American Homestay Network – South Florida (Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach)

South Florida is a region of the U.S. state of Florida, comprising the southernmost part of the state.  South Florida includes Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach areas and is the only part of the continental United States with a tropical climate.  There are many great ESL schools, High Schools and Universities in this area.  Come study in the sunshine State!         

Fun Facts About South Florida

  • Miami is the most southerly major city in the continental United States.  
  • The art deco nightclub district in South Beach is regarded as one of the best in the world.  
  • Fort Lauderdale is called The Venice of America.  
  • Beachgoers can enjoy Palm Beach County’s nearly 50-mile shoreline year around.  Offshore, divers and snorkelers will find more than 20 teeming reefs in waters warmed by the Gulf Stream.  
  • Clean beaches with pristine sand are the hallmark of this coastal destination.
  • Winter in South Florida is a dream for snowbirds and all other warm-blooded mammals.  
  • The average low temperature in January is 58 degrees Fahrenheit, and the city receives over 3,000 hours of sunshine every year!

Schools in South Florida

Fort Lauderdale Preparatory School

Fort Lauderdale Preparatory School is a family-owned and family-oriented college preparatory school and has been for over 30 years. Fort Lauderdale Prep students receive personalized education in a private school setting. Students gain confidence as they learn and share knowledge with others. Students prepare to shape the future of the world from within the boundaries of the Fort Lauderdale community campus.

Kaplan Medical

For foreign doctors looking to prepare for the USMLE and your U.S. Medical Residency, Kaplan Medical offers an in-depth training program with first-rate centers, expert instruction, and friendly staff to help you achieve success on USMLE and enjoy a rich, cultural experience in the United States. AHN provides students a great place to start their time with a welcome package and hosts near campus that allows students to begin their medical prep, worry-free. Kaplan Medical’s Miami center is located near the University of Miami in Coral Gables.

Conservatory Prep School

Conservatory Prep School is the only private school of its kind in the Fort Lauderdale area.  The school fosters creativity and critical thinking through the arts, hands-on experiences and problem-based learning, while emphasizing strong research, math, writing, and technology skills.  Conservatory Prep serves students in grades 7th through 12th.

Divine Savior Academy

Located in Miami, Florida, Divine Savior Academy offers students from around the world college-preparatory academics in a Christian environment. Students in the Divine Savior Academy International Program grow academically, spiritually, physically, and emotionally in a multicultural setting.

Lingua Language Center

The Lingua Language Center at Broward College combines Lingua’s proven track record of successful language learning since 1998 with the extensive academic resources of the second largest institution of Higher Education in South Florida. Our two Centers are located in two of the most fascinating South Florida Cities: Fort Lauderdale & Weston.

International Preparatory School

International Preparatory School is located in beautiful Deerfield Beach, FL. Deerfield Beach is short distance from major cities such as Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. IPS is an ESL school specializing in an intensive English program targeted for internationals students from diverse cultural backgrounds. You will not only enjoy beautiful sunny Florida but also improve your English in a short amount of time.

Sunrise Languages Academy

Sunrise Languages Academy is an ESL and foreign Language academy located in Fort Lauderdale, FL. In walking distance from the beach and The Galleria Mall. They offer a variety of unique language immersion programs, which include activities and excursions.They specialize in a natural and organic communicative approach and cater to each client’s linguistic needs/goals with unparalleled compassion and enthusiasm!


CCLS – Cultural Center for Language Studies is located in beautiful Coral Gables, Florida (Miami).  CCLS offers unique and exciting ESL programs and foreign language programs.

NS Aviation

Since 1999, NS Aviation’s goal has been to provide top quality personalized flight training services to ensure its students become knowledgeable, skillful and safe pilots. The flight school is located at the North Perry Airport in sunny Florida.

Colleges and Universities

University of Miami

Florida International University

Florida Atlantic University

Palm Beach State College

Explore the City

Try a Meetup! is a collection of groups that put on events called meetups.  You can join groups based on your interests.  It is a great way to meet new people in South Florida.   


You can almost always tip your hat to the end of another perfect day in South Florida.  The climate has always been the most important natural resource, which is reflected in its official nickname, the “Sunshine State”.  

History and Demographics

South Florida History

South Florida Demographics