 1800 - 3420
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The city is famous for its palm tree-lined walkways, breathtaking sunsets, mild climate, and friendly atmosphere. Visit the famous Santa Monica Pier, or enjoy outdoor sports like surfing, skateboarding, biking, and swimming.

About Location

  • Center located on famous Third Street Promenade and two blocks from Santa Monica Pier and Pacific Ocean


  • Big Blue Bus and Expo Line provides public transportation to all nearby attractions and West Los Angeles communities
  • Library 4 blocks from Center with study rooms and beautiful outdoor area
  • Beach volleyball
  • World-class skatepark 3 miles from Center in Venice Beach
  • World-class surfing within minutes of Center before and after classes


  • Homestay
  • Student Residence


  • Santa Monica Pier: This wooden wharf is home to eateries, shops, an indoor merry-go-round, an arcade, a roller coaster, and a giant Ferris wheel.
  • Santa Monica Bike Path: Ride your bicycle from Santa Monica into Venice Beach and Marina del Rey.
  • Third Street Promenade: Stroll along these pedestrian-only city blocks of retail stores, entertainment, dining, and commercial and residential space.

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