American Homestay Network – Florida

Florida is one of the most desirable tourist destinations in the United States, and the state is also one of the most popular destinations for international students.  With more than 120 institutions to choose from, Florida offers all the fun in the sun the state is famous for, plus home to excellent educational opportunities.  Florida has world-class research universities, highly-ranked private Liberal Arts colleges, excellent state and community colleges, plus great high school choices and numerous academies to improve your English language skills and prepare for further study.  Add specialty sports academies and professional schools to this mix, and you can see why most international students put Florida near the top of their wish list.  The American Homestay Network makes studying in Florida even more attractive with hosts across the state.  AHN’s certified host families are ready to welcome international students to the “Sunshine State” and support them as they start their American education.  Homestay has affordable room and board options near campuses across the state, all with big WELCOME signs for international students.

American Homestay Network’s Homestay Institution Partners in Florida:

Atlantis Language Institute at Atlantis University

Atlantis Language Institute (ALI) is located on the campus of Atlantis University in Miami, Florida. ALI’s flexible scheduling, experienced faculty, small class sizes, and innovative course curricula all work together in order to provide students with fast access to the English language tools they need to enhance their communication as a bilingual speaker.

Atlantis University

Atlantis University is located in Miami, Florida. The University offers degree and diploma programs in the business and technology fields. At Atlantis University, innovation, global focus, and a humanistic approach are all core values contributing to a unique educational model. The University’s flexible schedule, rich curriculum, experienced faculty members, and supplemental academic resources are all in place to help students achieve their educational goals and long-term professional objectives.


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.

CCLS Orlando

CCLS Orlando is an ESL school that is located near major theme parks (Disney and Universal) in Orlando, Florida. Students will be able to improve their English while they enjoy the various activities that Orlando has to offer.

CIES at Florida State University

The Center for Intensive English Studies (CIES) is part of Florida State University, which is ranked as one of the USA’s “Top 100 research universities”. It is located in the capital city of Florida, Tallahassee, which is a vibrant and safe community, making it an ideal place to study, learn, and live. CIES has a small classroom setting so that teachers can work personally with each student.

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.

English Language Institute at Seminole State College of Florida

Seminole State College’s English Language Institute (ELI) is an intensive language program for international students whose native language is not English. The non-credit program focuses on improving English for academic, personal and professional goals. The program offers a strong academic focus, excellent instructors, and various educational trips to natural parks, museums, historic sites, and much more. The friendly atmosphere allows ELI students to easily make new friends from all over the world while improving English. ELI is located on the beautiful campus of Seminole State College in Sanford, Florida. The city offers a great location and warm, sunny weather all year.

Face to Face Learning Center

Face to Face Learning Center is an ESL school that is located in beautiful Doral, FL. Doral is located just a few miles from the exciting Miami and South Beach areas. Face to Face Learning Center provides services and instruction for its students on an individualized and personal level. The school maintains a dedicated faculty and staff who are committed to facilitating the objectives of their students.

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.

Hollywood Christian School 

Hollywood Christian School  (HCS) is a private Christian School in Hollywood Florida.  The city of Hollywood is located in Broward Country and is easily accessible from the major cities of Miami and Fort Lauderdale.  HCS has approximately 380 students in grades 2K through 12.  As a ministry of the Hollywood Community Church, HCS provides a kingdom-centered education.  The school maintains a faculty of Bible-believing Christians who are dedicated to meeting the educational needs of the families of their community.  The school places an emphasis on character, leadership, innovativeness, and interpersonal skills.  HCS believes that education should be relevant to 21st century students and strives to provide answers to real-world problems.

Hola Mundo Camp

Hola Mundo Beach Camp offers a variety of sports on the beach including beach soccer, beach volleyball, dodge ball, capture the flag, relays and much more. Their water sports include boogie boarding, surfing, stand up paddleboarding, snorkeling, skim boarding, and kayaking. The Camp also offers Lifeguarding certifications, swim instruction and scuba diving certification. In addition, their program offers language lessons through different arts activities, including dancing, singing, culture, beach arts and crafts and sand sculpting. Their age-appropriate educational games that promote language acquisition is also offered to their campers.

International Preparatory School – English Language Academy

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. Jose Maria Vargas University Jose Maria Vargas University is a postsecondary institution that provides educational programs at the certificate, undergraduate, and graduate levels. The University serves the culturally diverse students of South Florida who live and work in an increasingly populous, international environment. Jose Maria Vargas University offers programs that are both research-academic and career-oriented in their focus. Among all its programs of study, the goal of the University is to promote a high-quality education in which students acquire the critical thinking and conceptual skills, as well as the knowledge and interpersonal skills to function in their careers.

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.

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.

Millennia Atlantic University

Located in beautiful Doral, FL, Millennia Atlantic University (MAU) has a centralized focus on providing its students with a business school that can take them to new heights. The students can discover their true potential while earning a Business degree that is recognized worldwide. MAU offers a small classroom setting ensuring individual attention from a dedicated faculty and staff. MAU offers international real-world approaches to learning, faculty with industry experience, a unique multicultural curriculum, a family-oriented environment and career development.

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.

Seminole State College of Florida

Seminole State College of Florida offers more than 200 programs. The College takes a student-centered approach to education, with small classes taught by experienced professors whose first priority is teaching. The College provides many services, such as advising, career assistance and tutoring to help students become successful. With more than 50 student clubs and organizations to choose from and a full schedule of cultural and recreational activities each term, you will get the full college experience at Seminole State. The College is located in beautiful Sanford, Florida just north of Orlando.

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! Tampa Language Center Tampa Language Center is located in beautiful Tampa, FL near the University of South Florida. The school provides students with a high-quality and positive educational environment designed to help them learn the English language. Tampa Language Center offers non-credit English courses to both international and non-international students who want to develop their spoken English and their overall language proficiency in order to enhance their personal, academic, and social lives.

Tallahassee Community College

Since 1966, Tallahassee Community College (TCC) has offered high-quality post-secondary education for the citizens of Leon, Gadsden and Wakulla counties, along with students from throughout the state, nation and abroad. TCC is consistently ranked as one of the top community colleges in the nation. TCC offers over 70 different degree and certificate programs that encompass a variety of fields from business Management to engineering, from nursing to law enforcement. Its Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree for transfer to a state university also offers multiple tracks for those who wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree or higher. TCC represents a diverse student body, and affirms the growth and success of its students through academics, involvement in leadership, arts and more.

Wayman American Flight Training

Wayman Aviation’s mission is to change lives through aviation.  Wayman takes passionate cadets and helps them achieve their dreams through rigorous training in quality aircraft, with quality instruction. Over the last 30 years, Wayman has developed into one of the premier flight training institutions in South Florida partnering with Miami-Dade College, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, and Pan Am Academy.  The school offers full career preparation including FAA certification, college degrees, type ratings, and flow through to airlines such as Sky West (American, United, Delta) and Silver Airways. Wayman also offers the best pilot shop in Miami and high quality aircraft maintenance. If your dream is an office with a view at 30,000 feet, Wayman can help you get there.

If your desired school is not listed above, the American Homestay Network has many certified hosts around the state, nearby other campuses. Interested students who want to study in Florida are encouraged to Apply for Homestay and the AHN manager will find you a placement near your school.

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