ELS St. Petersburg is located on the waterfront campus of Eckerd College on Floridas tropical west coast. St. Petersburg, often called the Sunshine City, is known for its mild climate, white sand beaches, and spectacular sunsets. For more information check the school website.
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The city is home to museums, nightlife, and water sports, and is easily accessible to Floridas major theme parks.

Teaching Method

While enrolled in the ELS English for Academic Purposes program (Level 107 and up), you can take selected courses at Eckerd College through the University Certificate Program. This unique and valuable opportunity is available as part of an academic year abroad.


  • Learn to kayak, canoe, sail or paddleboard at the waterfront
  • Sunbathe, relax in a hammock or dolphin watch at the waterfront beach
  • Take a dance or yoga class at the fitness center
  • Play and watch basketball, soccer, tennis, volleyball and baseball
  • Visit two of the USA's top beaches only minutes away


  • Student Residence (On Campus)
  • Homestay


  • Beaches: Floridas white sand beaches are only five minutes from the Center!
  • Downtown: On the first Friday of each month, downtown fills with street musicians, vendors, and outdoor activities.
  • Entertainment: Floridas world-famous theme parks and water parks are all within a 90-minute drive.

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