Many ELC students choose to stay with American families while studying at ELC. Living in a homestay gives students the opportunity to interact with American families, improve their conversation skills and take part in American cultural experiences. Hyundong from Korea and Inigo from Spain live with the Albuquerque family and have really enjoyed their stay so much that they both extended their stay for several months! Luziana Albuquerque lives in Winthrop and has been hosting with ELC since 2008. She really enjoys hosting international students. Last October she threw the students a Halloween party; Hyundong says that it is one of his greatest memories. Hyundong and Inigo also enjoy talking with their host mother at dinner, playing with Luziana’s 3-year-old daughter, watching TV together and visiting restaurants together on the weekend.
By Laura, the Housing Coordinator